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At Empower Learning Academy Trust, we have a clear sense of purpose: To inspire our family of schools to provide opportunities for our pupils, staff and leaders to be the best they can be; to create a passion for lifelong learning; to enable our pupils to become kind, confident and impactful world citizens.

Simon London, Empower CEO

We know we can have a greater impact on education in Havering if we grow. We would like more schools to gain from our infrastructure and ethos. As more schools bring their educational expertise to our trust, we will continue to grow in efficiency and quality.

All pupils in our trust attend a Good or Outstanding school. This is a testament to our excellent track record of supporting schools to improve their Ofsted rating or maintain their Outstanding judgements. This success could not be achieved without the development of aspirational and inclusive curriculums in our schools, a focus on personal growth and SMSC, expert SEND support with Additionally Resourced Provisions and systems in place to monitor trends in attainment and behaviour.

Our school leaders have been full of praise for the support they have received from the Trust and the freedom they have to make decisions for their schools.

Working as a Headteacher with Empower has been a very positive experience.

Emily Leslie, Headteacher

There are people around me who are championing me and championing our school.

Janelle Johnson, Headteacher

The trust doesn’t micro-manage: my budget is my own, staffing decisions are my own.

Will Thompson, Headteacher


Empower can help you capitalise on your school’s successes while bringing resources and expertise to areas that need improvement. Our Central Services team can help ensure the ongoing success of your school through support in key areas, including finance, personnel, buildings maintenance, IT and communications. Challenges are more easily managed because schools have a strong support network in place. We can help you reduce the administrative burden so that you can concentrate on what you do best: motivating your teaching team and inspiring your learners.