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Mercia Learning Trust

We believe an exceptional education can realise the potential for every pupil, whatever their background, and truly transform lives.

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Joining Mercia Learning Trust means being part of an exceptional team of staff committed to continuous improvement, partnership and securing positive outcomes for every pupil. 

We offer all staff high-quality induction and support, annual appraisal, career conversations, targeted CPD and fantastic progression opportunities. 

We care about our staff and are committed to their development and improvement, work-life balance, progression and retention.

  • What I love about Mercia Learning Trust is that the trust considers students, as well as staff, as its greatest assets. For me there is a great sense of satisfaction that what I do is recognised and valued by my employer. It’s really great that the trust aims to secure staff and student wellbeing as a top priority.

    Sharjeel Jalal, Teacher of Computing, King Ecgbert School

  • I started at Newfield as Head of Computing. This was my first middle leadership role, and I was well supported and trusted. I have since been promoted to Head of Personal Development. I really feel that commitment, hard work and good practice are rewarded and recognised.

    Alice Fort, Head of Personal Development, Newfield School

  • What I love about Mercia Trust is the collaboration across the trust. Working with teachers from different schools to provide our children with the best experience we can really drives me. Working together for a common goal is vital and that is apparent in the Mercia Trust.

    Josh Bennett, EYFS Teacher, Nether Edge Primary School

  • I have been very fortunate to have been trained by Woodlands Primary and completed an intense QTS course and my NQT year here. The support and advice from the leaders and colleagues in school has enabled me to have a successful and enjoyable experience.

    Joe Tremble, Teacher, Woodlands Primary School

  • I was drawn to working at Totley because of its positive, family-like atmosphere. The children here are genuinely happy. The humour and familiarity they receive from the staff supports their education in the most unique way.

    Olivia Barrett, Receptionist, Totley Primary School

  • Mercia Learning Trust not only says they care about work-life balance but is willing to put these words into action.

    Tiara Khan, Science Teacher, King Ecgbert School

  • Each day is totally unique and there is always something different happening. Newfield is a very inviting and friendly place to work. The students are great – polite, chatty and friendly, and they really make the school buzz.

    Emma Butcher, Administration Officer, Newfield School

  • What attracted me to joining the trust was the large and diverse community where there is equal representation. I really value the opportunity to be part of a team helping to provide a supportive, nurturing and enabling environment where children develop and achieve greatness in their learning.

    Emma Dibie, Teaching Assistant, Nether Edge Primary School

  • Working with Mercia Learning Trust is rewarding and exciting as everyone has their strengths in supporting the trust to be better for the children.

    Ashfaq Khan, Governor

Mercia Learning Trust