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School NameNottingham University Samworth Academy
Postal addressBramhall Road
Bilborough
Nottingham
NG8 4HY
Telephone No.0115 9291492
Enquiries contact nameRebecca Henry - PA to the Head of School
Name of Head of School / PrincipalMark Watts
Name of Executive HeadteacherDave Hooker
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyTony Glover
Name of SENDCoJulie Mather
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Our document sets out the admission arrangements for Nottingham University Samworth Academy. These arrangements are without prejudice to the provisions of Annex 3 to this agreement. The document forms an Annex to the Funding Agreement between Nottingham University Samworth Academy and the Secretary of State. Any changes to the arrangements set out in this document must be approved in advance by the Secretary of State.

The Academy will act in accordance with, and will ensure that the Independent Appeal Panel acts in accordance with, all relevant provisions of the statutory codes of practice (“The School Admissions Code” and “The School Admission and Appeals Code”) as they apply at any given time to maintained schools. Reference in the codes to ‘admission authorities’ shall be deemed to be references to the governing body of the Academy. In particular, the Academy will take part in the Admissions Forum set up by Nottingham City Local Authority (LA) and have regard to its advice; and will participate in the co-ordinated admission arrangements operated by Nottingham City LA.

Further information regarding our Admissions Arrangements for 2018-19 are available within the linked PDF.
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Our document sets out the admission arrangements for Nottingham University Samworth Academy. These arrangements are without prejudice to the provisions of Annex 3 to this agreement. The document forms an Annex to the Funding Agreement between Nottingham University Samworth Academy and the Secretary of State. Any changes to the arrangements set out in this document must be approved in advance by the Secretary of State.

The Academy will act in accordance with, and will ensure that the Independent Appeal Panel acts in accordance with, all relevant provisions of the statutory codes of practice (“The School Admissions Code” and “The School Admission and Appeals Code”) as they apply at any given time to maintained schools. Reference in the codes to ‘admission authorities’ shall be deemed to be references to the governing body of the Academy. In particular, the Academy will take part in the Admissions Forum set up by Nottingham City Local Authority (LA) and have regard to its advice; and will participate in the co-ordinated admission arrangements operated by Nottingham City LA.

Further information regarding our Admissions Arrangements for 2019-20 are available within the linked PDF.
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 reportOverall effectiveness: Requires Improvement
Inspection date: 20 Oct 2015
First publication date: 16 Nov 2015

Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.

KS4 results

Progress 8 score-0.21
Attainment 8 score41.51
English and Maths (Basic)51%
EBACC6%
Student DestinationsPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.

KS5 results

English and Maths ProgressKS5 Attainment

No of pupils entered for applied general qualifications (for average grade measure) 19

Average point score per applied general entry expressed as a vocational grade Dist-

Average point score per applied general entry (new point system) 31.26

Number of students entered for tech level qualifications (for average grade measure) 6

Average point score per tech level entry expressed as a vocational grade Merit+

Average point score per tech level entry (new point system) 26.67

Number of students included in English progress measure (without at least an English GCSE grade C by end of key stage 4) 23

Average progress made in English -0.13

Number of students included in Maths progress measure (without at least a Maths GCSE grade C by end of key stage 4) 29

Average progress made in Maths -0.24
Contextual ProgressPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Average gradePlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Student retentionPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Student destinationsStudent destination information is provided within the DfE Performance Tables. Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information. Please see linked document for further information regarding first destination of 2016 year 11 leavers.

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance TablesPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.

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

KS1

Curriculum contentN/A
Curriculum approachN/A
Name of Phonics schemeN/A
Name of reading schemeN/A
Name of Curriculum LeadN/A

KS2

Curriculum contentN/A
Curriculum approachN/A
Name of Phonics schemeN/A
Name of reading schemeN/A
Name of Curriculum LeadN/A

KS3

Curriculum contentIn Years 7 and 8 pupils follow a varied curriculum, that is prescribed for them and largely the same for all pupils.

At the end of Year 8, pupils choose which E-Bacc and Foundation subjects they would like to continue in Key Stage 4.
Curriculum approachOur school day starts at 8.45 a.m, with a 15-minute Tutor Period, and finishes at 3.15 p.m. Pupils have a 15-minute break in the morning, and a 45-minute lunch break. In Years 7 to 11, pupils are taught seven 45-minute lessons a day. In some subjects, some lessons are ‘doubles’ that last 1-hour 30-minutes. This allows teachers to plan a range of different activities, including those of a practical nature, and allows greater flexibility and more effective use of our resources.

For further details please follow the web link to our Curriculum page.
Name of Curriculum LeadFor further information please contact Mark Watts, Head of School

KS4

GCSE QualificationsIn the spring term of Year 8, pupils are offered an open choice of subjects to follow at Key Stage 4. We try to help pupils make informed choices through assemblies, tutor set activities, parents’ evenings, and one-to-one interviews. Pupils are asked to choose four options from the following list:

Geography
History
Spanish
Separate Sciences
Art (Fine Art, Photography or Textiles)
Product Design
Catering
Sport
Child Development
Health and Social Care
Business Studies
ICT
Psychology
Media
Core Curriculum

All pupils continue to study English, Maths and Science through Key Stage 4. Pupils take GCSE examinations in English Language and English Literature, and Maths. Science is a little more complicated, with pupils taking either separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics; a double GCSE award; or a vocational BTEC qualification.

All pupils also continue to have ‘core’ PE lessons every week.

For further details please follow the web link to our Curriculum page.
Name of Curriculum LeadFor further information please contact Mark Watts, Head of School

KS5

16-19 Qualifications on offerWe currently have a relatively small post-16 provision, which focuses on providing vocational pathways into further education or employmet. NUSA Post-16 has proved to be particularly suitable for students who benefit from well-established relationships with staff, and who may require a mixture of level 2 and level 3 courses in Year 12. We currently have post 16 students studying the following Level 3 courses:

Health and Social Care (14 lessons per week)
Children’s Care, Learning and Development (7 lessons per week)
Catering (8 lessons per week)
Sport (7 lessons per week)
Art (7 lessons per week)

Our post-16 students have a weekly personal development lesson, mentoring with their tutor, and extra support if they are still working towards a C grade in either English or Maths. They also have opportunities to work with younger pupils as literacy mentors, gain qualifications in first aid and British Sign Language, and to take on paid responsibilities around the academy. We endeavour to provide all of our post-16 students with work experience linked to their courses.

For further details please follow the web link to our Curriculum page.
How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements Our post-16 students have a weekly personal development lesson, mentoring with their tutor, and extra support if they are still working towards a C grade in either English or Maths. They also have opportunities to work with younger pupils as literacy mentors, gain qualifications in first aid and British Sign Language, and to take on paid responsibilities around the academy. We endeavour to provide all of our post-16 students with work experience linked to their courses.

For further details please follow the web link to our Curriculum page.

Values and Ethos

Values and EthosNUSA Values

Pupils at NUSA are expected to “work hard” and “be kind”. This short statement goes to the heart of what we are trying to teach children through the curriculum, and through their wider school experiences.

Work Hard

At NUSA we endeavour to teach pupils the value of investing in their own future by working hard in every lesson, every day. Pupils are set personalised and challenging academic targets in every subject. These targets allow staff to recognise and celebrate the progress made by hard-working pupils, regardless of their comparative attainment. Targets are set using ‘Fischer Family Trust Aspire’ estimates that consider a pupil’s prior attainment, gender and month of birth. These targets support our aspiration that all NUSA pupils will do at least as well as their peers nationally. Teachers are expected to help pupils work towards these targets by planning and teaching lessons that cater for all pupils, and by marking pupils’ work regularly and providing feedback that helps them to improve.

Pupils receive a report every term with grades and scores for attainment, effort and homework. Attainment grades are coded either red, amber or green, depending on whether teachers judge a pupil to be "on track" to meet their target. Personalised targets allow all pupils to strive for a "green" report, regardless of their innate abilities and talents.

Working hard enables pupils to fulfill their potential, and hence fosters self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. It connects pupils with their own personal and academic development, and teaches them that everyone can achieve, if they are prepared to invest their time and effort. It also helps pupils to understand the need to respect the rights of every pupil to learn in a calm, focused and supportive atmosphere.

Be Kind

The importance of "being kind" to others is a fundamental human value that all children should be taught. At NUSA it starts in and around the classroom, with school rules that are based upon protecting pupils’ rights to learn.

Pupils are encouraged to adhere to a clear set of behaviour expectations, linked to a framework of rewards and sanctions, helping pupils to develop their ability to distinguish between "right" and "wrong". This plays an important part in preparing our pupils for life as young adults in society.

On those occasions when pupils’ behaviour transgresses NUSA expectations, an important part of the process in teaching pupils values is that they are taught to accept responsibility for their actions. The NUSA behaviour code highlights the link between negative behaviour and its consequences.

Further information can be found by following our web link.
Behaviour PolicyWe are committed to providing high quality education. This means promoting positive attitudes and behaviour so that students can develop their abilities and interests and achieve their full potential.

There is an inextricable link between behaviour and achievement. It is, therefore, essential that we promote good behaviour and challenges unacceptable behaviour. This is a basic expectation that must underpin the daily work of the school.

High expectations, shared values, fair and consistent application of rewards and sanctions; combined with effective teaching, active tutoring, and early intervention are key to promoting positive behaviour and raising achievement.

Please see linked document to download a copy of our Behaviour Policy.
Safeguarding/Child protectionThe Directors of Nova Education Trust have taken the decision to adopt the Nottingham City Council Child Safeguarding Policy for all of the trust’s city schools.

The policy reflects current legislation, accepted best practice and complies with the government guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children April 2015 and Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016.
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 policyNova Education Trust has overall responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of staff and students and others affected by its activities in the Academy. Nova Education Trust recognises that decisions about workplace health and safety should take account of the views and priorities of the workforce as well as the management.

In order to fulfill its monitoring role, and to initiate and review health and safety policies and procedures, a safety committee will be established which will make recommendations on changes and improvements. The safety committee meet termly.

Please see linked document to download a copy of our Health & Safety Policy.
First Aid PolicyNova Education Trust recognises its responsibility to provide adequate first aid provision as required under H&S regulations and DfE guidance.

It will ensure that suitable arrangements are in place to comply with regulatory requirements relating to employees who are working for the Trust and students who are under the care of Trust employees or on Trust property.

Please see linked document to download a copy of our First Aid Policy.
Complaints policyOur complaints policy covers complaints made by pupils, parents or other external stakeholders. There are however separate appeals procedures for a parent dissatisfied with a decision regarding either the admission or the exclusion of their child and for appeals against the grade awarded to their child in an external examination.

Nova Education Trust has separate procedures for dealing with staff complaints. These include the Grievance procedure for a complaint by an employee about the academy, the Harassment procedure for an employee complaining of bullying or intimidation, the Staff disciplinary procedure for an employee complaining about the conduct of another member of staff, the Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff and the Confidential reporting/whistle blowing procedure for an allegation made in the public interest.

Please see linked document to download a copy of our Complaints Policy.
Complaints receivedNumber of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 0
SEND PolicyWe aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education enabling each student to reach his or her potential. Our aim is to give all students with SEN and disabilities a high quality of education so that they can achieve educational standards appropriate to their capabilities

Please see linked document to download a copy of our SEND Policy.
Publication SchemeOur publication scheme commits schools within Nova Education Trust to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. Please see the linked document for further information.
Charging and Remissions PolicyThe Nova Education Trust Board of Directors recognise that as a result of the 1996 Education Act there is no statutory requirement to charge for any form of education or related activity and that charging is prohibited except in certain circumstances at the discretion of the Trust Board.

The policy reflects DfE legislation and is subject to amendment in line with national guidance.

Please see linked document to download a copy of our Charging & Remission Policy.
Pupil Premium Funding AllocationAt NUSA approximately two-thirds of our pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which is about five times the national average. The challenge laid down to all schools and academies is to provide additional support for these pupils to help them overcome the barriers they face, and hence help them to secure the same level of attainment as their more socio-economically advantaged peers

Please see the attached PDF document for further information.
Year 7 Literacy/Numeracy Catch Up Funding AllocationThe Catch Up Premium is additional funding given to schools to provide additional support to those Year 7 pupils that did not reach the ‘expected standard’ in reading or maths at the end of Year 6. For pupils who joined NUSA in September 2015, this means those pupils that did not secure a level 4 or better in their KS2 reading and/or maths SATs. NUSA received £500 for each of the 34 pupils deemed to be eligible for the catch up premium in 2015-16, which gave a total of £17,000.


Please see attached PDF for further information.
PE and Sports Premium Funding AllocationN/A

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearPlease see linked document.

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled PupilsNUSA is committed to providing an environment that enables full curriculum access that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to taking positive action in the spirit of the Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability and to developing a culture of inclusion, support and awareness within the academy.

Further information is available to download via the linked document.

Equality Objectives

Equality ObjectivesNova Education Trust promotes its Equality Policy through its core values of:
• Respect
• Integrity
• Teamwork
• Excellence
Members of the trust community have the right to:
• Effective support for learning in order to success in their personal goals
• Be treated fairly in all aspects of their involvement with the trust
• Be treated with respect by all members of the trust community
• Be valued for their contribution to the life of the trust in an environment which:
• Encourages each and every person to contribute fully on an equal basis.
• Promotes a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment
and bullying.
• Promotes a working environment that is supportive of Equality and that takes
sensitive, supportive and effective action if discrimination, harassment and/or
bullying is suspected.

Further information is available to download via the linked document.
Annual accountsOn the 1st April 2017 the NUSA transferred into Nova Education Trust. Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Business and pecuniary interestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website which can be accessed at:

http://www.novaeducationtrust.net/documents.php
Governance arrangementsFurther information about our governance arrangements can be found in the trust's scheme of delegation which is provided as a linked document.
Trust annual reportDuring the financial year 2015-16 NUSA was a member of the Nottingham University Samworth Academy Trust. On the 1st April 2017 the NUSA transferred into Nova Education Trust. Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association for Nova Education Trust can be accessed at:

http://www.novaeducationtrust.net/documents.php
Funding AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed at:

http://www.novaeducationtrust.net/documents.php

School Governor Information

Names of Governors of the Local Governing BodyMr Anthony Glover (Chair)
Mrs Alison Ingram (Clerk)
Ms Vicky Berry
Dr June McCombie
Caroline Williams
Jacqueline Scruton
Vacancy - Parent Governor
Claire Dickinson - Parent Governor
Vacancy - Staff Governor
Lucy Burrow
Mark Watts - Head of School, NUSA
Business InterestsPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Financial InterestsInformation is contained within the Governors Register of Business Interests.
Governance roles in other schoolsInformation is contained within the Governors Register of Business Interests.
Structure and responsibilitiesFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website which can be accessed at:

http://www.novaeducationtrust.net/documents.php

Trust Governor Information

Names of Trustees/DirectorsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website which can be accessed at:

http://www.novaeducationtrust.net/documents.php
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr Peter Waterland
Mr Ponniah Chandrakumar
Mr John Mills (Chair of Directors)

Further information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website which can be accessed at:

http://www.novaeducationtrust.net/documents.php
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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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