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This school is a member of the Nova Education Trust.
|School Name||Meden School|
|Postal address||Burns Lane|
|Enquiries contact name||Mr T Gibbon|
|Name of Head of School / Principal||Mr J Smith|
|Name of Executive Headteacher||Mr R Hawley|
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body||Mr C Callaghan|
|Name of SENDCo||Miss R Coleman|
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)||Admission Arrangements for 2020-21 are here, further years can be found following the link.|
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)||Admission arrangements for 2021-2022|
|Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)||Admissions arrangements for 2022-23|
|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||0.35|
|Attainment 8 score||46.7|
|English and Maths (Basic)||4+ 70%|
|English and Maths Progress||Not Applicable|
|Contextual Progress||Validated data released in Jan ’20|
|Student retention||88% retention, year 12 into 13.|
|Student destinations||88% continued in education. 12% went on to employment.|
Destinations click to download
DfE Performance tables
|DfE Performance Tables||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||Our curriculum follows National Curriculum guidelines and aims to provide a broad, balanced learning experience for all.|
|Curriculum content||At Key Stage 3, our two-year programme covers all the National Curriculum subjects. Students are taught in ability groups in the majority of subjects, ensuring that every child is taught at a level that matches their ability.|
|Name of Curriculum Lead||For more information regarding any aspects of the curriculum please contact Mrs L Brett, Deputy Headteacher|
|GCSE Qualifications||There is a three-year programme for Key Stage 4. All students study a core consisting of English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Personal/Social/Health Education. All students must study at least one subject from; French, History or Geography. This is supplemented by a wide range of optional subjects, including Performing Arts, Technology and ICT.|
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mrs L Brett Deputy Headteacher|
|16-19 Qualifications on offer||16-19 Level 3 Qualifications on offer|
• A Level Business
• A Level English Literature
• A Level Geography
• A Level History
• A Level Mathematics
• A Level Sociology
• A Level Psychology
• A Level PE
• A Level Media
• A Level Biology
• A Level Chemistry
• A Level Physics
We also have access to (through consortium lessons)
• A Level Computer Science
• LIBf Diploma in Financial Studies
• BTEC Level 3 Art and Design
• BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts
• Cambridge National Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity
|How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements||In addition to formal lessons students take part in the following:|
mentoring sessions, enrichment sessions, skills workshops to help with CV writing, UCAS applications, job or apprenticeship applications and work experience, me@meden, healthy lifestyle workshops and Growth Mindset sessions.
Students are also expected to play a wider role in Meden School by the support they give to the younger members of the school as part of schemes such as Buddy reading. All Year 12 students are expected to complete work experience in year 12 as part of our work to support them post Meden College.
Values and Ethos
|Values and Ethos||Mission Statement|
To create a caring school with high levels of aspiration for all our pupils. Ultimately they will fulfil their potential and go on to lead successful adult lives.
Our aim is to build a school that truly encapsulates ‘Work Hard Be Kind’ and where pupils:
Have high aspirations of themselves the school and the community.
Strive for excellence in every aspect of their school life.
Have ambition and achieve well
We believe in:
Being empathetic to everyone
Being determined to be the best you can be
Being resilient and not giving up
An excellent attitude to learning
A high standard of behaviour
Promoting British Values
We agree with the Department for Education’s five-part definition of Fundamental British Values:
The rule of law
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At the school students will encounter these principles throughout everyday school life. The importance of these values in our modern and diverse community is recognised across all curriculum areas. Our PSHCE curriculum in particular delivers opportunities for students to learn about and reflect upon these British Values.
|Behaviour Policy||The Behaviour Policy is available to download here.|
|Safeguarding/Child protection||The Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy is available to download here.|
|Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy|
|Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse|
|Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection|
|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 Health and Safety Policy is available to download here.|
|First Aid Policy||The First Aid Policy is available to download here.|
|Complaints policy||The Complaints Policy is available to download here.|
|Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy|
|Complaints received||Number of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 2|
|SEND Policy||The SEND Policy is available to download here.|
|Publication Scheme||The Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.|
|Charging and Remissions Policy||The Charging and Remissions Policy is available to download here.|
|PE and Sports Premium Funding Allocation||Not Applicable|
|How we are spending the funding||Not Applicable|
|The impact on pupils||Not Applicable|
|How we will ensure the impact is sustainable||Not Applicable|
Special Education Needs (SEND) Report
|SEND report for the current academic year||SEND & Inclusion Policy|
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
|Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils||School Accessibility Plan|
|Equality Objectives||Meden values all students, members of staff and visitors and is committed to ensuring that individuals are treated fairly, with mutual respect and dignity, and that decisions are based solely on objective factors. The school recognises that all forms of discrimination are unacceptable and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunities and a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to discrimination. This approach applies to the way that students, staff and visitors behave towards each other.|
At Meden school we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff and all those receiving services from the school. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity where equality is actively promoted. The achievement of all pupils and students will be monitored and we will use this data to raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure that the school environment is as accessible as possible. At Meden we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
Meden school will not discriminate against a pupil, member of staff, visitor or prospective pupil by treating them less favourably because of their:
• religion or belief
• sexual orientation
• gender reassignment
• pregnancy or maternity
Meden School’s admissions policy is inclusive and will not discriminate against any of the above.
Meden aims to ensure that:
• There is an awareness that a successful community relies on all its members and that we all depend on one another
• Self-esteem is promoted
• All individuals are respected and valued and able to fulfil their potential
• All pupils have equal access to the curriculum
• All staff are aware of the need for the curriculum both to reflect and where possible, to make use of diversity, and to prepare pupils for life in a pluralist society
• An atmosphere is created which recognises the validity of all cultures, fostering positive attitudes towards all
• Positive action is taken against all forms of inequality
For full details of our School Equality Action Plan for 2019-2022 please see the 'Policies' section on our main site under the 'Information' tab.
|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.|
|Governance arrangements||The Torch Academy Gateway Trust Governance Arrangements are available to download here.|
|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||Name Type of Governor |
Mr Colin Callaghan - Chair of Governors
Mrs P Kennedy - Vice Chair
Mr Jim Smith - Head of School
Mr Alex Hague - Governor
Mrs Lindsey Murphy- Governor
Miss Kim Hickinbotham -Staff
Mrs Gemma O'Connor - Governor
Mr Blake Hull -Governor
Mrs Emma Wass -Staff
Mrs Amanda Smith - Clerk to the Governors
|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.|
|Structure and responsibilities||The Structure and Responsibilities of the school Local Governing Bodies are available to download here.|
|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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