Teesside Learning Trust

Aiming high… Daring to be great


Teesside Learning Trust (TLT) was established in September 2016.  It is comprised of four schools, two Primary; Badger Hill and Whitecliffe Primary Academies, and two secondary, Freebrough and Thornaby Academies.

We are driven by our shared ambition and values. The children and young people in our Academies are at the heart of what we do.  We are passionate about developing outstanding provision that leads to outstanding outcomes.  We cannot do that in isolation but through engaging parents, business partners and the local community to be part of the planning and delivery of high quality support to our students.  We feel we have the ambition, opportunities, and the system leadership needed to do this across a group of academies.

Our aim is to be an outstanding provider of education.  The ethos and vision for our academies is communicated through our high expectations and a culture that accepts no excuses for underperformance. 

We will:

  • Raise standards in all of our academies by continually improving the quality of educational provision and life chances of all of our children and young people.
  • Continually improve our capabilities and capacity to ensure that the quality of what we deliver and procure is always of the highest standard.
  • Develop our own high quality teachers and leaders through careful succession planning and high quality professional development.
  • Deliver the best possible central services to academies so heads and principals can use their skills, knowledge and expertise to concentrate on their core purpose, teaching and learning, not on administration.
  • Lead and manage a successful and innovative group of academies, delivering outstanding progress and above average results.
  • Ensure that all of our academies have a positive, calm, well-disciplined and purposeful environment with our pupils taking a pride in themselves and their academy.
  • Develop positive pupil attitudes so they take responsibility for their actions, respect staff, respect other pupils, respect their community and become confident, well-educated and purposeful citizens.

Logos-1024x180The primary and secondary membership of the Trust ensures that we have the expertise and the unique opportunity to address the issues of continuity and progression throughout all stages of education from Early Years through to Post 16.  We will ensure that our children and young people have the best foundations for learning, which we build upon at each phase.

The Trust is led by a strong and passionate group of members and Trustees who bring a wide range of experience, expertise and commitment to their role. They are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our students and to the communities in which our Academies serve.

Click here to download the information in handout form.

Click here to download the TLT Vision booklet. 

Mrs. L Halbert

CEO of the Teesside Learning Trust (MAT)



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Contact Details

TLT_logo_strap-RGBTeesside Learning Trust

Tel : 01287 676305

Email : info@tltrust.org

To find out more information about the Teesside Learning Trust, please visit the website www.tltrust.org

Teesside Learning Trust is a limited company by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 07185357.

The registered office is Teesside Learning Trust, Freebrough Academy, Linden Road, Brotton, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 2SJ.

The Academies

Badger Hill Academy

Badger-Hill_Academy-1-300x300Head Teacher – Mrs L Crowe

Marston Road, Kilton Lane, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 2XR

Tel : 01287 676289

Email : office@badgerhill.rac.sch.uk

Freebrough Academy

Freebrough_LogoPrincipal – Mr C Todd

Linden Road, Brotton, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 2SJ

Tel : 01287 676305

Email : info@freebroughacademy.org

Thornaby Academy

Thornaby_main_cmyk-300x180Principal – Mrs D Butcher

Baysdale Road, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees, TS17 9DB

Tel : 01642 763244

  Email : info@thornabyacademy.org.uk

Whitecliffe Academy

Whitecliffe-academy-logo-2-768x669Head Teacher – Mr R Cole 

Kilton Lane, Carlin How, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS13 4AD

Tel : 01287 640414

Email : office@whitecliffe.rac.sch.uk