BWMAT | Message From CEO – 2 February 2020
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Bath and Wells MAT
Feb 03 2020

Message From CEO – 2 February 2020

Dear All,

It has been a week filled with evidence of the wonderful learning experiences for pupils.  Thank you to teachers, staff, parents and leaders for all you do to enable these opportunities for the pupils of the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust schools.

The running club at Bishops Lydeard Church school attended their first cross country event this week at Kings College.  There were over 300 runners and the children achieved some high ranking places.  As you can see the event was very muddy but all had a wonderful time.



Year 4 boys from Churchfield took part in the Bridgwater area football tournament this week.  The team finished second, winning 3 games, drawing 2 and losing only once.  This was a great performance against some strong competition, even beating the overall winners.  Their conduct was exemplary and they demonstrated great pride in Churchfield School.

There was a fabulous team spirit and some amazing individual performances by pupils at St Vigor and St John’s Church School at the recent Mendip Cross Country League Race including an overall 2nd place.  The event was hosted by hosted by Millfield School.


Pupils also had a wonderful time at the Young Voices concert in Birmingham.  They sang wonderfully in an ensemble choir of over 5000 children and Tony Hadley!


In Class 4 at All Saints Church School the children have been learning about writing how to write instructions using the text ‘How to Catch a Dragon’.  Drawing on their STEAM skills, they made their own mythical creature catchers, using a range of ‘joining and moving’ techniques.



In Class 6, they have been learning about World War II this term.  As part of the children’s homework they had to create an Anderson Shelter.  Tess and Charlie decided to bake their Anderson Shelters.


Year 4 at Holy Trinity Church School started the Spring term with a Drama workshop led by Divergent Drama, introducing their new topic ‘Settlers and Invaders’. They re-enacted the life of Alfred the Great and used their knowledge to create a fact file about him.

In Art, the children have been looking at the technique of pointillism.  They used this technique to paint a Viking long ship.  The children have also been busy creating Viking artefacts as part of their homework.


Thank you all for the things you have done this week and do every week, to give pupils across our Trust such high quality learning experiences.

As you can see, the result includes pupils who problem solve with confidence and resilience; pupils who thrive on challenge and competition; who are learning how to work as part of a team; who understand they are valued members of each school and also of their wider communities.  Our pupils’ many achievements, their growth in mind, body and spirit, are a testament to your commitment and hard work, to the way you work together every day to make our pupils’ learning the best it can be.

Thank you.

Kind regards











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