This week marks the official launch of the new multi-academy trust, The Learning Alliance (TLA), which Witchford Village College is a proud member of.
What makes TLA so very different is that it is born out of an alliance between two existing successful and ambitious trusts – Cambridgeshire Educational Trust (CET) and Morris Education Trust (MET) – not out of a need for one school to grow. The Trust’s joint commitment is to being proudly international and internationally minded, serving a diverse community of families from Cambridge, across the UK and overseas, facilitated by a host family network, with a broad, specialist and inclusive provision.
TLA is a small purposeful family of schools, each with its own distinct identity which, combined, offer more choice than any other group of schools, enabling every student to pursue their dreams and passions. Together, CET (which included Chesterton Community College and Downham Market Academy) and MET (which included Impington Village College, Impington International College and Witchford Village College) now offer the widest range of subject and qualification options of any non-selective secondary school or sixth form in Cambridgeshire. These include GCSEs, A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme, and BTECs.
For Witchford Village College, being part of TLA will connect us with a strong coalition of schools in the local community, opening up a greater resource and enabling our College to thrive through improvements and future successes.
We have a network of teachers and staff across the Trust who we will collaborate with and learn from about best practice, schemes of learning and more. By improving teaching and learning standards throughout the College we will enthuse students, engage them in their learning and encourage intellectual challenge.
All schools within the Trust will be working closely together, now and into the future, and will benefit from the enviable wealth of teaching and school improvement experience from the Trust’s team.
We are looking forward to the journey ahead and to working with the community, families and students to deliver the very best educational experience for all.
By Rolf Purvis, Executive Headteacher
Press release from Witchford Village College