Educate Together Academy Trust UK is developing a group of schools in the Bristol and wider south-west area, both through opening new Free Schools, and through work with existing schools.
If you would like to see an Educate Together school in your area please contact us on 0117 379 0119 or email email@example.com.
In July 2013 Educate Together Academy Trust UK (ETAT) was approved as an academy sponsor, eligible to work on projects in England. Following this, in December 2013, ETAT was awarded the sponsorship of a new academy to be built in Redfield, Bristol. Educate Together Academy Trust UK was incorporated on January 24, 2014.
Redfield ET Primary, opened its doors in September 2014, followed by Somerdale ET Primary in 2017. Shortly after, Mulberry Park ET and Parklands ET opened in 2018.
The Trust has a fifth school, Abbey Farm ET Primary, Swindon, due to open in September 2022.
Reception Class 2022 and Pre-school spaces will be available for applications in September 2021.
Reception Class: Applications will be co-ordinated by the parent/carers home Local Authority (usually Swindon, in this case). When completing the online form here, please select Abbey Farm Educate Together Primary as one of your options. Paper forms can be requested from Swindon Borough Council at this address:
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th January 2022.
Our Admissions Policy can be found here Admissions Policy.
Pre-school Places: Places for 3 year olds will be available in September 2022 also. Further details about session times and admissions policy will be available in September 2021. Applications will be available online, via the school website in January 2021.
Please note that attendance at the Abbey Farm ET pre-school is not a ‘priority criteria’ within our schools Admissions Policy, so your child is not guaranteed a place at Abbey Farm ET Primary.
Mulberry Park Educate Together Primary is a one-form entry school that opened its doors this September 2018.
The school runs in a brand new building, next door to the new community ‘Hub’ and Happy Days Nursery. When full the school will have 210 pupils. To find out more, including admissions info please visit www.mulberryparket.org.uk.< less
Somerdale Educate Together Primary opened in September, 2017 to one class of reception children, in a brand new building next to the iconic Fry’s Chocolate Factory.
When full the school will have 210 pupils. For further information, including primary and pre-school admissions and tour dates, please visit www.somerdaleet.org.uk.< less
Educate Together Academy Trust (ETAT) is an equality-based Trust where we live by the mottos ‘no child an outsider’ and ‘learn together to live together’. Our schools celebrate diversity, individuality and respects each child’s identity and that of their family equally. We are an Academy Trust of Rights Respecting Schools, and this education is embedded in all interactions and explicitly taught. This supports and underpins our unique ethical Learn Together curriculum that is taught throughout the school.
At ETAT we have always fought racism and promoted equality, equity, and inclusivity through education, both within our schools and the communities they serve. We are very proud of our richly diverse school community and as a Trust, we do not tolerate any form of racism or discrimination.
ETAT is appalled by the racist abuse that England’s National Football Team, has received in recent days and weeks especially. We are aware that as a result black people across the country have received abuse too. Racism has no place in society in any context and at ETAT we reaffirm that we are dedicated to identifying and confronting racism head on.
The Trust will be working to develop a new Anti-Racism Strategy and with this, our schools will continue to use education to enact societal change. This Strategy will then be implemented across the Trust in collaboration and with staff, children, and the wider school community.
The Trust continues to educate itself to ensure that future generations understand, appreciate, and celebrate our diversity, differences, achievements, and histories.
Educate Together Academy Trust strives to promote equality and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We feel it is important to make links available that address and reflect the ongoing events across the world and to support you in discussions you may be having with your children.
Below are resources that are aimed at supporting parents to hold conversations with your children and answer some of the difficult questions. It is important to stress that the resources shared below are not intended to be a home learning activity for your child to do alone. In our schools, we will discuss events in a supportive way, led by the children’s questions.
https://yoopies.co.uk/c/press-releases/blacklivesmatter – A parents guide to Black Lives Matter
How the UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child protects children from discrimination
· Article 2 (Non-discrimination): Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
· Article 4 (Protection of rights): Governments have a responsibility to take all available measures to make sure children’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. When countries ratify the Convention, they agree to review their laws relating to children. This involves assessing their social services, legal, health and educational systems, as well as levels of funding for these services. Governments are then obliged to take all necessary steps to ensure that the minimum standards set by the Convention in these areas are being met. They must help families protect children’s rights and create an environment where they can grow and reach their potential.
· Article 8 (Preservation of identity): Children have the right to an identity – an official record of who they are. Governments should respect children’s right to a name, a nationality and family ties.
· Article 14 (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion): Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.
· Article 19 (Protection from all forms of violence): Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally. Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect
· Article 22 (Refugee children): Children have the right to special protection and help if they are refugees (if they have been forced to leave their home and live in another country), as well as all the rights in this Convention.
· Article 23 (Children with disabilities): Children who have any kind of disability have the right to special care and support, as well as all the rights in the Convention, so that they can live full and independent lives.
· Article 29 (Goals of education): Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. It should encourage children to respect others, human rights and their own and other cultures.
· Article 30 (Children of minorities/indigenous groups): Minority or indigenous children have the right to learn about and practice their own culture, language and religion.
WHY ATTENDANCE MATTERS
Article 28: Every child has the right to an education.
As a school we aim for all children to achieve 100% attendance, unless illness or an unavoidable cause prevents them from attending school. Children who attend this amount of time are likely to reach their full potential in education and go on to college and university. Therefore it is really important that your child attends school every day.
If your child has 1 day off a fortnight this adds up to one and a half years during their school life, it is proven that this often limits what they can achieve when they are 16. Please only keep your child at home if they are really unwell. If you are not sure bring your child/ren to school and let the class teacher know.
Click here for our attendance policy.
* We value all children and the unique contribution that they offer to the school.
* We believe that all children learn best when they feel safe and are happy in school.
* We believe that respect underpins all of our relationships within school and with the outside world.
* We ensure that all pupils achieve their fullest potential and are fully prepared for the next stage of learning and life
All children have equal rights of access to the school and children of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds are equally respected
Article 14: Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.
All children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and opportunities
Article 4: Governments must do all they can to make sure every child can enjoy their rights.
We always put the children at the heart of every decision and activity. If it is not in the interest of the children’s learning or welfare then why do it?
Article 3: The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.
We encourage active participation of parents, children and the community in the daily life of the school whilst positively affirming the professional role of the teachers
Article 12: Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.
“No child an outsider”
1) Children of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds have a right to an education that respects their individual identity whilst exploring the different values and traditions of the world in which they live.
2) Parents are entitled to participate actively in decisions that affect the education of their children.
A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community. Governments must do all they can to provide support to disabled children and their families.
Our Executive SENCO is : Laura Bazell
Educate Together Academy Trust has a true commitment to providing all children with high quality education where they can achieve their full potential. As part of Educate Together’s core principles we ensure that all children are valued and treated with respect.
We aim to ensure that:
* all children have the best possible education which meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children
* all children are fully included in all aspects of the school
* all children have the support and provision necessary to enable them to achieve
We truly believe that by working in close partnership with parents/carers and adults outside of the school we can give our children high quality care, support, education and opportunities to enable them to succeed in life beyond.
For further details please contact the Central Team on 0117 379 0119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND INFORMATION REPORT
Educate Together’s core principles are of valuing every child regardless of need and we will always ensure that all children have the best possible education and the provision necessary to enable this. Each school produces a SEND Report annually and keeps up to date information about the local offer on their websites.< less
At Educate Together Academy Trust our schools take part in all the usual statutory assessments and Ofsted visits.
Each school has successfully undergone a ‘pre-opening’ Ofsted check. Ofsted then come back in the third year of operation to connect their first inspection. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Oftsed visits were suspended in 2021 so Somerdale, Mulberry Park and Parklands are due for visits this year. Redfield is also due its next visit.
The links below will take you to the ‘Get Information About Schools’ profile for each school where you can find Ofsted info and Performance Data.
Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy.
Educate Together Academy Trust actively promotes the importance of a healthy, balanced diet for all of our children.
Lunchtime is a core part of our school day promoting our school ethos and encouraging interaction and independence, whereby adults and children sit down to eat together. We encourage all children to try a range of different foods and staff will support children with this.
Children are able to have a mixture of school meals and packed lunches. School meals are currently free for all children in Reception, Year One and Year Two.
Those families who chose to send children to school with a packed lunch are to ensure that they provide a healthy, NUT FREE packed lunch following our Packed lunch charter.
Milk All children under 5 are entitled to free milk. Those who wish to purchase milk for their children can do so by clicking the link: https://www.coolmilk.com
Fruit Under the school fruit and vegetable scheme, infant children are entitled to a free piece of fruit.
Water All children have access to fresh water throughout the day. School provides cups for this.