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Welcome from the Chief Executive

Stephen Chamberlain – Chief Executive

About Us

I am immensely proud to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Challenger Multi Academy Trust. Our mission is to embrace the challenge of providing the best possible education for children and young people. We expect excellence in academic standards, learning and the behaviour and character of our young people in the CMAT community. At CMAT we challenge each other and our team every day to ensure excellence in all that we do.

I am deeply passionate about ensuring high standards in CMAT schools and academies coupled with extensive opportunities to build on learning outside the classroom. We provide our young people with the opportunities to develop their skills and talents and become outstanding leaders be it in the best universities, the world of work or as part of our community. Our schools and academies combine traditional academic rigor and values with innovative approaches to learning and engagement within the classroom and beyond.  This is underpinned by our key values of Leadership, Challenge and Service combined with creativity and a drive for excellence.

Our vision is to build a collaborative partnership of schools that will provide outstanding educational provision both in and outside the classroom through challenge and promoting excellence. Our improvement model is based on school led, school- to-school support developed through a model of collaborative autonomy.

The ‘CMAT Model’ ensures all our schools have strong networks and a strong voice in their future. Working with a range of partners and individuals with a proven track record in school improvement and partnership working we will help build strong capacity to improve from within and a culture that looks outward and never stops aiming to achieve excellence.

Our focus is on achieving high academic standards for all children and young people within our schools and academies through a focus on.

The CMAT focus on learning both in and outside the classroom is unique. The Challenger Diploma exists to acknowledge and promote the achievements of children, staff and the community in this area and to be at the heart of the improvement agenda. Our trustees are committed to ensuring that the opportunities provided for children and young people in our schools and academies allow them to grow as individuals, embrace challenge in all aspects of their lives and achieve and expect excellence. Please take the time to read our prospectus and please get in touch if you would like to know more about being part of the Challenger family.

Stephen Chamberlain 


Email: schamberlain@challengermat.org
Tel: 07733 328757