I would encourage you to take a moment to celebrate all that you bring to your community – it wouldn’t be the same without you!...


As mentors and trainees plan together, reflect together and experience the highs and lows of the school year together, a level of trust develops which enables feedback to be constructive, safe and more


Surrey Maths School are in search of their founding Head of School. Great opportunity. Find out more...


Another step forward for Surrey Maths School. Now recruiting for Head of School. Further details here 👉


Volunteering and supporting our communities for the better is an initiative we promote at Learning Partners as part of our Trust Dozen, where we aim to prepare young people for the next step in their lives as responsible citizens... read more


Our lovely friends at have a number of webinars they're hosting in the coming weeks which are designed to help support young people with things like self esteem & confidence, or the transition to secondary school.


Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to Elsa! What a fab prize. We hope you have fun at the BGT finals.


Go Purple Planeteers! 💜💜


Brilliant- well done indeed to the GA sustainability team! Great work!


All schools support the study, careers and life choices of every young person with the hope they explore and alleviate the challenges of human life in order to support the advancement and progress of communities and wider more


It is not all SATs tests, GCSEs, benchmarks and qualifications – it is also learning, personal growth, relationships and friendship. Wider educational values. Read more...


We are delighted to be working with Guildford Book Festival. Our schools are in for a treat over the next few weeks. Thank you very much


An exciting step forward on the Surrey Maths School journey!


🚨 We’re recruiting! 🚨 As we continue to grow next year, our oversubscribed school is looking for:- An English Teacher- A Head of Design Technology- A Senior Science Technician- A Teaching AssistantIf you’re looking for new opportunities…


Looking good Fullbrook6 😀


Trust Governance

We believe that the best people to govern our schools are their own governing bodies - people who are local to them, know them well, care about the students and have the appropriate professional skills.


The board of trustees oversees several committees to conduct its work in depth, inviting additional professionals to these committees to assist.

Local Governing Bodies (LGBs)

The board of trustees believes in the importance of establishing a Local Governing Body (LGB) to oversee each school within the trust, in pursuit of the trust's vision and values, learning from best practice and taking into account the local community context.

Their core purpose is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
  • Hold school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Oversee the school’s financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent

The trust's scheme of delegation describes their delegated powers, with further detail in their terms of reference.

  • LGBs are to reflect the view of their stakeholders and therefore include representation from parents, staff and the community
  • LGB members are recruited for a 3-4 year term, on a skillset basis
  • Minutes and supporting papers are made available to the trustees and executive team
  • Membership of LGBs is published on our school websites

LGBs will find that many of their more ‘bureaucratic’ duties (e.g. policy writing) will be carried out by the Trust, freeing up more of their time to focus on learning and teaching.

Governance Leaders Group (GLG)

All Chairs of Governors and Chairs of Committees of the Board meet every term to improve the effectiveness of governance, through:

  • Two-way communication between the board of trustees and the Local Governing Bodies (“communication”)
  • Consultative strategic conversation (“strategic consultation”)
  • Self-evaluation and training (“reflection”)

As set out in their terms of reference, the Governance Leaders Group will be responsible for implementing standards in governance effectiveness, guided by the DfE Governance Handbook.

This will involve (but is not limited to):

  • Strategic Leadership: clarifying the trust's vision, ethos and strategy
  • Accountability: for educational standards and financial performance
  • People: e.g. ensuring that skills audits are undertaken on a regular basis, that the governor training programme is tailored to their needs and that succession planning is in place
  • Structures: ensuring that roles and responsibilities are appropriate and effective
  • Compliance: understanding statutory and contractual requirements
  • Evaluation: e.g. of external reviews of governance, schools causing concern and Ofsted outcomes