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

At Avanti Hall we believe that all children should develop their individual potential.  However, we also recognise that some students may experience difficulties on their journey.  We work together with parents/carers and family members to ensure that each child is viewed holistically in order to best meet their needs.  We also work with a range of agencies such as the speech and language service and educational psychology service to best support our students. 

What are Special Educational Needs?

Special Educational Needs or SEN means that a child has needs that are different from or additional to the majority of children of their age and that they may need extra help at school to achieve their full potential.  This could be for a number of reasons and we will support these needs in a variety of ways.

What is a 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 Hall, we aim to consider the individual needs of each child and work together to provide the correct support.

What to do if you have a concern about your child?

If your child is already at our school, you can contact your child’s class teacher or tutor who can liaise with our team.  You can also contact us directly.

Nicola Rogers

Assistant Head for Inclusion and SEN

Email – [email protected]

Beth Drew

Assistant SENDCo

Email – [email protected]

Links to SEND Policies & Documents

Please click here to read our Special Educational Needs Policy

Please click here to read our SEND Information Report

Please click here to read our Accessibility Plan

Please click here to read our SEN Plan

More to follow

Parental Support

Need extra support as parents of SEND children please click the link to Devon Information, Advice and Support  https://www.devonias.org.uk/

More information can be found by following the links below

Devon Local Authority Local Offer can be accessed her:

https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/special-educational-needs-and-disability-send-local-offer 

For more information on the new SEN Code of Practice please see:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

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

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

The NASEN website also has many useful publications:

http://www.nasen.org.uk/ 

Results and Performance

More information coming soon.