Joining the Brunel SEN Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)
Update from the Chair
It seems a long time since we held our Parent and Staff Consultation Meetings in February and March, following which we took the decision to apply to join the Brunel SEN MAT (BSM). BSM schools include Brimble Hill, Uplands and Churchward Schools. Applications for this to happen were submitted to the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) by us and by BSM in early May for their approval. Their meeting in May was postponed to 4 June however our application to join BSM as a sponsored academy was then approved and with an agreed target date for implementation of 1 October.
While a considerable amount of operational and legal work remains to be done by us, BSM and Swindon Borough Council to meet that date, we are already benefitting from the closer association our decision to join with BSM from the greater access we now have to their resources and staff.
Please click here to read the letter circulated to Parents and Carers in January 2018 providing background information about the conversion and consultation process.
Please click here to read the letter circulated to Parents and Carers in March 2018 confirming that the governing body had unanimously agreed to begin the process of joining the Brunel SEN MAT.
Further information regarding the conversion process will be added to this website so please return regularly for updates.