Welcome to The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) website. I am delighted to be the CEO of our dynamic and forward-thinking Multi-Academy Trust.

TPLT is, in law, an educational charity as are all Multi-Academy Trusts; we support primary and secondary schools in the South West of England. At our core is a passion to put 'Students First' and deliver exceptional education for every single child - - - for every single family.

We do this through a relentless drive for academic excellence within a common set of clear values. We want to spread lots of fun and happiness into what we do, both as an employer of 750 colleagues and as an educational charity responsible for 5,000 students. We firmly believe that happy schools are also high-achieving and successful places.

We strive for great partnerships between students, parents, carers, staff and the wider community that create exceptional student outcomes.

We 'Cherish our Staff', we believe they are amazing, and are passionate to empower them through support, training and career opportunities. We are an employer of choice in the region - and want to remain so through an innovative package of staff ‘perks’ and opportunities.

With such brilliant people all aiming for the same goals, we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and much more, regardless of background or ability. Equality of opportunity is at the heart of TPLT - the core value.

If you wish to contact me, either as a potential employee or as a family wishing to know more, then please do. We have a policy called 'Raving Fans' - in essence we want people to leave our schools not merely saying ’that was good’ but thinking ‘WOW - what a place' and what a culture. Part of that is about openness and responsiveness so do contact me directly at any time - you will get a speedy reply - neville.coles@theplt.org.uk

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for visiting our website.

Neville Coles
CEO and Accounting Officer

Our Term 4 Message

Neville Coles, our CEO, with a brief ’return to school’ message and note about training to be a teacher within TPLT – September 2021. Also features Denise Hurr, Director of our Training School Alliance.

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A Weston school Principal and head of DT have made 50 face masks for use by an NHS doctors’ surgery

by Jill Dando News team

Priory Community School Academy Principal Angelos Markoutsas and Head of DT David Clay spent four hours answering the call of Highbridge Medical Centre who were eager for the supplies.

They both cut the visors to shape and used their school equipment to finish them off before delivering to the surgery.

It came two days after they and WCSA delivered hundreds of boxes of goggles to Weston General Hospital and care homes. TKASA took theirs to a Taunton hospital.

All three schools are part of The Priory Learning Trust.

Angelos said: “We were asked by the local surgery if we could help out. We were delighted to assist and so we made 50 and would be happy to make more.

“Our school is at the centre of the community and this is the very least we can do to help our wonderful NHS.”

Neville Coles Executive Principal of TPLT said: ”This is simply wonderful thinking by David and Angelos.

“Amid all the chaos at this current time I want to say publicly how lucky we are to have such dedicated people in all our schools and academies across the region – all staff working now in our schools are stars and working their socks off to support our NHS and keep some semblance of normality.”

TPLT Charity of the Year – The MPS Society

Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases