We are a unique and expanding Multi Academy Trust comprising a high school, three middle schools and four first schools serving the families of children in and around Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. We have always worked very closely as a pyramid of schools and therefore the foundation of a MAT was the natural next step.
For parents and families, we offer choice and diversity across the MAT so that the best features of individual academies are maintained. This includes small, community based academies. As many of our schools are part of the Church of England Lichfield Diocese, we maintain a close working relationship with diocesan representatives, ensuring that we preserve the distinctive Christian character of these schools.
‘The formation of the MAT is the culmination of the real commitment of the pyramid schools over many years to work together to make a continuous and integrated educational journey from the ages 3 to 18’
ABOUTUTTOXETER LEARNING TRUST
We began our journey in April 2017 with our three founding member schools: Picknalls First School, Windsor Park CE Middle School and Thomas Alleyne’s High School.
During 2018 Oldfields Hall Middle School, Ryecroft CE Middle School, Hutchinson Memorial CE First School, All Saints CE First School and Richard Clarke First School joined to create the current membership of eight schools.
As our longer term vision states that we are looking to grow the size of the Uttoxeter Learning Trust. We want to continue to formally link with strong like-minded educationalists that can support our visions, values and ethos.
‘In the face of a diminishing Local Authority, becoming part of the ULT has provided our small school with the support and guidance from an effective Trust Board and CEO, as well as strong financial support and expertise from the CFO.’
PICKNALLS FIRST SCHOOL
ACHIEVE BELIEVE & CARE
At Picknalls First School we put the children first. We are committed to fostering a love of learning and ensuring our children meet their potential by developing a modern, creative and personalised curriculum to prepare them for the future. We want all the children to be successful learners, who really enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. Our aim is to develop confident individuals who are able to live a safe, healthy and fulfilling life. We want them to be responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society.
WINDSOR PARK CE MIDDLE SCHOOL
LEARNING FOR LIFE
At Windsor Park Middle School children develop their natural curiosity, build on their confidence and resilience, discover and passion for learning and have lots of fun. Dedicated and highly motivated teachers encourage them and foster a love of learning where students of all abilities can flourish. Our mission statement really does encapsulate what Windsor Park stands for.
THOMAS ALLEYNES HIGH SCHOOL
PROGRESS, OPPORTUNITY AND INDIVIDUALITY
Thomas Alleyne’s High School is committed to ensuring that students are provided with the highest quality of education to enable them to fulfil their potential as individuals. Educate other peoples children is a privilege and brings with it a huge responsibility to make sure that we provide students with the opportunities they desire to achieve happiness and success in their future lives. This responsibility lies at the heart of our school vision.
OLDFIELDS HALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
RESPECT OTHERS, ENRICH LIVES AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Oldfields Hall Middle School is a school based on strong principles. A school where all members of the community are valued. A school where passionate teachers provide engaging, interesting lessons to pupils they care about. A school where pupils are happy and eager to learn and contribute to the community. A school that is civilised and well-ordered and a school where parents/carers are valued partners in ensuring that all of the pupils achieve
RYECROFT CE MIDDLE SCHOOL
BIG ENOUGH TO INSPIRE, SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE
At Ryecroft learning and education is valued in the widest sense, providing high quality teaching and learning experiences, allowing pupils to fulfil their potential academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Successes are celebrated as a community and hard-work and perseverance recognised every day. As a Christian School, staff recognise that all pupils have gifts and talents and are unwavering in their commitment to discover, encourage and develop these to enable every child to shine and be the best that they can be.
HUTCHINSON MEMORIAL CE FIRST SCHOOL
LEARNING TOGETHER FOR LIFE WITH JESUS
Hutchinson First is a popular village school which prides itself in creating a happy, caring atmosphere within which everyone is encouraged to achieve their full potential and develop a love of learning. All children are given the opportunity to make the very best of their unique talents and everyone is valued. Working closely with parents staff ensure that all the children are happy and settled in school and are able to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to become confident life-long learners
ALL SAINTS CE FIRST SCHOOL
LOVING FOR TODAY, LEARNING FOR TOMORROW
All Saints First is a popular village school where all children are given the very best opportunities to thrive in a happy, caring, Christian school so that they can become confident, enthusiastic learners for life. Staff pride ourselves on a creative, flexible curriculum which is tailored to excite the children in their learning and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding, ensuring they reach their full potential.
RICHARD CLARKE FIRST
TEAM – TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE
Richard Clarke is a caring and happy community school. Staff are dedicated, experienced and committed to meeting the individual needs of every child, and to creating a happy and secure environment. Children are polite, confident and enjoy learning, working collaboratively and their behaviour is outstanding.
THE UTTOXETER LEARNING TRUST TEACHING SCHOOL
INSPIRE, LEAD, TRANSFORM, GROW
The Uttoxeter Learning Trust Teaching School was awarded National Teaching School status in June 2018 and are delighted to serve schools and colleagues across the region by offering:
A programme of professional development opportunities for teachers and support staff – discounted prices for Trust Members.
NQT appropriate body service. • Bespoke support to clients, eg: reviews, coaching, early headship coaching strategic planning, professional development, pupil premium reviews, etc.
National Professional Qualifications / programmes - Leadership development opportunities - NPQML and NPQSL • Masters in Teaching and Learning and Masters in Educational Leadership.
National Teaching School accredited Emerging Leaders’ Programme.
Primary and Secondary subject specialism CPD and initial teacher training
‘Since joining the MAT I have noticed a visible increase in the number of CPD opportunities available to me. I feel more challenged and excited as a teacher and the future career prospects for me look much stronger’
Members benefit from a wide range of established opportunities, including:
Support and educational expertise from a highly skilled and effective Trust Board
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Finance Officer support
A network of professional support from an innovative and proactive group of Headteachers
Support in achieving sustainability in the current economic and educational climate
Opportunities to facilitate and lead in aspects of school improvement through collaboration across the MAT
Access to a network of ‘expert teachers’ within the Uttoxeter Learning Trust
Joint training, INSET and CPD including offers of our annual ‘Light Up Uttoxeter’ conference
Governor, safeguarding, finance, H&S, HR, Data reviews and relevant training
Joint quality assurance reviews
‘By connecting the technology in the schools and locating this centrally, the internal IT team can be developed to gain specialist knowledge in different areas, creating stronger internal IT support.’