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Message from our CEO

Welcome to our website; I hope you find it informative and it provides you with the information you want about our growing Trust.  The HfL Multi Academy Trust has ambitious plans and is supporting its academies to become the ‘best that they can be’. I have a strong belief in providing every child in the MAT the opportunity to develop the life skills necessary to become confident and successful 21st century citizens.  As Chief Executive Officer, I am working with our central team and academy leaders to achieve this for all students, regardless of starting point.

Our academies are encouraged to develop as their own distinctive institutions, believing this is how they can best respond to local need.  We do, however, work within a common structure and ethos rooted within the HfL vision.  Good test and examination outcomes are the key to providing the best life chances for children and we are creating a collaborative culture of continuous and joint improvement in teaching and learning with a focus on the basics.  I am a strong advocate for improving disadvantaged pupil/student achievement.

I am very proud to lead the HfL Multi Academy Trust and encourage you to find out more about us.  If you would like an informal discussion about joining our growing family of schools or working for the Trust, please contact me on

Alex Thomas, Chief Executive Officer


Welcome from our Chair of the Board of Trustees

Welcome to our Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust website.

The HfL MAT is the first of its kind. It has been described as a SIP MAT – a school improvement partner MAT – because of the association with the successful founding organisation Herts for Learning Ltd – the largest Schools Company in the UK providing school improvement services.

We are an inclusive and collaborative Trust, bringing like minded people together to work together, learn together and succeed together.

Schools and academies in Hertfordshire have a long and strong history of working together and shaping the landscape to create an environment in which schools support each other and children thrive. HfL Ltd was co-produced with schools to develop into a company that serves their needs and, in that spirit, the HfL MAT has also been designed with many of the schools interested in joining. There is therefore a strong sense of ownership and belonging to the HfL MAT which provides a good foundation for its success.

Whether you are considering joining our Trust, are interested in our approach or would like to work with us, we hope you will find what you need on our website; but if you don’t please get in touch and let us know how we can help or improve.

Jan Paine, Chair of the Board of Trustees



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