From the CEO

Dr Ailsa Taylor – Executive Head Teacher

Welcome to Oak Learning Trust and thank you for visiting our website.

Oak Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust based in the North East of England. We currently have two schools in our Trust and have supported a number of school in their school improvement journey. We are keen to develop our work with other schools across the region.

Our vision at Oak Learning Trust is to support our school to provide outstanding education for children every day, to develop our staff to be the best that they can be and to create a positive and supportive learning environment where everyone can thrive and enjoy learning.

The Trust Board and senior Leadership team at Oak Learning Trust are passionate about ensuring that all children in schools within the Trust receive the best possible education to allow them to reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. Because of this we ensure that all of our schools focus not only on excellent academic achievement for all but that we provide an exciting and enriched curriculum. This will include visits to and working with theatres, museums and galleries, with opportunities for performance and drama, excellent music tuition and successful sports engagement within the curriculum and through out of school clubs. Our forest school programme helps our children develop investigative andproblem solving skills as well as developing resilience and the ability to work with friends and peers.

Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely committed to improving the lives and outcomes of children within the Trust. There is extensive collaborative practice across the Trust at all levels with staff sharing ideas and resources as well as meeting together on a regular basis to plan joint work and projects. This creates a strong bond between schools and supports staff development which then leads into school development.

Although we have a strong ethos of high standards and high expectations we also belivethat every school within the Trust should be an individual. The communities that each school serves will be different and the staff within each school will bring different interests and experiences. By harnessing all of these we ensure that the school is individual and the best it can be for its own community while the Trust SLT and Trustees ensure that each child is able to achieve his or her academic potential.

Staff are supported to develop their own interests and passions to provide new opportunities for our children and we are keen to share good practice across the Trust in any areas that might be of benefit tour children.

A look at the links to our individual school sections on this website will give you a flavour of the opportunities we provide and our results section will share the achievements at our schools. One of our schools, George Washington Primary school, was included in the Sunday Times list of the top 250 primary schools in England on 19th November 2017. We are all very proud of this achievement.