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|School Name||Nottingham Free School|
|Postal address||The Courtaulds Building|
290 Haydn Road
|Telephone No.||0115 896 4949|
|Enquiries contact name||Miss Jacqueline Dunthorne|
|Name of Head of School / Principal||Mr Mark Watts|
|Name of Executive Headteacher||TBA|
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body||Mr Kul Ghattaora|
|Name of SENDCo||Mrs Jodie Harnan|
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)||Admission Arrangements for 2020/21|
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)||Admissions arrangements for 2021/22|
|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.
|Most recent OFSTED report||The report from our recent Ofsted inspection on 20th & 21st June 2017 can be downloaded from the link on the right and resulted in the following grading:|
Overall judgement: Good
Effectiveness of leadership and management = Outstanding
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment = Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare = Good
Outcomes for pupils = Outstanding
The report can also be found on the Ofsted website using the following link: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/results/any/any/any/any/any/any/141010/any/any/any/0/0#search1
|Progress 8 score||We are awaiting the finalisation of our GCSE outcomes data which will be published here shortly.|
|English and Maths Progress||We currently do not have KS5 outcomes data. Our first set of results will be published in Autumn 2021|
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.
|Curriculum approach||Our curriculum covers all national curriculum subjects and delivers a broad and balanced experience for students. Options are chosen in year 9 so that all GCSE option courses begin in year 10.|
The curriculum in each year group supports the delivery of social, moral, spiritual and cultural education (SMSC) as well as the promotion of British values.
Every Monday to Thursday, the longer day is used to support our compulsory study support and extra-curricular sessions. All students have one reading lesson per week during which they follow the Accelerated Reader Scheme.
|Curriculum content||The following subjects are studied in years 7 & 8. The number of lessons per week are shown in brackets.|
R.E. / Philosophy & Ethics (1)
Physical Education (PE) (3)
PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) (1)
Design & Enterprise (DE) (2)
Computer Science/ICT (1)
Please note that:
1 music lesson per week is an instrumental lesson where students have a split session on singing and play an instrument (either guitar or the p-bone)
1 English lesson follows the Accelerated Reader scheme; a programme designed to promote reading progress.
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mr M Watts|
|GCSE Qualifications||Students begin their key stage 4 curriculum in year 10 giving them two years to study their option subjects. An EBacc curriculum is available to all students and a high proportion follow this pathway.|
The core curriculum of examined subjects is comprised of:
English Language and Literature
Science (Triple or Trilogy)
Philosophy and Ethics (short course)
History or Geography
The non-examined core curriculum is:
Core PE (physical education - a weekly triple lesson)
Students have a further two or three option subjects, all of which are GCSE's apart from one BTEC subject. The following list shows all courses offered:
Design and Technology
Philosophy and Ethics (long course)
Further details and KS4 course information can be found on the following link to the school website.
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mrs J Brown|
|16-19 Qualifications on offer||Our post-16 provision will begin in September 2019 and will comprise of a suite of facilitating A Level subjects. Specific curriculum details can be found on the Sixth Form tab on the school website|
Values and Ethos
|Values and Ethos||ETHOS|
Nottingham Free School has a very clear and distinctive ethos. Our culture aims to develop highly aspirant students and is centred on our passionate belief that every child can succeed.
Our vision is to ensure all our students achieve a good career through university or equivalent training. Our high aspirations combine the key strands of strong achievement, employability skills and consideration towards others which is summed up in our motto 'work hard be kind. These principles, which guide our school community, enable our students to reach this goal and be well rounded citizens who are highly desired by higher education and employers.
|Behaviour Policy||The Behaviour Policy is available to download here.|
|Safeguarding/Child protection||The Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy is available to download here.|
|Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy|
|Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse|
|Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection|
|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||The Health and Safety Policy is available to download here.|
|First Aid Policy||The First Aid Policy is available to download here.|
|Complaints policy||The Complaints Policy is available to download here.|
|Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy|
|Complaints received||In 2019-20 we received one complaint, which has been resolved through the Trust procedure.|
|SEND Policy||The SEND Policy is available to download here.|
|Publication Scheme||The Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.|
|Charging and Remissions Policy||The Charging and Remissions Policy is available to download here.|
Special Education Needs (SEND) Report
|SEND report for the current academic year||Please find a downloadable copy of the Nottingham Free School SEND Report 2020|
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
|Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils||Please find a downloadable copy of the Nottingham Free School Disability Equality Scheme|
|Equality Objectives||Nottingham Free School 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 Free School. |
Nottingham Free School 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 continue 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 Free School have a voice through promotion of the student council and increased opportunities for wider student participation.
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|Governance arrangements||The Torch Academy Gateway Trust Governance Arrangements are available to download here.|
|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||Mr K. Ghattaora (Chair)|
Mr N. Rakaar
Mrs K. Wyeld
Mrs F. Howard
Mrs J. Callaghan
Mrs J. Harnan
Mrs S. Seymour
Mr M. Watts (Head of School)
|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.|
|Structure and responsibilities||The Structure and Responsibilities of the school Local Governing Bodies 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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Company Number 07635510
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