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Chair of Trustees Introduction

Welcome to the Bolton Impact Trust, a multi academy trust that provides high quality education for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs in Bolton.

The trust was formed in April 2016 comprising of the four former Pupil Referral Units:

  • Youth Challenge: A Secondary Provision for pupils who have either been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion
  • Impact PLC: Formerly the Young Mums Unit, a personal learning centre for pupils who need a nurturing approach to education
  • The Forwards Centre: A Primary provision for pupils who have either been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion
  • Park School / Home Hospital Teaching: A provision for pupils with mental health or medical needs.

The Trust was founded to sponsor Lever Park Special School for SEMH statemented pupils, which joined the Trust on May 1st 2016.

The Trust is led by our Executive Principal, Paul Hodgkinson, a recognised expert in the field of education for SEMH children. Paul is well regarded as a leader in his field, providing support to other SEMH schools both regionally and nationally.

Mary Powell

Chair of Trustees