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|Westdale Junior School
|0115 953 4707
|Enquiries contact name
|Mrs R Sharma
|Name of Head Teacher / Principal
|Miss R Kyle
|Name of Director of School Improvement
|Mrs Christabel Shepherd
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body
|Mr S Payne
The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
|Name of SENDCo
|Mrs S James
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)
|The linked document contains our admissions arrangements for 2023-24
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)
|The linked document contains our admissions arrangements for 2024-2025
|Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)
|The linked document contains our admission arrangements for 2025-26.
|Suspensions and Exclusions Policy
|Percentage of pupils who've achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
|2023: 60% (Reading:76%, Writing 64%, Maths 71%)
2022: 72% (Reading: 82%, Writing 85%, Maths 82%)
2019: 72% (Reading: 78%, Writing: 85%, Maths: 82%)
|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
|Pupils' average score in the reading test
|Pupils' average score in the maths test
DfE Performance tables
|DfE Performance Tables
|Please follow the link to the latest performance data
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.
|Please see attached long term plans for this academic year.
|Name of Phonics scheme
|Read Write Inc
|Name of reading scheme
|As a school all of our readig books are bookbanded.
Each band is made up of 'reading for pleasure books' and books from known reading schemes.
Read Write Inc is used as a reading scheme within our interventions for reading.
|Name of Curriculum Lead
|Elaine Thornhill: Deputy Head Teacher
Values and Ethos
|Statement of Values and Ethos
At Westdale Junior School, we embrace the vital role that our school plays in the future lives of our children. Our mission is that every child thrives academically and socially and is fully prepared for the next stage of their education and their future lives.
We want Westdale children to be kind, hard-working, confident and socially responsible members of society who are happy to come to school. We want our children to be fully equipped to succeed and flourish in a multi-cultural society and to learn from and celebrate difference. We have the highest aspirations of what our children can achieve and are committed to excellence in everything that we do. We strive to provide a stimulating environment which sparks curiosity and a love of learning that will form the bedrock of our children’s educational journey. We provide a wide range of opportunities and experiences that enhance and enrich our taught curriculum, acknowledging that our impact spreads wider than simply on our children’s educational outcomes.
|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
|First Aid Policy
|Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
|Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy
|This policy is contained within the Complaints policy.
|One complaint was received during the academic year 2022-2023.
|Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
|The Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.
|Charging and Remissions Policy
|The Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.
|Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy
|Online Safety Procedure
|Details of how the pupil premium was spent in the previous academic year
|For 2021-22, the amount is £49,123 based on 40 pupils eligible for PP. Please download the attached document for further information.
|Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current year
|For 2023-24, the amount is £53,835 based on 37 pupils eligible for PP. Please download the attached document for further information.
|PE and Sports Premium Funding Allocation
|For 2022-2023, this was £18,370 Please download the attached document for further information about how the grant was spent during the last academic year.
|How we are spending the funding
|The funding is being used to upskill our teachers when teaching PE. This is through the use of a specialised coach.
We are also purchasing equipment that can be used at lunchtimes, ensuring our pupils stay active.
For those pupils who did not meet the NC requirement for swimming in year 5 we are providing additional swimming sessions.
|The impact on pupils
|Please download the attached document above for full information.
|Year 6 cohort swimming
|Within our current year 6 cohort
The percentage of pupils who can swim 25 metres is 83%
The percentage who can use a range of strokes effectively is 83%
The percentage who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations is 83%
How many pupils within the schools year 6 cohort can:
- Swim competenently, confidentily and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based solutions
Special Education Needs (SEND) Report
|SEND report for the current academic year
|Please see attached document for SEND report for this academic year.
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
Public Sector Equality Duty
|Publish and promote the Equality Policy through the school website, newsletter and staff meetings.
Monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender, EAL and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
Ensure that the curriculum promotes role models and heroes that young people positively identify with, which reflects the school’s diversity in terms of race, gender and disability.
Recognise and represent the talents of disabled pupils in Gifted and Talented programmes and ensure representation on the programmes fully reflects the school population in terms of race and gender.
Ensure that displays in classrooms and corridors promote diversity in terms of race, gender and ethnicity.
Ensure all pupils are given the opportunity to make a
positive contribution to the life of the school e.g.
through involvement in the School Council , class
assemblies, fund raising etc.
Identify, respond and report racist and bullying incidents as outlined in the Plan. Report the figures to the Governing body on a termly basis.
Welcoming applications from disabled candidates.
Celebrate and promote SMSC events throughout the year to increase pupil awareness and understanding of different communities.
|Data Protection Policy
|This document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
|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.
|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 responsibilities
|Please find attached the Governance Scheme of Delegation.
|Link Governor for Safeguarding
|Link Governor for SEND
|Link Governor for Curriculum
|Link Governor for Governor Development
|Other Link Governors
|Simon O'Connor - Health and Safety
|Attendance record at meetings over the last academic year
|Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Current Academic Year)
Trust Governance Team
|Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed them
|Margaret Monckton (Chair)
Adrian Stephenson (Vice Chair)
Sayed Yasmin Hussain
Please follow the link to the Nova Education Trust website for further details.
|Names of Members of the Academy Trust
|Chairs of Sub-Committees
|Education Committee: Adrian Stephenson
Remuneration Committee: Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Karen Riley
Audit Committee: Steve Crawford
|Chair of Westdale Junior School LGB Sub-Committee
|Mr S Payne
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.
|Board Diversity Data
|Our published report provides diversity data about the board and our local committees.
|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.
|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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|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. Telephone: 0115 807 7777.
- Terrific Text Adventures
Year 6 have been planning their own text adventure stories. (Year 6 - 22/02/2024)
- Year 4 Castleton Trip
Day 2 activities (Whole School - 22/02/2024)
- Year 4 Castleton Trip
Day 1 (Whole School - 22/02/2024)
- Is paper strong enough to hold up a brick?
The year 4's with Mrs Anderson have been experimenting with paper bridges. (Year 4 - 21/02/2024)
- Amazing art!
Let's find out what Year 5 have been up to... (Year 5 - 21/02/2024)