The Rutland Learning Trust
Providing outstanding education for all pupils - today and tomorrow 


Working Together, Sustaining Excellence, Transforming Learning 


Ketton provides its pupils with an outstanding quality of education so that they become imaginative and enthusiastic learners, soaring academically and personally.  Pupils bubble with the excitement of learning and discovery.”  OFSTED


St Nicholas has achieved more progress in the last sixteen months that some schools ever achieve… Amazing progress across all year groups… Areas of the curriculum are inspiring, exceptional and hugely successful at ‘grabbing learners’.” OFSTED


Whissendine is an outstanding school. This school is a beacon of exceptional practice in all key areas of its work. Pupils are highly enthusiastic about learning at every age throughout the school.” OFSTED



Rob Gooding


Glenn Fraser

Daniel Alfieri
Megan Lucas

Diane Rowland

Megan Davis

Sonia Schofield

Sally Gooding

Julia Exton

Lou Coulthard


Chair of Trustees

Rev James Saunders


Vice Chair of Trustees

David Evans 
Adrienne Holland

Graham Kirby

Emma Kirkland


The Rutland Teaching Alliance is a partnership of outstanding providers ranging from Primary Schools through to Higher Education Institutes. Our shared vision is to raise the achievement of all students within Rutland and to respond effectively to the professional needs of staff locally and within the surrounding counties. Our Alliance brings together a wealth of experience and expertise at all levels including those of National Leaders in Education.

Message from the Chief Executive Officer

Our shared vision for the Rutland Learning Trust is to provide first-class education and care that allows every child to achieve their potential, regardless of location, prior attainment or background. 

Working Together, Sustaining Excellence, Transforming Learning


As a dedicated team of teachers, support staff, governors, parents and families we work with love, professionalism and commitment on behalf of all pupils to provide educational provision of the very highest quality. By "Working Together to Sustain Excellence and Transform Learning" we believe that we can improve outcomes for all children – today and tomorrow. By working in this way we know that every child will be valued, cared for and have the very best chance to excel and achieve their potential.


“Every Part Depending on Each Other”

In 1 Corinthians 12, St Paul famously compares the Christian community to the human body. Our eyes couldn’t do much if we had no hands, and our head wouldn’t get very far if we had no feet. In the same way, we don’t get very far by trying to do Christ’s work alone!  To carry out our mission, we need every bit of our body to work together, because each of us has gifts and our part to play.


“our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. …  
In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. …  
This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other.
If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honoured, all the parts are glad.” (1 Corinthians 12)

I am immensely proud of our team - a dynamic, high performing and talented community. There is tremendous team spirit - we are all committed to the success of each of our schools and we always put the children’s best interests first. We seek high levels of attainment and achievement across a broad, creative and inspirational curriculum. Memorable learning experiences are at the heart of all we do.

Every child deserves to be successful and our role is to help them blossom and believe everything is possible!  Our MAT has a unique way of working and culture that makes us very different from most Multi-Academy Trusts.  


Across all of our schools we encourage pupils to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning. We strive to develop confident, creative, self-assured, positive young people who love to learn, to contribute and to achieve. Our inclusive learning environment also teaches our pupils to celebrate differences, help one another and promote a culture of tolerance and mutual respect. Our vision for each child is that they will work towards their personal best, in a caring atmosphere, which reflects the inclusive British and Christian values of our Academy.


Christian values and practice are at the heart of our shared life as Church of England Schools and they shape an enquiring and respectful approach to everything we do. We have strong, well-established links with our local churches and Diocese. However, we also enjoy working alongside community schools, Academies and the local authority. 

We are a designated National Support School, have achieved sponsor status and have a proven track record of providing outstanding school improvement and school-to- school support.  Our Multi-Academy Trust is also a key strategic partner in the Rutland Teaching School Alliance.

"Excellent teaching gives children the life chances they deserve...  

Enjoyment is the birthright of every child. The most powerful mix is the one that brings the two together. Children learn better when they are excited and engaged - but what excites and engages them best is truly excellent teaching."



The Rutland Learning Trust
Whissendine CE Primary School
Main Street



01664 474695