Blenheim Primary School, Leeds

Lantern Learning Trust


Blenheim Primary School have joined forces with Brudenell Primary School, Little London Primary School, Quarry Mount Primary School and Rosebank Primary School to form the Lantern Learning Trust.

The Lantern Learning Trust Vision

Our schools have become Trust schools to create long term partnerships to work cooperatively together. In addition to Leeds City Council and we aim to have partners from business and higher education. We anticipate welcoming other partners as the trust develops.

Working as a shared trust will:

  • ensure our existing collaboration is more sustainable

  • create a community of high aspirations and achievement

  • ensure that good practice is shared

  • increase opportunities to work with external partners

  • strengthen our commitment to the shared values of respect, social justice, fairness and democracy

Incorporating the Open XS Cluster into the Lantern Learning Trust

 

As a school we work closely with 4 other primary schools in The Lantern Learning Trust. Through this work we develop collaborative experiences for our pupils and work together to improve the education for all our pupils. 

 

In addition to the Trust, for the past 5 years we have also run a cluster (Open XS) to support vulnerable children and their families. We invested cluster money in a range of activities - including Parent Support Workers and Counselling services but our evaluations told us that the impact of our financial commitment was not as effective as it could be. For that reason we made a joint decision to change the way we support these families, and consequently the cluster is closed from March 2017We are confident that we can provide effective front line support through our existing management systems which means we can invest more of our money in activities that will help the children and families in our communities. Additional services to families who need extra support will still be available and will be accessed through each of the five schools.