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Welcome from the CEO

TEAM Multi-Academy Trust came into existence in 2012 when the governing body of Pilton Bluecoat Church of England Junior School applied for Academy status to the Secretary of State for Education. Over the past twelve years TEAM has become well known for its innovative approach to education and its eagerness for collaboration with schools locally and across the world. In 2015, the Trust welcomed Brayford Academy and Umberleigh Academy followed in July 2017 by Witheridge Church of England Academy and High Bickington Church of England Academy. More recently in June 2022, we welcomed Beaford Community Primary and Nursery School into the Trust. Our schools are not carbon copies of one another, each possesses its own unique heritage and identity. This is exciting and something that we celebrate with the children.

It is through our vision of ‘Life, Love and Learning to the Full,’ that we aim to ensure our pupils receive a world-class education at every stage of their schooling. We want them to understand how precious life is and what it truly means to be loved. As a Trust, we build foundations for life in all its fullness underpinned by our values, where we understand what it means to love and care for others within our schools and our local, national and global community.

Our curriculum has been built on four drivers: Building Learning Power, Building Futures, Building Communities and Building Self Esteem/Positive Mental Wellbeing. It is through our drivers that we seek to raise children’s aspirations by providing them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to realise their ambitions. Through our ‘Big Event’ curriculum, all children have a wide range of experiences that broadens their horizons and deepens their learning. The curriculum provides opportunities for children to develop a sense of pride in their locality whilst at the same time helping them to learn about other cultures from around the world. Their learning is rich, exciting and diverse, but most importantly, it is accessible to all. Our children benefit from increased collaboration across the curriculum and their education is enhanced through first-hand experiences within the different settings that our schools offer.

Life, Love and Learning to the Full is about seeking to achieve high academic standards for all our children but more importantly, it is about ensuring that we provide a very safe, supportive and positive environment for our children to learn and grow as global citizens. We are all very proud of TEAM Multi-Academy Trust and the way in which it has continued to improve outcomes for the children of North Devon. Looking to the future we are all very committed to ensuring that we continue to create exciting opportunities and lifelong memories for children and staff.

                                                                                                                                 Ian Thomas 

                                                                                                                                 Chief Executive Officer