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Welcome to the website of Riviera Education Trust. Inspiring the individuals of today for a better society tomorrow.

Stewart Biddles, CEO

During my career, I have been headteacher, deputy head, advisory teacher and class teacher in a wide variety of schools. As a class teacher, my goal was always to make learning fun and relevant to the children in my classes. Now as CEO of our Trust, I encourage that philosophy throughout our schools.


As headteacher of an outstanding school, I understand the importance of maintaining the highest standards of behaviour and attainment for all of our children, however, it is always the children’s happiness and progress that concerns me most. I firmly believe that happy children who have a positive and exciting experience at school, will thrive and go on to fulfil their potential becoming successful members of the community. 


As CEO of Riviera Education Trust, I am committed to raising standards in our schools and those in our community. I strongly believe that this is best achieved through collaboration; where schools work together to share and develop the best practice, the best outcomes for our children follow.


Riviera Education Trust, Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton TQ3 2SY (Registered Office)
A charitable company limited by guarantee, Company registration number 09751294 (England & Wales)