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|School Name||The Garibaldi School|
|Postal address||Garibaldi Road|
|Telephone No.||01623 464220|
|Enquiries contact name||Mrs Tracey Stocks|
|Name of Head of School / Principal||Mr James Aldred|
|Name of Executive Headteacher||Mr Ryan Hawley|
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body||Mrs Cate Hunt|
|Name of SENDCo||Mr Tom Voice|
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)||Admission arrangements 2019-2020|
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)||Admission arrangements 2020-2021|
|Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)||Admission arrangements 2021-2022|
|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.
|Progress 8 score||2019 +0.44|
|Attainment 8 score||2019 47.5|
|English and Maths (Basic)||56%|
|Student Destinations||Performance table figure for “Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers)” is 92%|
|English and Maths Progress||English 2018 - -0.38|
English 2019 - (data is awaiting validation)
Maths 2018 - +0.42
Maths 2019 - (data is awaiting validation)
|Contextual Progress||Academic A Level Value Added 2018 - -0.27|
Academic A Level Value Added 2019 – (data is awaiting validation)
Academic A Level APS 2018 – 28.1
Academic A Level APS 2019 – (data is awaiting validation)
Applied General Value Added 2018 - +0.27
Applied general Value Added 2019 (data is awaiting validation)
Applied General APS 2018 – 34.98
Applied General APS 2019 – (data is awaiting validation)
|Average grade||Academic A Level 2018 - C|
Academic A Level 2019 - (data is awaiting validation)
Applied General 2018 - Distinction
Applied General 2019 - (data is awaiting validation)
|Student retention||2018 - 94.4% |
2019 - data is awaiting validation
|Student destinations||2018, 88% of leavers were classified as 'students staying in education or employment for a least 2 terms after 16 to 18 (level 3) study'.|
DfE Performance tables
|DfE Performance Tables||DfE Performance Tables|
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.
|Curriculum approach||The 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 content||Key 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, Food Technology, Geography, History and PSCHE/Citizenship. 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 Lead||Mr James Aldred - Deputy Head of School|
|GCSE Qualifications||Level 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 PSCHE and PE. Students then choose 4 options which currently begin in Year 9 to study over three years. From 2020/21 GCSE courses will commence in Year 10 and will be studied for two years. Subjects and qualifications on offer this year are:
GCSE Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
GCSE Design Technology
Cambridge National Creative iMedia
Cambridge National Sport
Cambridge National Enterprise
BTEC Performing Arts
CACHE Child Development
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mr James Aldred - Deputy Head of School|
|16-19 Qualifications on offer||16-19 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
• 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 Psychology, 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.|
|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|
|First Aid Policy|
|Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy|
|Complaints received||Number of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 3|
|Publication Scheme||The Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.|
|Charging and Remissions Policy|
Special Education Needs (SEND) Report
|SEND report for the current academic year||SEND Report 2019 - 2020|
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
|Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils||The 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||Our 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.
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Please see the attached document for full details.
|Data Protection Policy||This document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.|
|Annual accounts||Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.|
|Business and pecuniary interests||Further information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.|
|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|
|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.|
Trust Governor Information
|Names of Trustees/Directors||Mr John Mills (Chair)|
Albert Woods OBE
Mr John Tomasevic
Mrs Janice White
Mr Richard Flewitt
Mr Michael Auty QC
Mr Brian Stein
Mr John Saunders
Mrs Melanie Lawson
Ms Lucy Barrow
Mr Robert Dowling
Mr A Stephenson
Mrs J Addison
Mr B Thomas
|Names of Members of the Academy Trust||Mr John Mills|
Mr Jonathan Sims
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Mr Nadeem Sarwar
Mr A McKee
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|Trading disclosures||Nova Education Trust|
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A PRI/LBG/NSC/(Exempt) incorporated on 16 May 2011.
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- Sport Relief 2020
week commencing 9th March 2020 (Whole School - 21/02/2020)
- Widening Participation Week and Evening 2020
Raising the aspirations of all students (Whole School - 11/02/2020)
Selection for the Lionesses (Whole School - 31/01/2020)
- w/c 27th January 2020
Sixth Form News Bulletin (Sixth Form - 31/01/2020)
- Garibaldi students visit St. Chad’s College, University of Durham
The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme (Whole School - 24/01/2020)