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|School Name||Kirk Hallam Community Academy|
|Postal address||Godfrey Drive|
|Telephone No.||0115 9301522|
|Enquiries contact name||Miss L Snaith|
|Name of Head of School / Principal||Mr Damian Belshaw|
|Name of Executive Headteacher||Mr David Hooker|
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body||Ms M Lawson|
|Name of SENDCo||Mrs C Keyte|
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)||Current Academic Year (2018 -2019)|
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)||Admission arrangements (Next Academic Year)|
|Exclusions arrangements||We reserve the right to use exclusion from school on either a fixed-term or permanent basis. Decisions to apply this sanction rest with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School. Exclusion is a serious sanction and must be reasonable and proportionate. Careful consideration must be given to the nature of the incident and full account taken of the student’s age, any special educational needs or disability they may have and any religious requirements affecting them. The indicative sanctions table indicates the type of incident that might warrant exclusion, but the list within the table is not exhaustive. Reintegration meetings should always follow a period of fixed term-exclusion.|
Information regarding exclusions is contained within our Behaviour Policy provided as a linked document.
|Progress 8 score||-0.79|
|Attainment 8 score||42.82|
|English and Maths (Basic)||62.2%|
|Student Destinations||Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.|
|English and Maths Progress||.|
|Contextual Progress||Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information|
|Average grade||Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information|
|Student retention||Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information|
|Student destinations||Student destination information is provided within the DfE Performance Tables. Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information. Please see linked document for further information regarding first destination of 2019 year 11 leavers.|
DfE Performance tables
|DfE Performance Tables|
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.
|Curriculum approach||Curriculum Approach see downloadable document|
|Curriculum content||Year 7 and Year 8 students are taught a balanced curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, MFL (French or German), Music, Physical Education, Expressive Arts (Art, Drama, Dance, Music), Design Technology, Geography, History, RE and Learning for Life. Students are placed in sets for English, Maths, Science, Humanities, MFL and Computing according to KS2 SATS results and this is reviewed regularly with standard assessments within core departments.|
In Year 8, more subjects introduce sets based on standard assessments and prior learning from year 7. Some students will start to study a second language.
Support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities is provided by teaching assistants within mainstream lessons or as a targeted group based in the Learning Support Department.
On some occasions, there is also a small amount of short term withdrawal targeted towards those individual students or small groups who most need it, delivered by a teaching assistant based in Learning Support.
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mr Colin Tunnicliffe - Deputy Head of School|
|GCSE Qualifications||GCSE Qualifications|
All students receive a core provision and study GCSE’s in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Trilogy Science (double award). Students then choose 3 options which now begin in Year 9 (from 2018) to study over three years. Subjects and qualifications on offer this year are:
GCSE: History, Geography, Computer Science, Separate Sciences, French, German, Music, Art and Design, Drama, Religious Studies, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Design and Technology
Vocational: BTEC Animal Care, OCR Cambridge National in Sport, OCR Cambridge National in Child Development
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mr Colin Tunnicliffe - Deputy Head of School|
|16-19 Qualifications on offer||Maths, Further Maths, English Language, English Literature, Media Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Business Studies, History, Geography, Philosophy & Ethics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Art & Design, Theatre Studies, Core Maths|
|How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements||Alongside formal lessons at Kirk Hallam Community Academy students are offered a wide range of other opportunities. Alongside having a specific tutor to work with them they also have timetabled and supervised independent study sessions to support students through the 16-19 studies. Tutors and others also provide one-to-one support with all applications/CVs/personal statements etc. and we spend a lot of time making sure that suitable references are in place for all of our students.|
PSCHE sessions include outside visits from Universities and Apprenticeship providers who work with our students on key skills such as CV writing, UCAS applications and job or apprenticeship applications among other things. We also encourage students to visit as many University providers as possible and support them with applications to attend summer schools. Students are also expected to play a wider role at Kirk Hallam Community Academy and take up a range of opportunities such as working and supporting younger pupils in their studies, being a Student Ambassador or Anti-Bullying Ambassador, organising sporting teams and charity fundraising events .
Residential fieldtrips, visits to Law Courts in London and experiences like a two-week volunteer experience in Sri Lanka are also a feature of the sixth form. It is also expected that all year 12 students will complete a work experience to further support their next steps post school life.
Careers advice starts with the students identifying their Plan A and Plan B and they will all receive a guidance meeting with either their tutor, HOY, Head of Sixth Form or the Academy Careers Advisor, depending on need. Students can also self-refer to the Careers Advisor if they require specialist advice.
|Safeguarding/Child protection||Safeguarding Policy|
|Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy|
|Anti-bullying policy||The aim of our anti-bullying policy is to clarify for students and staff that bullying is always unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where independence is celebrated and individuals can flourish without fear. Every student has the right to be safe and happy, and to be protected when feeling vulnerable.|
Our anti-bullying policy is contained within our Behaviour Policy which can be downloaded via the link.
|Health and Safety policy|
|First Aid Policy|
|Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy|
|Complaints received||Number of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 2|
|Publication Scheme||The Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.|
|Charging and Remissions Policy|
Special Education Needs (SEND) Report
|SEND report for the current academic year||SEND Report|
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
|Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils|
|Equality Objectives||Our Equality Objectives 2018-2021|
Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.
We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.
Our Equality Objectives are:
• To improve the progress and attainment of SEND pupils.
• To promote mental health and wellbeing in children with protected characteristics.
• To narrow the gap in attendance for pupils with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act, by fostering good relationships with parents and carers and seeking to understand the barriers to good attendance.
• To increase the extent to which all pupils, including in particular those with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act, feel valued and confident, and in consequence more likely to achieve their potential.
• To narrow the gap between vulnerable groups of pupils and other pupils in access to homework support provision, and in this way to reduce or remove inequalities in attainment throughout the school, particularly inequalities relating to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act.
• To ensure that the staff are aware of current legislation surrounding Equality, Diversity and Disability and their responsibilities.
|Privacy Notice for Pupil Data||We use information that we gather in relation to our pupils for various purposes. Information that we hold in relation to a pupil is known as personal data. This will include data that we obtain from pupils directly and data which we obtain from other people and organisations. We might also need to continue to hold personal data for a period of time after pupils have left the school/trust. Anything that we do with this personal data is known as processing.|
The school/trust is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses personal data and to meeting its data protection obligations.
Please see the attached document for full details.
|Data Protection Policy||This document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.|
|Annual accounts||Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.|
|Business and pecuniary interests||Further information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.|
|Trust annual report||Please follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual report.|
|Memorandum and Articles of Association||A copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.|
|Funding Agreement||A copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.|
School Governor Information
|Names of Governors of the Local Governing Body||Melanie Lawson - Chair|
Abigail Evans - Vice Chair
Chris Harrison Hill
|Business Interests (Current Academic Year)||The Business Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.|
|Financial Interests (Current Academic Year)||The Financial Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.|
|Governance roles in other schools (Current Academic Year)||The Governance roles in other schools are available to download here.|
|Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools (Previous Academic Year)||The Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools of the school's Local Governing Body for the previous academic year are available to download here.|
Trust Governor Information
|Names of Trustees/Directors||Mr Albert Woods OBE (Chair)|
Mrs Janice White
Mr Richard Flewitt
Mr Brian Stein
Ms Lucy Burrow
Mr Robert Dowling
Mr A Stephenson
Mr B Thomas
Mr A McKee
Mr A Glover
Mrs Margaret Monckton
|Names of Members of the Academy Trust||Mr Jonathan Sims|
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Mr Nadeem Sarwar
Mr Albert Woods
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|Trading disclosures||Nova Education Trust|
Company Number 07635510
A PRI/LBG/NSC/(Exempt) incorporated on 16 May 2011.
Registered office address is Nova Education Trust Office (C19), The Sir Colin Campbell Building, The University Of Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, England, NG7 2TU.
- Food Bank Donations
Thank-you (Whole School - 15/12/2020)
- Year 6 Open Evening - Virtual Event
Tuesday 29th September 2020, 18:00 (Whole School - 16/09/2020)
- Update letter
Message from Mr Belshaw about our first 2 days (Whole School - 07/09/2020)
- English Creative Writing Competition
Have you ever wanted to see your creative writing published? (English - 03/06/2020)
- Introducing the new Head of School
A message from the new Head looking to the future for Kirk Hallam Academy (Whole School - 23/05/2020)