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  • Leadership changes at Mercia School

    Published 12/07/24
    We are pleased to announce that Dean Webster, current headteacher of Mercia School, has been appointed as the Executive Director of Secondary Standards, part of our executive team within Mercia Learning Trust. As a result, Joshua Fisher and Ruth H
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  • Celebrating the Completion of Our Support Staff Leadership Programme

    Published 05/07/24

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  • Phil Smith Steps Down as Chair of the Board of Trustees

    Published 01/07/24
    After 14 years of dedicated service to Mercia Learning Trust, Phil Smith, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, will be stepping down at the end of the 2023-24 academic year. Phil, whose children attended King Ecgbert School, joined its Governing Bo
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  • Introducing Mark Bennett, New Headteacher of Woodlands Primary School

    Published 27/06/24
    We are pleased to announce that Mark Bennett will be joining Woodlands Primary School as the new headteacher starting September. Mark brings extensive experience and a passion for primary education, and we are excited to see him lead Woodlands int
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  • Chris French Retirement: Celebrating 36 Years of Educational Leadership and Service

    Published 26/06/24
    As we approach the end of this academic year, we bid farewell to our CEO, Chris French, who will be retiring this summer. Chris French has been an inspirational leader and dedicated educator, leaving an indelible mark on Mercia Learning Trust and
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  • Young Creatives Exhibition & Charity Auction

    Published 24/06/24
    Celebrate Student Artistry and Support a Great Cause! We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Young Creatives Exhibition & Charity Auction, hosted by Mercia Learning Trust, taking place from 11-13 October at The Mercure Sheffield St. Paul&rsq
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  • Lord Mayor Guest of Honour at Anns Grove Summer Fayre

    Published 20/06/24
    Anns Grove Primary School held a fantastic summer fayre yesterday, celebrating the abundance of culture and community in S2. The event showcased the pupils' with some brilliant performances, local artists performed and ran workshops, along wit
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  • Newfield Named as a Sheffield Pride of Place School

    Published 03/06/24
    Newfield School has been identified as one of many schools in Sheffield to benefit next year from elevated support around employer encounters and workplace experiences. The See it Be it in Sheffield campaign is partnering with schools across Sheff
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  • Royal Garden Party Celebration for Chris French

    Published 13/05/24
      Mercia Learning Trust's CEO, Chris French, is set to retire at the end of July, culminating a distinguished 36-year journey in education. Recently honoured by the Department for Education with a nomination to attend the royal garden
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  • Totley Primary Wins Food for Life Award

    Published 26/04/24
    We are very proud to announce that Totley Primary School have been awarded Food for Life's Bronze School Award in recognition of the work they are doing around healthy eating and growing their own food at Totley. Well done to the whole team wh
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  • Celebrating New Sixth Form Centre at King Ecgbert School

    Published 21/03/24
    We're very proud to announce the official opening of the stunning new Sixth Form building at King Ecgbert School. This modern, eco-friendly space, reminiscent of a university setting, boasts 15 classrooms, flexible study areas, and ample
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  • Chris French Reflects on Career in The Key Interview

    Published 21/03/24
    We are thrilled to announce that The Key Support Services recently conducted an enlightening interview with our CEO, Chris French. In this exclusive conversation, Chris delved into his vast experience, offering invaluable insights into his journey an
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