Leverhulme Academy Trust

Leverhulme Academy Trust

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Being a part of LCECT

At Leverhulme Church of England and Community Trust, we celebrate and communicate our successes, share good practices, and promote a culture of continuous learning from one another. We provide high quality central services that allow school leaders and staff to focus on providing the best possible education for children in their care. 

Our schools retain their own identity and strengths whilst benefiting from the shared knowledge and expertise that we build together as a group of schools and special education services. This partnership is underpinned by a number of common approaches, policies, and activities which assist each school’s continuous improvement. 

We know from our own experience that schools working together can bring multiple benefits for everyone, and we understand how to deliver these effectively. At LCECT, these benefits include: 

An experience central executive team who works alongside school leaders to guide, coach and support school improvement and leadership 

Cost savings from sharing our central support functions, including governance, legal, finance, IT, HR, marketing, health and safety and procurement

A strong focus on health and wellbeing, allowing staff the chance to be heard through our health and wellbeing ambassadors 

Sharing expertise and resources across our schools to avoid duplication, reducing workload and many other time-saving opportunities e.g. training and joint policy development

Cost savings from sharing staff, resources, facilities and central procurement

Extensive continuous professional development opportunities for all staff

Peer-to-peer support and collaboration

Professional HR support ensuring employee relations issues are handled quickly, efficiently and sensitively

Curriculum framework support

Safeguarding expertise

LCECT Benefits

Find out more about the benefits of joining Leverhulme Church of England and Community Trust.

Governance for joining schools

It is expected that Good or Outstanding schools joining the Trust would retain their local governing body and similar powers but would pass on some of the statutory responsibilities.

A number of different models are possible; however, a new school may wish to be part of the governance structure with a very clear focus on the quality of education. 

Our growth strategy for 2022-2025

Read more about our growth strategy for 2022-2025 on the webpage below. 

Our Growth Strategy 2022-2025 

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If you are interested in joining LCECT, we’d be happy to discuss the process and potential further with you. Please contact Carol Davies, Chief Finance Officer via email at cdavies@lcect.co.uk to arrange an initial discussion. Please be assured that any contact will be treated with complete discretion and confidentiality.

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