For how long will Hackney Learning Trust run educational services in Hackney?
There is a ten-year contract between Hackney Council and Hackney Learning Trust which began in 2002. The latter provides the services, the former monitors them. The Trust’s ten-year contract with LBH comes to an end on 31 July 2012. From 1 August 2012, Hackney Council will take responsibility for education services
Who owns all the education buildings such as schools?
Hackney Council owns the buildings, although Hackney Learning Trust is responsible for maintaining and developing them.
Are schools part of the Hackney Learning Trust?
Headteachers and governing bodies are responsible for running schools; and teachers are employed by Hackney Council via school governing bodies. However, Hackney Learning Trust deals with all issues relating to staff in schools, e.g. consultation, staff associations and trade unions.
Hackney Learning Trust acts as a broker for services to schools, monitor schools through the school advisory system, and is responsible for overseeing that schools meet targets.