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



  • It has been great to come back to metacognition and explore with our staff how we will embed it further across our curriculum this year, helping our children reflect on and take charge of their learning. Read more September 10th
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  • All Primary Principals across the Trust have been working this week on Curriculum Development, with a great workshop from Clive Davies from Focus Education. Read more September 10th
  • We have loved welcoming our children back today. Thank you to all our amazing staff for all of your hard work. Thank you to our families for your patience as we refine our drop off and pick up process. Read more September 9th
  • Tomorrow we welcome our new Reception children to The Dolphin School. We can't wait to see you. Our Early Years team have been hard at work preparing everything for our stay and play sessions. Read more September 9th
  • Year 3 are thrilled to be back at school and have been getting stuck in with their learning already. Today they explored character emotions using emojis and plotted them on a graph! Read more September 9th
  • We start every piece of art with skills work in our sketchbooks. Here are three water colour techniques: Banksy Class are artists. Read more September 9th
  • We have loved getting to know our new Reception children as they started with us today. There were some amazing engineers and artists and fantastic creativity in action. We can’t wait to meet the rest of our children tomorrow. Read more September 9th
  • Welcome back to pupils & staff across the Trust. Lets get 20-21 started! Firstly a warm welcome to all new pupils, teachers & associate staff. We hope everyone settles into the new norm & enjoys the new teaching environments & projects that have been implemented. Read more September 7th
  • Great to see from pick up on my ‘Bristol Unpacked’ chat in with of 🎙 Good read. Talking education, poverty & Covid 📚 The link to listen is in the article 👌 Read more September 7th
  • "The events were so inclusive and a great balance as the schools rotate. Today all added up to a first class experience for the children and teachers alike." Venturers Academy - Bristol Read more August 27th
  • Year 3 loved working with art and literacy materials from at the end of last term. They were proud of their work as this photo shows! Read more August 27th
  • What does new masks guidance mean for schools in England? Read more August 27th
  • In areas of England where there is high transmission of coronavirus, we recommend staff and secondary school pupils wear face coverings where social distancing is difficult to maintain, like corridors and communal areas. More details: Read more Read more August 27th
  • A beautiful morning - 1. Worked hard at the gym 2. I said good morning to people as I walked. They all said good morning and smiled in reply. Try it.👣🏃 August 27th
  • We appreciate all you have done for the children across Venturers Trust and especially at 🥰#therapydog Read more August 27th
  • ⁩ we undertook the CAG process with deep integrity and it took days not hours. No over inflation but honest well evidenced assessment.The beginning of some Trust in the profession? I hope so ⁦⁩ ⁦Read more August 21st
  • We are so proud of all our Year 11 students today across our schools and the staff, parents and guardians who supported them throughout. We celebrate your achievements ! Read more Read more August 21st
  • students celebrated a strong set of , demonstrating resilience and delivering strong results in the face of what has been a challenging year- read more about their success here: Read more August 21st
  • The focus and determination of students produced an impressive set of results on - read the news story here Read more August 21st