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|School Name||Robert Miles Infant School|
|Postal address||School Lane|
|Telephone No.||01949 837422|
|Enquiries contact name||Mrs K Cox/Mrs A Poyser|
|Name of Head of School / Principal||Head of School: Mrs Sonja Adams|
|Name of Executive Headteacher||Mrs H Duffy (Nova Education Trust Senior Primary Executive Head)|
|Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body||Mr Kausor Amin-Ali|
The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
|Name of SENDCo||Mrs S Marshall|
|Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)||If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.|
|Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)||Admission arrangements for 22-23.|
|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.
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.
|The school's approach to the curriculum||Curriculum Intent.|
The staff at Robert Miles Infant School we are in a privileged position to be involved right at the beginning of children’s learning journey and we influence and shape their attitudes to learning from the very start. We are passionate about promoting and instilling a curiosity and love for learning through an inspiring and challenging curriculum; preparing children to become lifelong learners with improved life choices. Our motto of ‘Work hard, be kind’ is felt in everything we do.
Our curriculum will…
1. Ensure children are fluent in Early Reading and Maths and are exposed to a rich vocabulary.
As an infant school our core purpose will be to ensure that our children are fluent in early Reading and Maths- the gateway to future learning. We will offer explicit and systematic teaching of phonics to ensure that children can decode speedily and accurately. This will be alongside a literature rich environment, using texts across the curriculum as well as explicitly teaching and modelling ambitious vocabulary.
2. Develop confident, caring children with positive attitudes to learning.
Children will actively be taught how they can develop resilience, determination, self-motivation and willingness to learn as well as an ability to reflect on their own learning. We will teach the children to value themselves and others through our PSHE curriculum and British values themes.
3. Offer a balance of knowledge and skills that ensures fast-paced progression across and between each year.
In infant education we believe that a balance of knowledge and skills should be taught so our children have the skills to be successful in an ever changing world. We will design sequences of lessons that allow children to build on prior knowledge, make links to other subjects and see how new pieces of knowledge fit into the bigger picture. We will ensure that children know what they need to learn and how they can improve, giving opportunities for daily review for efficient recall.
4. Ensure that children are offered opportunities to develop fluency, problem solving and reasoning to ensure that knowledge is transferred to long term memory.
Children will be taught sequences of lessons that ensure that knowledge is gained in small steps, with opportunities for review and independent practise and that cognitive overload is avoided.
5. Be creative and flexible, responding to the children’s interests and needs including first-hand, meaningful experiences that engage them in their own learning.
Our curriculum will not be static, but will respond to the needs of each cohort to ensure that the education the children receive allows them to be challenged and make the best possible progress.
6. Be accessible for all children regardless of their background, needs or abilities.
Teachers will respond to the individual needs of all our children and make any necessary adaptations to ensure all children are secure in the next steps of their learning.
|Name of Phonics scheme||Read, Write, Inc|
|Name of reading scheme||Across the whole school children read a variety of texts at an individual level, we do this through the book banding process. We use some Oxford reading tree banded books to ensure that children have access to decodable books to support their phonics development.|
|Name of Curriculum Lead||Mrs S Adams|
English Lead- R Justice
Maths Lead- Mrs Ryan (EYFS) & Miss Justice (KS1)
Science Lead- Mrs Jacques
Music/DT/Art Lead- Miss Holt & Miss Davis (cover for Mrs Woodhouse and Mrs Attwood)
History/Geography Lead- Mrs Marshall
Computing Lead- Mrs Ryan
PE Lead- Mrs Jacques.
RE/PSHE Lead- Mrs Adams
Values and Ethos
|Statement of Values and Ethos||Every child deserves the best start in life, and at Robert Miles Infant School we strive to help our pupils develop academically and creatively.|
Robert Miles provides a safe, nurturing environment that allows our pupils to learn, grow and develop with confidence. We believe learning should be active, stimulating and engaging, and will ensure that any barriers to learning are overcome.
We want every child at Robert Miles Infant School to have a rich, rewarding and happy experience, learning skills that enable them to be successful and thus our core values were developed with the pupils.
Our core values and ethos is:
Work Hard-Be Kind
Together these make success
|Safeguarding/Child protection||Robert Miles Infant School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm. |
Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. We have developed this policy in consultation with the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (N.S.C.B).
Please see our policy for Looked after and previously looked after children .
|Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy|
|Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse|
|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 Governing Body /LGB of Robert Miles Infant School will meet its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and other health and safety legislation to provide safe and healthy working conditions for employees, and to ensure that their work does not adversely affect the health and safety of other people such as pupils, students, visitors and contractors. Details of how this will be done are given in this health and safety statement. |
The Governing Body will ensure that effective consultation takes place with all employees on health and safety matters and that individuals are consulted before allocating particular health and safety functions to them.
Where necessary the Governing Body will seek specialist advice to determine the risks to health and safety in the establishment and the precautions required to deal with them.
The Governing Body will provide sufficient information and training in health and safety matters to all employees in respect to the risk to their health and safety.
The Governing Body requires the support of all staff to enable the maintenance of high standards of health and safety in all the schools activities.
The school is committed to continually improving its health and safety performance
|First Aid Policy||Robert Miles Infant school is committed to providing emergency first aid cover to deal with accidents, which occur to employees, children and all categories of visitors.|
To achieve this the school will:
• Have a minimum of one suitably stocked first aid box in each key stage area.
• At least one appointed person to take charge of first aid arrangements.
• Provide information to employees, children and parents on the arrangements for first aid.
• Have a procedure for managing accidents.
• Review the arrangements for first aid annually.
|Complaints policy||Robert Miles Infant School aim to provide an excellent education for all our children, and we believe that the Head of School and other staff work very hard to build positive relationships with all parents. However, the school is obliged to have procedures in place in case there are complaints by parents. |
This document sets out the school’s procedure for addressing complaints. It should be used only when informal attempts to resolve problems have been unsuccessful. In the last academic year there were 0 complaints. If you have any concerns about the school or the education provided, please discuss the matter with your child’s class teacher at the earliest opportunity. The school considers any concerns very seriously and most problems can be resolved at this stage. Please phone the school office to make an appointment with the class teacher.
|Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy|
|Complaints received||Complaints received in the preceding year: 0|
|SEND Policy||At Robert Miles Infant School we aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education. We aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education. This includes provision for those children attending EYFS and the National Curriculum in line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.|
|Freedom of Information Publication Scheme||The Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.|
|Charging and Remissions Policy||We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life. Full information about Charging and Remissions can be found in the attached document.|
|Whistleblowing Policy||The Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.|
|PE and Sports Premium Funding Allocation||For the academic year, 2021-22 Robert Miles Infant School has £16,960 in funding.|
|How we are spending the funding||The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.|
See attached plan
|The impact on pupils||See attachment|
Special Education Needs (SEND) Report
|SEND report for the current academic year||At Robert Miles we pride ourselves in the support we give to children with Special Educational Needs.|
Provision maps are drawn up to ensure all children receive the interventions required to support their learning. Specialist teaching assistants are deployed throughout school again to support with learning.
Gifted and Talented children are identified and recorded on the school register. Special activities are planned with these children in mind.
Click under related downloads to access the school's current Special Educational Needs Policy.
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
|Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils||The Robert Miles Infant School Accessibility Plan has been developed and drawn up based upon information supplied by the Local Authority. MAT, and consultations with pupils, parents, staff and governors of the school. The document will be used to advise other school planning documents and policies and will be reported upon annually in respect of progress and outcomes. The intention is to provide a projected plan for a three-year period ahead of the next review date. Please find attached our Accessibility Plan.|
|Equality Objectives||Robert Miles Infant School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout our school. There are a number of statutory duties that must be met by every school in line with legislation from the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000, Disability Equality Duty 2005 and Equality Act 2010.|
Robert Miles Infant School is committed to meeting its public sector duties and acknowledges that we have a statutory duty to:
*Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
*Promote equality of access and opportunity within our school and within our wider community.
*Promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people of different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins.
For full information about our Equality Objectives please see our attached document.
|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.|
School Governor Information
|Names of Governors, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed them||Chair of Governors - Mr Kausor Amin-Ali |
Head of School: Mrs S Adams
Nova Executive Group - Mrs H Duffy
Governor- Ms L Slack
Governor - Mrs A Froggatt
Parent Governor - Miss L Collinson
Parent Governor- Ms N Vaughan
Staff Governor - Mrs A Attwood
|Pecuniary Interests of Governors (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 Governance Team
|Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed them||Mr Richard Flewitt (Interim Chair)|
Mrs Margaret Monckton (Vice Chair)
Mrs Janice White
Ms Lucy Burrow
Mr Robert Dowling
Mr A Stephenson
Mr B Thomas
Mr A McKee
Mr A Glover
Mr Steve Crawford
|Names of Members of the Academy Trust||Mr Jonathan Sims|
Professor Sarah O’Hara
|Chairs of Sub-Committees||Education Committee: Mr A Stephenson|
Remuneration Committee: Mrs Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Mr A McKee
Audit Committee: Mrs M Monckton
|Chair of Robert Miles Infant School LGB Sub-Committee||Mr Kausor Amin-Ali|
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.|
|Governance structures||The Nova Education Trust Governance Arrangements are available to download here.|
|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.|
|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.|
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|Trading disclosures||Nova Education Trust|
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A PRI/LBG/NSC/(Exempt) incorporated on 16 May 2011.
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- Open Evening at Robert Miles Infant School
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- Staff Absence September 2021
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- Free Online Learning
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- Time for tea... & biscuits
Mrs Adams is hosting a coffee morning on Monday 20th September at 9am for all parents (Whole School - 16/09/2021)
- First week back to school newsletter
See our first newsletter for the new school year 2021-2022. (Whole School - 09/09/2021)