The Springfields Academy

Reach South Academy Trust

Our central mission is for Reach South pupils to aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others place on them.

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The academy embraces a collaborative ethos and understands the benefits that working in partnership brings.

As a proud member of Reach South Multi Academy Trust we work closely with other schools and colleagues in the Trust.

We also collaborate with schools in our immediate geographical location, in particular through the North Wiltshire Federation. We also work closely with our neighbours, St.Mary’s School, providing opportunities for mentoring and work experience. We believe this is an excellent example of how public and private schools can work together.

We also work with different stages of education provision, for example higher education establishments. We have a longstanding and successful partnership with Bath Spa University’s Initial Teacher Education department and many of our staff have come through this pathway. We work with the university to provide placements and SEN taster days, receiving specialist knowledge and training in return. We are a member of the LEARN Network, Linked Education and Academic Research Network. 

Additionally, as a Chartered College of Teaching network we have an effective partnership with our professional body.

The academy is always looking for ways to support its students and staff through building partnerships, so if you’d like to work with us then get in touch.

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NA Senco in collaboration with Best Practice Network.

The academy is proud to be delivering the NA Senco from September 2022 in partnership with Best Practice Network.

We’re delighted to share the exciting new that The Springfields Academy are working in partnership with Best Practice Network to deliver the NA SENCO from September 2022.

The Springfields Academy is delighted to be working in partnership with Best Practice Network to offer a bespoke NASENCO programme with a focus on Special schools and resource based provision

NA SENCO is a statutory requirement for all SENCOs in maintained schools and academies. Your SENCOs can achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in SEN Co-ordination as part of the course (worth 60 credits towards a Master’s (MA) degree), improve their practice and develop a network of peers. The Award is also relevant to aspiring or deputy SENCOs as part of your succession planning and to SENCOs from other types of schools and settings. 

As well as having access to an online learning platform, from September 2022 you can study for this award with us here in Calne, North Wiltshire through 5 face to face learning days.

You can find more information and apply online Applicants are asked to state whether they have been recommended to the programme and should select RSAT, Reach South Academy Trust from the drop-down list. Due to high levels of interest we are urging people to register as soon as possible to be considered for a place.

If you would like to know more about any of these opportunities, or have any questions, you can reach out to the friendly advisors at Best Practice Network, who are always on-hand to answer any questions and support your application. You can contact them through the livechat function on their website, on 0117 920 9200 or at You can also contact

 The cost of the programme is £2,250 + VAT. Fees include ongoing tutor support, registration with Bath Spa University and access to the virtual learning environment for the duration of the programme.