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In September 2021, Nassington School joined the Unity of Titchmarsh and Warmington Schools. Policies are therefore being reviewed as part of the Unity's annual cycle and new versions will appear accordingly once they have been approved.

Key Aspects about Nassington School

Nassington School is a small school with a big heart set in the delightful North Northamptonshire village of Nassington, close to Fotheringay, Woodnewton and Yarwell.

Admission Arrangements

Nassington School's admission policy is aligned with the policy of Northamptonshire County Council. Full details of Primary School admissions can be found here on the Council's website.

Ofsted

There are two key sources of information about the performance of the school. The School Comparison Website provides a snapshot of our school performance at Key Stages 1 and 2. The site can be used by you to check the performance of our school in relation to similar schools and the national picture.

Secondly, the school's last Ofsted inspection took place in June 2018 and was considered Good. The report is available here.

Results & School Performance Tables

Our School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education's website can be found by using the School Comparison Website.

Due to the pandemic, there is no data for 2019/20 or 2020/21. Data shown is for 2018/19.

School Curriculum

Information about our Curriculum can be found on the side bar under 'Vision  and Curriculum Overview'. Each class produces a Curriculum Newsletter every term, which is sent home and can also be found in the relevant class area in the 'Our Classes' section on our website. If you would like further information about the curriculum in your child's class, please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance.

The Role of the Curriculum

Our curriculum promotes respect, tolerance and diversity. We are committed to ensuring that our pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to prepare them for life in modern Britain.

Children are encouraged to share their views and recognise that they are entitled to have their own different beliefs which should not be used to influence others. Our RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), Citizenship and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision is embedded across the curriculum, and underpins the ethos of our schools. Our collective worship programme is planned to support these values.

Teaching the school's core values alongside the fundamental British values supports quality teaching and learning, whilst making a positive contribution to the development of a fair, just and civil society. Children are regularly taught about how to stay safe when using the Internet and are encouraged to recognise that people are not always who they say they are online. They are taught to seek adult help if they are upset or concerned about anything they read or see on the Internet.

Phonics Scheme

At Nassington School we introduce children to phonics through the Jolly Phonics scheme which complements and runs alongside Letters and Sounds. This allows us to track the children’s progress.

Please 

 to hear how we pronounce the sounds.

Another useful site to use at home is www.phonicsplay.co.uk.

Pupil Behaviour

Our Pupil Behaviour policy is available on the sidebar on the right hand side of this page.

Pupil & Sports Premium Funding

Pupil Premium 2019-2020

The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Service Children and Looked After Children. This also includes children eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (the Ever 6 FSM measure.) Schools decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated in order to provide the best provision for the pupils.

From September 2012 we are required to publish details of how we have used the Premium.

In 2019-2020 the Pupil Premium funding was £20,400

The funding was used :

  • to enable all children to access educational visits, including residential visits
  • to provide support in accessing music lessons
  • to ensure vulnerable groups could be supported in small groups or 1:1
  • to provide help with purchasing uniform
  • to help fund the services of a Parent Support Worker to work with vulnerable families

The Pupil Premium funding for 2020-21 is £14,520

The governors decided that the funding would be allocated :

  • To narrow the attainment gap by providing additional support to all classes by keeping our adult to pupil ratio high.
  • To provide 1:1 support to narrow the gap for those children not making at least satisfactory progress in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • To support children on school trips and other activities to ensure every child can participate.
  • To support the provision of the cluster Parent Support Worker.

Sports Premium 2019-20

In 2013, the Government announced a £150million fund for primary school sport across the country. Each school received £8000, plus an additional £5 per pupil. Nassington School received £8365, and have been working hard to put it to good use right from the beginning of term.

The school has bought into the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership (COTSSP) enhanced programme, which provides us with a dedicated member of PE staff from Prince William School for half a day a week. The Sports Premium Officer (SPO) works alongside teachers and support staff to develop the PE curriculum, assessment strategies, planning, CPD and school sport. To date, a new whole school policy has been written, a development plan has been put in place, and pupil voice has been enhanced by establishing a school sports council. Parents and pupils have completed surveys relating to their physical activity levels and preferred activities, and this information is helping us to shape an improved extra-curricular offering.


Staff have already attended training on the governments change 4 life programme, the Northamptonshire School Sports Conference, and in the new year will begin extensive training in the delivery of the new curriculum, along with a new, pupil led assessment tool. The SPO will work alongside staff to implement this new structure in the new year, allowing the whole staff to be prepared to deliver the new, multi-skills focussed curriculum in September.


Increasing the opportunities for competitive sport has been a focus of the school for several years, and we have been successful in doing this. The sports premium money has allowed us to further develop and improve such opportunities by bringing in expert coaches to work with our staff and pupils to enhance knowledge and prepare them for tournaments, as well as delivering a range of new sports. Going forward into the new year, the school sports council, SPO and staff will run an enhanced programme of intra-school sport, following the Sainbury’s School Games formats. These tournaments will not only prepare pupils for inter school fixtures, but provide opportunities for those less involved in sport and physical activity to experience competition in a fun environment and hopefully inspire them to become more active.

After all, healthy active children achieve more.

Special Educational Needs

Our Inclusion policy and SEN Reports are available on the sidebar of this page. We follow the Northants County Council Local Offer. Please find a link to the Local Offer webpage on the sidebar.

Our SENDCo is Mrs Fiona Collett, who can be contacted via the School Office. Please see the 'Contact Us' page for more details.

Accessibility Plan

Our  school is suitable for pupils with physical difficulties, having wide doorways, ramps and low-level thresholds on exterior doors. We also have two disabled toilets, complete with nappy-changing facilities.  Our Accessibility Introduction and Plans can be viewed on the side bar.

Charging Policy

Our Charging & Remissions policy is available on the sidebar of this page.

Governance

Full details of our Governing Body are available on our Governors' page.

Covid Catch-Up Grant

The school has received money from the DfE to support pupils requiring additional support due to the pandemic and closure of schools. We are maintaining assessment using the data before school closed as a benchmark and running regular tests and hot and cold tasks to ensure pupils are supported and closely monitored. We have invested the money in webcams to ensure that the best possible face-to-face learning can take place for pupils working from home, have run a well-being and self-esteem course offered by NMPAT and have tutoring in place to support pupils on a short-term basis to fill in any gaps caused by the absence. Our quality first teaching also revisits areas missed during the lockdown and teaching assistant interventions are also in place to support the children in school.

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