BWMAT | Message from CEO – 4 February 2018
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BWMAT News

Bath and Wells MAT
Feb 05 2018

Message from CEO – 4 February 2018

Dear All,

It has been lovely to receive so many updates celebrating pupils’ learning and success supported by the skill, time and commitment of staff, parents and governors across our Trust this week.

St. John the Evangelist Church School welcomed Bjorn Magnusson who helped pupils learn more about the Viking justice system, trial by ordeal and what it would have been like to ‘man’ the oars on a Longship. Pupils listened to and acted out stories about the Viking gods including Thor and his hammer. They also practised Viking warrior drills!   Bjorn was impressed with pupils’ listening skills and eagerness to participate in drama and role play.

Congratulations to Wembdon St George Church School’s Robotics Team who competed at the HP Labs in Bristol. The 12 pupils worked well together to prepare their robot, finishing 10th out of 18 narrowly missing out on the quarter finals. Thank you to Mr Bethell and Mr Parker for all their help and to parents for their support on the day.

Pupils in the Handball Team at Horsington Church School finished 1st in a local competition.

Thank you to The Friends of All Saints Church School who organised a parent working party to clear the large forest area on the school site this weekend. The Friends are raising funds to create a stimulating outside learning environment, in an area much in need of care and attention, that will be accessible for all and include a sensory area and a nature watch shelter. Pupils, staff and Friends are looking forward to working together to create a planning board of ideas next week.

The fantastic before and after pictures below show how much progress was made!

The Governance section of our website is currently being updated. Please take a moment to have a look at it later this week when this will be completed.

This is a busy time of year for new appointments across our Trust so please do look through the vacancies section on our website. http://www.bwmat.org/vacancies/. We currently have a number of exciting Head teacher opportunities and will be recruiting to these over the next month.

Thank you all – leaders, teachers, staff, parents and governors –  for the way you work together to nurture and promote the development of learning in our schools and across our Trust.  It is your skill, time and commitment that enables our schools to provide opportunities for each of our pupils to thrive, grown and learn with enjoyment, optimism and creativity.

Kind regards

Philip

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