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The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust

BWCAT People Strategy

The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust is committed to enabling all staff to contribute to the best of their ability and develop their full potential throughout their career.

As a Trust, we recognise that the commitment and care shown by all staff are fundamental to the success of our students and commit to supporting, encouraging, and respecting all colleagues and providing them with an enjoyable and rewarding working environment, where we take account of their workload and wellbeing. Our schools are led in an ethical way, driven by moral purpose, creating a positive and aspirational culture. 

The trust is dedicated to developing, growing and retaining talented leaders and staff across our schools.  We aim to realise the potential of all staff by providing them with the very best professional development, which will enable them to deliver exceptional outcomes for our children.

We want our schools to be places where people want to work and choose to stay and have taken into account relevant research and feedback from colleagues to develop our people strategy around the following four pillars:

  • Leadership Culture and Climate
  • Developing our People and Talent
  • Pupil Behaviour
  • Manageable Workload and Wellbeing

Our work is guided by the BWCAT People Strategy Committee with representatives from schools across the Trust, informing our policies and procedures.


Rewards Package

We are committed to investing in our people and are delighted to offer a range of benefits and discounts through our Vivup programme.

The Vivup scheme is a workplace benefits program designed to support employee well-being. It offers a range of benefits including discounts on retail, leisure and health-related services, aiming to enhance the overall quality of life for our staff. The full range of benefits can be found at:

Vivup | Home (vivupbenefits.co.uk)


Examples of benefits include:

  • Home and Electronics
  • Cycle to Work
  • Lifestyle Savings
  • Gym Membership
  • Bike Shop