Welcome from our Chief Executive

“Our designated schools are located in four different Local Authorities, Hexham, Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham. Within our Trust we have four Teaching Schools, a National Computing Hub, a National MFL Hub and a national accredited NPQ (National Professional Qualification for Headship and Leadership) provider.

As Chief Executive Officer of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust I never cease to be amazed by the hard work, commitment and dedication of our staff within the Trust with regard to health, care, well-being and academic progress of our wonderful students.

Our Trust is brimming with talent and expertise which is provided by our excellent Head Teachers, staff and Trust central team. Through these dedicated people, we are able to focus on and help advise and support schools so they can create environments and opportunities that will allow transformational leadership and teaching to develop, grow and make a difference.

Successful improvement strategies and models are matched and disseminated to areas of need through our leadership group and partnership working teams Our talented schools and teaching teams are effectively supported, guided and helped by our highly specialist central services team who cover a wide range of areas from Finance and HR to commercial services and Facilities Management. This experienced team of industry experts ensures that all schools within the Trust can tap into support with recruitment, for example, to find the best possible teachers for our schools.

Similarly, we work hard to deliver support in all aspects of finance including efficient processes and systems and strategic performance, risk and decision analysis to ensure that every financial decision impacts positively on our students. We also help our schools with procurement and facilities management to ensure our schools get the best deals and save money.”

Nick Hurn, OBE

(RAAC) Temporary Closure of Schools Notification for Families


Please click below to view an article regarding temporary school closures within our trust.

Temporary Closure of Schools Notification for Families – BWCET

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