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Joining the Ocean Learning Trust

Interested in joining or working with the Ocean Learning Trust?


Are you inspired to join us on our journey to provide the best possible educational opportunities for children?  Are you committed to developing in children a ‘growth mindset’ to be the best they can be, encouraging them to take their learning deeper, wider and further than they imagine possible? 


If 'yes', we would love to hear from you.


We are always happy to talk to prospective new schools, academies and talented individuals in the education and support professions who may want to explore joining us and help us transform the life chances of all our children, or who just want to talk through the process and learn from our experience to this point. Whether you are a stand-alone academy, a school or a cluster of schools seeking information we will be very pleased to meet with you at one of our schools or we come to meet with you, your SLT or governors at your own school. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can be of help. Our contact for this is Sue Grey, Trust Operations Manager:

The following are some of ways that Ocean Learning Trust provides support to its schools: 


  • Provision of Trust-wide Education Improvement Professional.
  • Access to education improvement consultant OceanPlus.
  • National Leader of Education (Head of Heatherlands).
  • HT Leadership Group.
  • Central Finance Manager and finance team.
  • Central HR Manager.
  • Provision of counselling services, OH etc, to staff.
  • Provision of legal advice .
  • Provision of Trust-wide Educational Social Worker.
  • Qualified Social Worker based at Heathlands – access to all schools.
  • Pastoral leads network.
  • Subject leads network.
  • SENDco network.
  • Central Operations Manager (premises, H&S, compliance).
  • Site Manager network.
  • Availability of range of specialist leaders of education within the MAT.
  • Support with annual Safeguarding Audit.
  • Support with annual H&S Audit.
  • School admin staff network.
The Ocean Learning Trust solicitors, Wilsons, a firm with considerable knowledge and experience in academy conversion and operation, have prepared a briefing paper on conversion to academy status - see below.