Our Ethos and Values

Our Mission Statement

‘To provide a high quality educational community which offers life changing opportunities in a safe, creative and exciting environment. All are valued and inspired to flourish and grow as individuals, leaving us believing the sky is the limit!’

In order to ensure that our mission is realised, all of our academies are governed by a firm set of non-negotiable standards, which all staff are held accountable to.


Ethos

Malvin's Close Academy has a fully inclusive ethos where all members of the school community are encouraged to have high aspirations for themselves. Learning, leading to high academic attainment, is at the heart of each academy with all children, irrespective of inherent ability, striving to fulfil their potential. Learning experiences are woven into an exciting curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant, where children develop core basic skills which are transferable to everyday life situations.

Children develop as confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens in a safe, high quality learning environment which is up-to-date and equipped with the necessary technologies to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century. They have a strong voice along with their parents and wider stakeholders.

Comprehensive, extended provision supports children in developing specific gifts and talents and places the school at the heart of the community which it serves.

Malvin's Close Academy operates an open-door policy with parents, carers and the local community. All are welcomed into the Academy so that all can participate and share skills and experiences with the children.

Governance

Malvin's Close Academy is part of Wise Academies. In addition to a Local Governing Body, a Regional Board and Board of Directors oversees the work of the Academy, and takes a close interest in its performance and provision.  Further details can be found here .

We are always keen to hear from parents/carers who would be interested in becoming a member of the Governing Body; please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' page if you're interested.

Our Governance information can be found over on the trust governance website here


Admissions Arrangements

The admissions to this school are managed by Northumberland County Council.
 
The LA's admissions policy and arrangements for appling for a place at the school either for your child to start at the beginning of their recepetion class or at any other time are detailed on the county's admissions website which is accessed by clicking the link below.
 
 
If you have any problems or we can help in any other way, please call into school.  If you wish to apply for a nursery place for when your child turns three, please contact the school office, who will take your details and tell you what happens next.

Pupil Premium Allocation

Pupil Premium Spend Statement 18-19 is available here you can see how we have spent last years pupil premium allocation

Pupil Premium Strategy Report 2019-20

Pupil Premium Report Summer 2019

Pupil Premium Spend 2018-19

Sports Funding Break Down 2017-18

 

 

 

PE and Sport Premium

A link to how the school spends its Funding is available here:

Sports Grant IMPACT Report 2019 - 2020

 
 

Our Curriculum

Malvins Close  Curriculum Schedule

Subject/other activity

Hours per week

Mandatory/ Voluntary

Comments

EYFS

Communication and  Language

Constant focus

Mandatory

Designated Learning Journal sharing 15 mins per week in pairs.

Talk Boost 20 mins x 3 times per week for intervention children.

Launchpad delivered by Level 3 TA’s

Literacy

10.5 hours on direct input

Mandatory

RWI 1 hour per day

English lesson 1 hour per day

Literacy thread through all theme work - focus on writing.

Literacy based Rainbow Challenges on offer daily for children including wave 2 intervention focus.

Maths

6 hours on direct input

Mandatory

Daily 1 hour lesson.

Maths based Rainbow Challenges on offer daily for children including wave 2 intervention focus.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Constant focus

Mandatory

Built into theme planning.

Understanding the World

2 hours on direct input

Mandatory

Direct input during carpet sessions and then children complete adult led or adult directed tasks linked to the theme throughout the afternoon.

Physical Development

2 hours direct input

Mandatory

2 hour PE lesson in school hall.

Fine motor skill based Rainbow Challenges on offer daily for children including wave 2 intervention focus.

Expressive Arts and Design

30 mins direct input

Mandatory

Direct input during carpet sessions and then children complete adult led or adult directed tasks linked to the objective throughout 1 full afternoon afternoon.

Creative skill based Rainbow Challenges on offer daily for children including wave 2 intervention focus.

KS1 English

8 ¼ hours

Mandatory

15 min reading x5 week

RWI (30 min daily)

English Lesson - 1 hour daily

Extended writing

Maths

6 hours 15

Mandatory

Fluent in 5

Maths lesson - 1 hour daily

Science

1½ hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson

Computing/ICT

1 hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson

R.E.

1 hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson

Humanities (history/ geography)

1 ½ hour

Mandatory

2 weekly lessons

Physical Education

2 hours

Mandatory

2 weekly lessons

Music

1 hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson

Singing practise assembly - whole school

Art

1 hour

Mandatory

Art/DT alternate

Design technology

1 hour

Mandatory

Art/DT alternate

LKS2

     

English

6 hours 15

Mandatory

Including SPaG lessons daily

Maths

7 hours 55

Mandatory


Maths lesson 1 hour 15 daily

Science

1 hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson

Computing

1 hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson

Humanities (history/geography)

1 hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson

French

45 mins

Mandatory

weekly lesson

RE

1 hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson

Physical Education

2 hours

Mandatory

2 weekly lessons (Year 4 - one lesson is swimming)

Art

1 hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson (art/dt split across half term)

Design Technology

1 hour

Mandatory

weekly lesson (art/dt split across half term)

Music

30 minutes

Mandatory

weekly lesson

UKS2

English

7 hours 30 mins

Mandatory

Year 6 - English lesson including 15 min SPAG, shared reading.

Extended writing 2 per term.

Maths

1 hour 40 mins

1 hour - daily operations

5 hours Maths lesson

7 hrs 40 min total

Mandatory

Year 6 - 15 mins daily operations, Maths lesson.

Science

1 hours

Mandatory

Year 6 - Weekly lessons

Computing/ICT

1 hour

Mandatory

Year 6 - Weekly lesson

R.E.

1 hour

Mandatory

Year 6 weekly lesson

Humanities (history/ geography)

2 hours

Mandatory

Year 6 - Weekly lessons

Physical Education

2 hours

Mandatory

Year 6 - weekly lessons

Music

45 mins

Mandatory

Weekly lesson

Art

1 hour

Mandatory

Weekly lesson

Design technology

1 hour

Mandatory

Weekly lesson

Languages (French)

30 mins

Mandatory

Weekly lesson

SR Education

3 hours per year

Voluntary at KS2

 



School Performance

Percentage of pupils who've achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths

School - 37%
National - 64%

Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths

School - 7%
National - 10%

Average scaled score in the reading test

School - 99
National - 105

Average scaled score in the maths test

School - 100
National - 104

Average progress made by pupils between KS1 and KS2

Reading

Average -7.4

Writing

Average -2.9

Maths

Average -5.3

DFE School Performance Tables and Ofsted Reports

The Government, via the Department for Education and Ofsted, publishes a range of information online. These are linked below.

School Performance Table

Prior Schools Results

Ofsted Website

School Policies

WISE Policies

School Specific