Key Information

Below you can find the following:

  • Equality Objectives

  • Annual Reports and Accounts

  • Trustees & Directors

  • Exclusions arrangements

  • Internal Exclusions

  • SEND

  • School Results

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:

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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/governance)

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

Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND) 

This page aims to help parents understand how they can support their child if they have Special Educational Needs and/or a disability. 

What are Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities? 

Usually called SEND, this means that a child has needs that are different from or additional to the majority of children of their age, in order to achieve their full potential. This could be for a number of reasons and here at Avanti Gardens, we support these needs in a variety of ways, based on a child’s individual needs.  

What is a Special Educational Needs and/ or Disability? 

Under the ‘Equality Act 2010’ a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.  

At Avanti Gardens School, we consider the individual needs of each child and work together with ParentsCarers and the child to provide the right support, to the best of our ability.  This could be for a short period, or for longer. Not all children with SEN are disabled, and not all disabled children have SEN. We follow the guidance in the SEND Code of Practice (2015), to ensure we are doing all that we can to meet the needs of our pupils. 

How do we support our pupils with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities? 

Additional information about the way we identify and support our pupils can be found in the SEND Policy and Information report.  These documents set out to help ParentsCarers to understand what we do to support our SEND children and how this is implemented each day, including the kind of support that we are able to provide. 

Click the links below to find out more: 

There is also more information about Bristol’s Local Offer including the online hub for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or a disability, on the website https://www.bristol.gov.uk/web/bristol-local-offer  

Our SENDCo is Laura Blackwell.  

Please call the main school number 01179 659 150 or email [email protected] if you would like to contact her to discuss your child.  

 

Results and Performance

We do not yet have any results to publish as Avanti Gardens School, but these will be published here once results are available.