Welcome to The View Trust

The View Trust, a multi academy trust, was established in January 2017 and initially opened as an ‘empty MAT’ with Tor View Specialist Learning Community as its only academy.

Tor View is a successful, all age special school catering for children and young people aged 3-19 with a wide range of learning disabilities and physical and sensory difficulties, including autism. Since 2000, the school has been graded as ‘Outstanding’ or equivalent and we are proud that it holds an accreditation from the National Autistic Society.

At the time of the conversion, diminishing support available from the Local Authority did make our decision expedient. Notwithstanding this, we continue to remain highly committed to serving the young people of Rossendale and Lancashire and indeed remain very proud to be a Lancashire school.

The school’s vision was always to establish a multi academy trust with like-minded schools, working in collaboration to continue providing high quality education in a climate of self-help and continuous improvement. The enduring aspiration is to ensure that as many resources as possible are passed to the pupils and staff, for their continued benefit, and this is central to The View Trust’s purpose.

Embedded within the core of our wider vision to improve the education for our local community is the Teaching School Alliance, East Lancashire Inclusion Partnership (ELIP). This is an established provision and has an excellent reputation for providing high quality services including Continuous Professional Development, School to School support, Research and Development and Initial Teacher Training.

As a fledgling organisation, The View Trust is seeking to identify and welcome like-minded partners who are keen to develop and grow in unison. As such, there is a strong commitment to maintaining places on the Board of Trustees for new associates. In this way we can honour our pledge to be a united Trust, with our values of collaboration, learning, nurturing, widening horizons and valuing staff being clearly evident. Please do refer to our Visions and Values pages on the website for further information.

Should you require further information or wish to enquire about joining our new Trust, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Andy Squire, Executive Principal and Acting Chief Executive.