Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer of the Wessex Academy Trust – Mike Foley
Welcome to the Wessex Multi-Academy Trust.
You are probably interested in finding out about what we do and how we set about providing the best possible education for all young people attending one of our schools. Therefore, we have tried to give you a feel for what it means to be a learner in the Wessex MAT and to explain what is important to us.
Learning is at the heart of what we do – it is everything. We want to encourage a love of learning for life, and everyone involved in Wessex will play a part in making that happen. We want young people to learn from each other together a rich diversity of experiences; we provide a breadth of opportunities so they can find their own special skill or talent; we talk to them about ‘unlocking potential’ rather than ‘reaching potential’ because we don’t want young people to set any limit on what they can achieve.
We like the concept of working within a family of schools. We believe schools achieve most when they work together, sharing expertise and best practice. Everyone benefits – those that are receiving support and those providing it. Schools working together can achieve savings and efficiencies and maximise the use of specialist services. Staff have more opportunities for progression and development and the security of knowing that help is readily available. School improvement happens when you work as part of a larger team with the same values and ambition.
Thank you for your interest.
Our Mission is for every child in our care to have the best possible learning opportunities in a safe and caring environment where they can achieve their full potential.
Our Vision is to work in partnership with our schools and staff to deliver outstanding contemporary learning opportunities that prepare every child to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
All stakeholders will hold our Trust accountable for its decisions and outcomes
To provide schools with services, advice and guidance necessary for high-quality education and compliance
Providing effective and simple modes of communication that will allow all stakeholders to understand how our Trust is governed and how decisions are arrived at
We believe learning for life is best provided in an inclusive environment where young people come together regardless of ability, background, culture, faith or beliefs
To prove that system wide improvement is best achieved through collaboration not competition
We believe that learners, families and communities are crucial partners in the quest for successful learning
To make the best use of resources and provide high quality support services that are personalised and tailored to each school’s needs
Bring people together so as to build inclusive communities
All Trust schools will strive for, and retain, an Ofsted rating of outstanding
To train, develop, recruit and retain the most outstanding staff in the belief that this is the way to achieve world-class standards in education
To identify and develop outstanding governors and leaders and ensure succession planning in all our schools
To continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning so all young people in our care get the best possible opportunities for future progression
We believe that mutual respect is the foundation for good relationships and that we should act with care, concern and generosity towards each other
We believe that every young person has a talent that can be nurtured through relentless optimism and striving for success
Promoting inclusivity helps to generate authentic respect for others
Respecting the decisions of students who do not wish to follow the traditional pathway into university education
We believe in a plural society where freedom of speech is upheld by all members of our school community
To support all children and young people to live safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives through outstanding provision in welfare, support and safeguarding
To make a difference to families and communities through opportunities for sport, travel, performance and further learning
We believe in the power of learning as a means to transform lives
To provide short, medium and long-term support for all students
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion - Partnership Pledge
In our schools
We hold up a mirror in order to see the diverse faces and families before us, to think about where equity for each person is and to achieve their inclusion in all aspects of school life. We are aware of privilege and disadvantage throughout our schools.
In our partnership communities
We look through a window to grasp the potential for working together, to embrace each other's students, staff and ideas, and create the possibilities that lie therein.
In our world
We open the door to receive the real world in and to welcome the present. We listen, learn and observe hard; we send out diverse school life to inspire, to change, to model.
Documents and Reports
|Financial Statements||Uploaded||File Size|
|Executive Pay Data 2021.pdf||14/03/2022||140 KB|
|Gender Pay Gap Report 2021 - 19.20.pdf||14/03/2022||676 KB|
|Executive Pay Data 2020.pdf||20/07/2021||202 KB|
|Wessex Multi Academy Trust - 21-22 FinStat.pdf||03/01/2023||3429 KB|
|Wessex Multi Academy Trust - 20-21 Financial Statement.pdf||14/03/2022||3027 KB|
|Wessex Multi Academy Trust - 19-20 financial statement.pdf||04/01/2022||6638 KB|
|Gender Pay Report 2022 - 20-21 data.pdf||10/03/2022||83 KB|