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Waverley School, Hob Moor Road Small Heath, Birmingham B10 9BT


0121- 464 1780

Number on Roll:



Mr. K. Hanif

Deputy Headteachers:

Mrs. A. Andersen Mrs. K. Pouni Mrs. A. Ravat





4 - 19 Mixed Comprehensive RO



Type of School:





B4 14 5














0121- 464 7479





School Mission & Objectives School Mission ‘Learning through Diversity’ • • • •

Humanity Equality Aspiration Respect

Humanity – There will be an understanding of human values and attitudes, past and present and how society is organised, develops and changes. This will enable all students to succeed in a British and Global society.

Aspiration - Our Students are the citizens of tomorrow. They will succeed anytime, anywhere, and any place. We will celebrate the achievements of all the school’s communities showing excellence from all cultures, faiths, gender and orientation.

Equality – We will ensure that there is an equality of opportunity for all. At Waverley we value the diversity of the school community and respect the individuality of each person.

Respect - At Waverley we will create an environment which allows all learners to flourish by ensuring mutual respect for each other and for the individuality of each person.

School Mission & Objectives School Objectives Objectives for Waverley school are:-

• Being safe in school and in the community.

• Thinking differently, experimenting, and trying new ideas, being creative and innovative.

• Making sure all individuals enjoy and achieve success.

• Ensuring that new technologies are embraced and used to enhance learning.

• Making a positive contribution to the school, community and society.

• Ensuring that all students understand the importance of being healthy and are healthy.

• Learning that enables all to achieve economic well-being.

School Policies Admissions Policy Admissions – September Intake Applications for a place at Waverley School are made through Birmingham Local Authority ‘Preference Form’ for primary and secondary places. For further information please consult the Local Authority admissions booklet or visit Tel 0121 675 0555 or email Children are admitted to schools in accordance with parental preference as far as possible. However, when a school receives more applications than it has places available, oversubscription criteria are used to decide who will be offered a place, and the ranking of the waiting list. These criteria are sometimes also referred to as ‘admission criteria’. For all community schools in Birmingham, Birmingham Local Authority is the admission

authority and has set their oversubscription criteria. When a community school receives more applications than it has places available, the places at that school will be offered based on the following order of priority: Overall priority is given to children with a statement of special educational needs (SEN) that names that school in their statement, followed by: 1. Looked After Children (in public care) 2. Siblings (brother or sister who will still be in attendance in September 2012) 3. Distance (children who live nearest the school) Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the school, calculated on the basis of a straight line measurement between the child’s home address and the school.

In- Year Admissions In-year admissions are made by the Birmingham Local Authority Application form: ‘Change of School Form’ which can be obtained through the above contact details.

School Policies Charging Policy The full cost is charged for board and lodging on residential visits. The full cost is charged for visits and activities which take place wholly or mainly outside school hours, but which are NOT provided as part of the syllabus for a prescribed public examination and are NOT required in order to fulfil statutory duties relating to the National Curriculum or to Religious Education.The school requests voluntary contributions from parents/carers to cover the total entrance and travel costs of such visits. Should there be insufficient contributions the visit may have to be cancelled. No individual student will be prevented by financial hardship from participating in an event which is considered to be essential to his/her programme of study.

Remissions Policy The full cost is charged for entering a student for a public examination not prescribed in regulations and for preparing the student for such an examination outside school hours. The full cost is charged for examination entry fees to students who fail to attend the examination without good reason.

No charge is made for individual tuition in playing a musical instrument. There is complete remission of board and lodging charges for students whose parents are in receipt of income support or family credit, where students participate in a residential visit, in or out of school hours, which forms part of the syllabus for a prescribed public examination, or is provided specifically to fulfil statutory duties relating to the National Curriculum or to Religious Education.

Educational Needs Caring For Your Child

Spiritual, Moral & Social Education

Waverley School is committed to ‘Learning through Diversity’ and the development of a strong ethos where everyone in the school community respects one another and supports the work of the school.

To help us achieve this aim the school operates a ‘Behaviour for Learning’ policy.

We work closely with our primary schools. Our Heads of House will be familiar figures before your child arrives at Waverley School. All reception and year 6 students will have the opportunity to attend an Induction Day in the summer term to meet their new form tutor, other members of their tutor group and the teaching staff. There will also be an opportunity for parents to attend school prior to their child joining reception and year 7.

The school behaviour policy is written to show a clear input by all stake holders and a hierarchy of both rewards and sanctions. It is vital the school, parents/carers and the pupils know where they are in the system in order to improve their behaviour or know the consequences of any poor behaviour. All members of the school community have a part to play within the system, as outlined by the roles and responsibilities overview.

All students and staff are expected to work together to create a positive working environment which allows the whole school community to achieve their potential. All are expected to adhere to the school rules which have been defined to underpin the work of the school.

Behaviour for Learning

Citizenship is highly prized at Waverley, all year groups take part in active citizenship. The PSE, tutorial and assembly programmes all promote our work in this area. Parents should note that the school has no religious affiliations. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from religious education or any act of collective worship, upon written request to the Head Teacher. In which case an appropriate alternative activity will be arranged. Careers We offer a full programme of Careers Education and Guidance. The school benefits from the support of the Connexions Team who oversee the Year 10 work experience programme and provide individual support and guidance on post 16 opportunities.

Educational Needs Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy All staff at Waverley are committed to ensure that all learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities have access to their curriculum. We make appropriate provision for teaching, learning and resources for students who find education difficult.Their problems may be cognition and learning, physical and sensory, communication and interaction or social, emotional and behaviour development. We need to be responsible for raising the achievement of all minority groups for example: Afro-Caribbean boys, Muslim boys and all students who are below the English N/C level for their age as compared nationally. We are committed to narrowing and removing gaps in attainment by creating an ethos that: • Welcomes and celebrates diversity. • Respects and values each student’s home language and cultural identity. • Actively seeks to liaise with parents and encourage them to become involved in the education of their children. • Nurtures respect for everyone. The team comprises of a Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SEND) and seven teaching assistants. Each Teaching Assistant has an area of responsibility and or interest; ranging from ICT, EAL, Statemented students to Autism and AHAD. Each Teaching Assistant has been assigned and works within a

faculty. The Head of Faculty time-tables the Teaching Assistant to work where the need of that particular subject area is greatest. In lessons, the Teaching Assistant targets the students who are on the Special Educational Needs and Disability register. The Teaching Assistants are responsible for monitoring the students progress, helping to write Individual Educational Plans and working with subject teachers collaboratively to plan lessons and make resources. Teaching and Learning Special Educational Needs and Disability staff work collaboratively with mainstream staff in order to produce effective schemes of work and lesson plans to meet the needs of learners with special educational needs and disabilities, enabling them to access the curriculum. They help make resources when asked to by the subject teacher. The Teaching Assistants meet regularly with the SEND Co-ordinator to address problems they encounter in lessons or to bring various students to the attention of the SEND Co-ordinator. The following principles of good practice should be followed in the planning and delivery of all lessons: • Ensuring that students have opportunities for supported speaking and listening. • Providing effective models of written language (eg writing frames).

• Ensuring that appropriate and effective strategies are used to group students according to learning needs. • Use culturally relevant visual aids. Assessment and Target Setting • The school will ensure that all learners have access to statutory assessment, making full use of special arrangements. • SEND staff will ensure that appropriate targets and outcome measures are set for the students on the Special Educational Needs and Disability register. These are communicated to the appropriate members of staff. • Teaching Assistants are responsible for monitoring Special Educational Needs and Disability students’, progress and collaboratively writing Individual Educational Plans. Links with Other Agencies The Special Educational Needs and Disability department works closely with other agencies and professionals: • Student School Support Service. • Hearing Impaired or Specialist Student Support. • Visually Impaired Student Support Service.

Term Dates Autumn Term 2011 • Thursday 1st September 2011 – Friday 21st October 2011 • Half Term Holiday: Monday 24th October 2011 – Friday 28th October 2011 • Monday 31st October 2011 – Friday 16th December 2011 • Christmas Holiday 2011: Monday 19th December 2011 – Tuesday 3rd January 2012 • There is an extra Bank Holiday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Headteacher Representatives and Unions have decided to adopt this extra day on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 instead of the National Queens Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday on Tuesday 5th June 2012, which falls during the summer half- term and would therefore be ‘lost’ to schools as an extra days holiday.

Spring Term 2012 • Wednesday 4th January 2012 – Friday 10th February 2012 • Half Term Holiday: Monday 13th February 2012 – Friday 17th February 2012 • Monday 20th February 2012 – Friday 30th March 2012 • Easter Holiday 2012: Monday 2nd April 2012 – Friday 13th April 2012

Summer Term 2012 • Monday 16th April 2012 – Friday 1st June 2012 • Half Term Holiday: Monday 4th June 2012 – Friday 8th June 2012 • Monday 11th June 2012 – Friday 20th July 2012

Success And Destination Of Leavers Success and Achievement The last six years has seen outstanding success for the school, its pupils and the local community. This is clearly demonstrated by the significant improvement in attainment for all our pupils. In 2010, we were the highest achieving Jessen Value added Scores school nationally for valued added attainment of, pupils achieving 5 A* - C grades, this was recognised by the ‘Specialist Schools Trust.’ In 2010, 49% of our pupils gained 5 GCSE A* - C including maths and English and 100% of pupils gained 5 GCSE A* - C a fantastic achievement. • We have been recognised as one of the top 100 most improved schools nationally by the Specialist Schools Trust

• We have also been recognised as one of the top 100 performing schools based on sustained improvement in each year from 2007 to 2010 by the Minister of State for Schools, Rt Hon MP Nick Gibb

• Pupils making 3 levels or more progress in Mathematics 90.8%

Continually Improving

• Pupils taking early entry A Level in year 11 achieved 100% pass rate • Pupils taking early entry AS level in year 10 and 11 achieved 100% pass rate

• This year both staff and pupils have excelled still further 100% achieving 5 GCSE’s A* - C • Increase in 5 A* - C GCSE’S including English and maths from 49% in 2010 to 66% this year, best results ever • 100% Achieving 5 A* - C GCSE’s including science • Pupils making 3 levels or more progress in English 96.8%

Early Entry A Level Success

Percentage Breakdown Of 2010 Leavers By Destination Destination School VI Form VI Form College FE College FT education provider not known FT education total Employed FT Work-based learning (non-employed) (NEET) Active in the labour market (NEET) Not active in the labour market Moved out of contact/not known/ refused to participate Part-time activities Others

2010 (%) 4.90 43.36 46.85 0.00 95.10 0.00 1.40 2.10 0.70 0.7 0.00 0.00

2009 (%) 3.73 42.54 46.27 0.75 93.28 0.00 2.99 2.24 0.0 1.49 0.00 0.00

Birmingham 2010 (%) 33.45 16.05 36.78 1.02 87.31 2.32 3.26 3.86 0.60 2.14 0.23 0.27

School Uniform Boys Uniform

Girls Uniform

Essential Equipment for all Lessons

• School Coat

• School Coat

• 2 Pens - either black or blue ink

• Plain Black Blazer with School Badge

• Plain Black Blazer with School Badge

• 1 Pencil HB

• Plain White Shirt

• Plain White Shirt

• 1 Pencil 2B

• Plain Black V-Neck Jumper

• Plain Black V-Neck Jumper

• 1 Sharpener

• Plain Black trousers

• 1 Eraser

• Plain Black Shoes

• Plain Black Regulation School Trousers or Plain Black Regulation School Skirt (Full or Knee Length)

• Plain Black Socks

• Plain Black Shoes

• 1 Pencil Case

• School Tie

• Plain Black Socks

• 1 Folding Draw String Bag, Black or Burgundy

• School Bag

• School Tie

• 1 Calculator

• School Bag • Black Sleeveless Regulation School Uniform Pinafore with the above • Plain Black Regulation Headscarf with School Logo

• 1 Ruler

School Uniform Boys PE – Outdoor

Girls PE – Outdoor

• Black Rugby shirt.

• Black Rugby shirt.

• Black Waverley logo tracksuit bottoms or black shorts.

• Black Waverley logo tracksuit bottoms or black shorts.

• Football boots and trainers.

• Football boots and trainers.

• Black football socks.

• Black football socks.

• Shin pads.

• Shin pads.

Boys PE – Indoor

Girls PE – Indoor

• Burgundy Waverley logo Polo shirt.

• Burgundy Waverley logo Polo shirt.

• Black Shorts.

• Black Waverley logo tracksuit bottoms.

• Black Socks.

• Trainers.

• Trainers. • Black Waverley logo tracksuit bottoms or black shorts

Swimming Year 7 Only Girls • One piece costume or full body swimsuit.

Swimming Year 7 Only Boys

• Towel. • Cap.

• Swimming trunks (no football shorts). • Towel.

Waverley School Prospectus Inserts