Welcome to the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust (BWMAT)
Welcome to the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust website. My name is Philip Bowditch. I have been privileged to be Chief Executive Officer since June 2016. I hope this page and our website gives you something of the essence of what I believe is a very special ‘BWMAT family’.
Our driving force is to ensure that every school within our Trust provides an outstanding education for every child, enhanced by a distinctively Christian ethos. We want to provide every child with an outstanding education of the mind, body and spirit through delivering: a creative, innovative, engaging curriculum that is underpinned by the Christian values of kindness, respect, forgiveness, perseverance and love; an education with the highest aspirations and expectations of academic success; where learning focuses on and values developing children’s characters and qualities as human beings.
Our Trust was established in 2012. In our first 3 years, we grew from 4 to 13 primary schools. Our schools now range in size from 115 to 460 pupils and cover the 0-11 age range. Our current schools are clustered throughout Somerset and North Somerset from Portishead to Weston Super Mare, Highbridge to Bridgwater, Taunton to Yeovil and across South Somerset. They are located within market towns and more rural communities. 7 of our schools are sponsored academies, 11 are convertor academies. The 2 that have most recently joined the BWMAT are schools that have been judged to be Good and Outstanding.
People are at the heart of our Trust – pupils, teachers, support staff, middle leaders, Head teachers, governors and central staff – all with a wide range of unique talents, qualities, beliefs and potential. We seek to provide opportunities for all of our practitioners to share best practice, develop expertise, draw on local, national and international research and form partnerships within and beyond the BWMAT. We share a determination that every child within the BWMAT will access an outstanding education, every child will be able achieve what they hope for their future and that we will work together to be keepers of the flame of ‘Life in all its fullness’.
Chief Executive Officer
Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust