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School NameToot Hill School
Postal addressThe Banks, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8BL
Telephone No.01949 875 550
Enquiries contact nameMrs C Pontin
Name of Head of School / PrincipalDr C Eardley
Name of Executive HeadteacherMrs S Paley
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMs Tricia Pedlar
Name of SENDCoMrs R Brentley
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Please follow the related link to our dedicated Admissions page which sets out the Admission arrangements for Toot Hill School. These arrangements are without prejudice and are set out in accordance with DfE regulations. Any changes to the arrangements must be approved in advance by the Secretary of State.
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)No change to current arrangements.
Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)
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 reportOverall effectiveness: Outstanding

Inspection date: 7 / 8 December 2011

Please follow the related link for further information.

KS2 results

Percentage of pupils who've achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathsNA
Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2NA
Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2NA
Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2NA
Percentage of pupils who've achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and mathsNA
Pupils' average score in the reading testNA
Pupils' average score in the maths testNA

KS4 results

Progress 8 score2017: 0.25
2018: 0.2
2019: 4.91
Attainment 8 score2017: 56.1
2018: 54.9
2019: 56.67
English and Maths (Basic)2017: 81.3%
2018: 83%
2019 4+: 86.39
2019 5+: 66.46
EBACC2017: 35.6%
2018: 37% 4+, 23% 5+
2019 entered: 52.22%
2019 achieved: 25.63%
Student DestinationsPlease see attached document.

KS5 results

English and Maths Progress2018 English:+1.00
2018 Maths: +0.33
Contextual ProgressPlease follow link for details.
Average grade2018 A Level grade: C+
2018 Academic grade: C+
2018 Applied General grade: Distinction
2018 Technical Level grade: Distinction*
2019 A Level Grade: B-
Student retentionPlease follow link for details.
Student destinationsPlease follow link for details.

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance TablesPlease follow the related link to the DfE Performance tables for Toot Hill School.

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


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Curriculum approachSchool Day

Our school day starts at 8.30 a.m., with a 15 minute Tutor Period, and finishes at 3.00 p.m. (2.10 p.m. on Fridays). Pupils have a 15 minute break in the morning and a 45 minute lunch break. In Years 7 to 11, pupils are taught eight 45 to 55 minute lessons a day. In addition, the school offers a wide variety of enrichment opportunities after school as part of ‘extended study’ to all of our students. These operate from 3.10 to 4.15 pm on Monday to Thursday and 2.20 to 3.30 pm on Fridays.
Curriculum contentAn Aspirational Curriculum

At Toot Hill School we endeavour to teach pupils the value of investing in their own future by working hard in every lesson and every day. Pupils are set personalised and challenging academic targets in every subject. These targets allow staff to recognise and celebrate the progress made by hard-working pupils, regardless of their comparative attainment. Targets are set using ‘Fischer Family Trust Aspire’ estimates that consider a pupil’s prior attainment, gender and month of birth. These targets support our aspiration that all Toot Hill pupils will do at least as well as their peers studying in the top 5 % of schools nationally. Teachers are expected to help pupils work towards these targets by planning and teaching lessons that cater for all pupils, and by marking pupils’ work regularly and providing feedback that helps them to improve.

Pupils receive a report every term with grades and scores for attainment, attitude and homework. Attainment grades are coded either blue, green or red, depending on whether teachers judge a pupil to be ‘above’, ‘on track’ or ‘below’ when comparing the current attainment level to the aspirational target.
Working hard enables pupils to fulfil their potential and hence fosters self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. It connects pupils with their own personal and academic development, and teaches them that everyone can achieve, if they are prepared to invest their time and effort. It also helps pupils to understand the need to respect the rights of every pupil to learn in a calm, focused and supportive atmosphere.

SMSC in the Curriculum

All schools are charged with developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues and themes. Subject leaders complete an SMSC audit of their taught curriculum, and identify opportunities for teachers to engage pupils in wider debate. Our staff promote a sense of social conscience, empathy and appreciation of the diverse nature of modern Britain.
Some elements of SMSC education are delivered through bespoke activities such as themed days, assemblies, charity events, tutor set activities and the work of our student council. These activities provide pupils with opportunities to learn about their rights and responsibilities in society, based upon the qualities we value at Toot Hill School: hard work, honesty, good manners and consideration for others.

Our students are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. Students have regular assemblies on these themes.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

In Years 7 and 8 pupils follow a varied curriculum that is prescribed for them and largely the same for all pupils details of which can be seen in the link attached.

Note that a relatively small number of pupils in year 7 and 8 have a reduced modern foreign language period allocation to allow them to access extra lessons in English.
Name of Curriculum LeadDr. Chris Eardley


GCSE QualificationsCore Curriculum:
All pupils continue to study English (GSCE English Language and GCSE English Literature), Maths and Science through Key Stage 4. In Science pupils follow either separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or GCSE Combined Science which is two GCSE qualifications.
Every student has to study GCSE Geography or History although students can elect to study both of these courses.
All pupils continue to have ‘core’ PE lessons every week.

In the spring term of Year 8 pupils are offered an open choice of subjects to follow at Key Stage 4. We ensure that pupils make informed choices through the structured use of assemblies, tutor set activities, parents’ evenings, open evenings and one-to-one interviews. Pupils are asked to choose options from the following list:

• GCSE French
• GCSE Spanish
• GCSE Geography
• GCSE History
• GCSE Art & Design
• GCSE Business Studies
• GCSE Computing
• GCSE Citizenship Studies
• GCSE Drama
• GCSE Economics
• GCSE Fashion & Textiles
• GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
• GCSE Media Studies
• GCSE Music
• GCSE Philosophy & Ethics
• GCSE Technology
• BTEC Engineering
• BTEC Performing Arts (Drama or Dance)
• BTEC Sport
• Cambridge National Child Development
• WJEC Hospitality and Catering.

Note that students are assigned a differing number of option subjects dependent upon the ability band that they are taught in. Note that the number of options for each band is reviewed every academic year for the new year 9 cohort. Students then adhere to this option structure throughout KS4.
Name of Curriculum LeadDr. Chris Eardley


16-19 Qualifications on offerFor the academic year commencing in 2019, entry requirements to study at Toot Hill College include at least a grade 4 in GCSE English Language and a grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics.

There are also subject-specific entry requirements which students must meet in order to study particular courses; these are outlined in the college prospectus which can be found on the Toot Hill School website. The courses offered by the college are listed below:

A Level Courses

• Art and Design
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computing
• Drama and Theatre
• Economics
• English Combined
• English Language
• English Literature
• Geography
• Government and Politics
• History
• Law
• Mathematics
• Further Mathematics
• Media Studies
• French
• German
• Spanish
• Music
• Philosophy and Ethics
• Photography
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Product Design
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Cambridge Technical Business (Single Award)
• Cambridge Technical Business (Double Award)
• BTEC Information Technology (Single Award)
• BTEC Applied Science (Double Award)
• BTEC Sport (Single Award)
• BTEC Sport (Double Award) • BTEC Travel & Tourism.

In addition the courses presented here, students are presented with a wealth of enrichment opportunities including:

• Extended Project Qualification
Well-respected and recommended by top universities, College students at Toot Hill College are offered the opportunity to research and write a 5,000 word project on a topic of their choice.

• Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (D of E)

• Toot Hill College Passport
A unique Toot Hill College programme that accredits students for 100 hours of volunteering in the school and local community

• Students’ Union (Senior Prefects)
An active Students’ Union enables greater autonomy for students in the creation of a ‘higher education’ ethos and provides opportunities for consultation regarding key college decisions.

• World Challenge
Students complete a two week expedition abroad as a team, including a community project, a challenging trek and a sight-seeing element.
How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements Our post 16 students have a weekly mentoring session, timetabled independent study and extra support if they are continuing to work towards achieving a GCSE grade C in English or Maths. They have opportunities to work with younger pupils, have literacy or learning mentors or subject ambassadors. Each student is encouraged to undertake the Toot Hill passport volunteering scheme. Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge provide exceptional opportunities for students to develop character and resilience in preparation for the world post college. There are also paid responsibilities for college students within the school to enhance lunchtime supervision capacity.

Values and Ethos

Values and EthosThe ethos at Toot Hill School places student well-being and achievement at the very heart of our approach to learning. It is this set of ideals, coupled with our hardworking students and dedicated staff, that has seen Toot Hill ranked as one of the top-performing secondary schools both locally and nationally over recent years.

Our ethos and values make a clear statement that the traditional qualities of hard work, honesty, good manners and consideration for others sit at the very heart of Toot Hill School.
Behaviour PolicyToot Hill School is committed to providing high quality education. This means promoting positive attitudes, behaviours and learning habits so that students can develop to their full potential.

There is an inexstricable link between behaviour and achievement, it is therefore essential that Toot Hill school promotes good behaviour and challenges unacceptable behaviour to ensure pupils achieve their full potential. This is a basic expectation that must underpin the daily work of our school. High expectations, shared values, fair and consistent application of awards and sanctions; combined with effective teaching and active tutoring are key to promoting positive behaviour and ensuring great achievement.

Please see the link attached for further information.
Safeguarding/Child protectionOur policy applies to staff, governors and volunteers working in our school and takes into account statutory guidance provided by the Department for Education (DfE) and local guidance issued by Nottinghamshire County Council. Our school safeguarding and child protection policy incorporate the duties and responsibilities set out within the Education Act 2002, DfE statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 and HM Working Together To Safeguard Children 2015.
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 policyToot Hill school recognises its responsibility for the health and safety and welfare of staff and students. We recognise that decisions about workplace health and safety should take into account the views and priorities of the workforce as well as the management. SLT lead a small team who focus on monitoring and reviewing health and safety policies and procedures working closely with a designated health and safety officer. Please see the document attached for our Health & Safety policy.
First Aid PolicyThe 2019-20 First Aid Policy is available to download here
Complaints policyThe Complaints Policy is available to download here.

There was one complaint received and dealt with in the academic year 2018/2019.
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy
SEND PolicyPlease find attached.
Publication SchemeThe Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions PolicyThe Charging and Remissions Policy is available to download here
Pupil Premium Funding AllocationPupil Premium Funding Allocation for 2018-2019: Toot Hill School was allocated £224,400 based on 14.8% registered for Ever 6, Free school meals, Looked After Children and Service Children. Toot Hill School falls on the border of the lowest and 4th quintile for receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

Please follow the related link to the dedicated Pupil Premium page.
Year 7 Literacy/Numeracy Catch Up Funding AllocationThe Catch Up Premium is funding given to schools to provide additional support to Year 7 pupils that did not reach the ‘expected standard’ in Reading or Maths at the end of Year 6. Please see the document attached for details of this funding for students at Toot Hill School, how it has been spent and the impact of this expenditure.

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic year

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Equality Objectives

Equality ObjectivesEQUALITY STATEMENT 2019-2020

Toot Hill School is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and places great value on the diversity of its community. The provision of equality of opportunity and respect for the needs and rights of the individual are fundamental to the values of Toot Hill School.

Toot Hill School fulfils its general and specific duties in relation to equality of opportunity and actively demonstrates due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities, in all protected characteristics as identified in the Equality Act 2010.

A protected characteristic under the act covers the groups listed below:

• age
• disability
• race
• sex (including issues of transgender)
• gender reassignment
• maternity and pregnancy
• religion and belief
• sexual orientation

Having due regard to the need to advance equality of opportunity is defined further in the Equality Act 2010 as having due regard to the need to:

1. Remove or minimise disadvantages
2. Take steps to meet different needs
3. Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low.
How we approach this is outlined below:

Equality Objectives

• To improve the average attendance for all pupils who belong to one of the aforementioned groups to 96% or higher, and keep persistent non-attendance figures below national average.
• To improve the achievement of SEND students and disadvantaged students to be line with national data.
• To raise expectations amongst staff and students in order that 80% of young people on roll to make at least nationally expected progress each year in all core subjects.
• To ensure that young people who are eligible for pupil premium (in receipt of free school meals in the last 6 years or are a child in care) have adequate support so that they attend school regularly and that the majority make nationally expected progress that is in line with their peers.
• To review and revise the curriculum so that it represents a diverse culture and society and encourages tolerance and respect.
• Reduce the incidence of the use of homophobic, sexist and racist language by students in the school.
• To ensure that images used around school, for example, in lessons, noticeboards, assemblies represent the diverse culture and society we live in.
• To improve attendance to parents evenings, and communication with parents, particularly for those students who are eligible for pupil premium funding, have a special need or disability or for whom English is an additional language.
• To ensure that young people identifiable by one of the protected characteristics who attend Toot Hill School have a voice, and are offered opportunities for wider student participation.
All Toot Hill staff are expected to:
Promote an inclusive and collaborative ethos inside and outside of the classroom, deal with and report any prejudice-related incidents that may occur, and keep up-to-date with equalities legislation relevant to their work.

Last reviewed: September 2019
Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy Statement
Privacy Notice for Pupil DataWe use information that we gather in relation to our pupils for various purposes. Information that we hold in relation to a pupil is known as personal data. This will include data that we obtain from pupils directly and data which we obtain from other people and organisations. We might also need to continue to hold personal data for a period of time after pupils have left the school/trust. Anything that we do with this personal data is known as processing.

The school/trust is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses personal data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Please see the attached document for full details.
Data Protection PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
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 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 BodyMs Tricia Pedlar (Chair of Governors)
Mrs Yvonne Anderson (Vice Chair of Governors)
Mrs Sam Burley
Mr Ponniah Chandrakumar
Mr Barrie Kellam
Mrs Sylvia MacDougall
Ms Sarah Szulczewski
Dr Simon Paine
Mrs Fiona Farmer
Ms Toni Harper

Please see the attached document for full details of governors.
Business Interests (Current Academic Year)The Business Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.
Financial Interests (Current Academic Year)The Financial Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.
Governance roles in other schools (Current Academic Year)The Governance roles in other schools are available to download here.
Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools (Previous Academic Year)The Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools of the school's Local Governing Body for the previous academic year 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 Albert Woods OBE (Chair)
Mr John Tomasevic
Mrs Janice White
Mr Richard Flewitt
Mr Michael Auty QC
Mr Brian Stein
Mr John Saunders
Ms Lucy Burrow
Mr Robert Dowling
Mr A Stephenson
Mr B Thomas
Mr A McKee
Mr A Glover
Mrs Margaret Monckton
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr Jonathan Sims
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Mr Nadeem Sarwar
Mr Albert Woods
Main School Risk AssessmentFor further information on specific risk assessments please contact the school.
COVID Risk Assessment
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