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Welcome to Lingfield Education Trust


My name is Nick Blackburn, I am the Chief Executive Officer of Lingfield Education Trust.

We are a trust family of six schools in the Tees Valley, Heathfield Primary, Hurworth Primary, Northwood Primary, Corporation Road Primary, Mount Pleasant Primary & Hemlington Hall Academy.  We also have a Speech & Language Resource Base, SEND Resource Bases for pupils with Complex Learning Needs , Social Communication provision for children with Social Communication difficulties and we also manage the Low Incidence Needs Team for Darlington.

I am extremely proud and privileged to be leading a dedicated staff team, who put children first and are committed to providing the best educational experience that they can.

We consider the uniqueness of all of our pupils and draw on a rich inclusive heritage in all six schools. At Lingfield Education Trust schools we believe that all can achieve and nothing should get in the way of a child fulfilling their potential.

We are passionate about sharing the vision, methods and practices which have been such a success at our schools, and helping similar schools and academies raise standards and maximise the potential of their students.

We anticipate growing our relationships with a wider network of schools and academies in the north east and look forward to what we believe will be a hugely rewarding journey for all involved.

If you would like to learn more about us, please explore our websites, or feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to speak with you.

Nick Blackburn

Our Vision & Mission

Our vision is for us to be a highly successful family of schools where children are supported educationally, socially and practically to achieve their highest potential in school and life. We are determined to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference to the whole child, all our staff and the local community

We will deliver our vision by leading and collaborating across our family of schools: sharing expertise and resources and being committed to academic and pastoral excellence.

This means:

  • Ensuring outstanding outcomes for children
  • Offering outstanding leadership, teaching and learning
  • Welcoming families, their aspirations and needs
  • Being a positive force on the communities that our schools serve
  • Offering a broad, balanced and rich curriculum
  • Nurturing young people’s physical, mental and emotional well-being
  • Being led by values and principles in all that we do
  • Being open and honest in our communications across the network
  • A core commitment to areas of high need, enhancing our support to vulnerable groups
  • Professional growth that is developmental & peer-based leading to enhanced career pathways

Our Pledge to Staff and Pupils

Being part of Lingfield Education Trust means you a part of a wider community, and every single member of the community is vital to our success. Please click here to read our pledges to staff and pupils throughout the trust.

Our Values

At our core, Lingfield Education Trust has a commitment to upholding our key values across all areas, ensuring we all work together to achieve the very best outcomes. Please click here to read more.

What we offer

We believe that every young person can succeed with the right amount of support. This vision is underpinned with a holistic approach to each child’s development by engaging and working with the family, the local community, agencies and highly experienced education professionals. Please click here to read more on what we can do for your school.