The Learning for Life Partnership

Impact Report 2022

As you may know, The Learning for Life Partnership, is a family of primary schools across Cheshire East. We were formed in 2015 with a simple mission: to work in partnership to improve life chances for all.

I’ve been hugely proud of the strides we have taken since then, and all academies within the trust have been a central part of this journey. While you may not see the impact of the Partnership on a day-to-day basis, we are there to reassure and support schools no matter what they need. Across our five schools, we are now home to more than 260 staff and 1,700 children, and our Partnership has facilitated a wide range of positive opportunities for everyone. It has also proved vital during the last two, undeniably challenging, Covid-impacted years.

As you will all appreciate, handling the pandemic required resilience and flexibility, and it was enormously encouraging to see the entire Partnership rally around each other throughout. As you know, Covid cases came in waves, meaning different schools were impacted at different times. Yet with the flexibility afforded by being in a school trust, we were able to deploy resources and staff to the areas which needed them most, and I am thankful for the hard work of the entire school community during this period.

Hopefully, the worst of the pandemic is behind us, and we can look ahead with a huge amount of optimism. As a result, I am pleased to share with you a link to the Impact Report (below), which fully underlines what we stand for as a Partnership.

Impact Report 2022

We are sharing this due to the very useful feedback we received from parents and the wider community through our survey prior to the Easter break, we always welcome feedback from you.

In bringing this report together, I was struck by the talent of our staff, the creativity of our students, and the vital role our schools play in the wider community. Our schools are full of brilliant ideas, and through the development of the Partnership, we have been able to run cross-site events and deepen these community bonds. Whether it’s our students’ inspiring sustainability work through the ‘Let’s Go Zero’ programme, a range of activities during Anti-Bullying Week or the Partnership’s ‘No Outsiders’ initiative – designed to promote equality and diversity – there are a huge number of exciting projects underway across our schools.

Yet this is all underpinned by a commitment to providing children across the region with a high-quality and enriching education. As a Partnership, we firmly believe children deserve the best education possible. In keeping with this, we are committed to providing our staff with a wide range of opportunities, including frequent access to continuing professional development (CPD) courses. As a result, we hope to provide a Partnership which benefits the entire school community.

I hope you enjoy reading this report and are as excited as we are about what we can go on to achieve together. Should you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Kind Regards,


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Dan Thomas

CEO, The Learning for Life Partnership