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School NameThe Garibaldi School
Postal addressGaribaldi Road
Forest Town
Telephone No.01623 464220
Name of Head of School / PrincipalMr Ryan Hawley
Name of Executive HeadteacherMr Christopher James
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMrs Cate Hunt
Name of SENDCoMr Tom Voice
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Admission arrangements 2018-2019
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admission arrangements 2019-2020
Exclusions arrangementsWe 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 reportUse the link to the right to download our 2017 Ofsted Report. There is also a link to the DfE website.

KS4 results

Progress 8 score-0.07
Attainment 8 score41.6
English and Maths (Basic)30%
Student Destinations97% (based on figures from 2016)

KS5 results

English and Maths ProgressNot applicable (only reported officially if more than 5 students)
Contextual Progress2017 figure is -0.17 for A Levels and +0.20 for Applied General Qualifications.
Average grade2017 grade is C-for A Levels and Dist*- for Applied General Qualifications.
Student retention83%
Student destinations94% (Figure from 2017, awaiting provisional data from 2018)

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance TablesDfE Performance Tables

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.


Curriculum contentKey Stage 3

Year 7 and Year 8 students are taught a balanced curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Performing Arts, Art, Design Technology, Geography, History and PSCHE/RE. Students are placed in sets for English, Maths and Science 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.

Support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) is provided by teaching assistants within mainstream lessons or as a targeted group based in the Student 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 Student Support.
Curriculum approach
Name of Curriculum LeadMr James Aldred - Deputy Head of School


GCSE QualificationsGCSE 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 4 options which begin in Year 9 to study over three years. Subjects and qualifications on offer this year are:

GCSE History
GCSE Geography
GCSE Computing
GCSE Triple Science
GCSE Design Technology
GCSE Spanish
OCR National iMedia
OCR National Sport
OCR National Business
BTEC Performing Arts
CACHE Child Development
Name of Curriculum LeadMr James Aldred - Deputy Head of School


16-19 Qualifications on offer• Business
• Computer Science
• English Literature
• Geography
• History
• Mathematics
• Diploma in Financial Studies
• Art and Design (BTEC)
• Performing Arts (Level 3)
• Sport and Physical Activity (Level 3)
How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements Alongside formal lessons at Garibaldi students are offered a wide range of other opportunities. Alongside having a specific mentor to work with them they also have timetabled independent study sessions alongside timetabled PSCHE sessions to support students through the 16-19 studies. These 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 in Garibaldi School and take up a range of opportunities such as leading sporting clubs or working and supporting younger pupils in their studies. It is also expected that all year 12 students will complete a work experience to further support their next steps post school life.

Values and Ethos

Values and EthosValue, Ethos and Vision Statement - click on the link to the right to download the document.
Behaviour Policy
Safeguarding/Child protection
Anti-bullying policyThe 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
Complaints policy
Complaints receivedNumber of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 3
SEND Policy
Publication Scheme
Charging and Remissions Policy
Pupil Premium Funding AllocationPupil Premium Funding

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearSEND Report 2018 - 19

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled PupilsThe Garibaldi School is committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all students, staff, parents/carers and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs.

The school is committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

Equality Objectives

Equality ObjectivesOur 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.
Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy Statement
Privacy Notice for Pupil DataWe 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 PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
Annual accountsPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Business and pecuniary interestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance arrangements
Trust annual reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual report.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA 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 AgreementA 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
Business Interests (Current Academic Year)
Financial Interests (Current Academic Year)
Governance roles in other schools (Current Academic Year)
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/DirectorsMr John Mills (Chair)
Albert Woods OBE
Mr John Tomasevic
Prof Christine Hall
Mr Alan Goddard
Mrs Janice White
Mrs Sylvia Macdougall
Mr Richard Flewitt
Mr Kul Ghattaora
Mr Michael Auty QC
Mr Brian Stein
Mr John Saunders
Mrs Melanie Lawson
Ms Lucy Barrow
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr John Mills
Mr Jonathan Sims
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Mr Barrie Thomas
Mr Nadeem Sarwar
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Trading disclosuresNova 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.

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