Message From CEO – 26 January 2020
At Court De Wyck Church School children talk about being part of a ‘Crew’. This collective responsibility supports pupils’ strong sense of belonging and pride in their school.
Taking this idea Trust-wide, collectively we are all ‘Crew‘ of the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust. We all contribute to our Trust’s success. We make good progress when we take collective responsibility for and work together, to ensure each of us, whatever our role within the Crew, carries out their tasks with a strong sense of belonging, with respect for each other and with a focus on our shared common purpose. When we do this, all schools in our Trust can thrive. There is so much positive collaboration underway – sharing expertise, resources and highly skilled staff moving between schools to support through vulnerable moments. Thank you to everyone for all you give to support each other, during vulnerable times in a school’s journey, and all the development work across the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust.
This has been a very exciting week for St James’ Church School Nursery. On Tuesday, they received an award from Somerset Skills and Learning being recognised as Apprenticeship Employer of the Month. Somerset Skills and Learning have a very successful record of training apprentices and out of 12 Early Years Practitioners, 6 started off as apprentices with St James’.
In Acorn class, they have been learning about and celebrating Chinese New Year. On Wednesday, children visited Mei’s Chinese Buffet Restaurant for lunch. The children enjoyed a variety of foods which many of them hadn’t tried before, including Spring Rolls, Vegetable Chow Mein, Egg Fried Rice, Chicken balls and Prawn Crackers. This was a wonderful opportunity to experience eating in a restaurant and to find out about different cultures and celebrations.
On Thursday the whole school spent the day looking at their newly developed school vision and values and explored the Bible texts that linked with these. Throughout the day the children also took part in painting murals that depict each Bible text and The Lord’s Prayer. These will be displayed around the school to help the children remember their school vision.
In Year 2 at Holy Trinity Church School they have worked hard on creating a Winter Scene. They enjoyed mixing colours to make different shades of blue, painting from lightest to darkest. Finally, they added snowflakes and silhouettes of snowmen and fir trees.
At the beginning of this term, Class 7 performed their class Worship to the school and their family and friends. They talked about what they have learnt so far in Year 3 and how they demonstrate their rainbow value of cooperation to help their learning.
St John & St Vigor Church School welcomed former Headteacher, Mr Allinson, this week to open their fantastic new adventure playground.
Y5 and Y6 girls from Trinity Church School played against other girls’ school football teams from across Somerset. Trinity played against 5 other teams and there were some very close matches. Trinity went through to the semi-final on points and goal difference – it was a very close tournament! The team showed great resilience after a long day and in cold, wet conditions but played their best game and won the final 3-1.
The girls go on to play in the next tournament against the winners of Devon & Cornwall tournaments later this term.
Year 6 children at St Stephen’s Church School were delighted to welcome wildlife cameraman Hector Skevington-Postles this week. The children heard hair-raising tales from Hector, including stories of filming polar bears and wild jaguars.
St Michael’s Church School have raised over £500 and hosted a visit from a Great Britain athlete this week – thanks to Mr Durrant for organising.
Another beautiful display at St Michael’s linking art with being thankful and reflective.
The Reception class at Bishops Lydeard Church School have had a busy time linking their learning to all things about The Rainbow Fish. They have also been enjoying their new storytelling corner.
The Nursery class at Bishops Lydeard have been enjoying their outdoors area, learning Bible stories and mark making.
Our Trust will continue to thrive and develop because we acknowledge, celebrate and build on the very best of each of our skills, knowledge and understanding, working together supportively and with respect for each other. As a Crew, pulling together, we can make the highest quality learning a destination, a reality, every day for every pupil.