Key Information

Below you can find the following:

  • Equality Objectives

  • Annual Reports and Accounts

  • Trustees & Directors

  • Exclusions arrangements

  • Internal Exclusions

  • SEND

For Policies click here

Equality Objectives

  • Strive to achieve equality of opportunity for all, adults and pupils, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.
  • Promote a harmonious environment (social cohesion)
  • Strive for all pupils to achieve the highest possible standards in their learning and make good progress and to be committed to closing the gaps in progress and attainment.
  • Ensure that the appointment of staff is in line with equal opportunities legislation
  • Ensure that the governing body of the school reflects diversity
  • Identify barriers to learning and participation and provide appropriately to meet a diversity of needs
  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through daily teaching, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.

Annual Reports and Accounts

Please click here for the Avanti Schools Trust Annual Report

Trustees & Directors

Our central core team comprises leading educationalists, HMIs, previous headteachers, previous directors of LEAs, project managers and business and community leaders.

Please click on the link below for information on Trustees and Directors:

Click Here >>

Exclusions arrangements

We are an inclusive school and will work hard to develop strategies to include all children. However, in extreme cases, the school will make exclusions to maintain the health and safety of all our community.

The school endeavours to do all it can to avoid permanent exclusion. However, a permanent exclusion is for extreme and significant breaches of behaviour, for example, physically aggressive behaviour towards others in school. When such cases are considered, referral should be made to the DFE guidance and liaison with the local authority and the Trust will be
undertaken.

Fixed term exclusions are for serious breaches of the school rules. Some examples are:

• refusal to follow staff direction
• stealing school property
• damaging school property
• causing injury to another person
• misconduct when representing the school off site.

If your child is excluded you will be contacted by the school and informed of the reason for exclusion, the length of the exclusion and who to contact should you need support or what to do if you want to appeal the exclusion. (Please see School Behaviour Policy – avanti.org.uk/policies)

All exclusions are reported to the local authority, Trust and the Chair of the School Stakeholder Committee.

The Deputy Principal has the authority to exclude pupils in the absence of the Principal.

Internal Exclusions

Internal exclusions will be at the discretion of Senior Leadership Team (SLT), although the Principal will be kept informed of the status of internal exclusions on a daily basis and will be in response to a culmination of behaviour incidents or extreme and serious single incident.

Internal exclusions will be decided and coordinated by a member of SLT. An internal exclusion is different to a time out/reflection in another classroom.

If a student has an internal exclusion they will be sent with appropriate work to complete supervised by a member SLT.  SLT will inform the students’s parents and record the incident and steps taken to avoid future incidents. The student will be monitored and supported by the SLT, including the SENCO, following the exclusion.

The approximate length of an internal exclusion will be no longer than 30-45min at any one time.

External exclusions will follow guidance from The Avanti Schools Trust School Behaviour policy. Only the Principal and Deputy Principal can exclude children externally. A decision to externally exclude will only be taken when all other possibilities and strategies have been exhausted, including close partnership with the parents to improve the students behaviour.

SEND at Avanti Fields

Please click here to view our SEND Report.
Please click here to view our Accessibility Plan.

Local information can be found through the following links:

Leicester City Council’s Local Offer:

For more details please Click Here

SEN Code of Practice:

SEND Code of Practice

DfE publication “Special Educational Needs and Disability a Guide for Parents and Carers, August 2014”:

SEND guide for Parents and Carers

What we offer at Avanti Fields:

At Avanti Fields, we encourage and support every child during each step of their educational journey. However, we recognise that many students during their time at school experience difficulties, we are committed to enabling each student to grow and develop to reach their full potential.

Interventions we can provide include:

• Maths support

• 1:1 reading support

• Social skills groups

• Behaviour and emotional support

• HC cohort activities

• Mentoring

• Literacy programmes

AST SEND Policy can be found here on page 194

What to do if you have a concern about your child’s learning/well-being?

1. Make an appointment with your child’s class teacher or form tutor

2. The teacher/form tutor will give you a clear picture of how your child presents in school and discuss possible next steps

3. Your child may be part of an intervention group to support their needs

4. If your child has responded and shown progress then no further action will be taken.

5. If little or no impact has been made, your child may be put on the SEND register and additional SEND support may be given where appropriate

6. The cycle of “Assess, Plan, Do, Review” will continue to support your child’s needs

Please contact us and we can work together to resolve any issues which may be worrying you or your child. To make an appointment, please contact reception or email our SENCo, Laura Bigginton, on the details below:

0116 326 6813 or [email protected]

School Results & Performance Tables

As Avanti Fields has just opened, below are results from Avanti House Secondary School, Harrow, to give you an indication of the results in the Avanti Family. Avanti Fields follows the same education model.

In order to give you some insight into the performance of schools in the Avanti Schools Trust we have included a summary of another school in the Trust – Avanti House Seconday. Below is a summary of their performance measures for 2017. To view the full details of the school performance please click on the link below.

Avanti House School Department of Education School Performance Tables

Key Stage 4 Performance Measures 2017 Avanti House School Local Authority Average National Average 
Progress 8 score +0.57  +0.48 +0.03
Attainment 8 score 54.7 49.3 44.2
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 4 in English and Mathematics 81% 69.1% 63.3%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 5 in English and Mathematics 65% 49.3% 39.1%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 4 in the English Baccalaureate 44% 33.9% 23.5%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 5 in the English Baccalaureate 42% 30.1% 19.5%