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The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance


    WELCOME from the CEO of the GLA

The GLA is a Trust of schools that was created in 2013 and now comprises 10 primary schools in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Each of our schools is rooted in its community, while benefiting from being part of a wider, outward-looking trust. There are over 2,600 children aged between two to 11 in GLA schools. We have about 400 staff, whose success and wellbeing are a high priority for us.

I started as the CEO of the Trust in September 2023 having previously been the Director of Academies and Head Teacher of one of our founding schools, Rowanfield Junior School. My decision to apply for the role of the CEO at the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance (GLA) can be answered by this quotation:

‘Look at every path closely. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone the question: does this path have a heart?’ Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan.


This pathway for me has a heart – the heart being the children of the GLA.


At the GLA our aim is for every child to leave the Trust feeling proud and with a sense of confidence about their next steps. Proud to have achieved something with their unique talents and confident to develop those talent further in the next chapter of their education.

Our purpose: Within the GLA we are united in the belief that all children deserve equity of education. Our consistent focus each day is to develop our people and direct our resources to that all children are safe, happy and can achieve their potential.

Our values:


How we live our values

How we demonstrate our values


We are committed to equity.

We direct resources and people flexibly and precisely, when and where they are needed, so that all children across the Trust can achieve their potential.


We create opportunity.

As a learning community we don’t stand still. We encourage all staff to embrace the opportunities on offer to grow and develop their expertise, whatever their role.


We champion expertise.

We develop and share our skills and knowledge, within and between our schools, for the benefit of all children.


We are evidence-led.

Within our Trust schools, decision-making is thoughtful, thorough and based on evidence of what makes the biggest difference to children.


We are a community.

We know that we’re stronger together; sharing high expectations, nurturing and supporting each other to overcome our challenges and celebrate our successes.


Thank you for your continuing support of our schools.


Claire Savory

To find our more about the GLA, visit the website here:

The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance Website