INFORMATION FOR OFSTED INSPECTORS

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POLICIES

Admissions
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Behaviour
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Anti-Bullying Policy
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Attendance
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Suspension
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Equal Opportunities for Students
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Safeguarding
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Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment statement 23/24
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Complaints Policies
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Values and Ethos
Our Mission
Equality Objectives
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Whistleblowing Policy
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Charging and Remission Policy
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Guidance on Visitors to the Academy
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Remote Learning Policy
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GDPR Policy
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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy - Preparation for Adulthood
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Health & Safety Policy (including FIRST AID and STRESS AT WORK)
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Curriculum Policy 2023-2024
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PSHE and RSE Curriculum Statement
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PSHE Policy 2023-2024
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RSE Policy 2023-2024
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A data protection code of practice for surveillance cameras and personal information.
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Website Privacy Notice
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Alumni Privacy Notice
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Trustees and Volunteers Privacy Notice
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General Privacy Notice (Visitors/Complaints)
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CCTV/Surveillance Policy
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Students, parents and Guardians Privacy notice
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Pupil premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Stone Soup Academy only receives funding for students who are on single roll with us; referring schools use their Pupil Premium Funding to send students to our academy and as such the funding is used to provide personalised education for the students in that way. We do not receive this PPF directly and assume that it makes up part of the commissioning fees to the Stone Soup Academy.

The PPF that we do receive directly, along with the commissioning fees, are used to personalise learning through incentives, specialist tutors, college days and other similar items. This has helped students improve their attainment and ensure that disadvantaged students do not experience barriers to their learning and development. We have also invested this into establishing a healthy eating programme at the school, ensuring the students have access to and knowledge about better nutrition.

 

 

Charging and Remissions

We do not require payment from parents/carers for any aspect of the services we provide. Lunch, trips and activities are all provided at no cost to parents.

 

Employees and Earnings

We have no employees whose earnings exceed £100,000.

Career programme

There has never been a time when career guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. At Stone Soup Academy we have a critical role to play in preparing our  learners for the next stage of their education or training and beyond. Our learners will be embarking upon a career pathway, which is more challenging and complex than that faced by previous generations. Global opportunities and increasing technological advances will result in young people having several careers during their working life and potentially working in a career that does not currently exist. With the greater choices of education, training and employment, our aim is to prepare learners for these ever-changing opportunities, responsibilities and experiences and to equip them with the skills to manage the choices, changes and transitions ahead of them.
 
Our Values
Provide a supportive environment that aids the learning and personal development of all students;
Prepare students, where appropriate, for reintegration into mainstream education;
Improve the behaviour and attitude of each student with both adults and their peers;
Reinforce each student’s self-esteem and integrity;
Instil an understanding of fundamental British values for citizenship.
  • The school has performed very well against national standards when mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks using the Career and Enterprise Company’s COMPASS tool.

 

Benchmark

% of the assessment areas in Benchmark achieved (December 2022)

% of the assessment areas in Benchmark achieved (July

2023)

% of schools nationally meeting this Benchmark (2021)

1: A stable careers programme

82%

100%

43%

2: Learning from career & labour market information

100%

100%

66%

3: Addressing the needs of each student

100%

100%

38%

4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

92%

100%

60%

5: Encounters with employers and employees

100%

100%

56%

6: Encounters of workplace

50%

75

36%

7: Encounters with further & higher education

80%

90

33%

8: Personal Guidance

100%

100%

65%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100%
of the 17 assessment areas in benchmark 1

Careers Offer for Year 10 and 11 Students

100% of students receive advice and guidance interviews from Jordan who has a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development.
100% of students last year received conditional offers from their desired destination.

 

Pupils with SEND
Stone Soup Academy will ensure that careers guidance is differentiated, if appropriate, and based on high aspirations and a personalised approach. The careers leader will work closely with the SENDCo and other staff to support learners with understanding different career pathways and how to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications to succeed and fulfil their potential. The school will work with families of learners to help them understand what career options are available. Careers guidance will take account of the full range of relevant education, training and employment opportunities. The school will build partnerships with businesses and other employers, employment services, and disability and other voluntary organisations. Learners will be prepared for encounters with employers and provided with any special support that will allow them to benefit fully from the experience. Careers guidance will focus on a learner’s career aspirations and the post-16 options which are  most likely to give the learner a pathway into employment or HE. When arranging work experience for learners, the school will work with the employer to determine any additional support that will be needed during the work placement.
Addressing the needs of pupils
Stone Soup Academies careers programme will aim to raise the aspirations of all learners whilst being tailored to individual needs. The programme will inform learners of the range of opportunities available to them,  encouraging them to aim higher and make choices relevant to what they feel they can achieve. All forms of stereotyping will be prohibited in the careers advice and guidance that is provided, to ensure learners from all backgrounds, gender and diversity groups, and those with SEND, can consider the widest possible range of careers. Destination data will be retained by the school for at least three years.

Year 10
Visits to local Universities/Colleges (Nottingham Trent) and making use of our extensive connections to bring professionals into the Academy.
Taster Days and College Visits
Work experience opportunities

Year 11
Taster Days and College Visits
One on One advice and guidance meetings
External providers week

Success Measures

Destination Data 2020-2023

Destination

2020

2021

2022

2023

College/FE

33

36

29

20

Apprenticeship

0

1

1

0

Employment

2

1

2

6

NEET

0

2

3

7

 

  • Our destination data shows a consistent low number of learners who become NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).

  • We work closely with Futures to target those learners we feel are most at risk of becoming NEET.

Our Careers information can be accessed through our Careers Leader Jordan Senior and Jordan can be contacted via email: jsenior@stonesoupacademy.org.uk or via telephone on 0115 8221834.

We review the careers programme annually.

Exam and Assessment Results

Stone Soup Academy focuses on engagement with education and reintegration with schools. The average time a student is with us is 28 weeks, and the courses offered to students reflect that. With this in mind, we offer GCSEs and GCSE equivalents in-line with the time a student will be with us, their starting point and alignment with the referring school’s needs.

We are not on national performance tables as we do not have students for the whole of their academic career. However, please click here to see the achievements of pupils in alternative provision and our stats.

Analysis data 2015-2023

 

Stone Soup Academy Funding Agreement
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Memorandum and Articles of Association
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Stone Soup Accounts 2021
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Stone Soup Accounts 2020
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Stone Soup Accounts 2022
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Governors' Information and Duties

Chair of Governors: Tina Byrom

Governors: Kerrie Henton (Ex-Officio), Barnaby Mulholland (Safeguarding governor), Toni Le Gallez (parent governor), Richard Elston (Co-opted), Claire Knee (Co-opted), Rueben Williams (Member Governor), Nigel Best (LA Appointed trustee).

If you require any copies of the information above, please contact the school directly and these will be provided free of charge. Take a look at our Governance page for more information. Any enquiries should be addressed to the Principal, Kerrie Henton.