Ventrus Information


St David's C of E Primary School, which became an academy in 2016, is a member of Ventrus Multi Academy Trust. The Trust comprises of 15 primary schools and one secondary school across Devon, whose aim is to deliver excellence in education through collaborative working and mutual accountability.


Each of the schools has its own Headteacher and these school leaders work closely together to ensure that we deliver a curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils and that opportunities for our pupils are broad and challenging. In addition there is an Executive Leadership Team for the Trust as a whole, which comprises the CEO of the Trust, Mr Gary Chown, 3 Directors of Improvement and Chief Financial Officer. The Executive Leadership Team oversees and supports school improvement for all schools. At a local level Mrs Bourne works with Mrs Ashley Leeson to ensure that St David's C of E Primary School continues to provide an excellent level of education for our pupils.


Staff and governors of our school benefit hugely from working within a family of schools. The Trust operates ‘Best Practice Networks’ in a variety of subjects, aspects and phases within Primary Education. The opportunity to work in partnership to shape and develop one’s own practice, and the practice of others, has a profound effect on the quality of education that we are able to provide at St David's C of E Primary School.


For the children in the Trust schools, there are regular opportunities to work and play with children from all of the schools. Whether it be on a Gifted and Talented day for mathematicians, or a musical event or in the sporting arena, our pupils benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of a large group of talented and skilled teachers and assistants.


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