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|School Name||Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology|
|Postal address||93 Abbey Street|
|Telephone No.||0115 859 2040|
|Enquiries contact name||Mrs Natalie Astle|
|Name of Head of School / Principal||Mr Robert White|
|Name of Executive Headteacher||Mr Ryan Hawley|
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body||Mr John Saunders|
The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
|Name of SENDCo||Miss Lauren Taylor|
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)||To find out more about NUAST's Admission Arrangements you can download our Admissions Policy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.|
To find out how to apply to NUAST for Year 7 entry and Year 12 entry please click on the icon with the linked chain which will take you to our 'How to Apply' page.
If you have any queries regarding Admissions please contact the Academy reception in the first instance.
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)||To find out more about NUAST's Admission Arrangements for 2022 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||DfE gives a progress 8 score of 0.17.|
|Attainment 8 score||DfE gives a attainment 8 score of 51.7.|
|English and Maths (Basic)||DfE gives a English/maths basic score of 49.5%.|
|EBACC||As a specialist STEM academy students are not obliged to follow the EBACC pathway. The average point score for students following the EBACC is 4.22.|
|Student Destinations||2018-2019: 95% of students remained in education or entered employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4.|
|English and Maths Progress||During the year 2020-21 there were no students required to resit Maths or English GCSE|
|Contextual Progress||Provisional data shows that;|
Academic value added score is 0.43
Average point score per academic entry as a grade B.
Average point score per academic entry 40.9.
% of students achieving AAB or higher with two facilitating subjects 31%.
Average points per A level expressed as a grade - B.
Average points per A level in best three A levels - 42.84.
|Average grade||Average point score per academic entry as a grade B.|
|Student retention||2019-21 93%|
|Student destinations||2021: 93% went on to employment, education or training, with 7% taking gap years to reapply for competitive courses (such as medicine). 73% went onto university, with 71% of those students achieving a Russell Group place|
10% went for Apprenticeships, with 6% of the total students achieving a degree apprenticeship.
DfE Performance tables
|DfE Performance Tables||Please follow the link to access the DfE performance tables for NUAST.|
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.
|Curriculum content||NUAST provides a unique STEM focused curriculum offer for Year 7 students. For more detailed information on the curriculum, click on the Arrow Icon on the right to download the Year 7 Prospectus or on the Chain Icon to be directed to our curriculum page of the website. Below is a brief summary of our offer.|
All of our students study the core curriculum of:
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mrs K Morgan|
|GCSE Qualifications||NUAST provides a unique STEM focused curriculum offer for Year 10 and Year 11 students. For more detailed information on the curriculum, click on the Arrow Icon on the right to download the Year 10 Prospectus or on the Chain Icon to be directed to our curriculum page of the website. Below is a brief summary of our offer.|
All of our students study the core curriculum of:
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
In addition, all students will then follow one of two specialist pathways options. Within these pathway options they will complete a minimum of two GCSE equivalent qualifications.
Option 1: ICT
Option 2: Engineering.
Additionally students will choose two option subjects:
GCSE Business Studies
GCSE Design and Technology
GCSE Media Studies
GCSE Computer Science
All students will also have weekly enrichment sessions.
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mr R Watkins|
|16-19 Qualifications on offer||NUAST also provides a STEM focused curriculum offer for Year 12 and Year 13 students. For more detailed information on the curriculum, click on the Arrow Icon on the right to download the Year 12 Prospectus or on the Chain Icon to be directed to our curriculum page of the website. Below is a brief summary of our offer.|
A Level Pathway:
BTEC/Cambridge National Pathway:
A BTEC Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Engineering equivalent to three A Levels
A BTEC Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Applied Science equivalent to three A Levels
In addition, students are offered the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which carries UCAS points and equips students with the rigorous research skills, so critical in today’s job market.
We also offer a range of enrichment activities, which include the grade 4 in oral communication (Public Speaking)
|How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements||NUAST has a broad and varied curriculum of A Levels and vocational qualifications on offer for students to choose from. These qualifications meet our school intent whilst also have breadth to fit the interests and aspirations of our young people.|
We aim to add one A Level subject to the range per year; for 2021-22, this has been English Combined. For 2022-23, we will be adding politics, and we aim to offer A Level Spanish for 23-24
Values and Ethos
|Statement of Values and Ethos||These values underpin the work of students and staff in everything they do, each and every day.|
We have high expectations of students and staff.
We believe every student can succeed.
We will ensure barriers to learning are challenged and overcome.
We expect teaching to be well planned, varied and stimulating.
We believe learning should be active, focussed and engaging.
We insist on high standards of behaviour at all times.
We will support staff and students to engage in effective teaching and learning.
We will underpin our curriculum with exposure to employment and higher education to raise aspiration within our student body.
|Behaviour Policy||NUAST is 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 the academy promotes good behaviour and challenges unacceptable behaviour. This is a basic expectation that must underpin the daily work of the NUAST.
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.
|Safeguarding/Child protection||NUAST's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy set out guidelines to ensure that the rights of children are protected through staff awareness of the issues and the following of statutory and local guidelines in the reporting of concerns. |
Children and young people are defined as those under the age of 18 years.
In line with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance on “Keeping children safe in education. Statutory guidance for schools and colleges.” (2016) and “What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused” (2015) the policy gives guidance on the:
a. Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
b. Role of the Board of Directors
c. Inappropriate behaviour with children and the implications for staff in breach of guidelines
d. Responsibilities of Staff
e. Staff training
g. Categories of abuse.
h. Specific safeguarding issues as outlined in the “Keeping children safe in education” document
|Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy||The remote learning policy is available by clicking the button here.|
|Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse||The peer on peer abuse policy is found by clicking the button here.|
|Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection||The Covid 19 School closure policy can be found 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 Board of Directors of NUAST accepts that all of their employees, students and visitors are entitled to a safe and healthy environment in which to work. With this in mind the Board, Management and Staff will take appropriate steps to meets its statutory requirements use recognised codes of practice and guidance notes to establish a safe and healthy environment. |
NUAST's Health and Safety Policy is written within the context of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
It is the Policy of NUAST to take all necessary steps, through a risk management approach, to meet its responsibilities under “The Act”, including:
a. Providing and maintaining facilities, plant, equipment, systems and working conditions which are safe and without risk to the health of employees, visitors, contractors and the general public.
b. Ensuring that arrangements are in place for the safe transport, handling, storage and disposal of articles and substances which may be hazardous to health
c. Providing information, instruction and supervision to all employees to enable them to carry out their work activities in a safe manner
d. Ensuring that employees and/or their representatives are able to raise health and safety related issues and have these resolved effectively
e. Taking full account of health and safety considerations in project planning and decision making.
|First Aid Policy||Through this policy NUAST, seeks to effectively meet the first aid needs of staff, students and visitors, in particular supporting the Academy as a safe place to work, learn and engage. |
In accordance with regulations and guidance NUAST will ensure first aid provision appropriate to needs of its employees, students and visitors. The amount and type of first aid provision will be determined by risk assessment and reference to best practice including reference to the number of people usually on site.
|Complaints policy||NUAST's Complaints Procedure is designed to:|
a. Encourage resolution of problems by informal means if possible,
b. Be easily accessible and publicised,
c. Be simple to understand and use,
d. Be impartial,
e. Be non-adversarial,
f. Allow swift handling with established time-limits for action and keeping people informed of the progress,
g. Ensure a full and fair investigation by an independent person,
h. Respect people’s desire for confidentiality,
i. Address all the points at issue and provide an effective response and appropriate redress, where necessary,
j. Provide information to the Academy’s senior leadership team so that services can be improved.
|Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy|
|Complaints received||Number of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 1|
|SEND Policy||NUAST aims to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education, albeit specialist provision in science, engineering and information technology. This includes the National Curriculum, where relevant to this age group, in line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014. |
In order to meet the Individual Needs of students, the Academy will:
a. Identify those who have SEND/Individual Needs at the earliest opportunity by gathering information from parents/carers, education, health and care services and feeder schools prior to joining NUAST
b. Monitor the progress of all students in order to aid the identification of those with SEND. Continuous monitoring of those students with SEND by their teachers will help to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential.
c. Make appropriate provision to overcome all barriers to learning and ensure students with SEND and other Individual Needs have full access to the curriculum. This will be co-ordinated by the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and will be carefully monitored and regularly reviewed in order to ensure that individual targets are being met and all students’ needs are catered for.
d. Work with parents to gain a better understanding of their child, and involve them in all stages of their child’s education. This includes supporting them in terms of understanding SEND procedures and practices, providing regular reports on their child’s progress, and providing information on the provisions for students within the Academy as a whole, and the effectiveness of this policy and the Academy’s SEND work.
e. Work with and in support of outside agencies when the students’ needs cannot be met by the Academy alone.
f. Create an environment in the Academy where students feel safe to voice their opinions of their own needs. This means providing regular one to one meetings between students and their teacher/Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and will be made easier by carefully monitoring the progress of all students. Student participation is a right. This will be reflected in decision-making but also encouraged through wider opportunities for participation in Academy life such as membership of the School Council.
g. Provide ongoing training for all staff working with students with SEND/Individual Needs.
|Freedom of Information Publication Scheme||The Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.|
|Charging and Remissions Policy||The Board of Directors of NUAST recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including trips, clubs and residential experiences can make towards students' education. NUAST aims to promote and provide such activities both as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the students of the Academy and as additional optional activities. |
The law states that education provided during Academy hours must be free. This definition includes materials, equipment and transport provided in Academy hours by the Academy. No student may be left out of an activity because their parents/carers cannot or will not make a contribution of any kind.
NUAST aims to make Academy activities accessible to students regardless of family income and to provide a process which allows activities to take place at a minimum cost to parents/carers, students and the Academy and which acknowledges the cost of such activities to the Academy’s budget.
|Whistleblowing Policy||The Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.|
|Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current year||More general information on how we use Pupil Premium funding can be found by clicking on the Chain Icon to the right of this text.|
For a more detailed report on how we spent our Pupil Premium funding last year, you can download our Pupil Premium Report by clicking on the Arrow Icon to the right of this text.
|Year 7 Literacy/Numeracy Catch Up Funding Allocation||The Catch Up Premium is funding given to schools to provide additional support to Year 7 pupils that did not reach the ‘expected standard’ in Reading or Maths at the end of Year 6. Please see the documents attached for details of this funding for students at NUAST, how it will be spent and the impact of this expenditure. This was axed in June 2020 in favour of Covid Catch Up Funding as detailed below.|
|16-19 Tuition Fund||NUAST receives additional funding to aid student's within the Sixth Form to improve results in mathematics and English. Please click the link to see how this funding is spent.|
|Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium||The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure due to COVID 19. Each school has been allocated £80 per pupil of funding.|
The details of how the catch-up premium will be used are on the attached document.
Special Education Needs (SEND) Report
|SEND report for the current academic year||Every school and academy must report on how they are delivering their statutory legal requirements, as outlined in the Department for Education's 'SEND Code of Practice 2015'. This document is called the SEN Informatioon Report and can be downloaded by clicking on the Arrow Icon to the right of this text.|
For more information on this report please contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Lauren Taylor
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01158592040
Further details about our SEND provision can be found by visiting the Learning Support section of our website by clicking on the Chain Icon to the right of this text.
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
|Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils||NUAST is committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all students, staff, parents/carers and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. |
The Academy is committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
Our Accessibility Plan has been drawn up in consultation with the students, parents/carers, staff and directors of the Academy and covers the period from September 2021-August 2024.
The combined audit and plan for 2021 is available by clicking the Arrow Icon to the right of this text.
|Equality Objectives||NUAST 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 NUAST. |
NUAST 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 95% and reduce persistent absence to be in line with 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 70% 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 at least commensurate with that made by their peers.
• To review and revise the curriculum so that it represents a diverse culture and society and encourages tolerance and respect.
• To improve communication with parents and carers who are marginalised by personal circumstances such as lack of transport or low confidence by liaising with them regularly and meeting with them at least twice a year.
• To ensure that young people who attend NUAST have a voice through promotion of the student council and increased opportunities for wider student participation.
Further information is available in the NUAST Equality Policy which is available by clicking the Arrow Icon to the right of this text.
|School's Career Leader||Andy Edwards- Vice Principal|
Kath Bassett- Careers Coordinator
|Careers Programme Summary||Parents can access via a careers at NUAST parent's guide which is sent to all parents in the first term, as well as through our virtual careers library|
|How we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupils||Formative assessment in tutor time for the tutor careers programme, as well as via their portfolios|
Via the ambition of students in terms of their college and university placements
|Date of next review||July 2022|
|Baker Clause Policy Statement||NUAST actively seeks external speakers and presentations about careers and apprenticeship opportunities from a variety of employers. These include but are not limited to: |
o Private businesses
o The armed forces
o The NHS
o Further Education providers
o Other Sixth Forms
o Other areas of the public sector
o Third sector organisations
o Other training providers.
Whenever such an organisation wishes to contact us they do so either by phone call or email which is then passed on to the Careers leader.
The Careers Leader will judge:
• Whether the opportunity provider fits with NUAST values
• Whether the opportunity/provider fits with our CEE plan and aims
• Whether pupils will benefit from the opportunity of interaction.
• In circumstances where these three criteria are met, the CL will arrange a suitable time for the provider to meet students, as well as selecting the relevant students for the provider to interact with; whether that be a select group (e.g. engineering students) or a whole year group. The time slot should ideally be one that has the minimum impact on lessons.
Providers will be provided with a suitable theatre in which to interact with students, which will be either:
• The main hall, with computer, speaker and projector access
• The smaller Engineering breakout area with computer, speaker and projector access 0.66/0.67
• The Toshiba room, when available, for small groups
• A computer room when student computer access is required
• A classroom when relevant.
• Providers without evidenced of relevant DBS checks will be escorted and supervised by a member of staff or a provider with a proven DBS check at all times.
Access to students may be denied to providers where:
• The opportunity/provider does not fit with NUAST values.
• The opportunity/provider does not fit with our CEE plan and aims.
|Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy Statement||NUAST Careers Guidance statement can be found by clicking the document link.|
|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.|
School Governor Information
|Names of Governors, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed them||Mr John Saunders – Chair|
Mr Ron Kenyon – Vice Chair
Mr William Dunn – Governor
Mr Jonathan Westley – Governor
Mr Nigel Akers – Governor
Mr Richard Jefferson-Loveday – Governor
Mrs Shazia Hussain – Parent Governor
Mrs Neelma Safdar – Parent Governor
Ms Philippa Barr – Staff Governor
Mr Herve Morvan – Governor
Mrs Nicki Jenkins – Governor
To obtain governor information, please click the download arrow to the right.
|Structure and responsibilities||LGB RESPONSIBILITIES|
Mr John Saunders – Chairman, Safeguarding, LAC and Pupil Premium
Mr Nigel Akers – Business Studies, ICT, Humanities, SEND and English
Mrs Nicki Jenkins – Engineering and Business Partnerships
Mr Jonathan Westley – Health and Safety
Mr Robert White (ex officio)
Mr Ron Kenyon OBE – Finance and HR
|Attendance record at meetings over the last academic year|
|Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Current Academic Year)|
|Pecuniary Interests of Governors (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 Governance Team
|Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed them||Mr Richard Flewitt (Chair)|
Mrs Margaret Monckton (Vice Chair)
Mrs Janice White
Ms Lucy Burrow
Mr Robert Dowling
Mr A Stephenson
Mr B Thomas
Mr A McKee
Mr A Glover
Mr Steve Crawford
|Names of Members of the Academy Trust||Mr Jonathan Sims|
Professor Sarah O’Hara
|Chairs of Sub-Committees||Education Committee: Mr A Stephenson|
Remuneration Committee: Mrs Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Mr A McKee
Audit Committee: Mrs M Monckton
|Chair of NUAST LGB Sub-Committee||Mr John Saunders|
The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
Trust Governance Documents
|Members, Trustees, Accounting Officer and Executives Pecuniary Interests||Further information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.|
|Governance structures||The Nova Governance Arrangements are available to download here.|
|Trust annual audited accounts and report||Please follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual audited accounts and 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.|
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