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My name is Nick Blackburn, I am the Chief Executive Officer of Lingfield Education Trust.

We are a trust family of six schools in the Tees Valley, Heathfield Primary, Hurworth Primary, Northwood Primary, Corporation Road Primary, Mount Pleasant Primary & Hemlington Hall Academy. We also have a Speech & Language Resource Base, SEND Resource Bases for pupils with Complex Learning Needs , Social Communication provision for children with Social Communication difficulties and we also manage the Low Incidence Needs Team for Darlington.

I am extremely proud and privileged to be leading a dedicated staff team, who put children first and are committed to providing the best educational experience that they can.

We consider the uniqueness of all of our pupils and draw on a rich inclusive heritage in all six schools. At Lingfield Education Trust schools we believe that all can achieve and nothing should get in the way of a child fulfilling their potential.

We are passionate about sharing the vision, methods and practices which have been such a success at our schools, and helping similar schools and academies raise standards and maximise the potential of their students.

We anticipate growing our relationships with a wider network of schools and academies in the north east and look forward to what we believe will be a hugely rewarding journey for all involved.

If you would like to learn more about us, please explore our websites, or feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to speak with you.

Nick Blackburn

Important Forms and Documents

Mount Pleasant Primary School gets creative for Darlington Carnival

05 Jun 2018

Children from Mount Pleasant Primary School in Darlington have been showing off their creative sides by preparing artworks for this year’s Darlington Carnival. This year’s theme is Heroes and Heroine...

Lingfield's new Schools Improvement Lead on his role so far

04 Jun 2018

Mark Dent is Schools Improvement Lead at Lingfield Education Trust. He joined the team in January 2018 and will also be Executive Head at Cambrai Community Primary School in Catterick when it opens in...

Lingfield Education Trust holds first leadership conference

14 May 2018

We are delighted to announce that Lingfield Education Trust is holding its very first education conference on school leadership in June 2018. The full-day event, which focuses on School Leadership...

Blog: Nick Blackburn, Lingfield Education Trust’s Chief Executive Officer, on how Corporation Road Community Primary School, one of the schools within Lingfield Education Trust, is going from strength to strength

02 May 2018

“Corporation Road Community Primary School is unique in the Darlington area in that it has a high BME population and children who speak a range of international languages. In the last two years, the s...

Corporation Road Community Primary School raises £587 for Sport Relief

17 Apr 2018

Children at Corporation Road Community Primary School in Darlington have raised nearly £600 for Sport Relief by taking part in a sponsored walk and dance through the town. 220 children between Year 1...

Heathfield Primary School asks local businesses to join in World at Work Week

13 Mar 2018

Heathfield Primary School is seeking businesses in the surrounding area to visit the school as part of its very first World at Work Week. Taking place from 19 March, 2018, World at Work Week aims to...

New School Improvement Lead for Lingfield Education Trust

22 Feb 2018

Lingfield Education Trust has appointed a brand new School Improvement Lead and Executive Headteacher to its leadership team. Mark Dent, 37, has joined the Multi-Academy Trust, which has its head off...

Corporation Road Community Primary School named in the top one per cent in the country for writing and maths

22 Feb 2018

Corporation Road Community Primary School in Darlington has been named as one of the best in the country for pupil progress, ranking in the top one per cent in England for progress in Years two and si...

10-Year-Old Annabelle's Creative Writing Recognised By Local Author

05 Dec 2017

Corporation Road Community Primary School pupil, Annabelle Foulds aged 10, has been named the winner of a competition designed to test the creative writing skills of Teesside pupils. Author and acade...

Northwood Primary School Secures Cornmill Sponsorship

04 Dec 2017

Northwood Primary School, part of the Lingfield Education Trust, has secured ongoing sponsorship from Cornmill Shopping Centre. Kicking off its year-long support of the Pendleton Road-based primary s...

Status Quo Drummer Rocks With Darlington Primary School

04 Dec 2017

Status Quo drummer, Jeff Rich, visited pupils at a Darlington Primary School last week to deliver a percussion masterclass. Pupils from Corporation Road Community Primary School, part of Lingfield Ed...