BWMAT | Message From CEO – 19 January 2020
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Jan 20 2020

Message From CEO – 19 January 2020

Dear All,

This week, as every week, the importance of and value to our Trust of every person: your unique personal and professional skills and qualities have been demonstrated so clearly.  We are a community.  Every one of you; premises and support staff, office staff, teachers, governors and the central support team plays an important role as we reach to achieve our shared aim of providing an outstanding education for every pupil.

I am very grateful for all that you do every day, every week, how you work together to turn our aims into a reality for pupils across our Trust.  I am very conscious of the hard work, resilience, energy, determination, creativity and collaborative support you continually demonstrate.  This is again evident in the inspiring learning opportunities for pupils this week.

Cary Class at St Andrew’s Church School in Taunton have been designing, making and evaluating hot chocolate for the start of their topic ‘Food, Glorious Food’.

Congratulations to these children from Batheaston Church School who received their teacher’s award for ‘Challenging themselves, showing bravery and taking risks in their learning.’

Some of the children have been learning about Archaeology and have been looking at artefacts from the past.

Bathford Church School have been busy thinking about their hopes and dreams for 2020. Reception class made these lovely flowers with their wishes for 2020 written on the petals.

Class 6 started the term with a ‘Marvelous Maya’ day to introduce their new topic.  They learnt about the ancient Mayan number system and played Pok-a-Tok – a ball game played by the Maya of Central America.

Well done to the Year 6 boys football team at St Stephen’s Church School who had a great game against St Saviour’s schools in Bath.

Year 5 have been looking at ancient Greece and have used the book ‘Mythologica – an Encyclopaedia of Gods, Monsters and Mortals from Ancient Greece’ by Steve Kershaw and Victoria Topping to create their own stunning artwork in the style of the book.

Kestrel class at Court De Wyck Church School have been writing their own poems inspired by their class text, Viking Boy.  In science, they started their topic on ‘sound’ by exploring how to make different sounds using; a pot, rice, a ruler and elastic bands.


Emerald class at Kingshill School had a visit from Harry Cadwallader from Cadcharacters who told a story about “Sir Walter Raleigh” as part of their topic based around Tudor times.  The children learnt about Sir Walter Raleigh’s life from childhood in Devonshire to becoming the Queens favourite at court.

We are now looking forward to our next Academy Leaders’ Day, where subject leaders from across the Trust will be running workshops to share their work on the skills and knowledge progression that is being developed across our Trust.  Thank you to all those who are working on this, for your time and expertise.  These will be shared with you all through the online Classroom on SharePoint over the coming weeks.

You should be proud and celebrate all that has been already achieved in each of your schools and draw on this to further fuel your ambitious plans for developing our work on curriculum skills and progression still further.

Kind regards



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