The North Tyneside Learning Trust is a partnership involving local schools working with colleges, universities and businesses.
The formation of the North Tyneside Learning Trust allows us:
- To support the borough in improving outcomes in learning, quality of life, health and employment for all its children, young people and communities
- To facilitate and strengthen existing collaborative activities and to involve other partners in using these arrangements to enrich the curriculum and children’s life chances
- To develop and strengthen innovation and creativity in our school communities to enrich the lives of children and young people, their parents and all education professionals
- To create a sustainable, strategic alliance of schools, Higher Education (HE) and employers that will transform and enrich the curriculum for all who learn in North Tyneside
- To create a model of shared leadership and accountability for our whole system strategy that recognises and makes best use of the distinctive contribution that our partners will make in creating a Learning Borough
- To help create North Tyneside as a borough characterised by enterprise and high ambition
- To help North Tyneside transform its economy to become one characterised by a high wage and high skill equilibrium.
Specifically, this will mean that the Learning Trust allows us to:
- Raise aspirations of learners and equip them with the skills necessary to make a contribution to society
- Raise awareness of opportunities in terms of current good practice and possible developments
- Provide a focus for the development and support of high quality teaching, training and learning from Early Years to Advanced level
- Develop and sustain a curriculum enhanced in both content and delivery, across all ages and phases. For example, developing creativity and enriching curricular opportunities in ways schools would find difficult to do alone
- Provide access to a range of expertise and specialist teaching to support all phases and ages
- Improve outcomes for all learners. In particular, address post-16 performance in all areas and especially at Advanced level
- Sponsor and support collaborative interventions to improve outcomes for vulnerable and under-performing groups
- Significantly increase progression to HE and higher skills programmes, especially from economically-disadvantaged groups
- Sponsor and support the development and delivery of innovative and specialised education-to-employment pathways that support the economic regeneration and development of North Tyneside and the sub-region
- Widen community participation in learning
- Attract investment in the infrastructure for learning at school level in the borough.