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School NameThe Garibaldi School
Postal addressGaribaldi Road
Forest Town
Telephone No.01623 464220
Enquiries contact nameMrs Tracey Stocks
Name of Head of School / PrincipalMr James Aldred
Name of Executive HeadteacherMr Ryan Hawley
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMrs Cate Hunt
Name of SENDCoMr Tom Voice
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Admission arrangements 2020 - 2021
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admission arrangements 2021-2022
Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)Admission arrangements 2022-2023
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 score2019 +0.47
Attainment 8 score2019 48.0
English and Maths (Basic)56% 5+
73% 4+
EBACC7% 5+
14% 4+
Student DestinationsPerformance table figure for “Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers)” is 92%

KS5 results

English and Maths ProgressEnglish 2018 - (no entries)
English 2019 - (no entries)
Maths 2018 - (suppressed)
Maths 2019 - (suppressed)
Contextual ProgressAcademic A Level Value Added 2018 -0.27
Academic A Level Value Added 2019 -0.26
Academic A Level APS 2018 28.1
Academic A Level APS 2019 27.1
Applied General Value Added 2018 +0.27
Applied general Value Added 2019 +0.48
Applied General APS 2018 34.98
Applied General APS 2019 36.91
Average gradeAcademic A Level 2018 C
Academic A Level 2019 C-
Applied General 2018 Distinction
Applied General 2019 Distinction+
Student retention2018 - 94.4%
2019 - 77.3%
Student destinations2019, 84% - students reaching the end of 16 to 18 study in 2017 and staying in education or employment for a least 2 terms after this.

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 approachThe Garibaldi School Curriculum Intent Statement

At The Garibaldi School, we aim to provide an amazing education for all students. Our goal is to create a supportive and caring learning community that gives all our students the confidence and opportunity to achieve and prepare them to make significant contributions as citizens of a global society. This mission is underpinned by a determination to grow a culture centred on the words Pride, Respect, Achieve. We encourage our students to take pride in themselves, the school and their community. We believe that all members of the school should be kind and have respect for themselves and others. Therefore, by the time our students leave, they will have developed the skills and qualities that they will need to lead a fulfilled adult life. The perception of the school within the local community and beyond is very positive. This is due to our continued hard work in establishing a culture of high aspirations. We have worked hard to remove barriers to education and ensure that everyone has equal opportunities, irrelevant of background or previous experiences. Our exam results are strong evidence that our vision is working.

Through our curriculum we aim to:
1. Ensure that our students love learning. Our students will be educated in an open inspiring and engaging environment. We want students to enjoy coming to school because of the positive relationships we have developed both inside and outside the classroom.
2. Unlock the potential of our students. We want to design a curriculum that is not just ambitious but, that it is responsive to the needs of the students and the community which we serve. We want to give our students the knowledge and cultural capital they need to unlock amazing opportunities in life.
3. Develop character and social capital. We want to develop our students’ character and give them the confidence to cope in any environment or situation. There will be plentiful opportunities for them to develop their communication skills which will help them thrive in society.
4. Embed powerful knowledge and cultural capital. Our students will acquire knowledge that takes them beyond their own experiences to enable them to be socially mobile. Key knowledge will be carefully sequenced as part of an ambitious journey through the school.
5. Make learning exciting, challenging and aspirational.
6. Develop ownership of learning. The curriculum journey will be carefully mapped and sequenced. Students will work in partnership with all staff with the ultimate aim being that students will take ownership of this journey because they understand how this supports them to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

To support students through their curriculum journey staff will:
1. Ensure that they are all curriculum leaders. Everyone will understand that they have a role to play in promoting social mobility by developing powerful knowledge, cultural capital and social capital.
2. Think extremely deeply about curriculum planning and deliver an ambitious curriculum. At the heart of our aspirational curriculum lies a respect for the subjects we teach and for the insight that each provides into the world around us. We base our curriculum on what National and International research tells us. Our teachers will plan carefully and intelligently to ensure that all students make progress.
Curriculum contentKey Stage 3

Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students are taught a balanced curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Performing Arts, Art, Design Technology, Food Technology, Geography, History and Personal Development and Equality, Diversity and Religion. 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.
Name of Curriculum LeadMiss Melissa Stevenson - Assistant Head of School


GCSE QualificationsLevel 2 Qualifications
All students receive a core provision and study GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Trilogy Science (double award). There is a core provision of Personal Development and PE. Students then choose 4 options which begin in Year 10 and are studied over two years. Subjects and qualifications on offer this year are:
• GCSE History
• GCSE Geography
• GCSE Computing
• GCSE Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
• GCSE Design Technology
• GCSE Spanish
• Cambridge National Creative iMedia
• Cambridge National Sport
• Cambridge National Enterprise
• Cambridge National Child Development
• Cambridge National Hospitality and Catering
• BTEC Art
• BTEC Performing Arts
• BTEC Music
Name of Curriculum LeadMiss Melissa Stevenson - Assistant Head of School


16-19 Qualifications on offer16-19 Level 3 Qualifications on offer
• A Level Business
• A Level Computer Science
• A Level English Literature
• A Level Geography
• A Level History
• A Level Mathematics
• A Level Psychology
• LIBf Diploma in Financial Studies
• BTEC Level 3 Art and Design
• BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts
• Cambridge National Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity

We also have access to A Level Sociology, Chemistry and Physics.
How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements In KS5 students are offered a range of A Levels and vocational courses. It is usual that students opt for three qualifications. Alongside having a specific mentor to work with them students 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
Safeguarding: Remote Learning PolicyRemote Learning Statement of Intent January 2021
Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse
Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and 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
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy
Complaints receivedNumber of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 2
SEND Policy
Publication SchemeThe Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions Policy
Pupil Premium Funding AllocationPupil Premium Funding 2020-2021
Year 7 Literacy/Numeracy Catch Up Funding Allocation
16-19 Tuition Fund
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearSEND Report 2020 - 2021

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)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.
Structure and responsibilities
Meeting Attendance
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 Richard Flewitt (Interim Chair)
Mrs Janice White
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 TrustMr Jonathan Sims
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Mr Nadeem Sarwar
Nicola Morrison
Nichole Munroe
Main School Risk AssessmentFor further information on specific risk assessments please contact the school.
COVID Risk Assessment
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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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