As a maintained educational establishment there are several key items which we are statutorily obliged to include on our website. These are :
Full contact details for the Short Stay School can be found on our “Contact Us” page
As an Alternative Provision Academy our admissions arrangements are different from a standard school or academy. Placements at the Short Stay School are available in the following situations
Permanently Excluded Students
All students between Year 1 and Year 11 who are resident in Norfolk will be admitted to the Short Stay School if they are permanently excluded where capacity allows.
Children Missing Education
Any Child Missing Education will be admitted to the Short Stay School upon receipt of a completed Referral from the NCC Admissions Team or (in the case of young people who hold as Statement of SEN or EHCP) from the relevant Additional Needs Co-ordinator. Referrals are not accepted from other parties
Other Commissioned Placements
Other young people may be admitted to the Short Stay School subject to consent from Parents and the appropriate funding body.
Some students with medical needs receive their provision from the Short Stay School but remain on roll with their original school and so are not admitted to the SSSFN.
For details of Admissions arrangements for excluded children and those who are CME please visit norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-admissions.
Register of pupils’ admission to school: The registers for SSSfN schools are kept by appropriate school staff within each base.
Register of pupils’ attendance : The registers are kept and updated daily by appropriate school staff.
Since becoming an Academy in April 2014 we have not been subject to Inspection. However our previous inspection report from March 2013 is available here :
Key Stage 1 and 2
All pupils are able to access KS1 and KS2 SAT’s if appropriate; SAT’s results for 2015-16 here
Key Stage 4 Results
School Performance Tables
As an Alternative Provision Academy we do not currently appear on School Performance Tables
School Curriculum Information
The Short Stay School for Norfolk is a short term environment which provides provision for young people without a permanent school place, most often through exclusion or poor behaviour.
Our curriculum is highly personalised but intended to give as broad and balanced education as possible. All young people access learning based on English and Maths with the majority also accessing Science and ICT. Teaching personal and social skills is also a key element of our work which is integrated across the curriculum.
For more information about our curriculum please see our Curriculum Information Sheet.
Due to the personalised nature of our Curriculum, further information regarding individual pupil or cohort’s curriculum is available on request from the Executive Head teacher.
It is the aim of the school to transition every child into a full time permanent placement within two terms.
Our behaviour policy can be found in our Policies Section and is called the “Rewards and Relationships Scheme”
For full details of our planned expenditure of Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17 and use and impact of 2015-16 Pupil Premium Grant, please refer to our most recent Pupil Premium Report here.
Sports Premium Statement
For full details of our use of Sports Premium please refer to our most recent Sports Funding Statement.
Our SEN policy and Local Offer can be found on the Local Offer page on this website
Charging and Remissions Policy
This policy can be found in our Policies section
Financial information can be found at www.engagetrust.org.uk
School Ethos and Values
A good understanding of the school ethos and Values can best be gained by reading our Rewards and Relationships Scheme.