Message from CEO – 15 July 2018
Firstly this week, I would like to share our Trust’s provisional 2017-18 outcomes that were released on Tuesday. There have been so many results that evidence impressive improvement for individual pupils, groups, classes, year groups, schools, Hubs and across our Trust.
In EYFS, Phonics and across Key Stage 1 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics it is wonderful our results are above last year’s national in all areas. At Key Stage 2, our results are above this year’s national across the board – in Reading, in Writing and in Mathematics. We are 3 points above this year’s national in Reading, Writing and Mathematics Combined and have improved 6 points on last year.
The incredible breadth and depth of the improvement you have all worked together to bring about is also evident in the increased number of our pupils achieving ‘Greater Depth’ at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and in the significant narrowing of the gap between the achievement of our disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged learners. It is truly wonderful so many pupils have achieved outcomes that will give them greater belief and confidence in themselves, their abilities as learners and throw open doors to many more possible futures.
Our results overall – on a five year upward trajectory with such significant improvements this year – are a testament to you: to Head teachers and leaders’ skills, the fantastic work of teachers and school staff, the quality of support from members of our Central Team, to the dedication of every person, day in, day out, to improving outcomes for all of our pupils. Together, you have achieved this by being true to our shared vision and values. Congratulations and thank you all on behalf of me and on behalf of pupils across our Trust.
On Friday, 9 NQTs completed their NQT year with a day of reflection and celebration at the Old Deanery.
Y3’s Maths Day at Holy Trinity: pupils had £2 to spend and the shopkeepers had to work out the correct change.
During ‘Rainbow day’ Class 9 thought about values of kindness and respect, identifying these positive traits in their friends and creating art work from this.
The Year 6 team at Kingshill Church School who went to Barton for their camping experience.
As we take a breath before stepping into the final full week of this academic year, I would like to say thank you for three other things.
Firstly, to those leaders, teachers and staff who are leaving to take up another role within our Trust, join another organisation or to begin a new challenge, thank you for everything you have done. We will miss you.
Thank you to those who have led and inspired others this year – within and between schools and across our hubs: Head teachers, network leaders, guest presenters and good practice sharers. Your hard work, experience and the generous way you are prepared to give time to and share your skill, expertise, vision and commitment is so vital to the on-going development of creative, innovative, high quality teaching, learning and leadership across our Trust.
Thirdly and finally, thank you all: Head teachers, leaders, teachers, Teaching Assistants, school staff, members of Local Governing Boards, our Central Team and Trustees. Through the phenomenal work you have done, your commitment to collaboration, your dedication, you have shown that together we are greater than the sum of our parts. Please take a moment this week to remember the many amazing things you have done this term and over this academic year to help us reach, now and into the future, to give children within our Trust an outstanding education of mind, body and spirit.
I hope you all have a well-earned, rest and joy-filled holiday. I look forward to seeing you in September and being part of working with you all to grow and develop the BWMAT further, responding together to the challenges and opportunities ahead: together in our highest expectations, together in our shared aims, together in learning.