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This school is a member of the Nova Education Trust. Please see below for Trading Disclosures.

School NameFirbeck Academy
Postal addressFirbeck Road
Telephone No.0115 9155739
Enquiries contact nameMs Sam Marshall
Name of Head Teacher / PrincipalMiss S Cao
Name of Executive Head TeacherMrs C Smith
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMr S Crawford

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
Name of SENDCoMrs Clare Hebbs
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Applying for a place in our main school

We work with Nottingham City Council to coordinate admissions to Firbeck Academy. If you want your child to come to this school then you should apply via the City Council using their online form or by asking them for a paper form for you to complete. Please contact us directly if you would like to arrange a visit to the school before you make your decision.

Applying for a place in our Nursery

If you would like to apply for a place in our nursery please contact us, or pick up an application form from the school office.

Pupils who attend our nursery are not guaranteed to receive a place in the main school when it is time for them to move into Reception, the academy's Admission Policy will be applied at this time. All applications for a place in the main school should be made through the Local Authority - please click the small 'link' icon.
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)
Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)Reception intake applications are dealt with by the central admissions team at Nottingham City Council. You can apply online or contact them for a paper form. Please note that pupils who attend our nursery do not automatically transfer to Reception. You will need to make a Reception application through admissions as above. The Academy Admissions Policy will apply.

For applications for all other year groups please contact the school directly for an admissions pack and to arrange a visit should you wish to do so. The Academy Admissions Policy will apply.

Should you wish to apply for a nursery place please contact the school office in the first instance.
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 reportPlease see the latest Ofsted monitoring report for Firbeck Academy - June 2021 Currently the academy is judged to 'require improvement.'

KS2 results

Percentage of pupils who've achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathsEnd of KS2 2021-2022
Reading 75% GD 17%
Maths 71% GD 21%
Writing 67% GD 0%

Combined 63%

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance TablesPrimary (key stage 2) performance in 2018

These figures tell you about performance of pupils at this school at key stage 2 (school years 3 to 6), which are the last four years of the primary phase of education. These figures were published in December 2018 and relate to pupils who completed key stage 2 in the summer of 2018.

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


Name of Phonics schemeLittle Wandle - validated by the Department for Education.

Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum.
Name of Curriculum LeadMiss S Cao

Values and Ethos

Statement of Values and EthosEvery child deserves the best start in life, and at Firbeck Academy we strive to help our pupils develop academically and creatively.
Firbeck provides a safe, nurturing environment that allows our pupils to learn, grow and develop with confidence. We believe learning should be active, stimulating and engaging, and will ensure that any barriers to learning are overcome.

We want every child at Firbeck Academy to have a rich, rewarding and happy primary experience, learning skills that enable them to be successful and thus our core values were developed with the pupils.

Our core values and ethos is:
Work Hard-Be Kind

As a school that serves a richly diverse community, we take our responsibility to promote community cohesion, generate a respect for difference and individual rights seriously.
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 and Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2021
Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy
Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse
Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection
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.
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy
Complaints receivedSo far, Firbeck Academy has not received any formal complaints in the academic year of 2020 - 2021.
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.
Freedom of Information Publication SchemeThe Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.
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.
Whistleblowing PolicyThe Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.
Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current yearPlease read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Firbeck Academy receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled over the last five years, and for any Looked After Children.

We are required to publish online information about how we intend to use the funding and how we have used the premium, with the impact that it has had. Please see the attached document to view this.
PE and Sports Premium Funding AllocationPlease read the information below which gives details of our Sports Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

We are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. Please see the attached document to view this:
How we are spending the fundingPlease refer to the linked document for how we propose to spend the money during 2021 - 2022
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up PremiumPlease see linked document.

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic year

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled PupilsFirbeck Academy 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.

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.
Data Protection PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
Privacy Notice for Pupil DataWe 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.
Privacy Notice for Parent/Carer Data
Privacy Notice for Trust Workforce Data

School Governor Information

Names of Governors, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed them
Structure and responsibilitiesPlease find attached the Governance Scheme of Delegation.
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 themMr Richard Flewitt (Chair)
Mrs Margaret Monckton (Vice Chair)
Mrs Janice White
Ms Lucy Burrow
Mr Robert Dowling
Mr A Stephenson
Mr A Glover
Mr Steve Crawford
Mrs Natalie Gasson-McKinley
Ms Karen Riley
Ms Emily Fleming

Please follow the link to the Nova Education Trust website for further details.
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr Jonathan Sims
Nicola Morrison
Nichole Munro
Nicolle Ndiweni
Gavin Brown
Chairs of Sub-CommitteesEducation Committee: Mr A Stephenson
Remuneration Committee: Mrs Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Mr A McKee
Audit Committee: Mrs M Monckton
Chair of Firbeck Academy LGB Sub-CommitteeMr S Crawford

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 InterestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance structuresFurther information about our governance arrangements can be found in the trust's scheme of delegation which is provided as a linked document.
Trust annual audited accounts and reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual audited accounts and report.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA 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 AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Main School Risk AssessmentFor further information on specific risk assessments please contact the school.
COVID Risk AssessmentCOVID 19 current Risk Assessment May 2021
Terms and conditions of website useThe use of this website is subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined below. By accessing and browsing this website the user automatically accepts these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to change and amend these Terms and Conditions without notification.

The content of this school website is provided as an information service to users only. The content is relevant to the individual school and does not necessarily relate to other schools within the Trust.

The school has endeavoured to provide correct and relevant information but there may be factual inaccuracies, typographical mistakes or technical errors. If a user identifies any factual inaccuracies, typographical mistakes or technical errors please feel free to contact the school in the first instance.

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If you have any further questions about our Cookie, Web Analysis or Privacy processes please contact your school office in the first instance.
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.

August 2022


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