The Bay Learning Trust was set up by Ripley St Thomas in 2016. Ripley is a large secondary school in the city of Lancaster with 1750 students, 380 of whom are in the sixth form.

A FAMILY OF SCHOOLS LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER

WE CELEBRATE THE UNIQUENESS OF EACH OF OUR SCHOOLS AS WE WORK FOR THE GOOD OF ALL OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND OUR COMMUNITIES.

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The Bay Learning Trust

ABOUT THE BAY

OUR ACADEMIES.

The Trust was set up by Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy in 2016. Ripley is a large Academy with over 1700 students, 400 of whom are in the Sixth Form. The Academy has been graded "Outstanding" in its last two Ofsted inspections. Ripley is a Teaching School and has its own SCITT (School Centred Initial Teaching Training), which was also graded "Outstanding" in 2017. It is also a National Support School.

In 2018 we were delighted to welcome Carnforth High School into our Trust family; additionally, both Morecambe Community High School and Central Lancaster High School are in the process of moving into the Trust.

INTRODUCTION

A Message from our Chief Executive Officer, Liz Nicholls

Thank you for visiting our website - I hope it will give you a flavour of our Trust and our Academies and what we are trying to achieve together.

It has been very exciting to see the development of the Trust over the last eighteen months; we are now able to make a significant contribution to the education of young people in our local area. Our priority is to improve the quality of education in all our schools and so enhance the life chances of our young people. Equally importantly, we want to develop well-rounded and considerate students who will contribute to their local communities and make a positive difference wherever they are. An excellent education is about more than examination results!

I hope very much that if you are a primary or secondary school wanting to play a part in shaping the future in this area that you will get in touch. I am more than happy to have an informal chat and to share with you our hopes and aspirations for the future.

Liz Nicholls

admin@baylearningtrust.com

01524 581872

WHO ARE WE?

OUR TEAM.

We have a small central team who work closely with our Academies, offering a range of support services and advice.

Liz Nicholls - Chief Executive Officer

Andrew McKinnell - Director of Finance

Gavin Gomersall - Director of Operations

Georgina Tyler Cole - HR & Payroll Officer

Lyndsey Winston - Trust Administrator

Caroline Wilson - HR & Payroll Assistant

Linda Kennedy - Business Support Officer

OUR VISION & OUR VALUES

OUR VISION, PRINCIPLES AND VALUES.

Our Vision:

Our vision is to build a family of like-minded primary and secondary schools in the geographical area of Morecambe Bay who work and learn together to secure an excellent education for all our young people

Our Values:

• Reciprocity: every school contributes to our learning

• Generosity: we are all concerned about all our schools and support each other willingly

• Honesty: we acknowledge both our strengths and weaknesses

• Humility: we recognise that we all have much to learn

Our Principles:

• Our young people always come first

• Our young people should have opportunities to develop in body, mind and spirit

• Our young people can all be successful

OUR AIMS

OUR AIMS ARE TO:

• Improve and sustain high levels of school performance

• Develop a self-sustaining community that learns from each other and from the best available external practice

• Allow schools to focus on teaching and learning through a central team that supports them with finance, buildings and staffing

• To ensure that our schools remain financially sustainable

• Develop our premises to create the best possible learning environment