GOVERNORS TO PARENTS REPORT 2008 - 09

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GOVERNORS TO PARENTS REPORT 2008 - 09

GOVERNORS

TO PARENTS

REPORT

2008 - 09

Tradition of excellence …

Traddodiad o ragoriaeth …


December 2009

Dear Parent/Guardian

As you are aware through our Newsletters, website (www.bassaleg.newport.sch.uk),

together with any contact you have had with the school, during the past academic year,

Bassaleg students have been successful in academic, sporting and cultural activities.

Examination results have once again been very good at KS3, GCSE and Post 16. There

have been productions by the Music and Drama departments, displays and sporting

success from our PE department, success in a range of competitions as well as numerous

educational visits.

The exciting and fruitful partnership which exists between governors, staff, pupils and

parents highlights Bassaleg’s aim of providing excellence in all that it does. Indeed, that

pursuit of excellence drives both staff and governors to provide the best possible

educational and cultural experience for your child, seeking to develop the whole person in

preparation for life after school in whatever arena he or she chooses.

We work closely together with our cluster primary schools to ease the transition of your

children from primary to secondary school and I am pleased that such cooperation works

very well for our children with less stress for the children and our parents! Cluster staff

meet regularly, and pupils, not only have the opportunity to visit Bassaleg in the summer

term prior to transition, but also to spend a full in-school induction day in September prior

to the return of the main school population.

The partnership which exists between pupils, teachers, parents and governors is crucial to

our success and I am proud that this excellent relationship continues to thrive and flourish.

We are indebted to Dr Garrero and the senior leadership team for the way they lead the

school. Under his leadership the school has gone from strength to strength and his

successful methods and proactive management style have been adopted as best practice

at other secondary schools.

My thanks to all the governors and senior staff who have sat through many meetings

discussing a multitude of issues in a friendly and supportive manner. I am grateful for their

support, tenacity and strategic approach to the governance of Bassaleg School.

Yours sincerely

Ernest John Watkins MBE

Chair of Governors


BASSALEG SCHOOL

GOVERNORS ANNUAL REPORT 2009

Chairman

Mr E J Watkins MBE MEd

Clerk to the Governors

Dr B Pugh BA, MEd, MSc, PhD

Bassaleg School

Forge Lane

Bassaleg

Newport

South Wales NP10 8NF

Chief Education Officer

Newport City Council

Civic Centre

Newport

South Wales NP20 4UR

Telephone: 01633 892191 Telephone: 01633 656656

Fax No: 01633 894699

Email: bassaleg.school@newport.gov.uk

www.bassaleg.newport.sch.uk

Parents’ Representatives

Teachers’ Representatives

Mr M Durbin (24.10.2011) Mr H Stephens (29.10.2010)

Dr M Evans (24.10.2011) Ms R Murray (24.09.2012)

Mr A Brown (09.11.2012)

Mrs A Huckle (24.10.2011)

Mrs M Jennings (04.03.2011)

Rev Canon J Williams (Vice Chairman) (09.11.2012)

Staff Representative

Mrs C Hunt (10.09.2013)

Appointed by local government

Community Members

Councillor Mr A Cooksey (31.08.2012) Mrs P Halsall (11.11.2012)

Councillor Mrs M Cornelious (31.08.2012) Mr F Mansour (12.05.2013)

Councillor Mr S Jones (31.08.2012) Mr R Norton (11.11.2012)

Councillor Mr D Williams (10.10.2013) Mr N Todd (11.11.2011)

Councillor Mr R White (21.11.2013) Mr E J Watkins (14.05.2012)

(All governors serve for a period of four years. The date their period of office ends is

shown in brackets above)

Ex-officio

Dr I A Garrero (Headmaster)

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ELECTION OF PARENT GOVERNORS

When a vacancy arises on the governing body for a parent representative, the Local

Education Authority will inform all parents of the vacancy and will make the necessary

arrangements for the subsequent election. Every parent of a registered pupil at the school

will be entitled to stand as a candidate and to vote at the election, and will be given the

opportunity to do so. Each parent will be provided with a letter via pupil post, which will

indicate eligibility to stand, nominate and vote in elections and which will include a

nomination form which provides for a proposed nomination, seconder, acceptance of

nomination and any personal statement the nominee wishes to offer, to be returned to the

school concerned by a set date. Elections will be by secret ballot.

The next scheduled election of Parent Governors is for March 2011.

The Annual General Meeting for Parents

As stated in the summary report distributed to all parents, a meeting will not be held during

this academic year if the parents of less than 5% of registered pupils’ respond requesting

the Governing Body to hold an Annual General Meeting for parents.

E J Watkins MBE

Chairman

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SCHOOL TERM DATES

Autumn Term 2009

Begins

Wednesday,2 September (INSET Day – staff only)

Thursday, 3 September (INSET Day – staff only)

Friday, 4 September

(Staff and years 7and 12 only)

Half Term

Monday, 26 October

to

Friday, 30 October

Ends

Friday, 18 December (INSET Day – staff only)

Monday, 21 December INSET DAY

Tuesday, 22 December INSET DAY

Spring Term 2010

Begins

Monday, 4 January

Half Term

Monday, 15 February

to

Friday, 19 February

Ends

Friday, 26 March

Summer Term 2010

Begins

Monday, 12 April

Half Term

Monday, 31 May

to

Friday, 4 June

Ends

Friday, 16 July (INSET Day – staff only)

Monday, 19 July INSET Day

The school will be closed on May Day, Monday 3 May 2010 and for seven days throughout

the academic year 2009-2010, due to Staff In-Service Training (INSET Days).


School Comparative/Validation 2009 (KS3 Pupils)

(Table 1 of 2)

Newport

Bassaleg School

N

(%)

D

(%)

W

(%)

1

(%)

2

(%)

3

(%)

4

(%)

5

(%)

6

(%)

7

(%)

8

(%)

EP

(%)

EL

(%)

English School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 5.9 32.3 43.4 16.7 0.7 0.0 93.1

Wales 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.4 1.4 5.9 20.6 38.9 24.0 7.3 0.4 - 70.6

Oracy School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.0 7.6 30.9 43.4 15.6 1.0 0.0 91.0

Wales 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.4 1.3 5.7 20.6 38.0 24.6 7.7 0.5 - 70.8

Reading School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 8.0 31.3 44.8 13.9 1.0 0.0 91.0

Wales 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.4 1.4 6.1 21.2 37.0 24.0 8.1 0.6 - 69.7

Writing School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 6.9 34.7 40.6 16.3 0.4 0.0 92.0

Wales 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.5 1.6 7.2 24.3 36.8 21.4 6.7 0.4 - 65.3

Mathematics School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.6 27.1 25.7 35.1 5.6 0.0 93.4

Wales 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 1.2 6.2 17.8 29.8 27.0 15.4 1.2 0.1 73.5

Using and Applying School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.7 27.4 28.8 28.5 5.6 0.0 90.3

Mathematics Wales 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.5 1.9 8.9 21.8 28.5 25.1 11.2 0.9 0.1 65.9

Number and School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.6 28.8 25.0 33.3 6.3 0.0 93.4

Algebra

Wales 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 1.2 6.3 17.9 29.2 26.3 16.2 1.5 0.1 73.2

Shape, Space and School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.6 21.2 31.9 36.1 3.1 0.0 92.4

Measures

Wales 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 1.3 6.7 19.4 28.7 25.9 15.0 1.5 0.1 71.1

Handling Data School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2 27.1 28.1 37.9 1.7 0.0 94.8

Wales 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 1.2 6.5 18.3 28.7 26.8 15.6 1.5 0.1 72.7

Science School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 6.9 41.0 34.4 17.0 0.0 0.0 92.4

Wales 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.6 4.5 18.0 37.1 27.8 10.5 0.1 - 75.6

Scientific Enquiry School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 7.3 40.6 34.4 17.0 0.0 0.0 92.0

Wales 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.9 6.1 22.0 37.4 24.6 7.5 0.1 0.0 69.6

Life Processes & School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 17.7 37.2 36.8 6.9 0.0 0.0 80.9

Living Things Wales 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.7 5.4 19.2 35.3 26.9 11.0 0.2 - 73.4

Materials and their School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 11.8 40.3 32.3 14.6 0.0 0.0 87.2

Properties

Wales 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.8 5.9 19.7 35.4 26.1 10.6 0.3 - 72.3

Physical Processes School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 18.8 44.8 28.1 7.6 0.0 0.0 80.6

Wales 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.7 6.2 20.6 34.9 25.2 10.6 0.2 - 71.0

Report created by DEWi on 17/12/2009

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School Comparative/Validation 2009 (KS3 Pupils)

N

(%)

D

(%)

W

(%)

1

(%)

2

(%)

3

(%)

4

(%)

5

(%)

6

(%)

7

(%)

8

(%)

EP

(%)

EL

(%)

Welsh Second School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 17.0 42.0 37.5 3.1 0.0 0.0 82.6

Language

Wales 1.1 1.4 0.8 0.9 3.7 12.6 23.5 33.3 18.4 4.0 0.3 0.1 56.0

Modern Foreign School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 16.7 34.4 33.3 13.2 0.4 0.0 81.3

Language

Wales 1.1 1.5 0.7 0.6 2.8 8.9 20.8 34.2 24.5 4.7 0.1 - 63.6

Design and School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 27.8 44.4 25.0 0.0 0.0 97.2

Technology Wales 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.7 3.5 18.8 45.5 24.9 4.8 0.2 - 75.4

Information School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.4 20.1 74.7 3.1 0.0 0.0 97.9

Technology Wales 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.7 3.5 16.8 41.6 28.2 7.6 0.1 - 77.5

History School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 6.3 37.5 35.4 19.1 1.0 0.0 93.1

Wales 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.9 5.5 19.8 37.3 25.3 9.0 0.5 - 72.1

Geography School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.5 25.0 42.0 28.5 0.7 0.0 96.2

Wales 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.8 5.5 20.1 35.4 25.8 10.0 0.7 - 71.9

Art School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 9.0 49.7 35.4 5.6 0.0 0.0 90.6

Wales 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.5 3.7 18.8 42.8 24.8 7.3 0.5 - 75.5

Music School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.3 59.7 25.7 6.9 0.4 0.0 92.7

Wales 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 3.5 21.0 50.2 17.9 4.5 0.4 - 73.1

Physical

Education

Core Subject Indicator *

School 87.2

Wales 61.3

School 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 6.9 79.5 11.5 1.7 0.0 0.0 92.7

Wales 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.6 4.1 21.6 46.6 20.6 4.4 0.3 - 71.9

Notes

N: Not awarded a level for reasons other than disapplication

D: Disapplied under Section 364-367 of the Education Act 1996

W: Working towards level 1

- : Not exactly zero, or estimated as zero or less than half the final digit shown

EP: Exceptional Performance

EL: % achieving the expected level (L5+)

* Number of pupils achieving level 5 or above in English or Welsh (first language), Mathematics and

Science in combination

Report created by DEWi on 17/12/2009

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School Comparative/Validation 2009 (KS3 Pupils)

(Table 2 of 2)

Newport

Bassaleg School

N D W 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 EP Cohort

English 0 0 0 0 0 3 17 93 125 48 2 0 288

Oracy 0 0 0 0 1 3 22 89 125 45 3 0 288

Reading 0 0 0 0 0 3 23 90 129 40 3 0 288

Writing 0 0 0 0 0 3 20 100 117 47 1 0 288

Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 78 74 101 16 0 288

Using and Applying 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 79 83 82 16 0 288

Mathematics

Number and

0 0 0 0 0 0 19 83 72 96 18 0 288

Algebra

Shape, Space and 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 61 92 104 9 0 288

Measures

Handling Data 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 78 81 109 5 0 288

Science 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 118 99 49 0 0 288

Scientific Enquiry 0 0 0 0 0 2 21 117 99 49 0 0 288

Life Processes & 0 0 0 0 0 4 51 107 106 20 0 0 288

Living Things

Materials and their 0 0 0 0 0 3 34 116 93 42 0 0 288

Properties

Physical Processes 0 0 0 0 0 2 54 129 81 22 0 0 288

Report created by DEWi on 17/12/2009

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School Comparative/Validation 2009 (KS3 Pupils)

N D W 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 EP Cohort

Welsh Second 0 0 0 0 0 1 49 121 108 9 0 0 288

Language

Modern Foreign 0 0 0 0 0 6 48 99 96 38 1 0 288

Language

Design and

0 0 0 0 0 0 8 80 128 72 0 0 288

Technology

Information

0 0 0 0 0 2 4 58 215 9 0 0 288

Technology

History 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 108 102 55 3 0 288

Geography 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 72 121 82 2 0 288

Art 0 0 0 0 0 1 26 143 102 16 0 0 288

Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 172 74 20 1 0 288

Physical

Education

0 0 0 0 0 1 20 229 33 5 0 0 288

Core Subject Indicator *

School 251

Cohort = 288

Notes

N: Not awarded a level for reasons other than disapplication

D: Disapplied under Section 364-367 of the Education Act 1996

W: Working towards level 1

* Number of pupils achieving level 5 or above in English or Welsh (first language), Mathematics and

Science in combination

Report created by DEWi on 17/12/2009

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Summary Report Of Achievements of Pupils Aged 15;

2008/09 : Bassaleg School RE2

LEA/School No. 680/4030

GCSE, ELQ(1) and Equivalent Achievements

Number of Pupils aged 15 who were on roll in January 2009 : 252

Percentage of Pupils aged 15 who :

Achieved GCSE and vocational qualifications equivalent to five or more GCSE

Grades A* to C Grades A* to G

School 2008/09 77 98

LEA Area 2008/09 53 84

Wales 2008/09 57 87

School 07/08/09 71 96

School 06/07/08 69 95

GCSE results in selected subjects

English (1) Welsh (1)

Grades A* to C Grades A* to G Grades A* to C Grades A* to G

School 2008/09 86 100 55 94

LEA Area 2008/09 58 90 39 73

Wales 2008/09 61 91 42 69

School 07/08/09 84 100 52 92

School 06/07/08 82 99 52 88

Mathematics (1) Science (1)

Grades A* to C Grades A* to G Grades A* to C Grades A* to G

School 2008/09 77 98 77 96

LEA Area 2008/09 48 86 55 86

Wales 2008/09 53 90 62 91

School 07/08/09 72 96 66 94

School 06/07/08 70 95 60 93

GCE A level/AVCE or AS level/ASVCE equivalent achievements (2)(3)

Number of Pupils who were entered for 2 or more GCE A level examinations/AVCE or AS/ASVCE equivalent : 100

Percentage of Pupil aged 17 entered for 2 or more A level examinations/AVCE or AS/ASVCE equivalent

who achieved 2 or more A level examinations or equivalent at grades : A - C

School 2008/09 83

LEA Area 2008/09 72

Wales 2008/09 71

School 07/08/09 78

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Summary Report Of Achievements of Boys Aged 15;

2008/09 : Bassaleg School RE2

LEA/School No. 680/4030

GCSE, ELQ(1) and Equivalent Achievements

Number of Boys aged 15 who were on roll in January 2009 : 141

Percentage of Boys aged 15 who :

Achieved GCSE and vocational qualifications equivalent to five or more GCSE

Grades A* to C Grades A* to G

School 2008/09 69 97

LEA Area 2008/09 47 81

Wales 2008/09 51 84

School 07/08/09 67 96

School 06/07/08 66 95

GCSE results in selected subjects

English (2) Welsh (2)

Grades A* to C Grades A* to G Grades A* to C Grades A* to G

School 2008/09 79 100 40 91

LEA Area 2008/09 50 88 26 67

Wales 2008/09 52 89 32 63

School 07/08/09 79 100 40 90

School 06/07/08 78 98 39 87

Mathematics (2) Science (2)

Grades A* to C Grades A* to G Grades A* to C Grades A* to G

School 2008/09 72 96 72 94

LEA Area 2008/09 45 85 53 84

Wales 2008/09 53 88 60 89

School 07/08/09 71 96 66 93

School 06/07/08 68 95 60 93

GCE A level/AVCE or AS level/ASVCE equivalent achievements (3)(4)

Number of Boys who were entered for 2 or more GCE A level examinations/AVCE or AS/ASVCE equivalent : 74

Percentage of Boys aged 17 entered for 2 or more A level examinations/AVCE or AS/ASVCE equivalent

who achieved 2 or more A level examinations or equivalent at grades : A - C

School 2008/09 80

LEA Area 2008/09 68

Wales 2008/09 67

School 07/08/09 73

Summary Report Of Achievements of Girls Aged 15;

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2008/09 : Bassaleg School

GCSE, ELQ(1) and Equivalent Achievements

Number of Girls aged 15 who were on roll in January 2009 : 111

Percentage of Girls aged 15 who :

LEA/School No. 680/4030

RE2

Achieved GCSE and vocational qualifications equivalent to five or more GCSE

Grades A* to C Grades A* to G

School 2008/09 86 99

LEA Area 2008/09 60 88

Wales 2008/09 63 90

School 07/08/09 76 96

School 06/07/08 73 94

GCSE results in selected subjects

English (2) Welsh (2)

Grades A* to C Grades A* to G Grades A* to C Grades A* to G

School 2008/09 95 100 73 97

LEA Area 2008/09 67 92 54 79

Wales 2008/09 70 94 53 75

School 07/08/09 89 100 65 94

School 06/07/08 87 100 64 90

Mathematics (2) Science (2)

Grades A* to C Grades A* to G Grades A* to C Grades A* to G

School 2008/09 82 99 84 98

LEA Area 2008/09 51 87 58 88

Wales 2008/09 54 92 64 93

School 07/08/09 73 96 67 94

School 06/07/08 72 95 60 92

GCE A level/AVCE or AS level/ASVCE equivalent achievements (3)(4)

Number of Girls who were entered for 2 or more GCE A level examinations/AVCE or AS/ASVCE equivalent : 75

Percentage of Girls aged 17 entered for 2 or more A level examinations/AVCE or AS/ASVCE equivalent

who achieved 2 or more A level examinations or equivalent at grades : A - C

School 2008/09 85

LEA Area 2008/09 75

Wales 2008/09 74

School 07/08/09 82

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Bassaleg School

Summary of Secondary School Performance (1)

SSSP

LEA/School No. 680/4030

Pupils aged 15

Number of pupils aged 15 who were on roll in January 2009 : 252

Percentage of pupils aged 15 who :

entered at

least one

qualification

achieved the

Level 1

threshold

achieved the

Level 2

threshold

achieved the Level 2 threshold

including a GCSE pass in

English or Welsh first language

and mathematics

Core Subject

Indicator (2)

Average wider

points score per

pupil

School 2008/09 100 98 78 72 69 444

LEA Area 2008/09 99 86 56 43 41 352

Wales 2008/09 99 88 61 47 46 379

School 07/08/09 100 96 72 .. 61 411

School 06/07/08 .. .. .. .. 57 392

Number of boys aged 15 who were on roll in January 2009 : 141

Percentage of boys aged 15 who :

entered at

least one

qualification

achieved the

Level 1

threshold

achieved the

Level 2

threshold

achieved the Level 2 threshold

including a GCSE pass in

English or Welsh first language

and mathematics

Core Subject

Indicator (2)

Average wider

points score per

pupil

School 2008/09 100 97 71 65 64 406

LEA Area 2008/09 98 84 51 38 37 330

Wales 2008/09 98 86 55 43 43 357

School 07/08/09 100 96 68 .. 60 392

School 06/07/08 .. .. .. .. 56 380

Number of girls aged 15 who were on roll in January 2009 : 111

Percentage of girls aged 15 who :

entered at

least one

qualification

achieved the

Level 1

threshold

achieved the

Level 2

threshold

achieved the Level 2 threshold

including a GCSE pass in

English or Welsh first language

and mathematics

Core Subject

Indicator (2)

Average wider

points score per

pupil

School 2008/09 100 99 87 80 77 491

LEA Area 2008/09 99 89 63 48 46 377

Wales 2008/09 99 91 66 51 50 401

School 07/08/09 100 96 76 .. 63 431

School 06/07/08 .. .. .. .. 59 405

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Bassaleg School

Summary of Secondary School Performance (1)

SSSP

LEA/School No. 680/4030

Pupils aged 15

Percentage of pupils

aged 15 who :

Percentage of boys aged

15 who :

Percentage of girls aged

15 who :

achieved one or

more ELQ (3) only

Left full time

education

without a

qualification

(4)

achieved one or

more ELQ (3) only

Left full time

education

without a

qualification

(4)

achieved one or

more ELQ (3) only

Left full time

education

without a

qualification

(4)

School 2008/09 0 0.4 0 0.7 0 0.0

LEA Area 2008/09 3 0.3 3 0.3 2 0.2

Wales 2008/09 2 0.9 3 1.0 1 0.8

School 07/08/09 0 .. 0 .. 0 ..

School 06/07/08 0 .. 0 .. 0 ..

Pupils aged 17

Number of pupils aged

17 who were on roll in

January 2009 : 148

Number of boys aged 17

who were on roll in

January 2009 : 74

Number of girls aged

17 who were on roll in

January 2009 : 74

Percentage of 17

year old pupils

entering a volume

equivalent to 2 A

Levels who

achieved the

Level 3 threshold

Average

wider points

score for

pupils aged

17

Percentage of 17

year old pupils

entering a volume

equivalent to 2 A

Levels who

achieved the

Level 3 threshold

Average

wider points

score for

pupils aged

17

Percentage of 17

year old pupils

entering a volume

equivalent to 2 A

Levels who

achieved the Level

3 threshold

Average

wider points

score for

pupils aged

17

School 2008/09 99 825 99 772 99 877

LEA Area 2008/09 96 668 97 641 95 696

Wales 2008/09 96 688 95 656 97 715

School 07/08/09 .. 811 .. 768 .. 851

School 06/07/08 .. .. .. .. .. ..

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SSSP

Bassaleg School

School Type: Comprehensive 11-18

Linguistic Delivery: English medium LEA/School No. 680/4030

Number of SEN Unit/Special Classes: 0

Number of Pupils on Roll in NCY 11: 251

Percentage of compulsory school age pupils eligible for FSM 2008/09: 4.6

Percentage of compulsory school age pupils eligible for FSM 07/08/09: 4.5

Percentage of compulsory school age pupils on SEN register: 10.6

Percentage of 15 year old pupils on SEN register: 3.2

Level of Welsh Baccalaureate Offered:

Pilot Pilot Pilot

Advanced Intermediate Foundation Intermediate Foundation

for Post-16 for post-16 for post-16 for pre-16 for pre-16

Pupils Pupils Pupils Pupils Pupils

Welsh Baccalaureate Offered: Yes No Yes No No No

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KEY STAGE 3 TARGETS – ACADEMIC YEAR 2009 - 2010

The percentage of 14 year olds attaining at least Level 5 at the end of Key Stage 3 in

Boys

Girls

English 90% 87% 93%

Mathematics 90% 90% 90%

Science 92% 92% 92%

Core Subject

Indicator 82% 80% 84%

KEY STAGE 4 TARGETS – ACADEMIC YEAR 2009 - 2010

The percentage of 15 year olds achieving

Boys

Girls

Level 2 Threshold 82% 83% 81%

Level 1 Threshold 98% 99% 98%

Core Subject

Indicator 71% 73% 69%

Leaving without a

qualification 0% 0% 0%

Attendance: 94% Authorised Absence 6% Unauthorised Absence 0%

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SCHOOL PRIORITIES 2009 – 2010







14-19 Collaboration – To further develop collaborative opportunities at 14-19 as

part of WAG Learning Pathways.

Welsh Baccalaureate – To further develop Welsh Baccalaureate across Key

Stages 4 and 5.

Key Skills – To further embed Key Skills into the school curriculum.

Academic Target Setting – To further embed strategies for tracking and monitoring

the progress of pupils.

Well Being – To promote the Well Being Agenda throughout the school.

Physical Environment – To oversee the design and build of the new teaching block.

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FINANCE

The Governors have the responsibility of managing the budget of £ 6,314.909. This figure

included a sum of £ 212,417 for Additional Educational Needs.

The Association of the Parents & Friends of Bassaleg School continue to be an active and

hard working group who strive to raise much needed funds to increase the School’s

budget.

SECTION 42 - OUTTURN STATEMENT FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH 2009

£ £

EMPLOYEES

TRANSPORT

Teachers 4,506,096 Vehicle Maintenance 414

Support Staff 720,143 Vehicle Hire 22,891

Caretakers 67,958 Car Allowance 1,154

Midday Supervisors 35,980 Work Experience Travelling 386

Cleaners 0

Attendant 0 EXAM FEES 125,613

OTHER EMPLOYEE COSTS

EXTERNAL COURSES

Supply Insurance Premium 48,837 Sixth Form Courses 0

Supply 64,803 Field Studies 5,323

Agency Staff 59,344 Link Courses 14,154

Lunchtime Meal Entitlement 14,787

Foreign Language Assistants 12,402

Examination Invigilators 13,693

Advertising 13,197 CENTRAL SERVICES 123,979

Interview Expenses 99

INCOME

ENERGY Payphones -188

Gas 65.587 Telephones -247

Electricity 42,927 Lettings -26,574

Solid Fuel 0 Photocopying 0

Oil 11,337 Music Service Income -10,990

Donations -26,690

CAPITATION & ICT 372,628 Miscellaneous Income -10,621

Supply -161,275

PREMISES RELATED Exam Fees -6,588

Hire of Facilities 1,968 Interest -21,476

Rates 101,840 Rental Income 0

Building Maintenance & Alarm 120,541 Energy Compensation 0

Lines

Grounds Maintenance 35,291 Grant Income -146,013

Water 21,921

Building Cleaning – Contract 179,631 TOTAL NET EXPENDITURE 6,423,653

Refuse Collection 5,989

Misc Premises 7,588 TOTAL FUNDING 6,302,710

COMMUNICATIONS Current Surplus/(Deficit)for year -120,943

Postage/Fax/Telex 6,329 Previous Years Surplus/(Deficit) 409,067

Payphones 0

Telephones 9,488 Accumulated Surplus/(Deficit) c/fwd 288,124

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Parents did not elect to call an Annual General Meeting of the Governors in the Academic

year 2008/2009. As such there have been no resolutions upon which to act.

The School Prospectus has been completely updated and will be published in January 2010.

All issues raised at the last Estyn Inspection (March 2004) have been addressed as part of

the School Self-Evaluation and School Improvement process. The targets set by the

Governors each year also reflect this process together with local and national initiatives.

Progress towards the completion of such targets forms an integral part of school

improvement. All policies are also reviewed and updated as part of this process.

CAREERS AND THE WORLD OF WORK

Bassaleg School recognises that all students are entitled to receive up to date careers advice,

information and guidance as part of the school curriculum. Careers and the World of Work

lessons are designed to promote the DCELLS Learning Outcomes of Careers and the World

of Work; a framework for 11-19 year olds in Wales i.e. self effectiveness, personal

employability and financial capability.

CWQA - Careers Wales Quality Award

In May 2007 the school was awarded the CWQA in recognition of the high quality and

effective practice demonstrated in the delivery of the Careers and the World of Work

programme.

Careers Information

All students are entitled to seek specific guidance from:

The school’s PSCE Coordinator – Mrs H Roy

Head of Years 12/13 and support staff

Careers Wales Gwent who interview students in years 11 and 12 and others on request.

Careers and the World of Work Education

A planned programme is in place to develop the skills and range of knowledge students need

to make informed choices about continuing education, training and employment.

The Careers programme is delivered in PSCE lessons by a team of specialist teachers to Key

Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students.

At Key Stage 4 there is an additional programme which guides students towards their

individual career paths, strengthens their knowledge of self, makes them more financially

effective and encourages them to develop a positive attitude towards others. Student

research is encouraged via the Careers Wales web site (www.careerswales.com) and

computer programmes such as Pathfinder and Odyssey.

Careers and the World of Work – Link to the Community

Work experience placements 22.6.09 to 3.07.09

ASDAN pupils 2 weeks 22.6.09 to 3.7.09 - All other pupils 1 week 22.6.09 to 26.6.09

Educational (Schools/Pre school) 52

Vocational 30

Retail 41

Professional 40

Leisure 20

Clerical / ICT 30

Catering 33

Medical 10

In addition to experience of work, pupils take part in arrange of activities such as the year 12

Engineering Educations Scheme, year 10 Business Dynamics and the year 9 Careers Wales

Roadshow. We also have visits from local representatives e.g Rotary Club Machen; the Canon of the

local church; Police School Liaison Officers.


ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

The school has adopted the Additional Educational Needs Policy of the Newport Local

Education Authority which encompasses the framework of identification, assessment and

provision for pupils with additional educational needs. The school follows the AEN Code

of Practice for Wales (2002) and the guidelines provided by Newport City Council.

Pupils are identified as having additional educational needs through close links with all

partner primary schools. Visits and consultations with teaching staff take place while

pupils are in year 6 and the AEN Coordinator attends Annual Reviews of Statemented

pupils in year 6 provided that they live within the catchment. In addition, all pupils

undertake assessments on arrival in Bassaleg, which further helps the identification

process.

Pupils identified as having additional educational needs are provided with appropriate

support. This includes in class or withdrawal support by teachers or LSAs; withdrawal for

literacy and/or numeracy programmes; reading club and paired reading; regular

monitoring by AEN and Pastoral teams with the support of external agencies. Such

agencies include the Specific Learning Difficulties Service, Education Psychology and

Behaviour Support Services, Advisory teachers for Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired

and Speech and Language Services, Gwent Health care NHS Trust – occupational

therapists and speech therapists.

Pupils on the AEN Register have Individual Education Plans (IEPs), which show

interventions additional to or different from those provided as part of the school’s usual

differentiated curriculum and strategies. These are devised after consultation between

staff, parents and pupils and reviewed in line with the AEN Code of Practice.

In year 7, all pupils are placed in mixed ability registration groups. Those identified as

having more complex additional educational needs are then withdrawn to form a small

additional teaching group, who follow exactly the same curriculum as the rest of the year

group. In years 8 and 9 as well as KS4 a setting system operates in virtually all subject

areas, which ensures that pupils with additional educational needs are placed in

appropriate sets. At KS5 pupils pursue courses appropriate to their needs.

The school’s Additional Needs Coordinator (AENCO) is Miss D Wedgbury and Mrs P

Halsall is the nominated Additional Needs Governor.

DISABLED PUPILS

The school makes every effort to accommodate pupils who have various disabilities

subject to the access constraints to some of the buildings. Further information is available

from Newport City Council.

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SPORTING SUCCESS

Once again another hugely successful year with a vast range of activities played by our

school teams this year both regionally and within the community.

We were national champions in gymnastics and golf; county champions at rugby, football,

cricket and tennis; whilst individually, there were many regional successes in sports such

as hockey, tennis, rugby and golf.

PUPILS’ DESTINATIONS Autumn – 2009

Number of Students completing Year 11

258 Pupils

Continuing in Full-time Education Year 12 (Bassaleg

165 64.0%

School)

Continuing in Full-time Education (FE College) 78 30.2%

Continuing in Full-time Education (other schools) 0 0.0%

Entering Employment outside work-based training 0 0.0%

Entering work-based training – with employed status 3 1.2%

Entering work based training without employment status 2 0.8%

Unemployed / Unknown / left the area 10 3.8%

Number of students completing their GNVQ/AS

Level Courses

169 Pupils

Returned to Full-time Education (Bassaleg School) 130 76.9%

Returned to Full-time Education (other school) 0 0.0%

Continuing in Full-time Education (FE College) 28 16.6%

Continuing in Full-time Education Universities/College FE) 0 0.0%

Entering Employment outside work-based training 3 1.8%

Entering work-based training – without employment status 1 0.6%

Unemployed / Unknown / left the area 8 4.1%

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Number of Students completing Year 13 A Level

Courses

140 Pupils

Continuing in Full-time Education (Universities/Colleges HE) 107 76.4%

Continuing in Full-time Education (Bassaleg School) 0 0.0%

Continuing in Full-time Education (FE College) 6 4.3%

Gap Year 6 4.3%

Entering Employment outside work-based training 11 7.9%

Entering work-based training – with employed status 0 0.0%

Unemployed / Unknown / left the area 10 7.1%

PICTURES OF SCHOOL LIFE

Operation Christmas Child 2009

Bassaleg School Allotment

Year 7 Science Class ‘Make your Mark’ Challenge

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Bassaleg School, Forge Lane, Bassaleg, Newport, South Wales NP10 8NF

Telephone 01633 892191; Facsimile 01633 894699;

E mail: bassaleg.school@newport.gov.uk

www.bassaleg.newport.sch.uk

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