Walter Halls is a Local Authority maintained school and a member of the Nottingham Schools Trust. This is not a Multi Academy Trust but an alliance of 30 maintained schools in the Local Authority. The trust schools work closely together in a supportive capacity sharing ideas, training and development opportunities while retaining their own autonomy as Local Authority Schools. This is an innovative and new approach to an alliance which was begun in September 2017. We have found that sharing of practise and projects has already been of great benefit to the staff and children.