Below are some recent examples of Ivy Learning Trust and our schools featuring in the press. For media enquiries, please contact Natasha Boydell: or 07734 932844. 

BBC London

The BBC London News Team visited Eastfield and Brimsdown Primary Schools to see a British Sign Language lesson in action. They spoke to pupils about why they love learning BSL and to our BSL Manager Tina Kemp about the benefits of teaching it in primary schools. The piece was aired during Deaf Awareness Week in May 2022. 

TES Magazine

We talk to TES Magazine about why we’re going to offer British Sign Language lessons at all of our primary schools and the practicalities of turning a vision into reality.

Schools Week

The pandemic experience has proven that geographical boundaries are no longer a barrier to building a successful family of schools, says Ivy CEO Matthew Kleiner-Mann.

Enfield Independent

Pupils from three Enfield schools got to meet and perform in front of singer and reality television star Jacob Fowler. Jacob visited Brimsdown Primary School to hear the children sing, give feedback and perform. Pupils from Eastfield Primary School and Prince of Wales Primary School also attended.

Enfield Dispatch

Pupils and staff at Walker Primary School have celebrated the opening of its new building. The old buildings were demolished to make way for a brand new, modern school with spacious classrooms, an IT suite, studio and large playground.

The Headteacher Magazine

Amid ongoing debate about the post-Covid education recovery plan, Ivy CEO Matthew Kleiner-Mann discusses the pros and cons of extending the school day and looks at what we can learn from private schools. 

Schools Week

Ivy CEO Matthew Kleiner-Mann writes about how we need to stop talking about a lost generation and start getting excited about the next generation.

Cherubs Magazine

Caroline Ginty, Headteacher at Woodside Primary School, talks about the impact of Covid on schools this year.

Primary School Management Magazine 

Matthew Kleiner-Mann, CEO of Ivy Learning Trust, discusses the pros and cons of SATs in a Covid-19 world.

BBC News

The BBC visited Lavender Primary School to find out more about how its School Streets scheme is making the roads safer for children and their families. 

Sky News

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, has inspired a generation of youngsters to take a stand to protect their future. But what do young people really know about the threat of global warming? Pupils at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, north London, staged their own protest and Sky News asked them why they cared about climate change.

BBC News

A profoundly deaf primary school teacher in north London has been awarded for her outstanding contribution to teaching. Alysha Allen teaches pupils at Brimsdown Primary School using sign language and lip reading, and many of the students are now fluent in signing as a result. She was presented with the Special Contribution Award by Maths Hub London North East. 

Hertfordshire Mercury

Children at a Hertfordshire primary school have been protesting against the use of single-use plastic in their community. Pupils at Woodside Primary School organised a peaceful demonstration near the school in a bid to encourage people to be more eco-friendly. In particular, they want their fellow pupils to ditch single-use plastic in favour of reusable alternatives, which are better for the environment.

Enfield Dispatch

More than 60 children from schools across north London and Hertfordshire came together to showcase their amazing ability at a new event called Ivy’s Got Talent. Six primary schools took part in the show at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town, which was organised by the Ivy Learning Trust to celebrate the talent and diversity of its family of schools

The Key

Matthew Kleiner-Mann, CEO of Ivy Learning Trust, talks to The Key about the four key principles his trust are built on, including the belief that ‘local leaders know their schools best’.


When he saw one of his NQTs leaving school one evening with a suitcase full of marking, Matthew Kleiner-Mann knew enough was enough. He instigated a radical new marking policy that proved popular with teachers and pupils.