Lee Mount Primary School
We’re excited to announce that Lee Mount Primary School has officially become the newest member of our Multi Academy Trust.
On January 1, Lee Mount Primary School in Halifax became the eighth school to join our family of academies. With around 341 pupils, the coeducational school will benefit from the support offered by our Trust, such as shared professional expertise, collaborative leadership, innovative approaches to teaching and learning and access to funding and resources, which will enhance the children’s learning environment, empowering them to thrive and achieve.
Meet Emme Ford, headteacher at Lee Mount
Emme Ford, Headteacher of Lee Mount Primary School said: “We are very much looking forward to our future within the MAT. Having gone through the due diligence process, we feel strongly that our ethical values and inclusive approach are very much aligned; the balance of educating and nurturing the whole child with preparing the children for national assessment is something that I think Impact gets right.
“We have joined a family of schools who will support us and challenge us to improve continually so that we can provide the best possible educational experience for our children. I can already see the positive impact of working within the family on my staff; they are more outward looking and want to learn more efficient ways of working”.
Delighted CEO Mick Kay
Our CEO Mick Kay is very excited to welcome Lee Mount and said: “We are delighted to welcome Lee Mount into the Trust. I know that Emme and her team care deeply about the children and the community they serve. The happiness and well-being of the students are at the heart of everything they do and this is something that was recognised recently by a panel of MPs when the school won an award for its breakfast club provision – providing vital support every day to dozens of local families.
“We are a trust where hearts and minds connect; we have high expectations of our students academically, but we also place a great emphasis on positive attitudes to learning, personal development and building respectful relationships. We also have high expectations of our staff; we take their professional development very seriously, challenging and supporting them to be the best they can be so that we make a positive impact not only on the futures of our young people, but also on the development and fulfilment of our staff.”
8 Academies Across Kirklees and Calderdale
We now have 8 academies across Calderdale and Kirklees: 4 x primary academies, 2 x secondary academies, 1 x alternative provision academy and 1 x all-through academy for students aged 4-16. With over 4000 students and over 600 members of staff, our Trust’s primary goal is to improve the life chances of children and young people, ensuring that education is a fun and positive experience.