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  • New Partnership with the National Institute of Teaching

    Published 02/10/23

    Learn-AT Press Release for Associate College of National Institute of Teaching 

    Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT) is delighted to announce the confirmation of a new and exciting partnership with the National Institute of Teaching. Learn-AT has successfully applied to become an Associate College with the National Institute working across the East Midlands. 

    Through Learn-AT Professional, the Trust has a substantial track record of providing high-quality, research-informed professional learning programmes as part of both regional and national partnerships. The National Institute’s vision of a school system that nurtures the talents of teachers and leaders at all stages of their careers so that they can provide children with a world-class education is closely aligned with Learn-AT's mission and values. The Institute’s commitment to being evidence-led and to evaluating its contribution to teacher development resonates with the Trust’s approach to professional development and school improvement. 

    The NIoT formally opened in September 2022 and is run by the School-Led Development Trust (SLDT), founded by the Harris Federation, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Oasis Community Learning and Star Academies. Critical to the design and delivery of NIoT programmes are the regional ‘Associate Colleges’ and Learn-AT is proud to be designated an Associate College and Delivery Partner for the National Institute of Teaching. The Trust will be joining a network of fifteen other school trusts which span the country as well as a consortium of specialist partners. 

    Steve Roddy, Director of Education for Learn-AT said, “We are delighted to assume our role as Associate College for the NIoT, delivering programmes across the region to support ongoing teacher development. We are keen to ensure that our programmes capture, exemplify and share the lived experience of teachers and leaders.  

    A significant strength of this partnership with the NIoT will be providing participants with opportunities to build and share knowledge in ways that are respectful of their time, and above all, develops them as confident, expert teachers and leaders to serve the pupils in their schools.”  

    Regional Principal Tristan Kirkpatrick of the NIoT said: “We are alive to the challenges that schools are facing right now, and we’re keen to be able to help through our targeted, flexible programmes that are informed by research and developed in schools. Our programmes offer a high degree of authentic, realistic exemplification from real schools, empowering change in the classroom the very next day.  

    As well as playing a key role in the delivery of our programmes, Learn-AT will also contribute to their design, drawing on local expertise and knowledge. This ensures that programmes reflect their local contexts and the needs of the communities they serve. This partnership approach will enable us to extend our reach across the country, delivering targeted professional development where the need is greatest.” 


    The National Institute of Teaching provides each of the areas of the golden thread, Initial Teacher Training, the Early Career Framework and the full suite of National Professional Qualifications. In addition to this the National Institute has announced the DfE-funded development programme for CEOs of Multi Academy Trusts. 


    For further information about the National Institute of Teaching sign up to our mailing list here. 

    We look forward to working with the NIoT as part of the network of Associate Colleges to ensure effective and evidence-informed teacher development sits at the heart of education in the East Midlands region. 

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  • New Learn-AT Schools

    Published 03/10/23

    Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT) was delighted to welcome three new schools on 1st October - Bottesford CE Primary School, Thrussington CE Primary School and Queniborough CE Primary School - taking the total number of member schools to fourteen. Learn-AT's schools, a mixture of Church of England and Community Academies, work closely together to share expertise and support each other. 

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  • Celebrating Democracy

    Published 20/09/23

    We were delighted to bring together children from schools across Learn-AT on Friday to celebrate International Day Of Democracy, an event started by the United Nations that is now celebrated in countries all over the world.

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  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    Published 09/09/22

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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  • New classroom opens at Great Bowden Academy

    Published 02/09/22

    New Classrooms at Great Bowden Academy

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  • Physiotheraphy students

    Published 10/06/22

    Learn-AT is excited to welcome six second year physiotherapy students from Coventry University for a six-week placement in three of its primary schools.

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  • IPAT and Learn-AT update

    Published 21/03/22


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  • MP Visits Husbands Bosworth CE Primary School

    Published 18/01/22

    Local MP Neil O’Brien visited Husbands Bosworth CE Primary School last week to see for himself the huge transformation that the school has made to its IT infrastructure and network security over the last few years.

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  • IPAT and Learn-AT plan to merge

    Published 13/01/22

    This week the trustees of Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust resolved to apply to the East Midlands and Humber Regional Schools Commissioner’s (RSC) Advisory Board to merge with Learn-AT.

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  • Learn-AT receives National Governance Association Award

    Published 15/09/21

    Learn-AT was named winner in the Outstanding Vision and Strategy category at the National Governance Association’s (NGA) Outstanding Governance Awards 2021 on Thursday 9th September.

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  • New member

    Published 04/09/20

    Learn-AT welcomes a new member

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  • Wear It Wild!

    Published 14/05/19

    Children and teachers in the ten primary schools in the Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT) have raised over £1,700 for the WWF by dressing up in wildlife-inspired fancy dress for Wear It Wild Day

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