Who we are

Mrs Tracy French

Executive Head Teacher

I am Mrs Tracy French. I have been a Head Teacher of a number of primary schools in both Bristol and Wales, I am also an Ofsted Inspector in England and Estyn Inspector in Wales. Having been lucky enough to work in different schools has extended my skills set to all elements of Primary Teaching and Learning, I am then able to use this knowledge to develop all academies within the MAT.

When my children were in education I had very high expectations of the schools they attended, I assume you have those same high expectations of us now and can assure you that our aim is nothing but the best for your children.

Outside school I enjoy travelling,running, during the summer months I work for a charity in Africa building schools and supporting local communities and spending time with my family.

Mr Andrew Bowden

I believe that good education is paramount to the wellbeing of not only an individual but also the whole community, so when the opportunity arose to become a Trustee it was an easy decision to make. It is a privilege to be involved in the educational journey of our children, and I thoroughly enjoy working alongside like minded people.

Mr Christopher Osborne

I grew up in Stockwood and during the early 90’s attended Waycroft Infant and Junior Schools.

As a Managing Quantity Surveyor, I have experience of working as part of a team effectively managing all contractual and financial matters relating to large scale building projects (from £5m to £100m). This includes setting and maintaining budgets, agreement of building contracts, and the recruitment and mentoring of staff.

As initially a parent governor and now a MAT Trustee I am relishing the challenges ahead. Having such a history with the school I hope my experiences will enable me to make the right contribution to the decision making and direction of the MAT in the future.

Mrs Kay Harrison

I have worked in education for thirty-two years and continue to have a great interest in the primary sector, particularly in the curriculum and in inclusion.

My perspective will be useful, particularly in relation to Equality and Inclusion, as I have worked in this field for many years and have a great deal of experience in working with Bristol Local Authority to ensure appropriate outcomes and provision for pupils with SEND.

I welcome the opportunity to use the skills and knowledge, acquired during my career, to support the Waycroft MAT community.

Mr Matthew Farrow

With a training and qualification background as a Solicitor and now a Minister of Religion working as a Managing Chaplain in the Civil Service, I am looking forward to utilising my skills to support and enhance the performance and wellbeing of the MAT academies, it’s pupils and staff.

I have had 2 children pass through one of the MAT academies in recent years and live locally to the academies.