Welcome from Andy Berry – Principal and Chief Executive of Bridgwater and Taunton College and Chair of Bridgwater College Trust, Academy Sponsor
‘This message relates primarily to BCA but it provides useful information about West Somerset College’s sponsor.’
Bridgwater and Taunton College is delighted to be the sponsor of the Academy. Our aim is to support the development of an ‘all-through’ Academy which provides an outstanding learning environment and experience for the children and young people in our community.
As the Academy sponsor, we will seek to use the expertise we have gained through being rated as an ‘outstanding’ College by Ofsted for the past 12 years to support the work of the Academy and to achieve high levels of attainment for students. We are very excited by the potential benefits and opportunities that can be provided to the Academy by our sponsorship, including new curriculum opportunities utilising state of the art facilities in the College, additional extra-curricular activities for all age groups, joint staff development programmes and a range of careers guidance, personnel, financial and purchasing services.
We are very proud to be the sponsors of the first all-through Academy in Somerset and look forward to working with the Academy staff, parents and local employers to create and deliver an exceptional experience for students which enables them to fulfil their potential.