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Working in partnership

Driver Youth Trust (DYT)

We are delighted to be working in collaboration with the Driver Youth Trust to implement their Drive for Literacy (DfL) programme. Our school leadership team, whole school staff and those who lead on SEND and Literacy have access to Drive for Literacy workshops, resources, parent support and advice to ensure learners with literacy difficulties can access the curriculum and experience success in school. We are aiming to achieve this through excellent classroom teaching and specialist teaching.

More information on this model, including useful information for parents and free resources for schools can be found at and Twitter @DriverTrust.

For any questions, please contact


Empire Fighting Chance

Learn@ MAT are proud to work with Empire Fighting Chance, a charity based in Empire Gym, Bristol, which focusses its support on helping young people with mental health issues and at risk of becoming involved in criminal activities. They have developed an approach that reflects the strengths and interests of young people. Empire Fighting Chance use the street credibility of boxing to attract young people and weave in personal development activities while they participate in the sport. They listen, mentor, educate, challenge and inspire while young people box. So, with them, young people don’t join a ‘charity programme’, they participate in sport and gain support naturally. As a result, they are much more willing to open up, trust and listen.

Empire Fighting Chance exist to tackle a widespread issue. Deprivation impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK.  They will only ever be able to reach a small proportion through their services so they are extending the impact by influencing the policies and practices that impact on young people’s lives. Empire Fighting Chance have built outstanding partnerships with Bristol City Council, local authorities in South Wales, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and multiple youth providers. Nationally, they are contributing to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Boxing to build a case to the Government for how sport can improve mental health.

For general enquiries
Call 0117 908 6655


Child Speech

Our preferred Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) providers are 'ChildSpeech'. They seek to provide intervention which is grounded in a solid evidence base of effectiveness with a team of experienced speech and language therapists with a broad range of specialisms to ensure your child receives the most appropriate support. Specialisms include: stammering, autism, developmental language disorder (DLD), selective mutism and speech sound disorders.

ChildSpeech works with individual families and educational settings and is able to provide therapy or training flexibly to suit needs. ChildSpeech has ten licensed Talk Boost trainers to provide training to deliver this exciting new intervention. Child Speech lead SaLT throughout all our Academies and are helping us ensure they are all 'communication friendly schools'.