Welcome from the CEO

Every member of the Venturers Trust community shares a determination to ensure that each young person, through the transformative value of education, will be inspired to achieve their hopes for the future. We have a moral responsibility to provide our students with a high-quality education that not only encourages curiosity, but equips them with the confidence, ambition and skills to pursue their goals and contribute positively to society.

Education really can change lives for the better and it is essential that we nurture the potential of every student, regardless of their background or starting point. Against the guiding principle ‘work hard, be kind’, I believe that anything is possible.

You will see from our mission, vision and values that people are at the heart of Venturers Trust. Our pupils and their families, as well as teachers, teaching assistants, staff, principals, governors and central support staff all have unique qualities, abilities, talents and potential and we see no limits to what our Trust community can achieve. 

By providing genuine opportunities to develop expertise, share best practice, form partnerships both within and beyond the Trust, and provide the right level of support and challenge to our Academy Leadership Teams, together we can close the gap too often caused by disadvantage and improve the life chances of all young people.


David watson obe



 David Watson OBE

Chief Executive Officer



  • National Careers Week 1st – 6th March 2021 Join the biggest and best UK wide celebration next week. Virtual Careers Fair, Daily themes, Video Clips & Downloadable resources. For more information please go to - Read more Read more February 25th
  • Thank you for continuing to deliver such an amazing Schools Programme, sharing the traditions of African-Caribbean culture with young people across the city and celebrating diversity. Read more February 25th
  • Yesterday, we had a motivational speaker Cameron Parker run a session yesterday with 82 year 11s attending. A great turn out and a really inspiring session on motivating students to achieve their potential and encouraging them to have dreams! February 25th
  • Goood morning all ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ . Catch me on BBC Radio Bristol at midday talking all things reopening and welcoming families back into our schools.👍 Read more February 25th
  • Hopefully we are heading out of drudgery and into victory. All ⁦⁩ our reopening schedule will be with you in the next 24 hours along with student testing schedule. Can’t wait to see you all again. ⁦Read more February 23rd
  • A big thank you to for hosting students from at their Insight into Law Day over Feb Half Term. A great opportunity for those interested in a career in Law! Read more Read more February 23rd
  • Well done to students who took part in Virtual Work Experience during half term with companies such as -Thanks to for organising! Read more February 23rd
  • So proud that ⁦⁩ has been selected as a Teaching School Hub Read more February 12th
  • The recent Yr 7 Art Day took inspiration from Graphic Illustrator -students created paper cut collages of their Everyday . Many chose to use their parents as their inspiration & created some wonderful pieces of art Read more February 12th
  • So proud that ⁦⁩ has been selected as a Teaching School Hub Read more February 12th
  • Congratulations and , this is a fantastic achievement that recognises your ability and ambition to drive forward significant progress in school improvement Read more February 12th
  • Now, if I haven’t already asked for too much already... Do I know anyone who’s doing amazing things w/ KS2 to KS3 transition? When head of Y7 there was a great doc from London Challenge about transition ‘bridges’ which provided a v useful framework. Anything better out there? February 11th
  • Bonjour! I’m looking for schools that have done a fantastic job of transforming negative attitudes to languages and improving outcomes. Would love to hear about how it was done. Danke! Is there a Team MFL or similar on Twitter? February 11th
  • Delighted to launch our co- constructed and first ever ⁦⁩ leadership development program with ⁦⁩ . Great to see so many of our staff joining from so many of our schools. We are starting an exciting journey. The future looks bright 😎 Read more February 11th
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  • This is such great news. Working together to share our strengths Read more February 11th
  • Have a look at this lovely film of Abeeha former BRCA pupil now in Y8 helping her sister Maneeha in BRCA Reception Class with her phonics and blending. Great family support! Well done! Read more February 8th
  • Happy Friday! I’m really interested in hearing from colleagues who work in large schools (250+ per year group). How do you ensure the students receive excellent pastoral care when it must be harder harder to build relationships and get to know them all. RTs appreciated. February 8th
  • Year 9 Cookery School today was great fun and their dough-licious(!) looking focaccia turned out fantastically. Mrs Sacker said the students did a great job, well done! Read more February 8th
  • READ: enjoy a selection of goals from our lovely students written today - part of their Merchants' Award... Raising confidence, developing kindness and ultimately aspirations of all our students. Read more February 8th