St John the Baptist CMAT

St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust is based in Norfolk and North Suffolk. Currently we comprise of six Primary Schools and one High School.

St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust, company number 7913261 has been set up as a charitable trust limited by guarantee. It has a tiered management and governance structure, with the Members of the Academy Trust Company overseeing the strategic direction of each of its academies. The Members of the Academy Trust Company are the Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Hopes, the Diocesan Trustees (represented by Mgr Tony Rogers), the Diocesan Schools Manager Mrs Julie O'Connor, Mr Fred Corbett and the Chair of the Multi Academy Trust's Board of Directors, Professor Edward Acton. Below this tier is the full Governing Body of the school. The Governing Body is responsible for setting the vision of the school, holding the Headteacher to account for educational performance, and ensuring that the academy's money is well spent.

Our vision is the provision and development of a world class community of schools, providing the highest possible care, support opportunities and outcomes for every child.  Pupils are cherished for who they are, as much as for what they achieve, and all achievements are celebrated.

The Trust Directors will work closely with schools, their governors, staff, parents and the local community to develop together the successful young men and women of our future. We aspire for all our pupils to become valued citizens equipped with a vocation to serve their local community and global society.

The distinctive ethos of the MAT is founded on the Gospel values of faithfulness, humility, truth, forgiveness, tolerance, dignity, service and respect.  They are at the heart of all we teach our young people and inform our 5 Core Principles:

Lead by Example: respect others as you would wish them to respect you
Strive for Excellence: be the best you can be in all you do
Education for All: with a particular duty of care for the poor and disadvantaged
Common Good: working in partnership and providing mutual support to benefit all
Service and Inclusiveness: reaching out to other schools requiring support

Our aim is for every school in the MAT to be outstanding in its outcomes, results and ethos and this to be seen most evidently in the young people as they move from each educational establishment as successful, rounded, ambitious, caring, moral and successful individuals to the next stage of their education and beyond.

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St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG
Tel: 01502 565384

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of the information on our website or wish to speak to our SENCo - Mrs Ware.