Pastoral care at Caistor Yarborough Academy is centred on our tutor groups which are arranged Year by Year. Each tutor group consists of approximately twenty five students from a mixture of our Houses. Students remain in this tutor group for the duration of their time at the Academy; this creates a family ethos and encourages our students to have leadership opportunities and learn from each other. Form Tutors stay with the students for the five years and they are the first point of contact for parents. They are supported in their work by one of the Leaders of Year and the Assistant Head of Wellbeing, Behaviour and Safety.
The House system encourages healthy competition between the Houses and there are House challenges throughout the year culminating in an award to the House Champions of the Year. House points are awarded for involvement as well as ‘winning’ and awards are also given for attendance. Positive awards through the Behaviour for Learning system also feed into the House system. Rewards and positives are given for a range of things from excellent classwork and attitude to citizenship and support. The House names which were chosen by the students, Norman, Roman, Saxon and Viking, all relate to the history of our local area. Children from the same family all belong to the same House.
Special Educational Needs
The Learning Support Department supports students with a range of needs both in the classroom and in a dedicated Learning Support area. The focus of this work includes literacy, numeracy, emotional and behavioral activities and social communication skills. Regular testing and monitoring of all students is a feature of the Academy. Parents who have a particular interest in our provision for Special Educational Needs are invited to visit the Academy to discuss in details how we may be able to meet the needs of a particular child.
Assemblies and Religious Education
All students attend assemblies and receive religious education according to a scheme approved by the Governors and based on the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus which is non-denominational. We are always willing to discuss any aspect of the course. Parents who wish to consider withdrawing their child from Religious Education lessons and/or assembly are asked to contact the Principal.
Since 2011, the Government has provided additional funding to schools called the Pupil Premium.
Students eligible to receive this funding are:
• students entitled to free school meals (FSM) - £935 per student
• students that have been entitled to FSM during the last six years (Ever6) - £935 per student
• children in care or looked after (LAC) - £1900 per student
• services children - £300 per student
The money is used to provide additional support to ensure looked after children and children from low income families do not fall behind with their progress. The Forces Premium is for the same purpose but also can be used to provide additional pastoral support for pupils whose parents may be, for example, posted abroad.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying gaps in attainment between these groups of students and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Caistor Yarborough Academy will primarily focus the Pupil Premium funding to accelerate progress and 'narrow the gap' for disadvantaged students.
In 2016-2017, Caistor Yarborough Academy received £115,940 of Pupil Premium Funding.
In 2017-2018, Caistor Yarborough Academy will receive an estimated £142,145 for Pupil Premium Funding.
How does the school get the funding?
The Pupil Premium Funding is administered straight into the School's budget.
It is important that you register your child's entitlement to Free School Meals if you are eligible to do so. The additional funding the School receives can make a significant impact on your child's progress.
Please also make the school aware if your child would qualify for the Service Premium or under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
The link below directs parents to the Free School Meal application form:
Please follow the link below to view the school report on how effectively Caistor Yarborough Academy used Pupil Premium funding in 2016-17 to help close the performance gap among groups of students at the school. You can also see the plans for use of this funding for the year 2017-18.
Please see the link below for the Academy's Pupil Premium report.
This information will be updated in October 2018.
What is it?
Students who leave Primary School with a scaled score of below 100 in Reading and/or Mathematics receive additional funding in the School Budget to help them 'catch up' to the expected national standard. It is provided to all state funded schools with a Year 7 cohort.
What Happens To It?
The School receives the funding in March of the current academic year and primarily uses it to accelerate progress and increase outcomes at the end of Year 7.
The range of provision includes:
· Literacy Boost Sessions
· Numeracy Boost Session
· Small group work in English and Maths
· Purchase of specialist resources to support learning
· Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
· Increased number of Teaching Assistants to support in Maths and English lessons
Progress is assessed by SEN staff using a standardised Reading Assessment or through monitoring of assessment data from English and Maths. Where progress is limited at the end of year 7, the students will continue to receive intervention going into year 8 and again into year 9.
In 2017 – 2018: 33 students are eligible.