Ethos and Values
Educate Together Academy Trust (ETAT) has four primary schools: Redfield Educate Together in Bristol, Somerdale Educate Together in Keynsham, Mulberry Park Educate Together in Bath and Parklands Educate Together in Weston-super-Mare.
We are delighted to be opening our fifth UK school in Swindon, Abbey Farm in September 2022.
Our unique ethical curriculum and our core principles enable us to create a learning environment that nurtures, encourages and builds the skills children will need in our increasingly diverse and globalised world.
We are an equality based school where no child is an outsider and we learn together to live together. We aim to develop the whole child, encouraging their individuality, respecting each child’s identity and respecting that of their family equally.
We work hard to create a positive, comfortable atmosphere in all our schools nurturing each child as an individual. Each school is different and meets the needs and aspirations of their local community and parents however each school adheres to these 4 core principles:
· Equality based i.e. all children having equal rights of access to the school, and children of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds being equally respected
· Co-educational, all children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and opportunities
· Child-centred, in that we put the children at the heart of every decision and activity. If it is not for children’s learning or welfare then why do it?
· Democratically run with active participation by parents, pupils and the community in the daily life of the school, whilst positively affirming the professional role of teachers
We actively encourage and teach children to be proactive participants in our world, questioning and reflecting on all that life brings them.
Our ethical curriculum, Learn Together is taught every day with the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage integrated into it.
This means that the children will be ‘secondary ready’ with their core skills of Maths, English, Science and all the usual subjects and will also have a range of other skills to enable them to be proactive citizens. High standards in a rich knowledge and skills based academic and non-academic curriculum are the expectation.
Day by day we question whether what we do is for the children’s learning and the children’s welfare. If it isn’t then we question why we are doing it. We believe it is important to have high academic standards and maintain it is possible to achieve this alongside a creative and ethical curriculum.
Further information about curriculum delivery by Subject and Year Group can be found on each schools website.