Find out what we offer academies and how we are working to support their education of children and young people.
RNIB is well established in the education field, and has been running schools since 1918. In September 2013, we opened our first academy: RNIB Three Spires Academy in Coventry.
RNIB Specialist Learning Trust is the sponsor of Three Spires in line with Department for Education (DfE) requirements. RNIB Specialist Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust and this is enabling us to sponsor more academies, in both mainstream and special settings.
Our aims are to:
RNIB's Specialist Learning Trust team includes educationalists with many years of successful special needs and mainstream school management. Our team also comprises colleagues with health, care, business and financial expertise.
Dates are from which involved.
Laura Crandley (2013-2015)
Mr Robert Jones
Virginia Tyler (resigned 10.12.2015)
We operate from RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning in Coventry. Our specialist centre includes a school ("Good" Ofsted, 2015) and a children's home (graded "Outstanding" Ofsted, 2013).
Academies we sponsor have access to the following services:
"Becoming an academy sponsored by RNIB Specialist Learning Trust has been a very positive step for Three Spires. We are extremely pleased that the Trust has arranged for Three Spires to remain an important element within the Local Offer to Coventry children. Being part of the Trust is enabling us to build on our established strengths and further develop the quality of service we offer to pupils."
Amanda Clugston, Headteacher, RNIB Three Spires Academy
If you are a Headteacher, a Principal, a Governor or a Trustee and wish to discuss the possibility of your school joining RNIB Specialist Learning Trust, please contact:
Adrian Evans, Head of Education
RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning
Telephone 024 7636 9500
RNIB Specialist Learning Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales number 8478985.
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