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

@VenturersTrust

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  • What a great start to the week with Year 6 Learning To Lead students. Amazing team work and communication helped us all make flares that went sky high! Thank you to the Navy & for making the session so much fun! 👏 Read more December 5th
  • Well done to the new team of Y8 Language Scholars who can't wait to get started on opportunities to spread the love of languages. We also couldn't be more proud of the Y10 language scholars who represented us so well at last week 🤗 Read more December 5th
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  • All parents are invited to an evening to talk about how you can support your child with their homework and attendance at Merchants' Academy on the 6th of December, from 4pm - 6pm. We're looking forward to chatting with you over a hot drink and a mince pie! December 5th
  • A huge well done to all the children who performed in our music assembly today. We were blown away by the amazing talent and hard work of our . 🎵🎻🎹 Read more December 3rd
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  • Look who turned up in Fry Class yesterday! We're ready for his festive mischief... Read more December 2nd
  • All parents are invited to an evening to talk about how you can support your child with their homework and attendance at Merchants' Academy on the 6th of December, from 4pm - 6pm. We're looking forward to chatting with you over a hot drink and a mince pie! December 2nd
  • Year 5 teams braved the wind and rain to excel in the Fittest Classroom on Earth 5 regional play offs. Incredible resilience and sportsmanship from our pupils! Read more December 2nd
  • Great work ! Looking forward to tasting your drinks 🥂. And thanks to for organising this event for the community Read more December 1st
  • A great time ⁦⁩ listening to some very articulate and knowledgeable students. sharing their work on equality diversity and inclusion. Thank you to the teacher for making this happen. ⁦⁩ - made my day 👍🏾 Read more December 1st
  • Great work looking forward to hearing how this goes. Read more December 1st
  • We were also very proud to see two of our first ever Dolphin alumnus come back and give back to our community! We always told them they would! November 30th
  • Tuesday 6th December, 4pm - 6pm we will be at the Academy to help you support your child with attendance and homework issues. Read more November 30th
  • Great to see the continued improvements at Barton Hill 👍🏾 Read more November 30th
  • Great work and parents. Partnership with families is vital Read more November 30th
  • Geography teachers of Twitter 🌍 Plans are coming along nicely to run some subject knowledge enhancement seminars led by leading academics from in partnership with If you could attend a seminar about one of the topics below, which would it be? 👇🏻 November 29th
  • It’s that time of year again, please donate to our Christmas hamper appeal. We buy vouchers for families to go shopping for Christmas dinner and presents. Read more November 29th
  • A ribbon of rainbow light to guide the children up the stairs and into class!! The school values are along it. A day to make the stencils and a day to paint the mural. Bish bash Bosh. Read more November 29th
  • A very humbling day witnessing the ongoing improvements across all phases. Thank you for providing such a vibrant, happy and inclusive environment for your school community Read more November 29th