Message from CEO 23rd April 2017
Firstly, to Liz Bowman from St John and St Francis Church School who is retiring. Liz is a much valued, highly regarded member of staff. Thank you so much Liz for all the work you have undertaken and contributions you have made at St John & St Francis. You have made a real difference to the pupils whose learning you have supported. I know you’ll be keeping in contact with friends and colleagues at the school.
David Harrex, Minister and Chair of LGB for four years at Court de Wyck, is also retiring. David has been a key part of life at Court de Wyck, taking collective worship and contributing to so much at the school including as a governor and Chair. Thank you David for all that you have done for and all that you have given to Court de Wyck and its community.
Jo Moore, our Human Resources Manager, is now on maternity leave. I know so many of you – in schools and our central team – value and appreciate Jo: her skills, knowledge and commitment to the BWMAT and all our schools. Jo takes our thanks and very best wishes with her. I am delighted that Amy Sutton has agreed to cover Jo’s role while she is on leave. We also welcome new appointments HR Adviser Lorna Carswell and Premises Manager Darren Ling to our Central team.
As you all know, over the last two terms our Hub Leaders have been undertaking ground-breaking work across our Trust. Paul Sheehan, Paula Park and Duncan Gordon have been working closely with Teresa Wheeler and all Head teachers to further develop: school-to-school support; professional development opportunities and good and outstanding teaching, learning and leadership in each hub. To build further on this, we will be moving from our current model where Hub Leaders combine part-time hub leadership with Headship to each hub having a full time Assistant Director of Learning and Achievement from September 2017. Before Easter, the Directors appointed Jon Wood, currently an adviser in the South West; Deborah Eveleigh, currently a Head teacher and Local Leader in Education and Paula Park, Head teacher at All Saints Church School. They will work with us all to build further on the innovative foundations laid in each hub by our Head teachers and Hub leaders over this year.