Two Whittlesey primary schools join together to form learning trust

10:25 22 January 2014

Park Lane Primary and Nursery School and New Road Primary School have joined together to form Whittlesea Learning Trust. Whittlesea Learning Trust’s Headteacher, Margaret Leverett is joined by New Road’s Head of School, Stuart Mallott, and pupils from both schools to launch the new partnership.

Park Lane Primary and Nursery School and New Road Primary School have joined together to form Whittlesea Learning Trust. Whittlesea Learning Trust’s Headteacher, Margaret Leverett is joined by New Road’s Head of School, Stuart Mallott, and pupils from both schools to launch the new partnership.

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Two Fenland primary schools have joined forces to form a learning trust which will give them more control over their budgets and curriculum.

Park Lane Primary and Nursery School and New Road Primary School have formed the Whittlesea Learning Trust.

They will remain as two individual schools with their own staff, governing bodies and funding.

But they will work more closely together, pooling resources and expertise.

Margaret Leverett, headteacher of Whittlesea Learning Trust, will oversee the running of both schools.

She was appointed as headteacher at Park Lane in September 2012 and became headteacher at both schools in January 2013.

She said: “The partnership between Park Lane and New Road is already very strong and the pupils regularly work together on projects that enhance their learning.

“The formation of the trust will bring about minimal noticeable change to parents and the local community – both schools will maintain their own identity and personalities.

“However, behind the scenes, it will allow us to make better use of our budgets and curriculum – pooling resources and identifying areas in each school that require additional support to boost levels of achievement.

The pupils will also work closely with their peers on projects which provide them with wider opportunities to enhance their learning.”

A head of school will become the day-to-day contact for parents at each school.

Wendy Seaford has become the head of school at Park Lane, with Stuart Mallott adopting that position at New Road.

They will also sit on the board of trustees made up of leaders and governors from both schools.

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