Who We Are

We are a charity that has been set up to help schools and children. Trust in Learning is committed to improving schools and the experiences of children and young people so that they can become successful learners and responsible citizens.

Our Vision: is to improve the quality of schooling and outcomes in Bristol and the West of England for children and young people by promoting communities that trust in learning and the endeavour of education to transform lives. We support and challenge this improvement through fostering the autonomy and empowerment of effective leadership and governance.

Our Values: are ones that promote an inclusive approach to education where we seek to overcome social disadvantage and bring about social cohesion and equality. In order to do this we challenge traditional approaches to schooling to bring about sustained change through supporting excellence of leadership and classroom practice.

Our values are underpinned by the belief that partnership and collaborative working are the foundation blocks for successful education outcomes, that we all have individual and collective strength and opportunity by supporting and learning from others.

Our Guiding Principles:

  • Trust in Learning – the best classrooms
  • Trust in Leadership – the best leaders
  • Trust in Local governance – the best local commitment

Our Team

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Mark Davies

Chief Executive

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Drw Cannon

Director of Finance & Operations

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Sue Elliott

Director of HR & Communications

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Clare Anderson

Company Secretary / Data Protection Officer

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David Spence

Director of Learning