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What We offer

How Lingfield Education Trust could support your school

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.

To assist our schools on their journey to becoming outstanding, our trust will provide a range of core services and support for your school.

School Improvement

  • An educational advisor for each academy to provide personalised support to meet your school improvement needs
  • An annual review to monitor and plan progress
  • Access to a range of school improvement consultants and services
  • Supporting leadership development and succession planning
  • Access to CPD programmes through our links with universities and training providers
  • Opportunities for Headteachers, Principals and other Leaders to share good practice and support each other
  • Effective performance management processes & highly effective tracking of pupil progress
  • Developmental peer-based CPD programmes
  • Access to latest research and policy updates including those relating to Ofsted
  • Dedicated Trust-wide lead professional on Teaching & Learning
  • Our own accredited Specialist Leaders of Education for Early Years, Literacy and Key Stage 2

Engaging with the local community

  • Parental engagement service through partnership with North East Wellbeing
  • Support in accessing additional funding for student enrichment programmes
  • Assistance in developing extra-curricular or enrichment activities to engage the community and support students outside of school hours
  • Support for reaching out to parents and stakeholders inside and outside the catchment

Running the school within legal, financial and statutory requirements

  • Annual financial and governance audits
  • Access to central procurement opportunities
  • Support, advice and training for governors
  • Financial support and advice
  • Access to strategic HR and legal advice for the academy executive leadership team
  • Support for capital building programmes in bidding for additional funds and facilities management
  • ICT support

Getting the most out of Lingfield Education Trust’s network of schools

  • Termly opportunities for Headteachers, Principals, Heads of School, Business Managers, Chairs of Governors to meet and share good practice
  • Opportunities for Lingfield Education Trust schools to collaborate and share practice
  • Opportunities for pupils in our trust to meet other pupils to work on collaborative curriculum projects and wider activities

Lingfield Education Trust holds first leadership conference

14 May 2018

We are delighted to announce that Lingfield Education Trust is holding its very first education conference on school leadership in June 2018. The full-day event, which focuses on School Leadership...

Blog: Nick Blackburn, Lingfield Education Trust’s Chief Executive Officer, on how Corporation Road Community Primary School, one of the schools within Lingfield Education Trust, is going from strength to strength

02 May 2018

“Corporation Road Community Primary School is unique in the Darlington area in that it has a high BME population and children who speak a range of international languages. In the last two years, the s...

Corporation Road Community Primary School raises £587 for Sport Relief

17 Apr 2018

Children at Corporation Road Community Primary School in Darlington have raised nearly £600 for Sport Relief by taking part in a sponsored walk and dance through the town. 220 children between Year 1...

Heathfield Primary School asks local businesses to join in World at Work Week

13 Mar 2018

Heathfield Primary School is seeking businesses in the surrounding area to visit the school as part of its very first World at Work Week. Taking place from 19 March, 2018, World at Work Week aims to...

New School Improvement Lead for Lingfield Education Trust

22 Feb 2018

Lingfield Education Trust has appointed a brand new School Improvement Lead and Executive Headteacher to its leadership team. Mark Dent, 37, has joined the Multi-Academy Trust, which has its head off...

Corporation Road Community Primary School named in the top one per cent in the country for writing and maths

22 Feb 2018

Corporation Road Community Primary School in Darlington has been named as one of the best in the country for pupil progress, ranking in the top one per cent in England for progress in Years two and si...

10-Year-Old Annabelle's Creative Writing Recognised By Local Author

05 Dec 2017

Corporation Road Community Primary School pupil, Annabelle Foulds aged 10, has been named the winner of a competition designed to test the creative writing skills of Teesside pupils. Author and acade...

Northwood Primary School Secures Cornmill Sponsorship

04 Dec 2017

Northwood Primary School, part of the Lingfield Education Trust, has secured ongoing sponsorship from Cornmill Shopping Centre. Kicking off its year-long support of the Pendleton Road-based primary s...

Status Quo Drummer Rocks With Darlington Primary School

04 Dec 2017

Status Quo drummer, Jeff Rich, visited pupils at a Darlington Primary School last week to deliver a percussion masterclass. Pupils from Corporation Road Community Primary School, part of Lingfield Ed...