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School NameMelton Vale Sixth Form College
Postal addressBurton Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 1DN
Telephone No.01664 504750
Enquiries contact nameMiss Samantha Newark
Name of Head Teacher / PrincipalMs Kirstie Johnson
Name of Executive Head TeacherMs Sandy Paley
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMr John Walker

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
Name of SENDCoMrs Sarah Wesson (Acting)
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Admissions Arrangements for September 2021
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admissions Arrangements for September 2022
Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)Admissions Arrangements for September 2023
Exclusions arrangementsWe reserve the right to use exclusion from school on either a fixed-term or permanent basis. Decisions to apply this sanction rest with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School. Exclusion is a serious sanction and must be reasonable and proportionate. Careful consideration must be given to the nature of the incident and full account taken of the student’s age, any special educational needs or disability they may have and any religious requirements affecting them. The indicative sanctions table indicates the type of incident that might warrant exclusion, but the list within the table is not exhaustive. Reintegration meetings should always follow a period of fixed term-exclusion.

Information regarding exclusions is contained within our Behaviour Policy provided as a linked document.
Most recent OFSTED reportThere is no OFSTED report available at the present time

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance TablesPlease follow the link attached to DFE school performance information

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.


16-19 Qualifications on offer
How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements MV16 offers a wide variety of A-Level courses, ranging from the traditional facilitating subjects to courses not normally available in secondary school. In addition we offer a small number Level 3 BTEC courses. We have over 30 courses on offer and the flexibility to combine almost any subjects. Choosing subjects to study post 16 is both exciting and demanding. We place great emphasis on pre-course guidance and the college is committed to ensuring that all students start on the course that is right for them.
Our curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure it meets a range of progression pathways based on the individual aims and aspirations of students.
Our aspirations and expectations are extremely high which have led to a number of places Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities. We are proud of our partnerships with local and national HE institutions and employers who provide a range of pathways for students who wish to follow either an academic or degree apprenticeship pathway as part of their next phase of learning.
Support for learning and success extends far beyond the classroom. Built into the working week are opportunities for independent study and enrichment activities along with time to meet with a dedicated team of academic tutors. At MV16 students benefit from their own personal tutor who will monitor their progress, achievement and approach to learning on a regular basis offering one-to-one support.
The college prides itself on offering specialist A-Level teaching combining education with a wide and varied range of enrichment and curriculum opportunities that give you the very best education and preparation for further study at university or application for higher apprenticeships. The working day starts at 8.50 am and finishes at 3.30 pm Monday–Friday. However, most students make the use of the extended working hours with the college being open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Students who haven't achieved either a grade 4-9 or a A* to C in GCSE maths and/or English (or an equivalent qualification) are required to continue studying an approved qualification in these subjects post-16. For the 2021-22 academic year we do not have any students on roll who fulfil this criteria.

Values and Ethos

Statement of Values and EthosOne of our greatest strengths is the positive ethos and culture that has been created at MV16 together with our outstanding facilities. Our ethos and approach to learning is frequently commented on by visitors to the college. At MV16 we believe that people make a college and the positive relationships between students and staff are highly reflective of this.
Our aim is to fully develop students’ skills, values and interests beyond the classroom, so they develop as articulate and confident young people. We provide an extensive extra-curricular programme with high levels of engagement from the majority of our students.
Nothing is more important than enriching young people’s lives and we pride ourselves at MV16 with the wide variety of opportunities we can offer our students in conjunction with their academic study.
We care deeply about our students and staff and expect everyone to work hard and be kind.
Behaviour Policy
Safeguarding/Child protection
Safeguarding: Remote Learning PolicyRemote Learning Strategy January 2021
Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer AbusePeer on Peer Abuse Policy September 2021
Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Anti-bullying policyThe aim of our anti-bullying policy is to clarify for students and staff that bullying is always unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where independence is celebrated and individuals can flourish without fear. Every student has the right to be safe and happy, and to be protected when feeling vulnerable.

Our anti-bullying policy is contained within our Behaviour Policy which can be downloaded via the link.
Health and Safety policy
First Aid Policy
Complaints policy
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy
SEND Policy
Freedom of Information Publication SchemeThe Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions Policy
Whistleblowing PolicyThe Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearMelton Vale Sixth Form College SEND report -see linked document

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled PupilsMelton Vale Sixth Form College Accessibility Plan - see linked document

Equality Objectives

Equality ObjectivesMV16 Equality Objectives for 2021-2024 are contained within the attached policy
We have adopted the Nova Education Trust's objectives.
Looked After ChildrenWe have not published a CLA report due to the small cohort size.
School's Career LeaderNatasha Roberts
Careers Programme Summary
Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy Statement
Data Protection PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
Privacy Notice for Pupil DataWe use information that we gather in relation to our pupils for various purposes. Information that we hold in relation to a pupil is known as personal data. This will include data that we obtain from pupils directly and data which we obtain from other people and organisations. We might also need to continue to hold personal data for a period of time after pupils have left the school/trust. Anything that we do with this personal data is known as processing.

The school/trust is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses personal data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Please see the attached document for full details.
Privacy Notice for Parent/Carer Data
Privacy Notice for Trust Workforce Data

School Governor Information

Names of Governors, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themMr John Walker (Chair)
Victoria Davies
Nina Radford
Benia Kuczynska
Structure and responsibilitiesPlease find attached the Governance Scheme of Delegation.
Attendance record at meetings over the last academic year
Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Current Academic Year)
Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Previous Academic Year)The Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools of the school's Local Governing Body for the previous academic year are available to download here.

Trust Governance Team

Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themRichard Flewitt (Chair)
Margaret Monckton (Vice Chair)
Janice White
Lucy Burrow
Robert Dowling
Adrian Stephenson
Tony Glover
Steve Crawford
Natalie Gasson-McKinley
Karen Riley
Emily Fleming
Stuart Howells
Joanne Jepson
Juliet Thondhlana

Please follow the link to the Nova Education Trust website for further details.
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr Jonathan Sims
Nicola Morrison
Nichole Munro
Nicolle Ndiweni
Gavin Brown
Chairs of Sub-CommitteesEducation Committee: Mr A Stephenson
Remuneration Committee: Mrs Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Mr A McKee
Audit Committee: Mrs M Monckton
Chair of Melton Vale Sixth Form College LGB Sub-CommitteeMr John Walker

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.

Trust Governance Documents

Members, Trustees, Accounting Officer and Executives Pecuniary InterestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance structures
Trust annual audited accounts and reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual audited accounts and report.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Funding AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Main School Risk AssessmentFor further information on specific risk assessments please contact the school.
COVID Risk Assessment
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Trading disclosuresNova Education Trust
Company Number 07635510

A PRI/LBG/NSC/(Exempt) incorporated on 16 May 2011.

Registered office address is Nova Education Trust Office (C19), The Sir Colin Campbell Building, The University Of Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, England, NG7 2TU.

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