Haddenham

New Educational Trust in Bucks

Home » News » New Educational Trust in Bucks
Children_reading 04

A new charitable trust was officially established in Buckinghamshire this week.

Thought to be one of the first arrangements of its type in the country, the 'Buckinghamshire Learning Trust' (BLT) is a registered charity set up by schools and the County Council to provide a range of high quality support to early years providers and schools, in a drive to improve standards.

The schools and the County Council have worked together to develop the Trust proposals to make sure that the new organisation delivers the excellence in education most needed to narrow gaps in attainment, and achieve the best possible outcomes for all children and young people across Buckinghamshire.

The trust will be funded by a grant from Buckinghamshire County Council, however work to establish the trust was partly funded by the government's Mutual Support Programme.

The trust's work and performance will be overseen by a board of trustees comprising headteachers, school governors and representatives from the County Council.

Sue Imbriano, Buckinghamshire's Strategic Director for Children and Young People, said: "The establishment of the Trust is a very exciting venture for education in Buckinghamshire. It is predicated on the whole system taking collective responsibility for standards across the authority and will draw on a wide range of expertise and knowledge in working to improve outcomes for all our children and young people.

"We look forward to a very constructive and productive working relationship with the Trust as we move forward in a climate of innovation and excellence."

Raza Khan, CEO of the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust said: "The Buckinghamshire Learning Trust will play a key role in ensuring the County remains at the forefront of educational achievement and innovation, whilst protecting key services to schools, early years and the education community well into the future."

The Trust is expected to be fully operational from September 2013.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Vaccination Marshal 01
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 21 Oct 4:30pm

There was an unpleasant incident outside the Haddenham pharmacy on Tuesday when a man behaved aggressively towards the volunteer marshals.Writes Martin Andrew, Marshal Co-ordinator:"My shift leader had asked the man whether he had a mask as it was necessary for going into the pharmacy. He responded badly and said he would be reporting us (not sure to whom) and that we should have asked...

Museum Calendar 2022
Alan Rose: Thu 21 Oct 11:00am

Looking for Xmas gifts that you can easily post? The museum 2022 calendar is on sale now in the museum and at Blooming Fruity. The theme is 'Haddenham Fifty Years Ago' and features photos taken by Peter Gulland. They cost £4 for members and £5 for others. Envelopes for posting are...

Memorial Service 01
Jonathan Fillis: Tue 19 Oct 3:30pm

Churches Together in Haddenham will be offering a personal memorial service on Wednesday 3rd November, at 3pm in the Baptist Church.These last few years have given us more than our fair share of grief, exacerbated by the disruption to our support networks and interruptions to our usual grieving patterns. Our hope is that the service will provide a quiet reflective space to remember those we...