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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 J Dunthorne|
|Name of Head of School / Principal||Mrs Jenny Brown|
|Name of Executive Headteacher||Mr John Tomasevic|
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body||Mr K. Ghattaora|
|Name of SENDCo||Mrs Jodie Harnan|
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)||Admission Arrangements for 2016/17|
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)||Admissions arrangements for 2017/18|
|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 school does not currently have an Ofsted rating.|
|Progress 8 score||We currently do not have KS4 outcomes data. Our first set of results will be published in August 2019|
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.
|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) (3)
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 per week delivers the LAMDA Schools Award which delivers a Level 2 qualification in Speaking and Listening to all students at the end of year 8.
1 English lesson follows the Accelerated Reader scheme; a programme designed to promote reading progress.
|Curriculum approach||Our curriculum covers all national curriculum subjects and delivers a broad and balanced experience for students. Options are chosen in year 8 so that all GCSE option courses begin in year 9.|
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. The LAMDA Schools Award is delivered during one lesson per week in years 7 & 8 and all students have one reading lesson per week during which they follow the Accelerated Reader Scheme.
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mrs J Brown|
|GCSE Qualifications||Students begin their key stage 4 curriculum in year 9 giving them three 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 three or four 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 will be published nearer to that time.|
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.|
|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.|
|Complaints received||To date we have received 1 formal complaint which is still in process.|
|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 2016|
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
|Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils||Please find a downloadable copy of the Nottingham Free School Disability Plan|
|Equality Objectives||Please find a downloadable copy of the Nottingham Free School equality objectives|
|Annual accounts||The Torch Academy Gateway Trust Annual Accounts are available to download here.|
|Business and pecuniary interests||The Torch Academy Gateway Trust Business and Pecuniary interests are available to download here.|
|Governance arrangements||The Torch Academy Gateway Trust Governance Arrangements are available to download here.|
|Trust annual report||The Torch Academy Gateway Trust Annual Report is available to download here.|
|Memorandum and Articles of Association||The Torch Academy Gateway Trust Memorandum and Articles of Association are available to download here.|
|Funding Agreement||The Torch Academy Gateway Trust Funding Agreement are available to download here.|
School Governor Information
|Names of Governors of the Local Governing Body||Mr K. Ghattaora |
Mrs L. Spencer Arnell
Mr N. Rakaar
Mr A. Sharif
Mrs K. Wyeld
Mrs J. Brown
Miss J. Dunthorne
Mrs J. Harnan
Please see the attached document for full details of governors and their attendance to meetings
|Business Interests||The Business Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.|
|Financial Interests||The Financial Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.|
|Governance roles in other schools||The Governance roles in other schools 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 John Mills (Chair)|
Albert Woods OBE
Mr John Tomasevic
Mr David Hooker
Mr Ash Rahman
Mr Chris James
Prof Christine Hall
Mr Alan Goddard
Mrs Janice White
Mrs Sylvia Macdougall
Mr Richard Flewitt
Mr Kul Ghattaora
Mr Michael Auty QC
Full information on members and trustees can be found in the Annual report; the relevant section is also linked here.
|Names of Members of the Academy Trust||Mr Peter Waterland|
Mr Ponniah Chandrakumar
Mr John Mills
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