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|School Name||The Suthers School|
|Postal address||The Suthers School|
|Telephone No.||01636 957690|
|Enquiries contact name||Mrs L Wallbank|
|Name of Head of School / Principal||Mr A Pettit|
|Name of Executive Headteacher||Mr A Seymour|
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body||Mrs P Suthers|
|Name of SENDCo||Mrs E Brown|
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)||To find out more about our Admission Arrangements you can download our Admissions Policy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)||To find out more about our Admission Arrangements for 2021-22 you can download our Admissions Policy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)||To find out more about our Admission Arrangements for 2022-23 you can download our Admissions Policy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|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||We currently do not have KS4 outcomes data. Our first set of results will be published in Autumn 2022|
|English and Maths Progress||We currently do not have KS5 outcomes data. Our first set of results will be published in Autumn 2024|
DfE Performance tables
|DfE Performance Tables||Please follow the link attached to DFE school performance information|
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.
|Curriculum approach||Not Applicable|
|Curriculum approach||Not Applicable|
|Curriculum approach||Through a relentless focus on the core principles of wisdom, knowledge and fairness, our curriculum not only lays the essential foundations for rigorous academic study but also excites the passions and enthusiasms of our students. This is underpinned by the absolute conviction that a truly meaningful education and one that truly unlocks a child’s potential is one that supports them in balancing academic success with a sense of personal ambition and one which therefore values and promotes character development alongside academic excellence. Our academic curriculum is therefore complemented by an extensive enrichment / co-curricular programme and by a deliberate and sustained focus on personal development.|
|Curriculum content||We believe that students deserve to study as broad a curriculum as possible for as long as possible and therefore operate a 3 year Key Stage 3 programme. Our curriculum not only provides an essential foundation in the core subjects (English, Maths, Science, French, Humanities) but also includes: Art, Music, Drama, Design Technology, PE, RE, Personal Development and Civics.|
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mr A Pettit|
|GCSE Qualifications||At The Suthers School, students follow a two year KS4 programme in Years 10 and 11 which provides them with the time to build on the knowledge, skills and understanding developed at Key Stage 3 as they study for a combination of GCSE and CNAT qualifications. Students are encouraged to follow the EBACC pathway, consisting of English, Maths, Science, French, History or Geography and this is complemented by a broad range of optional subjects to enable students to succeed in areas of particular interest. The optional subjects currently available to KS4 students include: Art, Music, Drama, Geography, History, Business Studies, PE and Child Development. From September 2021, the option choices will also include Design Technology / Engineering.|
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mr A Pettit|
|16-19 Qualifications on offer||Not yet applicable. It is anticipated that The Suthers School will offer a sixth form provision from 2022-23.|
Values and Ethos
|Values and Ethos||SAPIENTIA - SCIENTIA - AEQUITAS|
Wisdom - Knowledge - Fairness
The Suthers 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.
We use the statement 'Work Hard - Be Kind' to underpin this ethos in our day-to-day work.
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||To find out more about our Behaviour Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Safeguarding/Child protection||To find out more about our Safeguarding Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy||To find out more about our Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse||To find out more about our Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection||To find out more about our Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements you can view the document by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|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||To find out more about our Health and Safety Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|First Aid Policy||To find out more about our First Aid Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Complaints policy||To find out more about our Complaints Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy|
|Complaints received||We have received no complaints this academic year|
|SEND Policy||To find out more about our Send Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Publication Scheme||The Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.|
|Charging and Remissions Policy||To find out more about our Charging and Remissions Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
Special Education Needs (SEND) Report
|SEND report for the current academic year||Please find a downloadable copy of the Suthers School SEND Report 2020/21|
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
|Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils||To find out more about our Accessibility Plan you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
|Equality Objectives||The Suthers School is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and places great value on the diversity of its community. The provision of equality of opportunity and respect for the needs and rights of the individual are fundamental to the values of The Suthers School.|
The Suthers School fulfils its general and specific duties in relation to equality of opportunity and actively demonstrates due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities, in all strands as identified in the Equality Act 2010.
How we approach this is outlined below.
To improve the attendance of all students to 96% and continue to keep persistent absence to be below national figures.
• To improve the achievement of SEND students and disadvantaged students and to narrow the achievement gap between SEND students & non-SEND students and disadvantaged & advantaged students.
• To raise expectations amongst staff and students in order that 80% of young people on roll to make at least nationally expected progress each year in all core subjects.
• To ensure that young people who are eligible for pupil premium (in receipt of free school meals in the last 6 years or are a child in care) have adequate support so that they attend school regularly and that the majority make nationally expected progress that is in line with their peers.
• To review and revise the curriculum so that it represents a diverse culture and society and encourages tolerance and respect.
• To ensure that images used around school, for example, in lessons, noticeboards, assemblies represent the diverse culture and society we live in.
• To improve communication with parents and carers who are marginalised by personal circumstances such as lack of transport, language barriers or low confidence by liaising with them regularly and meeting with them regularly and providing support such as interpreters, as necessary.
• To improve attendance to parents evenings, particularly for those students who are eligible for pupil premium funding, have a special need or disability or for whom English is an additional language.
• To ensure that young people who attend The Suthers School have a voice through promotion of the student council and increased opportunities for wider student participation.
Review for renewal; September 2021.
To find out more about our Equality Policy you can download a copy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.
|Privacy Notice for Pupil Data||We 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 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||Mrs P Suthers (Chair of Governors)|
Mrs S Gray (Vice Chair of Governors)
Mrs L Baker
Ms C Kavanaugh
Mr N Hemsley
Mrs S Stern
|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.|
|Meeting Attendance||Governor 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/Directors||Mr 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 Trust||Mr Jonathan Sims|
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Mr Nadeem Sarwar
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|Trading disclosures||Nova 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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- Letter for private instrumental tuition
The Suthers School is now offering private instrumental tuition (Music - 08/11/2020)
- Year 6 Virtual Open Event
Thursday 8th October 2020 (Whole School - 23/09/2020)
- Suthers on BBC and ITV news
Media coverage of school initiative to supply free sanitary products to pupils (Whole School - 21/01/2020)