A national partnership of education and parenting organisations

StarLine is a national home learning support service established in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Led by a partnership of education and parenting organisations, StarLine provides parents and carers advice and guidance about home learning from qualified teachers with substantial experience and expertise.

Schools are working hard to provide ongoing education to children across the country during lockdown. We know that parents have an exceptionally difficult task trying to support their children’s learning and juggling many other commitments. StarLine makes sure that additional advice, guidance and reassurance is available to families as they continue to work and learn in the home environment.

StarLine Partners

Alliance for Learning – Bright Futures Education Trust

The Teaching School ‘Alliance for Learning’ is a large, highly successful teaching school in the North West and is part of Bright Futures Educational Trust. The Teaching School comprises of over 100 schools, a SCITT for Early Years, Primary and Secondary and a well-established Maths Hub and has a variety of different sector partners and different cross cutting work streams

Cabot Learning Federation

2019 represented the 10th year of the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) being a Multi Academy Trust. In the course of that time, CLF has developed from a small Bristol-based secondary education partnership to an instinctively collaborative ambitious organisation of over 20 entities, serving the educational needs of over 11,000 children and young people aged 3 to 19. CLF is sponsored by the University of the West of England and Rolls-Royce PLC. Its academies are based in three 3-19 clusters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. CLF employ around 1,800 people in a range of roles designed to help children to be successful in their lives. The Federation also relies on the time and commitment of over 200 volunteer governors, who share the CLF values and ambitions for its schools and pupils.


CENMAC is a London based specialist advisory, training and support service in the implementation of Assistive Technology for access to communication and education. CENMAC is a person-centred service working across all phases of education both within mainstream and special education. CENMAC works in partnership with other specialist organisations and shares knowledge and expertise within a range of additional needs around physical, speech and language, sensory impairments, memory and organisation and dyslexia and literacy support.

Confederation of School Trusts

The Confederation of School Trusts (CST) is the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England advocating for, connecting and supporting executive and governance leaders. CST’s mission is to build an excellent education system in England – every school part of a strong and sustainable group in which every child is a powerful learner and adults learn and develop together as teachers and leaders.

David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust is a network of unique and diverse academies, committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country. Recognised as one of 11 system leaders nationwide, the Trust works with 34 primary and secondary schools across the country. Working together, with a shared ethos and values, the close-knit family of schools allows pupils to begin and continue their world-class academic journey throughout primary and secondary school within the David Ross Education Trust.


Freshworks provides organisations of all sizes with SaaS customer engagement solutions that make it easy for support professionals to communicate effectively with customers for better service. Freshworks is providing StarLine with a support platform, Freshdesk, that facilitates two-way communication between our StarLine advisers and parents seeking home learning support.

Future Academies

Future Academies was founded with the aim of improving the life chances and raising the aspirations of young people. The trust’s motto, Libertas per Cultum (Freedom through Education), is the clearest distillation of its vision for education: to grant students freedom from deprivation, prejudice or ignorance, as well as to endow them with the freedom to question, freedom to choose, and freedom to excel. To achieve these goals, Future Academies believes in the power of a first-rate, knowledge-rich curriculum: such an education is the best foundation for helping young people to succeed and overcome social barriers, irrespective of their backgrounds or starting points.

Inspiration Trust

The Inspiration Trust is committed to delivering academic excellence for the young people of East Anglia, pairing the highest quality teaching with the widest possible opportunities. The Trust’s educational offer is characterised by a knowledge-based curriculum and rich cultural pursuits as essential activities. They have a strong belief in professional development and run both initial teacher training and continuing professional development courses.


Mumsnet is the UK’s largest network for parents, with around 10 million* unique visitors per month clocking up around 100 million page views. It regularly campaigns on issues including support for families of children with special educational needs, improvements in postnatal and miscarriage care, and family-friendly employment. *Source: Google Analytics

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers. The Academy’s aim is to support teachers to support their pupils. Oak National Academy provides a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for teachers to use as they wish. Lessons cover a range of subjects including maths, English, art and languages. Teachers can use these resources to complement their own lesson planning and remote teaching until schools fully re-open. Every lesson is free to use for every teacher and every pupil.


PLMR is an award-winning public affairs, PR and digital marketing agency, based in Westminster at the heart of the UK’s political scene, and with offices in Birmingham, the East of England and Scotland. It has more than 50 consultants working across a wide range of sectors with a number of specialisms, including education, social care, health, technology, transport and energy. It is one of Britain’s fastest-growing communications companies.

Star Academies

Star Academies is a multi-academy trust that runs a diverse network of primary and secondary schools across the country. All Star’s efforts are geared towards raising the aspirations of children and young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to improve their life chances and help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. In every Star school, the entire staff team – working in partnership with parents and the local community – is committed to nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

Star Institute

Star Institute is committed to the professional and personal development of the school workforce and to making a significant contribution to a self-improving school system. The Institute is designated as a National Teaching School, licensed to deliver DfE National Professional Qualifications for Leadership and an accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training. Star Institute also plays an active role in leading and co-ordinating school-to-school support and promoting partnership working. The Institute has a national focus and operates through its associate campuses and National Teaching Schools in towns and cities across the North, Midlands and South. Training and support programmes are available to all schools, multi-academy trusts and local authorities.

The Active Learning Trust

The Active Learning Trust is a family of 21 primary, secondary and special schools in the East of England across the counties of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Staff, children and young people at The Active Learning Trust are active learners, active leaders and active citizens who lead active lives in their communities and across the world.

Triple P

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programmes in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behaviour and prevent problems developing. Triple P is currently used in more than 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many different kinds of family structures.

United Learning

United Learning is a group of academies and independent schools which aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country, through which all pupils are able to progress, achieve and go on to succeed in life. Its schools make it their mission to bring out the ‘best in everyone’ – students, staff, parents and the wider community. United Learning’s approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

Wellspring Academy Trust

Wellspring Academy Trust is a diverse community of 25 mainstream, special and alternative academies who operate across the North of England. The Trust works in a spirit of professional generosity with the system to inspire, lead and grow communities of practice in order to make a difference. Its schools serve as champions for their communities through an ethical and inclusive approach that ensures high quality leadership and expert support to enhance the life chances of children and young people.

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