BWMAT | Message From CEO – 12 April 2020
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Apr 15 2020

Message From CEO – 12 April 2020

Dear All,

In every one of the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust schools, you have all embraced and supported your communities, gone above and beyond to care for the children of key workers and those that need extra support.  You have distributed food parcels, provided lunches, delivered meals to children at their home, provided support activities for children and parents working at home and enabled uplifting experiences for all those children attending school.  You are an invaluable support network for the communities you serve and the importance of your work has never been more needed or evident.

The pupils at Churchfield Church School, like many across the Trust, have been painting Rainbows of Hope.  With the sun shining brightly, they were able to enjoy painting outside.  They even sent a message to Boris!



Staff and pupils at Churchfield have also been carrying out investigations, learning outdoors wherever possible, creating wild tree artwork using natural materials found around the school site.  They also reinvented their favourite PE and games activities so that they reflected this time of social distancing.  On Tuesday, over 100 food parcels were picked up by or delivered to families within the school community.



A Kingshill Church School this week some wonderful learning experiences took place both in school and at home.  In school pupils played in the forest and created some wonderful artwork outdoors.

At home, Bora worked outside and had great fun baking a cake.

Archie has been busy helping outside, cleaning windows, pressure washing the drive and he even helped paint the fence.

Erin and Rohan enjoyed learning new woodworking skills at home.

Sophie had lots of fun baking cakes, going on a bike ride and making her own book cover for the Gruffalo.

At St John the Evangelist Church School lots of children have been getting creative, constructing some amazing structures with Lego.

At St Saviour’s Church Schools dozens of food parcels have been given to families and members of their community this week.

At St Andrew’s Church School in Bath children have created beautiful Easter gardens.

St Michael’s Church school sent Easter Eggs as a surprise gift to their ‘adopted’ Grandparents at Cleeve Court.  The residents were so grateful and loved their Easter Eggs.  The children sent messages to say, ‘Sorry we couldn’t visit.’
It is great to see the children at Norton Fitzwarren Church School taking the time to thank all the local Key workers.  The policeman in the photograph is also a parent governor, Mr Linton.  His wife Hannah is working tirelessly in the ICU unit at Musgrove Hospital.
A small group of Trust staff; Caryl Plewes, Sue Lucas, Donna Brewer and Jane Exell, are leading two virtual prayer meetings on Wednesdays at 08:30 and 14:30.
I would also like to update you on Headteacher appointments starting in the Summer term.  Ross Minton, currently a Headteacher in Axminster Community Primary Academy, has been appointed at Churchfield Church School and starts after May half term.  Clare Wallace, a Headteacher from Oakway Academy in Northamptonshire, has been appointed at Wembdon St George’s Church School and will start after Easter.  Jenny Venning has kindly agreed to stay on as the Headteacher at St John and St Francis Church School.

Your actions exemplify the care and dedication embedded in the education profession.  You are ensuring that our Trust of schools are rooted in each community, where you are selflessly ServingCelebrating and providing Hope.  You are transforming sadness and difficulty into something quite wonderful and uplifting – a truly uplifting celebration of Hope on this Easter Day.

Thank you everyone for all you have done and continue to do for pupils, families and communities across our Trust.  Please take some time to relax as well as you can over the Easter period.

Kind regards




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