“Our vision is to provide an outstanding education for all of our children and young people that prepares them to be successful in all they do”Dr G. Eatough, Executive Principal and CEO of the LCT

What is the Learning Community Trust?


The Learning Community Trust was established in June 2017, following approvals by the DfE, to create a Multi-Academy Trust in North Telford based at the highly successful Hadley Learning Community (HLC). The Trust has also been approved as an academy sponsor, by the DfE, as part of the application process.

The vision for our Trust is to provide the highest quality of education and care for young people across our community with academies working in close partnership. The Trust will operate from the HLC campus and is determined to drive school improvement across the Trust and ensure the best possible outcomes for our children and students. The intention is to steadily grow the Trust over the next two years with further secondary and primary schools.

The Trust is led by a very experienced and successful Head, Dr Gill Eatough who has been appointed as Executive Principal and CEO of the Trust.

This is a very exciting time for the Trust as the first of our schools convert and join the Trust. We have an outstanding Trust Board of ten Directors with significant experience in education, focussed on school improvement, as well as Trustees from the world of industry and business.

The academies joining the trust for the beginning of the Autumn Term are:-

Hadley Learning Community Primary Phase – with over 500 children on roll
Hadley Learning Community Secondary Phase – with over 900 students
Queensway HLC Special School – part of HLC and is a 60 place special school for young people with a significant diagnosis of autism from Y6 – Y11.

The Trust is also sponsoring:-

Charlton Secondary School in Wellington – with over 1100 students
Mount Gilbert Special School in Telford for EBD students from KS2 – KS4

If you are interested in further information on the Learning Community Trust please contact Dr. Gill Eatough at gill.eatough@taw.org.uk or by telephone on 01952 387010.

HLC

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Hadley Learning Community

Crescent Road
Hadley
Telford
TF1 5JU

Tel: 01952 387000

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Queensway

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Queensway HLC

North Campus
Hadley, Telford
TF1 6AJ

Tel: 01952 388555

South Campus
Hinkshay Road, Dawley
Telford, TF4 3PP

Tel: 01952 387670

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Charlton School

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Charlton School

Apley Avenue
Wellington
Telford
Shropshire
TF1 3FA

Tel: 01952 386800

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Aims of the Trust


  • Connector.

    To focus, across our schools, on excellence by achieving the best possible educational outcomes for our children and students by engaging and inspiring them, building their resilience and preparing them for work and adult life.To focus, across our schools, on excellence by achieving the best possible educational outcomes for our children and students by engaging and inspiring them, building their resilience and preparing them for work and adult life.

  • Connector.

    To drive a collaborative culture across our schools which drives and supports improvement and develops all of our staff as leading professionals

  • Connector.

    To provide the highest levels of care and support for our children so they can succeed, including those that are the most disadvantaged, vulnerable or with special needs in our community

  • Connector.

    To ensure our schools are at the heart of the community they serve and are truly inclusive organisations with equality for all across our community

  • Connector.

    To engage positively with our families and wider community, building partnerships and programmes that develop opportunities beyond the school sector

Who’s who in the Learning Community Trust

  • Members

    Mr Malcolm Boulter
    Mr Dennis Jones
    Mr Paul Bishton
    Mr Mike Briscoe
    Mr David James

  • Trustees

    Mr Mike Briscoe
    Mr David James
    Mrs Bev Tyley
    Dr Gill Eatough (CEO)
    Mrs Christine Davies
    Professor David Woods
    Mr David Wootton
    Mr Nathan Wallis
    Mr Graham Hutchinson
    Mr Andrew Harris

  • Trust Directors

    Mr Mike Briscoe (Chair)
    Mr David James
    Mrs Bev Tyley