DUTY FOR SCHOOLS TO PUBLISH INFORMATION AND OBJECTIVES
In everything we do as an Academy, we take account of how we can get rid of discrimination, give pupils an equal chance, and encourage everyone to get along. Our Headteacher, Dr Sebastien Chapleau, is responsible for overseeing this particular aspect of our work.
La Fontaine Academy publishes information on pupil population broken down by ethnicity and gender (see here for details), and aims to ensure that there are no gaps between groups (e.g. boys/girls, SEND/non-SEND, Pupil Premium/non-Pupil Premium, etc.).
For the 2016-2017 academic year, our objectives are to further build on previous successes to make sure that our children succeed academically and socially, while also developing a clear sense of ‘team’ and ‘community’.
You can see our Academy Development Plan for 2016-2017 by clicking on the picture on the left. Hard copies can be made available (just ask at the Academy Office). However, as we are always striving to reduce our negative impact on the world, we encourage people to access this document online.
Below, you can access key documents which evidence how we strive to advance equality of opportunity.
Dr Sebastien Chapleau Isabelle Dennigan
Headteacher Chair of Governors
Ofsted Inspection Reports
Our Pre-Opening Ofsted Inspection Report is available here.
Our school will be fully inspected by Ofsted in the 2016-2017 academic year. We will publish our report here as soon as this has happened.
Academy Performance Table
The Department for Education publish performance tables for schools across the UK. You can visit their website here.
Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is a grant from the government allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
The purpose of the grant is to enable schools to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers. The aim is to increase attainment among these pupils. Schools are required to spend the money on areas that will directly impact these children.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is an allocation of additional funding (to main Academy funding), is the best way to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement and to address the gap in their educational attainment. These include children:
- who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years;
- who have been in care for more than six months (CLA);
- whose parents are currently employed by the armed services.
Nationally, the statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of FSM, do less well than their peers in exams, for example: SATs. All schools are therefore required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used; alongside the impact of the funding, once available.
At La Fontaine Academy, we view the needs of all our children as important and ensure that our teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of them;
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for all pupils who belong to vulnerable groups;
- We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals are socially disadvantaged (or indeed underachieving) and not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are eligible for free school meals;
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated based on a needs analysis, reflecting these considerations, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
More information about the Pupil Premium Funding can be found on the Department of Education’s website here.
Sports Premium Grant
The government is providing an extra funding to schools. The aim of this funding is to improve the Physical Education (PE) and Sports programs offered by primary schools, and is provided jointly by various governmental departments, including Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport.
Although the funding will be allocated to primary school headteachers, it will be ‘ring fenced’ – this means it can only be spent specifically on PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, though how they do this remains their decision. We will publish our Sports Grant Impact Report here in due course.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At La Fontaine Academy, we aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, whatever their ability or needs. We have high expectations of all our children. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community. Through appropriate curricular provision, we respect the fact that children:
- have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations;
- require different strategies for learning;
- acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates;
- need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences.
Our SEND Report for 2014-2015 is available here.
Our SEND Report for 2015-2016 is available here.