Statutory Information

Statutory Information 2017

Based on guidance from the Department of Education, this page details the information that academies should publish on their websites and where you will find it on the St Stephen Churchtown Academy School website.

Information Required Where this information can be found on the website

School contact details

Your website should include the:

  •          name of your school or college
  •          postal address of your school or college
  •          telephone number of your school or college
  •          name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public
  •          name of the headteacher
  •          name and address of the chair of the governing body
  •          name and details of your SEN co-ordinator (SENCO) if you’re a mainstream academy

If you’re an academy or free school, you should also publish details about your academy’s owner:

if the school’s owner is a body of persons, you should publish the address and telephone number of its office

Contact information can be found on the Contact Us of the website

 

Information on governance can be found at 

 

Information on the Aspire Academy Trust is under ‘Aspire Academy Trust tab

 

Our SENCo is Mr S Welch and our Learning Support Co-ordinator is Mrs R Geach

Admission Arrangements

 

Admissions arrangements of all mainstream academies and free schools must comply with the ‘School admissions code’ and the ‘School admissions appeals code’.

Information on admissions is in Admissions in the Key Information > Admissions section of the website

Exclusion Arrangements

 

If you are an academy or free school other than a 16 to 19 academy, you should publish details of your policy for excluding pupils.

This is included in the Behaviour Policy found in the Info for Parents > Policies tab

Ofsted Reports

 

Academies and colleges should do one of the following:

  •          publish a copy of your school’s or college’s most recent Ofsted report
  •          publish a link to the webpage where users can find your school’s or college’s most recent Ofsted report

 A copy of the school's most recent Ofsted report is available within the Key Information > Ofsted

Exam and assessment reports

 

Key Stage 2 (end of primary school) results

 

From December 2016, academies and free schools should publish the following information on their website:

  •          percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
  •          average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2
  •          average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2
  •          average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2
  •          percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths
  •          your pupils’ average score in the reading test
  •          your pupils’ average score in the maths test

You can find more information about these KS2 performance measures, including the higher standard, in the ‘Primary school accountability’ guidance.

 

Peformance tables

Academies and colleges should publish a link to the school and college performance tables.

Data information for 2016 is available on the Results under Key Information > Results

 

Within this page there is a link to school and college performance tables.

Curriculum

 

Academies and free schools must publish:

  •          the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject
  •          your approach to the curriculum
  •          how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following
  •          how you meet the 16 to 19 study programme requirements (if you have a sixth-form or offer education at 16 to 19)

Depending on what phase of education your school offers, you should also publish any of the following that apply to your school:

  •          the names of any phonics or reading schemes you are using in key stage 1
  •          a list of the courses available to pupils at KS4, including GCSEs
  •          the 16 to 19 qualifications you offer
This information is all available within the Curriculum section within the Key Information > Curriculum Info

Behaviour Policy

 

If you are an academy or free school, you should publish details of your school’s behaviour policy, including its anti-bullying strategy.

The Behaviour Policy can be accessed within the Policies section of Info for Parents > Policies

Pupil Premium

 

If your school receives pupil premium funding, your funding agreement will specify what information you need to publish about it.

 

Regardless of what your funding agreement requires you to publish, we recommend that, if you are an academy or free school, you publish details of your pupil premium strategy.

 

For the current academic year, we recommend you publish:

  •          how much pupil premium funding you received for this academic year
  •          details of the main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in your school face
  •          how you will spend your pupil premium funding to address these barriers and the reasons for the approach you’ve chosen
  •          how you will measure the impact of the pupil premium
  •          the date of the next pupil premium strategy review

For the previous academic year, we recommend you publish:

  •          how you spent your pupil premium funding
  •          the impact that the pupil premium had on pupils
The Pupil Premium Section can be found within Key Information > Pupil Premium

PE and sport premium for primary schools

 

If your school receives PE and sport premium funding, your grant funding agreement will explain what information you must publish. It is likely that you’ll have to include:

  •          how much PE and sport premium funding you received for this academic year
  •          a full breakdown of how you’ve spent or will spend the funding this year
  •          the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
how you will make sure these improvements are sustainable
The St Stephen Churchtown Academy PE & Sport Funding is available within Key Information > Sports Premium section of the website.

Special Educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

 

Special educational needs (SEN) report

 Academies and free schools should publish a report on their policy for pupils with SEN.

The report must comply with:

Accessibility plan for disabled pupils

Academies and free schools need to carry out accessibility planning for disabled pupils under the Equalities Act 2010.

 

You must publish your accessibility plan, which should include details of how you’re:

  •          increasing your disabled pupils’ ability to participate in your school’s curriculum
  •          improving the physical environment of your school so disabled pupils can take better advantage of the education, benefits, facilities and services you offer
  •          improving the availability of accessible information to your disabled pupils

The accessibility plan you publish can either be a freestanding document or part of another document (such as your school development plan).

 This information can be found under Key Information > DSEN.
 

Equality objectives

 

As public bodies, academies and free schools must comply with the public sector equality duty. This means you have to:

  •          publish details of how your school is complying with the public sector equality duty - you should update this every year
  •          publish your school’s equality objectives - you should update this at least once every 4 years
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You need to include details of how your school is:

consulting and involving those affected by inequality in the decisions your school or college takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination (affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community)
 Our Equality and Objectives policy can be found under Info for Parents > Policies.

Complaints Policy

 

We recommend that all academies and colleges publish their complaints policy online. This will allow parents to access the information more easily.

 
Our Complaints Policy can be found in Info for Parents > Policies 

Annual Reports and accounts

 

Academies and free schools

 

You should publish certain financial information about your school:

  •          annual report
  •          annual audited accounts
  •          memorandum of association
  •          articles of association
  •          names of charity trustees and members
  •          funding agreement

You can find more guidance about these in the ‘Academies financial handbook’.

 Financial information relating to the Aspire Academy Trust is available on the Aspire website.

Governors' information and duties

 

Academies and free schools

 

The ‘Academies financial handbook’ explains what information you need to publish about your school and its governing body.

 

 

Charging and remissions policies

 

Academies and free schools should publish their charging and remissions policies. The policies must include details of:

  •          the activities or cases for which your school will charge pupils’ parents

the circumstances where your school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under your charging policy

 The Charging Policy is available on the Policies section within Info for Parents > Policies

Values and Ethos

 

Academies and colleges should publish a statement of their ethos and values.

 Our aims and values are displayed on Key Information > Values and Ethos

Requests for copies

 

If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on your website, you must provide this free of charge.

 This can be organised through speaking to the school secretary.