A welcome to all from Peter Evans the CEO of Learn@ MAT
Welcome to Learn@ Multi-Academy Trust
The Learn@ group of academies and alternative providers serve the West of England with specialist education for children aged five through to 19 who have a variety of needs.
I am very proud to be part of this innovative and unique arrangement to provide quality teaching and learning through our four Academies with plans for a fifth to open on the South Gloucestershire and Bristol border by September 2020.
Across Learn@ we recognise that we are all different and life is not always equal and fair; many young people have special needs and traumatic early life experiences, which often result in their early educational experiences being challenging and negative. Our aim is to support all children and help them recognise their own worth, raise their self-esteem and re-engage them in successful learning with a wide, relevant and rich curriculum.
Our two Academies provide education for young people aged 5 to 19 who have a variety of needs that may be social, emotional, affecting their mental health or communication skills.
Knowle DGE Academy mainly has students from across south Bristol to access school during the day with the opportunity for weekday ‘short breaks’ at its on-site accommodation. Notton House Academy is based in Wiltshire but is quite unique in accommodating male students Monday to Friday from Bristol and the surrounding area.
Both of these Academies offer a wide range of individually tailored national curriculum and vocational learning in small groups. Most of our students will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) before they arrive but in some circumstances we can offer a place for assessment.
St Matthias (Key Stage 3 and 4) and Lansdown Park (Key Stage 2 and 3) are alternative school providers working closely with mainstream schools in Central, East and South Bristol to both prevent exclusions and support young people who have been excluded or at risk of exclusion.
We provide challenging 12-week programmes, which prepare and support a young person’s successful return to a mainstream school. Some students benefit from an extended placement with us, which involves an in-depth assessment of their needs and potential transfer to a specialist school.
Contact us for support
Please take the time to look at all our Academies in more detail through the links provided and contact them directly if you wish to arrange a visit.
If you are on the difficult journey of choosing a new school for your child, please do not hesitate to call me on 0117 370 8030 ext 2222. We are here to help you give your child a positive future.
Chief Executive Officer
Learn@ Multi-Academy Trust