Oak Learning Trust

Oak Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust based in the north east of England. We currently have three schools in our Trust and have supported a number of schools in their school improvement journey.

Our vision at Oak Learning Trust is to support our school to provide outstanding education for children every day, to develop our staff to be the best that they can be and to create a positive and supportive learning environment where everyone can thrive and enjoy learning.

The Trust Board and senior Leadership team at Oak Learning Trust are passionate about ensuring that all children in schools within the Trust receive the best possible education to allow them to reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. Because of this we ensure that all of our schools focus not only on excellent academic achievement for all but that we provide an exciting and enriched curriculum. This will include visits to and working with theatres, museums and galleries, with opportunities for performance and drama, excellent music tuition and successful sports engagement within the curriculum and through out of school clubs. Our forest school programme helps our children develop investigative and problem-solving skills as well as developing resilience and the ability to work with friends and peers.

Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely committed to improving the lives and outcomes of children within the Trust. There is extensive collaborative practice across the Trust at all levels with staff sharing ideas and resources as well as meeting together on a regular basis to plan joint work and projects. This creates a strong bond between schools and supports staff development which then leads into school development.

Although we have a strong ethos of high standards and high expectations, we also believe that every school within the Trust should be an individual. The communities that each school serves will be different and the staff within each school will bring different interests and experiences. By harnessing all of these we ensure that the school is individual and the best it can be for its own community while the Trust SLT and Trustees ensure that each child is able to achieve his or her academic potential.

Staff are supported to develop their own interests and passions to provide new opportunities for our children and we are keen to share good practice across the Trust in any areas that might be of benefit to our children. We hope you enjoy looking around the website for Springwell Village Primary school and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Governance Structure

Mr Christopher Lane

Chair of Governors

Mrs Elizabeth Reid

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Stephanie Mallam

Parent Governor

Mrs Claire Swinburn

Vice Chair and Parent Governors

Miss Bryony Parrish

Head Teacher & Staff Governor

Mrs Sophie Shaw

Staff Governor

Miss Karen Young

Staff Governor

Mrs Katherine Mackay

Parent Governor

Mr Colin Workman

Community Governor