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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Networks and Events

The Springfields Academy embraces an ethos of collaboration, not competition.

As part of Reach South Multi-Academy Trust, the academy works closely with a large number of schools. However, we also value building partnerships outside of our organisation. The academy runs a number of events and networks on a ‘participation not profit’ basis.

For all enquiries regarding networks and events please email:

Upcoming Events

We are currently working on:

  • Our third Neurodiversity Network event
  • Creating a Wiltshire Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Hub

 Be notified of new events by following our Eventbrite page. 

A-Fest 2024

A-Fest 2024 takes place on Tuesday 20th February 2024. It is the 'must-attend' event for Sencos or autism practitioners in the South West. Take a look at this year's programme, featuring over 20 workshops and a keynote session with Dean Beadle.

a fest 20th february 2024.pdf


 To book your place email:

A-Fest Online 2024

Due to popular demand, A-Fest Online is back! Over 800 individuals have joined us for A-Fest Online since 2021. All events are free to book, but donations to our Goodhub page are gratefully received. Click here to donate.

a fest online 2024.pdf


Wiltshire Women Leading in Education

73.8% of all classroom teachers are female, yet only 62% of headteachers are female (School Workforce in England 2015).

Our next Wiltshire Women Leading in Education event takes place in March. 

Diverse teams create better results; the Women Leading in Education project is all about creating diverse leadership teams. After all, what view of leadership do we want our young people to grow up seeing?

The Wiltshire Women Leading in Education network, established as part of the DfE Women Leading in Education event, was established in June 2017. Since then over 100 educators from across the South West have joined us at over 8 events. As part of the DfE Coaching Pledge we also run coaching training and speedmeets.


Reach South Academy Trust Events

Follow our Eventbrite page to be notified when new events go on sale.


NA Senco

Come and complete your NA Senco with us!


Makaton Training

makaton level 1 training.pdf


Training with Garry Freeman