At Mulberry Park Educate Together Primary we like to work collaboratively with families and the community around us to ensure our children have the best experience possible.
For further information about our school please visit the links below.
Euro’s 2021: ETAT Statement July 21
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.
Mulberry Park Educate Together 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 school, we will discuss events in a supportive way, led by the children’s questions. If you have any questions, please e-mail your child’s class teacher via the year group page.
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
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 now provide wrap around care provision for children aged 4 -11 who attend Mulberry Park Educate Together Primary.
Our club provides term time only before and after school care and is situated in the Lower library space, within the school building.
The club, which is run by school staff, provides a choice of stimulating activities which the children can help to plan. There are a range of fun indoor and outdoor play resources for the children to enjoy, and they are also plenty of opportunities to relax.
Our Breakfast club hours are 8.00am – 8.50am
Our Afterschool club hours are 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Our Breakfast club session is £4, which includes breakfast.
Our Afterschool club is made up of two sessions. The first session (3.10 – 4.15pm) is £5, which includes a snack.
The second session 4.15 – 5.15pm, is £2.50.
For children attending both Afterschool club sessions the cost will be £7.50.
Dates for the Breakfast and Afterschool club are released before the end of the previous half term. Bookings are made in advance, through Arbor, and must be paid in full at the time of booking. Once payment is received, booking is confirmed. Refunds will not be made for non-attendees or for cancellations. Spaces are limited and are booked on a first come first served basis.
We make meals and snacks a social time during which children sit and eat together. We plan meals so that they provide the children with healthy and nutritious food. As a NUT FREE school all meals/snacks are nut free. Dietary requirements will be catered for.< less
In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This funding included a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for missed learning. For more information visit the DfE website.
School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis with the school receiving £80 for each pupil.
Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
To give all children the opportunity to engage in various activities after school we offer free enrichment clubs. These change on a termly basis depending on the children’s suggestions and what staff wish to run. Please note these are currently suspended due to Cover 19 restrictions. We hope to resume clubs again as soon as possible.
Parent and child Lego club: Lego club were busy making Christmas models as part of the Lego Build to Give campaign. The Lego Group have set this campaign up to provide gifts to children who are in hospital or children’s homes over the Christmas period. For every picture of a Christmas model that is sent to them, they will donate 1 lego set as a gift. Thank you to the children and parents for putting so much thought and effort into these fabulous models. #BuildToGive
Gardening club: The children have been busy helping to develop our sensory garden and planting area. At their last session the children showed their family what they had planted and their bug house before enjoying cake and a drink together.
Craft Club: Children who attend craft club enjoyed making art work using sharpie pens and tie die.
Gymnastics Club: The children who attend Gymnastics club have learnt to do various rolls as part of a simple routine.
They will build on this to add in apparatus and investigate with different ways of moving as well as jumping and landing safely.
Games club: The children are enjoying playing a range of different games with Tracy. They have played Disney Pictureka and Connect 4. They are aiming to create their own board games by the end of the club.< less
* 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.
As an Academy, Mulberry Park Educate Together is governed by the Educate Together Academy Trust Board, comprised of highly skilled professionals volunteering to ensure our schools are well run.
Information about the Educate Together Academy Trust governance structure can be found on our website here, along with our Articles of Association, Scheme of Delegation and audited accounts.
For more information about the Trust Board please contact us on 0117 3790119.
LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD
Mulberry Educate Together has a Local Governing Board (LGB) comprised of staff, parents, local residents and co-opted governors generously giving up their time and expertise to help develop and shape the school for the community it works within. The Board also acts as a line of communication between the school and the Trust Board and as such has one Trust representative.
The members of our Local Governing Board (LGB) are:
Francesca Roach: Community Governor & Chair of the LGB
Nina Haigh: Community Governor & Pupil Premium Lead
Emma Pauncefort: Co-opted Governor & SEND Lead
Dominic King: Parent governor & Mental Health Lead
Joelle Knox: Parent governor & Safeguarding Lead
Karen Minto: Co-opted Governor
Erica Rigg: Staff Governor
Natasha Sealy Staff Governor
Emma Garnett: Headteacher
If you would like further information please contact us on 01225 696444. Should you wish to contact Fran, as chair of the LGB, please email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is: Laura Binns, Deputy Head
Our SEND governor is: Emma Pauncefort
Mulberry Park Educate Together Primary Academy 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 Mulberry Park ET.
For further details please contact Laura Binns, SENCo on 01225 696 444 or email her at email@example.com.
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. Our SEN information report contributes to B&NES’s Local Offer. It is updated annually.
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As a new school we are not due to receive a full inspection from Ofsted until the 2020/21 academic year. However, prior to opening we underwent an Ofsted pre-registration visit, the report for which can be viewed here.
Please click here to visit our Ofsted page.
Please click here to visit Parent View.
Currently due to the age of our children and size of our school we have no published national data for KS1 or KS2. The data below tells you how well our children did against national data for the last academic year (2018/19).
Children in Reception should achieve a Good Level of Development (GLD) against the Early Years framework. GLD is defined as children working at expected, or exceeding, the Early Learning Goal (ELG) in the following key areas: Literacy, Maths, Physical development, Communication & language and Personal, Social & emotional development.
National GLD 2019: 71.8%
Mulberry Park GLD 2019: 66.7%*
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As a parent you’ll know how important the internet is to children – they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It’s a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. However the technology children use every day can be daunting and you might worry or not know about the risks your child can face online – such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Mulberry Park Educate Together Primary Academy. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed. Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
Keeping Your Children Safe Online During School Closures
During the school closure period, we recognise that your child may use technology more than is usual for your family. We are aware that this can pose problems for families who may not understand the risks children may face when learning or playing on line.
Please be mindful that school has very strict filtering processes and so if your child is searching at school, inappropriate sites will not be accessed. Please use this time to check your parental filtering to keep your child safe at home too.
Some key websites to help you and your children are:
Please be mindful of the dangers surrounding the video conferencing apps such as WhatsApp, Zoom, FaceTime etc. These are live running apps and can be recorded by the user at the other end. Please take care to ensure that your child is supervised whilst using these to protect them from images and languages that would not normally be accessible in your household. Staff at school will not be using video conferencing apps to ensure all safeguards for children and staff are in place.
Home activity packs
Online safety links – keeping your child safe online
Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
Sports premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
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Collective Assembly – pending
Complaints Policy– please email all complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org
Image Consent – this consent is given during our Data Collection process
Please contact Erica or Emma, our Admin Assistants, on 01225 696444 or email email@example.com to request paper copies.
To see a copy of the Trust Debt Recovery Policy, please click here.< less
Governments must provide extra money for the children of families in need.
What is Pupil Premium (PP) funding?
Pupil Premium funding is given to schools to help support disadvantaged children in order to raise their attainment and to help close the gap in attainment between these pupils and their peers. It is allocated to schools for every pupil who has been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
It is for schools to decide how Pupil Premium funding is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the pupils within their responsibility.
At Mulberry Park, we are fully committed to ensuring that all children have equal access to the highest quality teaching and learning through an exciting and balanced curriculum and targeted individual or group support based on their needs or abilities.
To find out more about Pupil premium please click here.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Your child may be able to get pupil premium if you receive any of the following:
HOW TO APPLY:
If you think you are eligible to qualify for Pupil Premium funding please follow the link below and complete the application process:
The money received for PP children is used to address barriers to learning for children which may include:
How will we monitor the impact of PP funding?
To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium funding. The usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. The strategy is reviewed regularly to ensure maximum impact with a full review in July each academic year.
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.
8.00am Wraparound care – Breakfast club
8.40am Activity morning, Parents to work with the children in classroom. Please note that parent activity mornings have been suspended due to Covid 19 but will resume when possible.
8.50am Registration – children must be in class by this time.
12pm Lunch time
1pm Afternoon activities
3.10pm End of school day
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