Learning Trust for Excellence

Learning Trust for Excellence
As of February 2013, the following schools changed their legal category from community to foundation school; and at the same time acquired charitable trust status through the Co-Operative Society.
  • Coppice Primary School
  • Four Oaks Primary School
  • Hollyfield Primary School
  • Langley School
  • Little Sutton Primary School
  • Moor Hall School
  • Whitehouse Common Primary School
The group of schools are now known as the Learning Trust for Excellence.
In addition to this, the trust partners us with members from other key areas of education. These members are:

  • King Edwards VI Foundation
  • Sutton Coldfield Rotary
  • Birmingham City University
  • University College Birmingham
  • The Co-Operative Society
  • Beaufort School
The seven schools share a common set of values and principles and a common purpose – that by developing an ethos of co-operation and local democracy the Trust is inclusive, community focused and centred on working together to raise levels of achievement and aspirations for children, young people and their families.

Key Aims

The key aims of our Trust are to inspire excellence by:
  • Continually striving to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Furthering aspirations amongst all members of the learning community.
  • Harnessing resources efficiently in the interests of excellent outcomes for all.
  • Promoting and sustaining the well being of all concerned to enable enjoyable and effective learning.


A Visit from the DfE

On 5th March 2015 the Learning Trust for Excellence welcomed Joanna Mackie, Head of School Leadership Policy Unit at the Department for Education.

Joanna had read about the work we ae doing and the impact it is having on our staff and children and was keen to visit to find out more about our model of collaborative working. Joanna spent the day talking to a range of staff from across the Trust schools exploring the support, challenges and opportunities the Trust has given both teaching and support staff and how this enhances our children’s learning experiences.

It was a really successful day. Joanna commented on the energy and excitement within the Trust and was really impressed with the impact of our collaboration on teaching and learning standards. We even got a compliment in the House of Commons in a subsequent debate

Leading Aspect Award
In December 2014, our trust was awarded the Leading Aspect Award in recognition of the impact of the wide range of collaborative work taking place. The Leading Aspect Award is a national award that identifies and celebrates leading practice in education. To read more about this, see the document below: