Join our Trust

Middlesex Learning Trust (MLT) is driven by an unrelenting belief in excellence. Evidence shows that a combination of strong collaboration and accountability, afforded by a multi-academy trust structure, drives up standards.  Within MLT, exceptional leaders, high-quality teachers and support staff help transform the life chances of students and make a real difference in their communities. By working together, MLT’s schools provide a highly regarded and vibrant learning community which is stronger than the sum of its individual parts. 

We are currently three successful schools working in partnership: The Compton School, Southgate School and Stopsley High School. Working alongside our schools is The Compton School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) which provides excellent teacher training leading to Qualified Teacher Status. MLT more widely provides first rate career opportunities across its schools. The Trust aims to deliver a model that underpins the highest level of professionalism whilst continuing to maximise academic outcomes and opportunities for students. MLT has a proven record of highly effective support: Stopsley High School in Luton joined MLT in September 2021 and the Trust was delighted that they were awarded an improved Ofsted grading of ‘Good’ in Autumn 2022 one year after joining. 

What MLT offers Trust schools: 

  • Significant opportunities for collaboration, school-to-school support and staff development in order to share best practice and drive up standards 

  • Trust Subject Specialists who are experts in their subject areas and have a proven track record for supporting improvements and raising standards and outcomes for students. Working collaboratively in every MLT school, Trust Subject Specialists also offer bespoke support, training and consultation across the curriculum and support with collaborative curriculum planning, moderation, dissemination of academic research and joint lesson observations 

  • Economies of scale and purchasing power to ensure excellent value for money 

  • Leadership, coordination and digitisation of finance and operational functions including audit, budgeting, HR, IT, risk management, policy development and governance to allow Trust schools to focus on their core business of ensuring the best educational outcomes for students  

  • Flexibility of support for each school to develop their individual identity and autonomy to meet the needs of their students and their local community, whilst contributing to the development of MLT schools 

  • Exceptional professional development and clear career pathways for both teachers and support staff at every level of the organisation through the Talent Management Framework. MLT plays a strategic role, working with a local Teaching School Hub, to deliver key professional development programmes. All Early Career Teachers have access to Ambition Institute’s 2-year Early Career Framework programme, delivered by MLT colleagues. As part of this golden thread of professional development provision, MLT teachers have access to the suite of National Professional Qualifications delivered by MLT colleagues and accredited by Ambition Institute. There are opportunities for staff across the Trust to become involved in the delivery of both national programmes 

  • Access to relevant, current, and high-quality educational literature, analysis, and application through MLT Teacher: a termly teaching and learning magazine curated by MLT staff 


What MLT offers all its staff: 

  • The Talent Management Framework: this is professional development and shadowing for both teaching and support staff at every level of the organisation 

  • A committed, talented, and supportive staff team 

  • Attractive and well-resourced working environments 

  • Children of colleagues working within the Trust for two or more years are given priority for a place in Year 7 within their current school of employment 

  • Access to the latest pedagogy and evidence-based practice via a termly teaching magazine ‘MLT Teacher.’ Teaching and support staff from across the Trust are asked to contribute to the content as part of their professional development 

  • A staff Wellbeing Policy and access to Health Assured, a professional health and wellbeing provider 

  • Access to a cycle to work scheme for all Trust employees


What MLT offers its teaching staff: 

  • Smaller than average class sizes 

  • A lower contact ratio than the norm 

  • Planning and evaluation time during the school day 

  • Collaborative curriculum planning with opportunities for sharing of best practise across the Trust 

  • Access to National Professional Qualifications including Senior Leadership, Leading Teaching, Leading Literacy and Headship 


Becoming a MLT School: 

Our aim is that MLT continues to deliver high quality educational outcomes for all its students as we grow. We welcome approaches from schools in the South East. If you are interested in your school joining MLT, please contact:

Ann Marie Mulkerins  
CEO Middlesex Learning Trust