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Parent and Carer Letter – Changes to Behaviour and Rewards

From Monday 17th June, we are introducing some changes to the way we follow up students’ behaviour at Q3 Academy Great Barr – using a balance of both sanctions and rewards. This will ensure that our high standards of ready, respectful, and responsible conduct are consistently maintained, and all students benefit from the best possible environment for learning. The feedback from consultations with parents/carers and staff has been overwhelmingly positive, and we have adapted our decision making in response to your views.

Year 13 timetables

Following a review of our current provision and support provided to Year 13, we are pleased to inform you of changes to the structure of the timetable.

Vacancies

Job Vacancies Thank for your interest in the current vacancies at Q3 Academy Great Barr. Please click the TES Connect logo above to see our teaching vacancies, and the WM Jobs logo for our non-teaching vacancies. For Science Technician vacancies, please click here.

Special Educational Needs (SEND)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) The Special Educational Needs Department caters for the needs of students with academic, physical, social, and emotional difficulties. We aim to provide inclusive provision to all students identified with Special Educational Needs to ensure that they can participate fully in the life of the Academy and achieve to their full potential. The following documents will give you more information about specific special educational needs and provide guidance on how you can support your child at home. If you have any concerns or would like any more information about the SEND provision at Q3 Academy Great Barr, please get in touch. SENCo: Miss Chamberlain Our SEND Policy and Local Offer, Information Report, and Intervention Guide can be found on our Policies and Information page.

Our Curriculum

To view Q3 Academies Curriculum Policy, please visit the Q3 Academies Trust Policies and Documents page.

Primary School Links

Primary School Links Q3 Academy is a member of the West Bromwich North Learning Community. As part of this Community, Q3 Academy Great Barr works exceptionally closely with local primary schools to ensure that the very best possible arrangements are made for the children who transfer to us. The Community meet as a group of Head Teachers and Senior Leaders each half term to ensure that resources and expertise are shared efficiently to benefit the learners in this area. The following schools are members of this Learning Community: Q3 Academy Great Barr Grove Vale Primary School St. Margaret’s Primary School Whitecrest Primary School Ferndale Primary School Hamstead Junior and Infant Schools Yew Tree Primary School Holy Name Primary School Penny Hill Primary School Hall Green Primary School All Saints Primary School Shenstone Lodge Special School  

Policies and Information

Policies   The following policies can be found on our Q3 Academies’ Policies and Documents page:  Attendance Policy Business Dress Policy Child Protection Policy Compliments and Complaints Policy Curriculum Policy GDPR Policy Disability Accessibility Plan Freedom of Information Policy Health and Safety Policy ICT Policy Mental Health Wellbeing Policy Remission and Charging Policy Smoking Policy RSHE Policy Supporting Students with Medical Conditions Policy Please find below a list of locally applied policies. Note that this list is not exhaustive, should you require a policy not detailed here then please contact the Academy. Local Policies: Q3 Academy Great Barr Admission Policy 2020-2021, 2019-2020 Q3 Academy Great Barr Centre Policy for Teacher Assessed Grades 2021 Q3 Academy Great Barr Policy Statement on Provider Access Q3 Academy Great Barr Anti-Bullying Policy Q3 Academy Great Barr First Aid Procedures Q3 Academy Great Barr Positive Behaviour Policy Q3 Academy Great Barr Premises Management Policy Q3 Academy Great Barr Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Policy, and Q3 Academy Great Barr Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Local Offer, Information Report, and Intervention Guide Q3 Academy Great Barr’s Safeguarding information can be found here.

Governors

Trustees The Quaerere Academies Trust (QAT) Board is comprised of a maximum of thirteen members/Trustees and holds three meetings a year. The list of Trustees can be found here on our Q3 Academies’ Governance page. Committees and Arrangements Each Academy has one Local Governing Body (LGB) and two Committees: Local Governing Body – holds three meetings a year Audit Committee – holds up to four meetings a year Staffing Committee – holds up to ten meetings a year The LGB appoint a Responsible Officer who visits at least 3 times within a year.  Q3 Academy Great Barr Local Governing Body (LGB) Clerk to Governors: Ms Sharlene Attwood Minute Taker: Ms Raegan Blake Members of Charity Mr Eric Payne OBE Mr Robert Quayle Mr Mark Mitchell Mr Annesley Wright Audit of Attendance to Board Meetings

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