Our most recent report can be found on the Ofsted website. Documents from our previous inspections and our resulting action plans can be found below.
Upper School – “Having Considered all the evidence HMI was of the opinion that at this
time: Leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the
removal of special measures.”
Lower School – “You and the head of school both bring the sharp-mindedness, school
improvement expertise and dogged determination required to move the school forward quickly.”
Performance Tables and School Statistics
Middle Academy Curriculum Information
First Academy Curriculum Information
Since April 2011, the Government has provided schools with an amount of money in addition to their budget, to address the current underlying inequalities which exist between children eligible to receive Free School Meals and their peers who are not. Nationally statistics show that students who are in receipt of free school meals do less well than their peers.
The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:
– who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)
– who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1900 per child) – Sarah Gregson is the designated leader for Looked After Children at Haltwhistle First School.
– who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (£1,900)
– for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, or whose parent /guardian is in receipt of a pension from the MoD (£300 per child)
Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies and performance tables show the achievement of all groups of pupils, including Pupil Premium. Haltwhistle Community Campus is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for our Pupil Premium pupils, to improve their academic outcomes.
The document below details the spend of the Pupil Premium September 2015-August 2016
PE & Sport Premium
What is PE and Sports Funding?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015-2016 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Great care is taken to identify and support children who have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age, or who have a disability which prevents them from making use of educational facilities
If you think that your child may have special educational needs, or if you have concerns about any aspect of their provision and/or progress, please talk to us. In the first instance please talk to your child’s class teacher as they will be able to offer advice and guidance related to day to day provision in the classroom.
They may then feel it is necessary to arrange a meeting, which the SENCO will attend if this is necessary.
We would then deliver a plan- do-review cycle where we monitor how children progress identifying their specific barriers to learning. It may be decided that in school intervention can be used to support a child’s needs or we may refer to outside agencies. (outside agencies that we work closely with can be found within the SEN information report on the school website)
We would always gain your consent before contacting an agency about your child with regards to SEND.
You may also contact the First Academy SENCO (Sarah Gregson), either by phone (01434 320467) or by coming into school.
School Specific Policies
Value & Ethos
At the centre of the community providing a caring education and lifelong learning opportunities for Haltwhistle and West Tynedale
For all the campus community (pupils and staff) to believe in themselves and achieve to their maximum potential
Respect the Environment
BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE
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To request a paper copy of any of the information on our website, please contact the school office for your free copy