Welcome to Caistor Yarborough Academy

Pastoral

To support our students in being culturally aware, globally aware, self-aware and work ready, we ensure that we look after the ‘whole’ child.  We have a strong pastoral ethos within the academy so that our students feel that they have the support needed to progress both academically and emotionally in our community.

Pastoral

Our pastoral team consists of 5 Progress Leads, one per year group. We have 2 Teaching Progress Leads and 3 non-teaching Progress Leads.

Year 7 – Mrs Tindall

Year 8 – Mrs Brown

Year 9 – Mr Coulson

Year 10 – Mrs Lynskey

Year 11 – Mr Gascoyne

We also have Mrs Edlin (Assistant Headteacher) as part of the team.

The role of a form tutor is to ensure that your child is learning ready, they are the first point of contact for your child. The Progress Lead will facilitate in this and offer further support if required.

Each year group follows a form plan that enables students to have regular contact with their tutor as well as develop key skills.

2019-2020 Form Time Plan

Y7Y8Y9Y10Y11
MondayGuided
Reading
Guided Reading Numeracy NinjaGuided ReadingAssembly
TuesdayAssemblySpellingsGuided ReadingPHSENumeracy Booklet
WednesdayNumeracy NinjaPHSESpellingsAssemblySpellings
ThursdayPHSENumeracy NinjaAssemblyNumeracy BookletGuided Reading
FridaySpellingsAssemblyPHSESpellingsPHSE

Literacy

KS4 & KS4

Guided Reading – differentiated for each year against reading ages and accelerated reader.

Ambitious Vocabulary – this is just like spelling but about widening vocab. Each year group has a differentiated set of words.

The spellings are based around the 100 most mis-spelled common words.

Numeracy

KS4 & KS4

Numeracy Ninja’s is a Key Stage 3 numeracy intervention designed to fill gaps in students’ basic mental calculation strategies.

Also, to empower them with the numeracy skills and fluency required to fully access GCSE Maths concepts when they move to Key Stage 4 study.

Furthermore, through growth mindset and the promotion of regular practice we want to ensure students’ perception of maths is a positive one in which they take pride and enjoyment.

Numeracy Ninja is a project driven by the belief that all students can leave school functionally numerate.

KS4 extension

For those doing the higher tier they will have a workbook to use instead.

PHSE

This is to follow on from the assembly theme or through Newsround to discuss current affairs.

House System

There are 3 houses in our Academy and within each year group they are divided between the 3 houses depending on their form group. We treat all our students as individuals and we go to great lengths to support their personal and academic needs. All our students in Years 7 to 11 are expected to wear their Academy uniform with pride, each house has its own colour and this is depicted on their tie so each student can easily identify others in their house.

The Houses are supported by 3 Progress Leads and 3 Faculty Leads who work at celebrating and encouraging the successes of each individual student.

Parental partnership is of vital importance; we seek committed parents who are prepared to be fully supportive of the Academy ethos. Regular communication on progress using quantitative data is a strong feature and a key opportunity for you as parents to support your child’s journey at Caistor Yarborough Academy. As well as the academic progress, each class teacher will also share with you their attitude to learning which is an insight to how they are accessing their education. This is then celebrated through our rewards system by celebrating all students who have an attitude to learning average of 2 or better and good attendance.

We treat all our students as individuals and we go to great lengths to support their personal and academic needs, this is celebrated both individually but also as a house. Each student can earn points for their house through such things as attendance, work in lessons, supporting the academy community in events such as Open Evenings, but also in out of school activities such as participating in sporting or musical competitions.  In turn this will develop culturally, globally and self-aware young people that are ready for life beyond Caistor Yarborough Academy. In return we expect our student to demonstrate respect for the Academy, each other and for all members of staff.

Although pastoral support is focussed through Year Tutors and Progress Leads, all members of staff provide effective care and support and any member of staff can be approached for help and support by any student who has worries or concerns.

We see every member of the Academy community as part our ‘family’ and we work very hard to ensure that every member is happy, secure and able to achieve their full potential.

Points are awarded for:​

  • Attendance – 100% per week = 1 point​
  • Positives​
  • Participation in sports events at school​
  • Sports day participation​
  • Literacy competitions​
  • Numeracy ninja improvement​
  • Word of the week​
  • Helping at school events

Behaviour

We take great pride in celebrating the successes of our students. We feel it should be done frequently but should also be meaningful. We commend our students in many different ways. The pyramid below shows how we celebrate our students and some of the ways they may be awarded positive points.

To support a student in making the right decisions we also have a very clear path for them in lessons if they are not choosing to behave appropriately in a way that can affect their learning and the learning of others. We believe in a restorative approach and enabling our students to address their behaviour and start afresh ready for the next lesson.

If a student persistently makes the wrong decisions in the academy, we have a clear route that is designed to support the student to get back on the right path.

This is a triangulation of the student, the academy and the parent/carer so that we all work collaboratively for a positive result.

Each report will have 3 SMART targets that are chosen with the student that they must work towards in order to succeed, if after 2 weeks the targets have not been met then the student will move up to the next stage.

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