Information and Policies
College Budget 2016 - 17
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College Summary Self Evaluation (SEF) November 2017
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Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium grant was introduced in 2011 and is a sum of money given to schools each year by the government to improve the attainment of eligible students.
Eligible students include those who:
- are currently claiming Free School Meals (FSM)
- have claimed school meals in the last six years (Ever 6)
- are ‘In Service’ by having parents who have served in the armed forces within the last 4 years
- are Looked After Children (LAC)
The funding is allocated to a range of strategies identified by the school to improve outcomes for Pupil Premium students. Some examples of Pupil Premium allocation are:
- Reducing class sizes in Maths and Science.
- Providing the support of Teaching Assistants
- Setting up a staffed homework club
- Purchasing academic materials and resources
- Taking targeted students to careers events
This year, for the first time, Sir Jonathan North will also be allocating each Pupil Premium eligible student £100 of funding to use toward educational resources and activities. If you are a parent of a Pupil Premium student you can click here to view a copy of the letter sent to you. The links below then outline the costings for the KS3 and KS4 curriculum.
Please click here for information on our 2017 - 2018 funding.
Please click here for our 2017 - 2018 Pupil Premium strategy.
Whole College Priorities
Please click the link below to view Sir Jonathan North's Whole College Priorities document.
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
Please click the link below to view information on Sir Jonathan North's Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium.
Accessibility Statement and Plan
Sir Jonathan North is an inclusive community where all students have equal access to every aspect of College life. Students have full and open access to a broad and balanced curriculum, differentiated to meet individual needs, as well as a range of extra-curricular opportunities.
The Accessibility Duty which was previously included in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 has since been replicated in the Equality Act 2010. This duty continues to expect schools to prepare an Accessibility Plan for improving the physical accessibility to their schools.
The plan refers to individuals who are disabled, current and prospective, including those with special educational needs (SEN) and those with physical disabilities.
The Anti-Bullying policy defines what Sir Jonathan North means by bullying and what action the College will take. The College know that bullying happens, that it is more likely to be a worry to younger students, and that bullying can damage self-esteem and confidence. Our policy encourages students to report concerns about bullying and emphasises that the College will take these reports seriously, follow them up, and keep parents informed of action taken.
Charging and Remissions Policy
The College will ask for voluntary contributions from parents for some activities such as visits and the cost of materials in expressive arts and design technology. However, it is the policy of the Governors that no student will be excluded from any activity on the grounds of inability to make a financial contribution. There may be some activities which can only take place with parental contributions. If parents have difficulty making financial contributions they should contact the Vice Principal to discuss the matter in confidence.
The College Charter is our home-school agreement which outlines the respective responsibilities of parents, carers, staff and students in working together.
College Dress Policy
The College Dress Policy is based on the principles of student responsibility, affordability, appropriateness and student safety. Sir Jonathan North expects students to take responsibility at the earliest age for their own college dress, and to demonstrate an understanding of appropriateness by avoiding any extremes of dress or wearing anything which puts their safety at risk. The College Dress Code is based on plain black and white.
College Security, Health and Safety
The College aims to provide a safe and secure environment for learning. Students are expected to take responsibility for acting safely in accordance with College policies. Students are expected to follow College code of conduct and act on the advice and instructions of staff.
All parents and visitors must sign in at the College Reception and gain entry through the main reception.
Health and Safety arrangements are reviewed each term by a committee of staff whose work is reported to the College Governors. The College Health and Safety Policy outlines all College policies in relation to health and safety.
Most complaints are resolved by contacting the member of staff concerned. Where this is not the case, parents should contact the Principal. Should a complaint not be resolved in this way, parents should contact the Chair of the Governing Body who will investigate the matter. The Chair of Governors should be contacted by writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the College.
Data Protection Policy
Sir Jonathan North Community College collects and uses personal information about staff, students, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the College. This information is gathered in order to enable it to provide education and other associated functions. In addition, there may be a legal requirement to collect and use information to ensure that the College complies with its statutory obligations.
Schools and colleges have a duty to be registered, as Data Controllers, with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) detailing the information held and its use. These details are then available on the ICO’s website. Schools and colleges also have a duty to issue a Privacy Notice to all students/parents, this summarises the information held on students, why it is held and the other parties to whom it may be passed on (this is available in the parent handbook).
Equality and Diversity Statement
The College aims to promote tolerance and respect for others and to create an environment where all feel valued.
Equality Duty Statement
We are committed to giving due regard to equal treatment and opportunity for all staff, students and members of the wider community. We do all that we can to eliminate discrimination and foster good relations amongst all connected with the school.
The Public Sector Equality Duty (“Equality Duty”) under the Equality Act 2010 makes sure public bodies play their part in making society fairer by tackling discrimination and providing equality of opportunity for all.
The Public Sector Equality Duty requires our College to publish information about Equalities.
The Equality Act 2010 clearly states that the following groups must be taken into account. People identified in the following groups are considered to have a protected characteristic.
- Age (employees)
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership (employees)
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation.
The Equality Duty has two parts – the general duty and the specific duties.
The general duty requires us to consider how our policies, practices and day-to-day activities impact on students and staff. We must have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
- The specific duties require us to: annually publish information to show how we are complying with the Equality Duty and prepare and publish Equality Objectives. We will publish objectives at least once every four years.
Please follow the link below for the College's Equality Action plan.
Please follow the link below for the College's Equality and Diversity Policy.
Sir Jonathan North aims for any examination process to run smoothly. All information regarding the examination process and information on appealing against decisions can be found in the policy.
Extended Use and Letting of Premises Policy
Several areas of Sir Jonathan North are available for hire. Please email the college firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to enquire about venue hire.
Freedom of Information Policy
In keeping with statutory guidance, the College acknowledges its responsibility to make information available to the public. Many documents are available free of charge from the website. Requests for information should be made to the College Principal. Information is normally provided free of charge but if there is a charge you will be notified in advance.
Some information may not be made public, including personal information relating to staff or students.
Homework is set in all subjects and as students move through their five years the amount of homework increases. Homework may involve written work, preparation for project or group work, interviews or investigations. Some students receive more homework than others, according to their ability. In Years 10 and 11 GCSE coursework is completed as homework. Students may complete homework in College using either study rooms or the Learning Resources Centre.
The Sir Jonathan North Medical Policy describes how activities around medicines should be carried out. This policy is necessary to provide additional guidance to ensure that medicines are managed as safely and consistently as possible.
Mobile Phone Policy
We recognise that some parents will want their children to have mobile phones with them in college. We do not object to this as long as the phones are SWITCHED OFF and kept SECURELY AT THE BOTTOM OF THEIR BAGS at all times during the school day.
If parents need to contact students, they MUST phone the college office and we will get a message to the students.
Any students having a problem in school MUST report it to the appropriate person in school and not phone home. Parents are often worried by such calls and cannot resolve the issue.
In particular, for safety reasons, students must NEVER use their phones to arrange with a parent or family member to go home. This MUST be arranged through Year Team Leaders or the lead First Aider.
Most phones now also have a camera and a video facility. Students should be aware that it is an extremely serious matter to take photographs of staff, in lessons or around the college unless this is done with their consent as part of a planned activity. If students wish to take photographs or film of other students, this must be done outside school unless, again, it is part of an activity arranged by staff and with the students’ consent. Normally, the college cameras would be used in such circumstances.
There is no reason for a member of staff to see a student’s phone if it is being used in accordance with the policy above. Phones that are seen are likely to be confiscated and students will have to collect them at the end of the day from the college office. If a student has a phone confiscated three times, then her parent will be asked to collect it.
It should be stressed that parents allow students to bring phones into college at their own risk and we cannot accept responsibility for them.
Positive Behaviour for Learning
Sir Jonathan North has very high expectations of student behaviour, both in lessons and around College. In order to ensure teachers are consistent and students are not disturbed in lessons by the poor behaviour of others, the whole College adheres to the “Expectations of Students at SJNCC”. This is displayed in all teaching rooms and regularly referred to by the teachers.
Religious Education is taught to all students on the basis of the local agreed Syllabus. The College has no religious affiliation. Sir Jonathan North believe that all students should be informed about religious belief and faith as part of their educational entitlement.
Important aspects of the National Curriculum including social, moral, cultural and spiritual understanding and British Values are taught in religious education lessons. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from religious education or collective worship.
The multi-faith reflection room is a quiet location set aside in the school where students from differing religious beliefs, or none at all, are able to spend time in contemplation or prayer.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
If concerns are brought to the attention of staff within the College, they will be reported to the Principal who has a legal obligation to forward the information to Leicester City Council. Any reports of this kind are kept highly confidential. More information on Safeguarding can be found by following the link below to the Safeguarding page.
Sex education is taught to all students as part of the health education programme. Any parent who seeks further information should contact the Principal. Parents have the right to withdraw their daughter from sex education.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
For more information on the SEND provision at Sir Jonathan North please click below: