On 1st September 2020 The Oaks Academy became part of The Learning Alliance.​  

The Learning Alliance

The Learning Alliance is a new multi-academy trust formed on 1st September 2020 as a merger between Congleton Multi-Academy Trust and Knutsford Multi-Academy Trust. The trust consists of eight schools, three of which are primary schools and five are secondary schools, all based across Cheshire and north Staffordshire.

The trust believes in allowing each school to retain its distinctive and successful ethos whilst also being able to support the ambition of individual schools, help children to reach their potential and benefit from the greater resources that partnership within the trust brings.  

Our vision and values are:

We are ambitious for all children – our schools share a commitment to providing world-class education while inspiring children to realise their full potential 

Our schools reflect their communities – each school has the freedom to determine its own ethos within overarching trust goals 

Together we can achieve more – we know that collaboration and working in partnership enriches us all 

IEB Information

The purpose of the IEB is to, on behalf of TLA, hold school leaders, and Trust Officers, to account for the improvement in performance of the school. It will ensure TLA receives regular information on the operation and performance of the school. It is expected to affect the immediate recovery of the school, including, as relevant, by:

  • Setting strategic and short-term objectives for the school
  • Enabling rapid decision making 
  • Providing support & challenge for the school leadership team
  • Building confidence among staff and parents in the school 
  • Establishing a strong platform for effective governance

IEB Members

David Wootton: Chair

Andy Pear: Vice Chair

CEO of The Learning Alliance: Mike Cladingbowl

COO of The Learning Alliance: David Twambley

Headteacher: Emma Hooley

IEB Minutes 2020 -2021

The Learning Alliance Website currently under construction and will launch later in 2020.

The Learning Alliance, Box Lane, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4NS, Company registration no. 07538467

The Oaks Academy Previous Governance

All Governance information from 1st November 2019 to 1st September 2020 can be found here.

All Governance information prior to 1st November 2019 can be found here.