Our core offer:

  • Support, oversight and challenge from an outstanding Board of Directors with a full range of expertise and skills including educational, legal, human resources, accountancy, strategy, ethos development and change management.
  • Advice, support and guidance as soon as reasonably possible within the school day from an experienced CEO who is a serving secondary headteacher and a Director of Primary Education who is also a serving Headteacher; both of whom have successfully gained Good grades at Ofsted in the last 2 years and lead on school improvement.
  • Oversight from a Business and Development Manager who will support the creation of budgets, EFA returns, creating economies of scale and large premises projects.
  •  Administrative support from the Trust Executive PA who will direct you to an appropriate source of information
  • Shared buying power: we would expect all schools to benefit from shared HR and Legal services which you will already be paying. Our first school saved over £2000 pa in this area alone.
  • Shared terms and conditions for all staff with a shared payroll provider
  • Educational Welfare support
  • The support of an IT team including a full time dedicated ICT network manager and telephone support from a local school. Shared service agreements regarding SIMs.
  • Support with developing Internationalism in your school including trips and visits for staff and students. Our trust schools have run 5 major international trips for students in the past 3 years.
  • Access to Trust-wide policies and proformas for reporting to governing bodies and all stakeholders
  • Access to facilities at all Trust schools including large halls and auditoriums, a brand new astroturf, farm, sports hall and specialist science and technology facilities.
  • Shared Trust events including public speaking, sports competitions and music concerts
  • The opportunity for your leadership to lead teaching, learning and creativity within your school with Trust support.
  • Increased autonomy depending on Ofsted and examination outcomes.

Additional support

  • Website creation and maintenance at a bespoke reduced price
  • Access to skilled subject specific lead practitioners at a reduced cost
  • Careers support including assemblies from Year 1
  • Assemblies support and Powerpoint resources

The LIFE Education Trust retains a central sum of money to oversee, develop and centralise Trust activities. The price per student in Year 1 is available on application.