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School NameThe Garibaldi School
Postal addressGaribaldi Road
Forest Town
NG19 0JX
Telephone No.01623 464220
Enquiries contact nameMs G Cooper
Name of Head Teacher / PrincipalMr J Aldred
Name of Executive Head TeacherMr R Hawley
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMrs S Sayer

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
Name of SENDCoMr T Voice
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Admission arrangements 2023 - 2024
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admission arrangements 2024 - 2025
Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)
Appeals Timetable
Oversubscription Criteria
Suspensions and Exclusions Policy
Most recent OFSTED reportClick on the link to the right for the Ofsted Report 2023.
There is also a link to the DfE website.

KS4 results

Progress 8 score2019 +0.47

PLEASE NOTE: The exam and assessment results for 2019/20 and 2020/21 were not published by the DfE. Guidance states that the school continues to publish the 2018/2019 until new results are published.
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)

PLEASE NOTE: The exam and assessment results for 2019/20 and 2020/21 were not published by the DfE. Guidance states that the school continues to publish the 2018/2019 until new results are published.
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.


The school's approach to the curriculumThe Garibaldi School Curriculum Intent Statement

Our school is hugely proud of our heritage, identity and place within the community and our academic curriculum celebrates and complements this. We ensure that our students can see themselves within our curriculum whilst learning about the rich and diverse world within which they live.

We deliberately plan the core knowledge of our curriculum to build upon student’s previous learning experiences in school and at home. We are academically ambitious for all of our students and the choice of knowledge and skills goes beyond the National Curriculum requirements. The learning secured at each key stage enables our students to progress confidently on to further study, training and the world of work and lead happy and fulfilled adult lives.

Subject specific knowledge is deliberately applied to a diverse range of experiences and perspectives to transform students understanding of the society within which we live and feel empowered to positively influence it. This is further supported by our amazing personal development and enrichment programmes that develop the whole person and provide exciting experiences outside of the classroom. Through our curriculum students embrace the rich and varied opportunities that life has to offer.

We implement our curriculum by:
• Scaffolding learning to ensure that all students, regardless of their starting points or needs, are challenged, access the curriculum in its entirety and realise their full potential.
• Explicitly teaching oracy skills and embedding regular opportunities for discussion and debate. Students will express themselves confidently and appropriately in a range of situations.
• Presenting student with high quality texts that enhance vocabulary and develop a love of reading.
• Providing timely feedback and opportunities for self and peer evaluation.
• Teaching the skills needed and the personal characteristics required to become and enquiring, independent learner.
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 according to Primary School performance information, CAT scores and Reading Age scores. This is reviewed regularly with standard assessments within core departments.

Core subjects have capacity to move students across sets according to their timetabling. Each Year groups’ Achievement Lead has oversight of set changes and works closely with subject Lead Teachers.

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 LeadMs Melissa Stevenson - Assistant Head Teacher


GCSE QualificationsLevel 2 Qualifications
All students receive a core provision and study GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Trilogy Science (double award). Students in Year 10 may choose to study towards the single Sciences – Triple Science. This is done through their Core Science lesson provision. 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 Design Technology
• GCSE Spanish
• Cambridge National Creative iMedia
• Cambridge National Sport
• Cambridge National Enterprise
• Cambridge National Child Development
• WJEC Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering
• BTEC Level 2 Art
• BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts
• BTEC Level 2 Music
Name of Curriculum LeadMs Melissa Stevenson - Assistant Head Teacher


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, Biology, 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 Personal Development sessions to support students through the 16-19 studies. The Personal Development Programme is developed with students for the students and covers topics which are statutory and relevant to them, such as Sex and Relationships Education, finance and budgeting, mental health, and a healthy mindset. Students also cover Fundamental British Values within Personal Development sessions. Our Personal Development offer also includes 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. 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. Staff and students have opportunities to shape the Sixth Form with regular staff and student voice and through the Year 12 and Year 13 Student Leaders. 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

Statement of Values and EthosValue, Ethos and Vision Statement - click on the link to the right to download the document.
Behaviour PolicyThe school’s SDSL Mrs Rebecca Moors, Deputy Head Teacher, the DDSL Mr Phil Hunt, Assistant Head Teacher.
Attendance Procedure
Uniform Standards
Safeguarding/Child protectionThe school’s SDSL Mrs Rebecca Moors, Deputy Head Teacher, the DDSL Mr Phil Hunt, Assistant Head Teacher.
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
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
Complaints policy
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policyThis policy is contained within the Complaints policy.
Complaints receivedNumber of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 2
SEND Policy
Freedom of Information Publication SchemeThe Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions Policy
Whistleblowing PolicyThe Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.
Online Safety Procedure
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy
Details of how the pupil premium was spent in the previous academic year
The impact of the previous year's expenditurePart B: The Garibaldi School Statement
Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current yearSee funding overview of the Pupil Premium statement.
A summary of the main barriers to achievement faced by eligible pupils in the schoolPart A - Challenges of The Garibaldi School Statement.
How the grant will be spent to address those barriers and the reasoning behind that approachPart A - Intent and Activities this year of The Garibaldi School Statement.
How the impact will be measuredPart A - Intended Outcomes of The Garibaldi School Statement.
In addition see supplementary documentation for impact.
Date of the next review of the pupil premium strategySeptember 2023
16-19 Tuition Fund
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearSEND Report 2023 - 2024

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility ProcedureThe 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.

Public Sector Equality Duty

Equality ObjectivesOur Equality Objectives 2021 - 2024

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.
School's Career LeaderMiss A Bleasdale
01623 464220
Careers Programme SummaryThe careers Programme is clearly displayed on our website with information for both pupils, parent/ carers and teachers. The careers Programme details the provision giving students, parents and teachers a clear understanding of the provision and a good understanding of the key objectives.
How we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupilsEvaluations using both digital tools and paper based to collect parents and carers/ teachers/students feedback will be undertaken post events to ensure we can annually review our careers programme changing it for the following year. The evaluation of effectiveness will use data taken from destination data, Alumni, and feedback from stakeholders as well as evaluations. A full evaluation is carried out every three years.
Date of next reviewSeptember 2023
Baker Clause Policy StatementThis policy statement sets out The Garibaldi School's arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.

This complies with the legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education act 1997 (the ‘Baker Clause’).

Student Entitlement
Students in Years 7 – 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;
hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evening’s, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.

Management of Provider Access requests: any provider wishing to request access to The Garibaldi School should contact Miss A Bleasdale (
Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy StatementINTRODUCTION
Students need a planned programme of activities to enable them to gain the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and attributes required to make well informed choices about their 11 -18 pathways and to enable them to manage their careers and sustain employment throughout their lives.

Effective careers education is impartial and considers young people's personal abilities, needs and preferences. It is motivating and it raises aspiration, by providing clear targets and by encouraging young people to participate in learning and to attain qualifications to reach their full potential.

A clear picture of the current and projected local and national labour market helps to support students’ future career intentions and helps inform future education and training plans. The Garibaldi School has a duty to provide careers education from Year 7 to 13 and to give students access to careers information and impartial guidance. Careers features as a key part of the Personal Development Curriculum which is complemented by a diverse and extensive character building, enrichment and extracurricular/extended study programme. Students are provided with a multitude of opportunities to try new things, discover new interests, develop their talents and connect with others more deeply, thus developing their emotional resilience, personal identity and long-term goals.

The policy aims to detail the procedures and guidelines for the delivery and availability of Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).
Data Protection PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
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.
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
Structure and responsibilitiesPlease find attached the Governance Scheme of Delegation.
Link Governor for SafeguardingMrs S Sayer
Link Governor for SENDMr M Marshall
Link Governor for CurriculumMrs J Caulton
Link Governor for CareersMr M King
Link Governor for Governor DevelopmentMrs C Hunt
Other Link GovernorsLeadership & Management - Mrs S Sayer
Health & Safety - Mr M King
Stakeholder Engagement & Character Development - Mr N Moxon
Attendance record at meetings over the last academic year
Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Current Academic Year)
Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Previous Academic Year)

Trust Governance Team

Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themMargaret Monckton (Chair)
Adrian Stephenson (Vice Chair)

Lucy Burrow
Tony Glover
Steve Crawford
Stuart Howells
Jason Carter
Sayed Yasmin Hussain
James Ellis
Gavin Brown

Please follow the link to the Nova Education Trust website for further details.
Names of Members of the Academy TrustJonathan Sims
Nicola Morrison
Nichole Munro
Nicolle Ndiweni
Richard Flewitt
Chairs of Sub-CommitteesEducation Committee: Adrian Stephenson
People and Remuneration Committee: Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Steve Crawford
Audit Committee: Jason Carter
Chair of The Garibaldi School LGB Sub-CommitteeMrs S Sayer

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 InterestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance structures
Board Diversity DataOur published report provides diversity data about the board and our local committees.
Trust annual audited accounts and reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual audited accounts and 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.
Main School Risk AssessmentFor further information on specific risk assessments please contact the school.
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Trading disclosuresNova Education Trust
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