Ofsted / DfE

The Government has a list of information that all educational establishments should make available online.  This list is shown below, along with direct links (shown in red) to where the information can be found.  This should make it much easier to find a lot of our key information.  If you notice any errors, please report this as soon as possible using the details on the contact page.  Sections that are not relevant to our setting (we are a 11-19 academy) have been removed.  This page is based on the list published in June 2017 (link).


School or college contact details

Your website should include the:

– name of your school or college : Contact page and at the footer of every page
– postal address of your school or college : Contact page and at the footer of every page
– telephone number of your school or college : Contact page and at the footer of every page
– name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public : Contact page and at the footer of every page
– name of the headteacher or principal : Contact page and at the footer of every page
– name and address of the chair of the governing body (if you have one) : Contact page and at the footer of every page
– name and details of your special educational needs (SEN) co-ordinator (SENCO) if you’re a mainstream academy : Contact page and at the footer of every page
– if the school’s owner is a group or organisation, you should publish the address and telephone number of its office : Contact page and at the footer of every page

Admission arrangements

Academy trusts must publish the admissions arrangements for their schools on their website and keep them there for the whole of the offer year (the school year in which offers for places are made). : 2017/18 Admissions Policy – 2018/19 Admissions Policy – Kirklees Admissions

16 to 19 academies and colleges

– open days your college or academy is planning : 6th Form page
– the process for applying for a place at your college or academy : 6th Form page
– whether your college or academy gives priority to applications from pupils enrolled at particular schools : 6th Form page

Exclusion arrangements

If you’re an academy or free school other than a 16 to 19 academy, you should publish details of your policy for excluding pupils. : We follow the DfE statutory guidance

Ofsted reports

Academies, free schools and colleges should do one of the following:

– publish a copy of your school’s or college’s most recent Ofsted report : Batley Girls’ Ofsted Report October 2013
– publish a link to the webpage where users can find your school’s or college’s most recent Ofsted report : Batley Girls’ page on the Ofsted website

Exam and assessment results

Key stage 4 (KS4)

If you’re an academy or a free school, you should publish the following information on your website each year:

– your school’s progress 8 score : Outcomes 2017
– your school’s attainment 8 score : Outcomes 2017
– percentage of pupils who’ve achieved grade C or above in English and maths at the end of KS4 – this requirement will change from January 2018 when you must publish the percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths : Outcomes 2017
– percentage of pupils entering for the English Baccalaureate : Outcomes 2017
– percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the English Baccalaureate : Outcomes 2017
– percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations) : Outcomes 2017

Key stage 5 (KS5)

If you’re an academy, free school or college, you should publish the following information on your website:

– the progress your students have made compared with students across the country, shown separately for A levels, academic, applied general and tech level qualifications : Outcomes 2017
– the average grade your students get at KS5, shown separately for A levels, academic, applied general and tech level qualifications : Outcomes 2017
– the progress your students have made in English and maths : Outcomes 2017
– retention (this is the proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on at your institution), shown separately for each qualification type : Outcomes 2017
– destinations (this is the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment in the year after the end of key stage 4) : Outcomes 2017 and Destinations 2017

Performance tables

Academies and colleges should publish a link to the school and college performance tables. : Batley Girls’ performance tables

Curriculum

Academies and free schools must publish:

– the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject : Curriculum page
– your approach to the curriculum : See the document linked to from the Curriculum page
– how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following : Curriculum page
– how you meet the 16 to 19 study programme requirements (if you have a sixth form or offer education at 16 to 19) : 6th Form page

Depending on what phase of education your school offers, you should also publish any of the following that apply to your school:

– a list of the courses available to pupils at key stage 4, including GCSEs : Qualifications Offered
– the 16 to 19 qualifications you offer : Qualifications Offered

Behaviour policy

If you’re an academy or free school, you should publish details of your school’s behaviour policy, including its anti-bullying strategy : See this document and this document from the policies page

Pupil premium

For the current academic year, we recommend you publish:

– how much pupil premium funding you received for this academic year : See the document linked to from the Governance page
– details of the main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in your school face : See the document linked to from the Governance page
– how you will spend your pupil premium funding to overcome these barriers and the reasons for the approach you’ve chosen : See the document linked to from the Governance page
– how you will measure the effect of the pupil premium : See the document linked to from the Governance page
– the date of the next pupil premium strategy review : See the document linked to from the Governance page

For the previous academic year, we recommend you publish:

– how you spent your pupil premium funding : See the document linked to from the Governance page
– the effect that the pupil premium had on pupils : See the document linked to from the Governance page

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

If your school receives year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding, you must publish details of how you spend this funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract it.

You must include:

– how much year 7 catch-up premium you received for this financial year : See the document linked to from the Governance page
– details of how you intend to spend the funding : See the document linked to from the Governance page
– details of how you spent your year 7 catch-up premium last financial year : See the document linked to from the Governance page
– how it made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding and how you assessed the effect it had : See the document linked to from the Governance page

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Special educational needs (SEN) information report

Academies and free schools should publish a report on their policy for pupils or students with SEN and how they put the policy into effect. They should update this information annually, or as soon as possible if there are changes during the year : Please see the SEN Provision page

The report must comply with:

– section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014, including:

– the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils
– the steps you have taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils
– the facilities you provide to help disabled pupils to access the school
– the plan prepared by the owner under paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010 (accessibility plan)

– regulation 51 and schedule 1 to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, where appropriate
– section 6 of the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years

Accessibility plan for disabled pupils

You must publish your accessibility plan, which should include details of how you’re:

– increasing your disabled pupils’ ability to participate in your school’s curriculum : Accessibility Policy
– improving the physical environment of your school so disabled pupils can take better advantage of the education, benefits, facilities and services you offer : Accessibility Policy
– improving the availability of accessible information to your disabled pupils : Accessibility Policy

The accessibility plan you publish can either be a freestanding document or part of another document (such as your school development plan).

Equality objectives

As public bodies, academies, free schools and further education institutions must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010. This means you have to:

– publish details of how your school complies with the public sector equality duty – you should update this every year : Equality Objectives Policy
– publish your school’s equality objectives – you should update this at least once every 4 years : Equality Objectives Policy

You need to include details of:

– eliminating discrimination (see the Equalities Act 2010)
– improving equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics
– consulting and involving those affected by inequality in the decisions your school or college takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination (affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community)

Complaints policy

We recommend that all academies, free schools and colleges publish their complaints policy online : See the document linked to from the Policies page

If you’re an academy, free school, FE or sixth-form college, we recommend that you publish your whistleblowing policy online : See the document linked to from the Policies page

Academies and free schools must publish any arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs about the support provided by the school : See the document linked to from the Policies page

Annual reports and accounts

Academies and free schools

You should publish the following financial information about your school:

– annual report : See the document linked to from the MAT page
– annual audited accounts: See the document linked to from the MAT page
– memorandum of association : See the document linked to from the MAT page
– articles of association : See the document linked to from the MAT page
– names of charity trustees and members : See the MAT page
– funding agreement : See the document linked to from the MAT page

You can find more guidance about these in the Academies financial handbook.

FE and sixth-form colleges

Colleges should publish their instruments and articles of government on their website.

They should also publish their annual members’ report and audited financial statement every year.

Governors’ information and duties

Academies and free schools

The Academies financial handbook explains what information you need to publish about your school and its governing body : See the Governance page

FE and sixth-form colleges

You should publish the following details about your college’s governing body:

– the governing body’s structure and responsibilities : See the Governance page
– details of any committees : See the Governance page
– the names of all governors, including the chair : See the Governance page

You may wish to simply publish your governors’ handbook, which should include all this information.

Charging and remissions policies

Academies and free schools should publish their charging and remissions policies (this means when you cancel fees). The policies must include details of:

– the activities or cases where your school will charge pupils’ parents : See the document linked to from the Policies page
– the circumstances where your school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under your charging policy : See the document linked to from the Policies page

Values and ethos

Academies and colleges should publish a statement of their ethos and values : Statement contained on the homepage

Requests for copies

If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on your website, you must provide this free of charge : Contact page and at the footer of every page