DoWAT is at an exciting stage in our evolution as a leading Catholic MAT. Founded upon the strengths of our 11 original schools, we are consistently amongst the top performing multi-academy trusts in the country.

We are committed to a school-led, school improvement structure that is Christ centred, and child-centred. We have a deep commitment to Catholic social teaching and the common good. We believe that academy structures, done well, allow the common good to flourish and offer the best route to future Catholic educational excellence.

Our Trust leader and teacher development structures are led by our schools. We believe in providing the time, space and opportunity for great teachers to learn from one another. We use our central Trust resource to enable DoWAT school leaders to grow. Our school improvement pyramid is founded upon the collective improvement priorities of our schools. These form the golden thread of impact that underpins all our workstreams as a Trust.

The young people across our schools deserve Catholic excellence and a curriculum that allows their fullest expression and formation. We are driven by our Mission and are committed to inter-connectedness with education colleagues across the sector. We believe that our family of schools are the future of Catholic education and commit to sharing with and learning from others. 

Our dedicated headteachers, teachers and wider school community work with our families to understand the needs of every child. Every child is unique. Our mission demands the relentless pursuit of Catholic Excellence through shared Gospel Values for all DoWAT children.