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Statutory 

School contact details

• school’s address

• telephone number

name of the headteacher / principal

the name and address for correspondence of the chair of governors

name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public

where the academy is a multi-academy trust, the name of the multi-academy trust and its registered address and telephone number

for mainstream academies, also the name and details of your special educational needs (SEN) co-ordinator (SENCO)

 

Ethos and aims

• a statement of the school’s ethos (including any religious ethos) and aims

 

Admission arrangements

• your academy trust’s policy on and arrangements for admissions

 

Exclusion arrangements

• your academy trust’s policy for excluding pupils (not applicable to 16 – 19 academies)

 

Ofsted reports

• Either: publish a copy of your school’s most recent Ofsted report

• Or: publish a link to the webpage where users can find your school’s most recent Ofsted report

 

Performance tables

• a link to the DfE school performance tables website.

 

Exam and assessment results

• details of the school’s latest Key Stage 2 and 4 attainment and progress measures (as published in the School Performance Tables)

 

This is a requirement of the Funding Agreement

 

Curriculum

• the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject

• your approach to the curriculum

the names of any phonics or reading schemes you are using in KS1

• a list of the courses available to pupils at KS4 , including GCSEs

• how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following

 

Behaviour policy and anti-bullying

• the school’s policy on behaviour, including its anti-bullying strategy

Academies are required, through the Independent Schools Standards Regulations 2014, to draw up a behaviour policy and anti-bullying guidance.

 

Pupil premium

It is recommended you publish your school’s Pupil Premium strategy, to include:

• your pupil premium allocation for the current 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 overcome these barriers and the reasons for the approach you’ve chosen

• how you will measure the effect of the pupil premium

• the date of the next pupil premium strategy review

• details of how you spent your previous academic year’s allocation

• how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

 

Your academy’s Funding Agreement will state what information you have to publish.

 

PE and sport premium for primary schools

If your school receives PE and sport premium funding, you must publish details of how your school spends this funding and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.

• your PE and sport premium allocation for the current academic year

• details of how you intend to spend your allocation

• details of how you spent your previous academic year’s allocation

• how it made a difference to the PE and sport participation and attainment of the pupils who attract the funding

 

Special educational needs (SEN) report

• a report on the implementation of the school’s policy for pupils with SEN or disabilities. This requirement is set out in Paragraph 6.79 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice (January 2015). The information should be updated annually, and any changes to the information that occur during the year should be updated as soon as possible.

• accessibility plan for disabled pupils (this can be a separate document or part of another document e.g. School Improvement Plan)

 

Equality objectives

Academies must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010. This means you have to publish:

• details of how your school complies with the public sector equality duty – this should be updated every year

• your school’s equality objectives – this should be updated at least once every 4 years.

 

Obligations are set out in Equality Act 2010: advice for schools.

 

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

 

Health and safety policy

• the school's policy in relation to health and safety

 

Complaints

• details of the school’s complaints procedure and the number of complaints registered under the formal procedure during the preceding school year

 

Financial information

Academies are required by their funding agreements and the Academy Financial Handbook to also publish the following information online:

• audited annual accounts (by the end of January)

• annual report

• memorandum and articles of association and Funding Agreement

• the names of charity trustees and members

• register of interests of members, trustees and local governors.

 

This is a requirement of the Funding Agreement

 

School sessions

• the times at which each school session begins and ends on a school day

 

Governance Structures

In the interests of transparency, an academy trust must publish on its website up-to-date details of its governance arrangements in a readily accessible format. This must include:

• the structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and local governing bodies (the trust’s scheme of delegation for governance functions), and the full names of the chair of each (where applicable)

• for each member who has served at any point over the past 12 months, their full names, date of appointment, date they stepped down (where applicable), and relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions

• for each trustee and local governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months, their full names, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable), who appointed them (in accordance with the trust’s articles).

• the relevant business and pecuniary interests of members, trustees, local governors and accounting officers including governance roles in other educational institutions. If the trust’s accounting officer is not a trustee their relevant business and pecuniary interests must still be published.

• for each trustee their attendance records at board and committee meetings over the last academic year

• for each local governor their attendance records at local governing body meetings over the last academic year

 

This is a requirement of the Academies Financial Handbook