Welcome to PLT

Welcome to the Parallel Learning Trust. We are a specialist Multi-Academy Trust established in 2014, with expertise in Special and Alternative Provision academies. We embrace our moral imperative to educate and develop young minds in preparation for their futures in the world of work with the aim of ensuring that all pupils that attend our provisions can enjoy and achieve their true potential, irrespective of their starting point thus enabling them to make a positive contribution to their community. We are a truly collaborative organisation and the culture that we promote is one that is driven by our core values. These values have been carefully developed and apply across all of our academies. Most importantly, our approach is driven by passion, commitment and a genuine desire to create and nurture long term relationships that have sustainable outcomes that enable independence.

The range of successful leadership experiences in mainstream secondary schools, as an Executive Headteacher of SEMH and ASD 5-18 provisions as well as Senior Officer posts in Local Authority have provided me with the skills and abilities to lead the organisation from 4 to 7 academies over the last 2 years. I am a skilled negotiator who actively encourages truly personalised holistic support for pupils whilst being relentless in pursuing excellence in all aspects of performance. I am also lucky enough to lead a central team of dedicated professionals that support the academy leads in delivering first class education to all our learners. The aim of the central team is to allow the academy based staff to focus on the core work or supporting our pupils and as a Trust we have designed a range of ‘core systems’ to streamline and improve monitoring and reporting in key performance areas. Fundamental to this is how the organisation, at all levels, collaborates to make itself and the components within it even stronger.

At PLT, we believe that our people, pupils and staff alike, are our greatest asset. We invest heavily in their future by training them and ensuring they are given every opportunity to grow into the best they can be. We are not into gimmicks or the latest fad; we endorse approaches that have been researched fully and have sustained and proven impact in the classroom. I consider it a privilege to lead this organisation and am passionate about how and what we do that makes a real difference to so many disadvantaged young people, as a member of staff told me on my first day here some years ago it is simply “why we do what we do”.

The whole of our team welcome you to our website and we hope you enjoy browsing but please do not hesitate to contact me if your require any additional information, thanks.

Mark Jordan
Chief Executive Officer

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