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School NameVictoria Primary School
Postal addressAinsworth Drive
Nottingham
NG2 1 FX
Telephone No.0115 807 7750
Enquiries contact nameMiss Suzanne Peak
Name of Head of School / PrincipalMr Russell Gray
Name of Executive HeadteacherMrs Helen Duffy
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMs Nicola Heaton (Chair of IEB)
Name of SENDCoMiss Rachel Mousley
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of how to apply on the web link.
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)See admissions 2018-19
Exclusions arrangementsWe 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.
Most recent OFSTED reportVictoria Primary School is a new school and does not currently have an Ofsted judgement.
The previous school's report can be downloaded via the attachment.

KS2 results

Percentage of pupils who've achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathsReading = 27%
Writing = 38%
Mathematics = 50%
(Key Stage 2 - Summer 2017)
Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2-5.60
Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2-3.02
Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2-3.56
Percentage of pupils who've achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and mathsReading = 0%
Writing = 4%
Mathematics = 8%
(Key Stage 2 - Summer 2017)
Pupils' average score in the reading test96.0
Pupils' average score in the maths test98.8

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance Tables

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.

KS1

Curriculum contentVictoria Primary School teaches the National Curriculum for England, the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and an internally developed scheme for Languages and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Education.
Curriculum approachCurriculum Rationale

The staff at Victoria Primary School designed the school curriculum with the aim of making a positive difference to the life chances of each of our pupils, no matter what their individual background may be. We believe that the curriculum must always take account of our pupils’ life contexts as well as their social, linguistic and academic starting points if it is to enable and challenge our pupils to learn and grow into successful individuals.

Curriculum Principles

Pupils at Victoria Primary School learn through a curriculum that will:
- creatively engage, inspire and be fun
- be purposeful and relevant to the lives of families in our community
- celebrate every pupil’s social and cultural background whilst also teaching the British values that make us ‘one’
- embrace, nurture and highlight every pupil’s uniqueness
- open their eyes to new ideas, perspectives, activities and experiences
- use real, hands-on experiences from the many rich resources on our doorstep
- be academically cohesive so that pupils make intuitive links across their learning, including through opportunities to apply their growing English and Mathematics skills
- be flexible enough to be truly inclusive of all learning needs
- provide challenge for all
- be enabled through the passion of the staff team

Through these principles, Victoria Primary School pupils will become independent and positive members of society who consistently demonstrate the qualities of our school motto: Work Hard - Be Kind.
Name of Phonics schemeThe school uses the Letters and Sounds Programme alongside the Nottingham City Council Phonics Programme.

In Key Stage 1, pupils have two 20 minute Phonics lessons every day. During the first session the children work in smaller groups with other children who are working within the same Phase. During the second session the children work within their class at the age-related Phase. During both of these sessions the children learn different sounds (phonemes) and how to read (blend) and write (segment) using the knowledge of these sounds.

Pupils apply all of this knowledge in their writing.
Name of Curriculum LeadMr Russell Gray

KS2

Curriculum contentVictoria Primary School teaches the National Curriculum for England, the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and an internally developed scheme for Languages and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Education.
Curriculum approachCurriculum Rationale

The staff at Victoria Primary School designed the school curriculum with the aim of making a positive difference to the life chances of each of our pupils, no matter what their individual background may be. We believe that the curriculum must always take account of our pupils’ life contexts as well as their social, linguistic and academic starting points if it is to enable and challenge our pupils to learn and grow into successful individuals.

Curriculum Principles

Pupils at Victoria Primary School learn through a curriculum that will:
- creatively engage, inspire and be fun
- be purposeful and relevant to the lives of families in our community
- celebrate every pupil’s social and cultural background whilst also teaching the British values that make us ‘one’
- embrace, nurture and highlight every pupil’s uniqueness
- open their eyes to new ideas, perspectives, activities and experiences
- use real, hands-on experiences from the many rich resources on our doorstep
- be academically cohesive so that pupils make intuitive links across their learning, including through opportunities to apply their growing English and Mathematics skills
- be flexible enough to be truly inclusive of all learning needs
- provide challenge for all
- be enabled through the passion of the staff team

Through these principles, Victoria Primary School pupils will become independent and positive members of society who consistently demonstrate the qualities of our school motto: Work Hard - Be Kind.
Name of Phonics schemeThe school follows the 'Letters and Sounds' system followed by the Spelling structures of the National Curriculum.

Spelling is taught in 20 minute lessons three times per week.
Name of Curriculum LeadMr Russell Gray

Values and Ethos

Values and EthosEvery child deserves the best start in life and at Victoria Primary School we strive to help our pupils develop academically, creatively and socially.

Victoria 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 Victoria Primary School to have a rich, rewarding and happy primary experience, learning skills that enable them to be successful. Throughout our school, pupils will work hard and be kind.
Behaviour PolicyIt is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school's behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can work together to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure. Our policy is informed by current DfE guidance and statutory duties as outlined in Behaviour and Discipline in Schools July 2013, which states that schools must have a behaviour policy.
Safeguarding/Child protectionVictoria Primary 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) and Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board (N.C.S.C.B).
Anti-bullying policyThe 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 policyThe Governing Body / IEB of Victoria Primary 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 PolicyVictoria Primary 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 policyVictoria Primary 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 schools procedure for addressing complaints. It should be used only when informal attempts to resolve problems have been unsuccessful. 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 on 0115 915 3898.
Complaints receivedThere were no formal complaints received by the IEIB in 2016 - 2017.
SEND PolicyAt Victoria Primary 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.
Publication SchemeThe Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions PolicyAt Victoria Primary School, 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.
Pupil Premium Funding AllocationThe funding allocation for 2017 - 2018 is £163,080. See attached the planned expenditure.
PE and Sports Premium Funding AllocationFor the academic year 2016-17 Victoria Primary School has £9115 in funding
How we are spending the fundingThe premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2016 to 2017 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
See attached plan

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearAt Victoria Primary School 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 PupilsThe Victoria Primary 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

Equality ObjectivesVictoria Primary 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.
Birklands Primary 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.
Annual accountsPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Business and pecuniary interestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance arrangementsThe Nova Education Trust Governance Arrangements are available to download here.
Trust annual reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual report.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA 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 AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.

School Governor Information

Names of Governors of the Local Governing BodyChair of IEIB - Ms Nicola Heaton
Executive Headteacher - Mrs H Duffy
Head of School - Mr R Gray
Staff Member - Mrs L Whistler
Staff Member - Miss Anna Froggatt
IEIB member (Community) - Mr R Henderson
IEIB member (Community) - Mr A Edwards
Business InterestsThe Business Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.
Financial InterestsThe Financial Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.
Governance roles in other schoolsThe Governance roles in other schools are available to download here.
Structure and responsibilitiesThe Structure and Responsibilities of the school Local Governing Bodies are available to download here.

Trust Governor Information

Names of Trustees/DirectorsMr John Mills (Chair)
Albert Woods OBE
Mr John Tomasevic
Mr David Hooker
Mr Ash Rahman
Mr Chris James
Prof Christine Hall
Mr Alan Goddard
Mrs Janice White
Mrs Sylvia Macdougall
Mr Richard Flewitt
Mr Kul Ghattaora
Mr Michael Auty QC
Mr Brian Stein
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr John Mills
Mr Jonathan Sims
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Mr Barrie Thomas
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