Double award win for Rivers at National MAT awards
We are thrilled to have won ‘MAT Leadership Team of the Year’ and ‘Large MAT of the Year’ at the National MAT Awards 2023.
Kate Brunt, Kerry Rochester, Catherine Atkinson, Miriam Brown and Emily Calvert represented The Rivers C of E Academy Trust at the exclusive awards ceremony in London on Thursday 23rd March 2023. The awards hosted by the Multi Academy Trust Association (MATA) aim to celebrate outstanding achievement and recognise the great work multi-academy trusts do.
The Rivers C of E Academy Trust were nominated as ‘Leadership Team of the Year’ for the work they have been doing writing a curriculum framework based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We are thrilled to win ‘MAT Leadership of the Year’ after having spent the last two years developing a curriculum framework that places Partnership, Sustainability, Legacy, Innovation, Equality and Knowledge at the very heart of their teaching and learning. Focusing upon teaching children to 'Love, Learn and Live as global citizens in an Ever-Changing World'.
Kerry Rochester, Director of Education at the Rivers Trust thanked the many members of staff who had given up so much time to begin to bring this vision together, "This is a long and in-depth process as we create comprehensive rationales that underpin all subjects, overviews and progressive documents. We have worked with many members of staff across the Trust and we feel that this is truly a huge team effort."
The Rivers C of E Academy Trust were also nominated for the ‘Large MAT of the Year’ award which celebrates the fantastic impact of multi-academy trusts with 15+ schools. The five Rivers Academy attendees were delighted to be announced as winners of the award.
Responding to this recognition, and the importance of sharing this message on a large scale, Emily Calvert (Headteacher of North Worcester Primary Academy and curriculum writer) said, "We know this is the generation that needs to address climate change, that needs to work together to address inequalities and develop lifelong habits that are for the betterment of mankind and the planet. It is our ongoing duty to ensure the children in our care have a strong basis from which to make positive life choices."
CEO, Kate Brunt, said of the double win, "This was totally unexpected and a wonderful recognition of all the work being done by the Curriculum Team and so many members of staff across the Trust.