Teaching staff from four Hyndburn schools attended the LET Education Trust's first major event.

The not-for-profit organisation was jointly established by two secondary schools and two primary schools - The Hollins, Rhyddings, Huncoat Primary and West End Primary School.

Staff were welcomed by chief executive Steve Campbell who gave a brief introduction about the Trust and introduced the four headteachers, James McBride, Rachel Dickinson, Sam Haydock and Andrew Williams. 

Staff spent the afternoon at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors, working to identify current good practice and opportunities for the Trust. 

All of the information put forward will be considered by the Executive Board of the Trust and an action plan drawn up to implement the priorities. 

The final part of the afternoon allowed staff to network and form links with primary and secondary colleagues which can be further established outside of the event.

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One attendee said: ‘I just wanted to say thank you very much to you and the other heads for today’s meeting. I was really looking forward to it and it didn't disappoint.

"It was great to connect with the other schools, as well as seeing the bigger picture of us all together for this community.’ 

Another added: ‘I just wanted to thank you for today, I think it was really informative and I found it good to talking to people face to face rather than just a phone call or email. 

"I think it also made me realise that we are all important no matter how small a part we play in the whole process and that can only be a good thing."

The Trust is making plans for further opportunities to collaborate including a Trust Training Day in January 2023.