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|School Name||Nottingham University Samworth Academy|
|Postal address||Bramhall Road|
|Telephone No.||0115 9291492|
|Enquiries contact name||Miss K Gannon (PA to the Head Teacher)|
|Name of Head Teacher / Principal||Mrs E Howard|
|Name of Executive Head Teacher||Mr A Seymour|
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body||Mr M Sanderson|
The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
|Name of SENDCo||Miss L Hemm|
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)||Our document sets out the admission arrangements for Nottingham University Samworth Academy. These arrangements are without prejudice to the provisions of Annex 3 to this agreement. The document forms an Annex to the Funding Agreement between Nottingham University Samworth Academy and the Secretary of State. Any changes to the arrangements set out in this document must be approved in advance by the Secretary of State. |
The Academy will act in accordance with, and will ensure that the Independent Appeal Panel acts in accordance with, all relevant provisions of the statutory codes of practice (“The School Admissions Code” and “The School Admission and Appeals Code”) as they apply at any given time to maintained schools. Reference in the codes to ‘admission authorities’ shall be deemed to be references to the governing body of the Academy. In particular, the Academy will take part in the Admissions Forum set up by Nottingham City Local Authority (LA) and have regard to its advice; and will participate in the co-ordinated admission arrangements operated by Nottingham City LA.
Further information regarding our Admissions Arrangements for the current year are available within the linked PDF.
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)||Our document sets out the admission arrangements for Nottingham University Samworth Academy.|
Further information regarding our Admissions Arrangements for the next academic year are available within the linked PDF.
|Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)||Our document sets out the admission arrangements for Nottingham University Samworth Academy.|
Further information regarding our Admissions Arrangements for not next year, but the year after academic year are available within the linked PDF.
|Oversubscription Criteria||Please refer to the admissions policy by clicking the web link.|
|Suspensions and Exclusions Policy|
|Progress 8 score||-0.03|
|Attainment 8 score||42.5|
|English and Maths (Basic)||49.3%|
|Student Destinations||Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.|
|English and Maths Progress||KS5 Attainment|
No of pupils entered for applied general qualifications (for average grade measure) - 8
Average point score per applied general entry expressed as a vocational grade -
Average Point Score (UCAS) 159
No of pupils without a 4 entered in English -1
Average Progress in English - 0
No of pupils without a 4 entered in Maths - 4
Average Progress in Maths -1.25
|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||Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.|
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.
|The school's approach to the curriculum||Our school day starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3pm with a 20 minute tutor time straight after lunch. Pupils have a 15 minute break in the morning, and a 30 minute lunch break. In Years 7 to 11, pupils are taught six 50 minute lessons a day. In some subjects, some lessons are ‘doubles’ that last 1 hour 40 minutes. This allows teachers to plan a range of different activities, including those of a practical nature, and allows greater flexibility and more effective use of our resources.|
For further details please download the attached curriculum statement to the right.
|Curriculum content||For further details on our curriculum content, please download the attached curriculum statement to the right.|
|Name of Curriculum Lead||For further information please contact our Deputy Head of School, Mr A Rollins, their email is firstname.lastname@example.org|
|GCSE Qualifications||For full details of our KS4 qualifications, please download the attached curriculum statement to the right.|
|Name of Curriculum Lead||For further information please contact our Deputy Head of School, Mr A Rollins, their email is email@example.com|
|16-19 Qualifications on offer||Our NUSA Sixth Form offers a range of Pathways. |
We offer the following Level 3 courses (Extended Diploma BTECs, Equivalent of 3 A Levels):
Health and Social Care
All of which are 16 lessons per week.
We also offer the following A Levels:
All of which are 6 lessons per week.
|How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements||Our post-16 students have two personal development and two Careers (Year 13) or EPQ (Year 12) sessions per week, mentoring with their tutor, and extra support if they are still working towards a grade 4 in either English or Maths. They also have opportunities to work with younger pupils as literacy mentors, gain qualifications in first aid and British Sign Language. We endeavour to provide all of our post-16 students with work experience linked to their courses.|
For further details please follow the web link to our Curriculum page.
Values and Ethos
|Statement of Values and Ethos||NUSA Values|
Pupils at NUSA are expected to “work hard” and “be kind”. This short statement goes to the heart of what we are trying to teach children through the curriculum, and through their wider school experiences.
At NUSA we endeavour to teach pupils the value of investing in their own future by working hard in every lesson, every day. Pupils are set personalised and challenging academic targets in every subject. These targets allow staff to recognise and celebrate the progress made by hard-working pupils, regardless of their comparative attainment. Targets are set using ‘Fischer Family Trust Aspire’ estimates that consider a pupil’s prior attainment, gender and month of birth. These targets support our aspiration that all NUSA pupils will do at least as well as their peers nationally. Teachers are expected to help pupils work towards these targets by planning and teaching lessons that cater for all pupils, and by marking pupils’ work regularly and providing feedback that helps them to improve.
Pupils receive a report every term with grades and scores for attainment, effort and homework. Attainment grades are coded either red, amber or green, depending on whether teachers judge a pupil to be "on track" to meet their target. Personalised targets allow all pupils to strive for a "green" report, regardless of their innate abilities and talents.
Working hard enables pupils to fulfill their potential, and hence fosters self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. It connects pupils with their own personal and academic development, and teaches them that everyone can achieve, if they are prepared to invest their time and effort. It also helps pupils to understand the need to respect the rights of every pupil to learn in a calm, focused and supportive atmosphere.
The importance of "being kind" to others is a fundamental human value that all children should be taught. At NUSA it starts in and around the classroom, with school rules that are based upon protecting pupils’ rights to learn.
Pupils are encouraged to adhere to a clear set of behaviour expectations, linked to a framework of rewards and sanctions, helping pupils to develop their ability to distinguish between "right" and "wrong". This plays an important part in preparing our pupils for life as young adults in society.
On those occasions when pupils’ behaviour transgresses NUSA expectations, an important part of the process in teaching pupils values is that they are taught to accept responsibility for their actions. The NUSA behaviour code highlights the link between negative behaviour and its consequences.
Further information can be found by following our web link.
|Behaviour Policy||We are committed to providing high quality education. This means promoting positive attitudes and behaviour so that students can develop their abilities and interests and achieve their full potential. |
There is an inextricable link between behaviour and achievement. It is, therefore, essential that we promote good behaviour and challenges unacceptable behaviour. This is a basic expectation that must underpin the daily work of the school.
High expectations, shared values, fair and consistent application of rewards and sanctions; combined with effective teaching, active tutoring, and early intervention are key to promoting positive behaviour and raising achievement.
Please see linked document to download a copy of our Behaviour Policy.
|Safeguarding/Child protection||The Directors of Nova Education Trust have taken the decision to adopt the Nottingham City Council Child Safeguarding Policy for all of the trust’s city schools.|
The policy reflects current legislation, accepted best practice and complies with the government guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children April 2015 and Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2022.
|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||Nova Education Trust has overall responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of staff and students and others affected by its activities in the Academy. Nova Education Trust recognises that decisions about workplace health and safety should take account of the views and priorities of the workforce as well as the management. |
In order to fulfill its monitoring role, and to initiate and review health and safety policies and procedures, a safety committee will be established which will make recommendations on changes and improvements. The safety committee meet termly.
Please see linked document to download a copy of our Health & Safety Policy.
|First Aid Policy||Nova Education Trust recognises its responsibility to provide adequate first aid provision as required under H&S regulations and DfE guidance. |
It will ensure that suitable arrangements are in place to comply with regulatory requirements relating to employees who are working for the Trust and students who are under the care of Trust employees or on Trust property.
Please see linked document to download a copy of our First Aid Policy.
|Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions|
|Complaints policy||Our complaints policy covers complaints made by pupils, parents or other external stakeholders. There are however separate appeals procedures for a parent dissatisfied with a decision regarding either the admission or the exclusion of their child and for appeals against the grade awarded to their child in an external examination. |
Nova Education Trust has separate procedures for dealing with staff complaints. These include the Grievance procedure for a complaint by an employee about the academy, the Harassment procedure for an employee complaining of bullying or intimidation, the Staff disciplinary procedure for an employee complaining about the conduct of another member of staff, the Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff and the Confidential reporting/whistle blowing procedure for an allegation made in the public interest.
Please see linked document to download a copy of our Complaints Policy.
|Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy||This policy is contained within the Complaints policy.|
|Complaints received||Number of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 0|
|SEND Policy||We aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education enabling each student to reach his or her potential. Our aim is to give all students with SEN and disabilities a high quality of education so that they can achieve educational standards appropriate to their capabilities |
Please see linked document to download a copy of our SEND Policy.
|Freedom of Information Publication Scheme||The Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.|
|Charging and Remissions Policy||The Nova Education Trust Board of Directors recognise that as a result of the 1996 Education Act there is no statutory requirement to charge for any form of education or related activity and that charging is prohibited except in certain circumstances at the discretion of the Trust Board.|
The policy reflects DfE legislation and is subject to amendment in line with national guidance.
Please see linked document to download a copy of our Charging & Remission Policy.
|Whistleblowing Policy||The Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.|
|Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy||Please see the related download for our Sex Education (RSE) Policy|
|Online Safety Procedure|
|Details of how the pupil premium was spent in the previous academic year||Six out of every ten pupils at NUSA are eligible for the pupil premium, which is about four times the national average. In the previous academic year NUSA provided additional support for these pupils. This was to help them overcome the barriers they face, and hence help them to secure the same level of attainment as their more socio-economically advantaged peers|
|Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current year||At NUSA six out of every ten pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which is about four times the national average. The challenge laid down to all schools and academies is to provide additional support for these pupils to help them overcome the barriers they face, and hence help them to secure the same level of attainment as their more socio-economically advantaged peers.|
Please see the attached PDF document for further information.
|16-19 Tuition Fund||What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?|
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is one-off funding for the 2021-22 academic year. The funding is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruptions to learning arising from COVID-19.
Funding will be provided to support small-group tuition for 16 – 19 students, and whilst the tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or Math’s, the students supported by the funding need to be those who have not achieved a grade 5 or above in at least one of those subjects. All students supported by the funding must be on a 16 to 19 study programme.
How will NUSA use the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
The funding will be used for individual or small-group sessions for no more than 5 students, prioritising pupils who have a grade 5 or below at GCSE in English and/or Maths, SEND pupils and pupils have significantly underachieved in relation to the MTG. Subject specific tuition will be run by specialist tutors and mentors online.
These sessions will be in addition to the student’s current timetable, and the support will be agreed between the student and staff to best meet the individual needs of the student.
At NUSA, we are committed to ensuring the tuition funding is used in accordance with Government guidelines by:
> Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the evidence of the tuition provided
> Deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
> Notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed
|Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium||Please see linked document|
Special Education Needs (SEND) Report
|SEND report for the current academic year||Please see linked document.|
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
|Accessibility Procedure||NUSA is committed to providing an environment that enables full curriculum access that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to taking positive action in the spirit of the Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability and to developing a culture of inclusion, support and awareness within the academy. |
Further information is available to download via the linked document.
Public Sector Equality Duty
|Equality Objectives||Nottingham University Samworth Academy is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and places great value on the diversity of its community. The provision of equality of opportunity and respect for the needs and rights of the individual are fundamental to the values of Nottingham University Samworth Academy.|
Nottingham University Samworth Academy fulfils its general and specific duties in relation to equality of opportunity and actively demonstrates due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities, in all strands as identified in the Equality Act 2010.
How we approach this is outlined below:
• To improve the attendance of all students to 96% and to keep persistent absence to be below national figures.
• To improve the achievement of SEND students and disadvantaged students and to narrow the achievement gap between SEND students & non-SEND students and disadvantaged & advantaged students.
• To raise expectations amongst staff and students in order that 80% of young people on roll to make at least nationally expected progress each year in all core subjects.
• To ensure that young people who are eligible for pupil premium (in receipt of free school meals in the last 6 years or are a child in care) have adequate support so that they attend school regularly and that the majority make nationally expected progress that is in line with their peers.
• To review and revise the curriculum so that it represents a diverse culture and society and encourages tolerance and respect.
• To ensure that images used around school, for example, in lessons, noticeboards, assemblies represent the diverse culture and society we live in.
• To improve communication with parents and carers who are marginalised by personal circumstances such as lack of transport, language barriers or low confidence by liaising with them regularly and meeting with them regularly and providing support such as interpreters, as necessary.
• To improve attendance to parents evenings, particularly for those students who are eligible for pupil premium funding, have a special need or disability or for whom English is an additional language.
• To ensure that young people who attend Nottingham University Samworth Academy have a voice through promotion of the student council and increased opportunities for wider student participation.
|School's Career Leader||Mr Michael Bradford|
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 9291492
|Careers Programme Summary||Please see the career information booklet, available to download (to the right).|
|How we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupils||Please see the career information booklet, available to download (to the right).|
|Date of next review||01/09/2022|
|Baker Clause Policy Statement||We detail below NUSA’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at our Academy, for the purpose of equipping them with information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.|
All students in years 8-13 are entitled:
To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
Management of provider access requests
Procedure – A provider wishing to request access should contact the schools career leader, details provided above.
|Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy Statement||Please see the attached PDF for information.|
|Data Protection Policy||This document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.|
|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.
|Privacy Notice for Parent/Carer Data|
|Privacy Notice for Trust Workforce Data|
School Governor Information
|Names of Governors, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed them||Michael Sanderson (Chair)|
Miss Kelsey Gannon (Clerk)
Joanne Lymn (Vice-Chair)
Helen Barrett (Parent Governor)
Zarina Ahamed (Parent Governor)
Stevie Barker (Staff Governor)
Emma Howard – Headteacher, NUSA
|Structure and responsibilities||Please find attached the Governance Scheme of Delegation.|
|Link Governor for Safeguarding||Joanne Lymn|
|Link Governor for SEND||Nahida Ahmed|
|Link Governor for Curriculum||Michael Sanderson|
|Link Governor for Careers||Robert Jinks|
|Link Governor for Governor Development||Michael Sanderson|
|Attendance record at meetings over the last academic year||Please click the download option to the right to see a list of attendees.|
|Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Current Academic Year)||The Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools of the school's Local Governing Body for the current academic year are available to download here.|
Trust Governance Team
|Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed them||Margaret Monckton (Chair)|
Adrian Stephenson (Vice Chair)
Sayed Yasmin Hussain
Please follow the link to the Nova Education Trust website for further details.
|Names of Members of the Academy Trust||Jonathan Sims|
|Chairs of Sub-Committees||Education Committee: Adrian Stephenson|
Remuneration Committee: Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Karen Riley
Audit Committee: Steve Crawford
|Chair of NUSA LGB Sub-Committee||Mr M Sanderson|
The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
Trust Governance Documents
|Members, Trustees, Accounting Officer and Executives Pecuniary Interests||Further information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.|
|Governance structures||Further information about our governance arrangements can be found in the trust's scheme of delegation which is provided as a linked document.|
|Board Diversity Data||Our published report provides diversity data about the board and our local committees.|
|Trust annual audited accounts and report||Please follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual audited accounts and 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.|
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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. Telephone: 0115 807 7777.
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