Academy trust which has 11 primary schools across the Harborough area receives a grant of almost £200,000
The grant wil be used to help its IT infrastructure, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities support, curriculum development, school improvement and remote learning
A trust which has 11 primary schools across the Harborough area has received a development grant of almost £200,000 from the Government.
Based at Lubenham, near Market Harborough, the Learn Academies Trust has been handed the cash by the Trust Capacity Fund.
The Fund was set up to back educational trusts to develop their capacity to support more schools in strong collaborative groups.
The grant will be used to develop key areas such as the Trust’s IT infrastructure, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities support, curriculum development, school improvement and remote learning.
Stef Edwards, Learn-AT’s Trust Leader, said: “We are all absolutely delighted to have been awarded this grant.
“In these challenging times, it will help us to keep the focus of our work on the main thing – high quality learning.”
She added: “The grant will enable us to continue working together in fellowship as we strive for excellence in education for our children.
“It’s very exciting and we can’t wait to get started!’
In a letter congratulating the trust, Baroness Berridge, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education, said, “The success of your trust in applying for this fund is a measure of the excellent work you are already doing and the strength of your plans to extend the impact you are making. “You should be justifiably proud of these achievements.”
Learn Academies Trust was founded in 2016 and has 11 member primary schools:
Blaby Stokes CE Primary School
Church Langton CE Primary School
Great Bowden CE Academy
Husbands Bosworth CE Primary School
Lubenham All Saints CE Primary School
Market Harborough CE Academy
Meadowdale Primary School
Red Hill Field Primary School
Ridgeway Primary Academy
St Andrew’s CE Primary School, North Kilworth
South Kilworth CE Primary School