The LET Education Trust is a young, vibrant, cross-phase multi-academy trust that was jointly established by two secondary schools and two primary schools. Situated in East Lancashire, we opened on 1st March 2022 as a not-for-profit educational trust and approved academy sponsor. The schools converting to academy status on 1st March are The Hollins, Huncoat Primary, West End Primary and Rhyddings will join us on 1st April. The schools, who have been working together for the last two years, are delighted to get to this point and are already looking forward to the first Collaborative Learning Event on 29th April.
Our Trust believes that “We are an inclusive partnership that has come together through a shared belief that all our children deserve the very best. Ambitious for our pupils, staff, and communities — our purpose is to create opportunities and experiences for all of them to reach their potential.”
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Rachel Dickinson, headteacher at Huncoat said, ‘Huncoat Primary School is looking forward to our journey as part of LET Education Trust. We believe that transition is an important part of young lives and to be able to offer high quality education from 3-16 across the trust will enable children to thrive within their education and learning. Being part of LET Education Trust will enable our children to have access to wider opportunities across the Academy and allow our children to learn in different ways with a breadth of shared knowledge, expertise and resources. As staff we are looking forward to sharing good practice across the Academy in order to strengthen the excellent Learning and Teaching that already happens in our school. ‘
Andrew Williams, Rhyddings headteacher said, ‘We are delighted to be a founding member of the LET Education Trust. Working collaboratively has already begun, bringing many benefits, and will ensure our school and the trust as a whole will go from strength to strength. We are excited for our future and feel this strong partnership will impact positively on our pupils and the community we serve.’
Sam Haydock, Headteacher at The Hollins said, “Being a member of this Trust will allow The Hollins to work collaboratively with the other member schools to ensure that we continue to deliver the best education and opportunities possible for our young people. Our care, compassion and high academic standards will continue to go from strength to strength with the support of a wider team of professionals.”
Jenny Woodward, Chair of Trustees said, ‘It is a great honour to be the Chair of the Board of Trustees for LET Education Trust. We have a fantastic opportunity to create an amazing MAT which puts pupils at the heart of everything we do. They are the next generation, and we have a responsibility to ensure they are equipped with the skills, knowledge and resilience to meet the challenges they will face.’
James McBride, Headteacher of West End Primary school said ‘We are excited to have reached our goal of becoming an Academy and to join the newly formed LET Trust. We are looking forward to becoming part of a larger organisation and developing the links between our schools further with the aim of improving outcomes for the young people of Hyndburn.’