OFSTED RATING:

GOOD

Achievement of Pupils:
Quality of Teaching:
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils:
Leadership and Management:
Good
Good
Good
Good
"Pupils have very positive attitudes to school and they enjoy their lessons. They are keen to learn and try their best. They take pride in their work. This is clear from the neat presentation in their books and on displays round the school."
Read the full report here:
or click 'here' for a link to the Ofsted page.
 

SAFEGUARDING

The Flitch Green Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people: the child or young person's welfare is our overriding concern.

As such, all adults, including volunteers, governors, visitors and temporary staff have an active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Nikki Willis (Principal)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Sarah Evans (Vice-Principal)

Emma Hodgkinson (SENCo)

Claire Pearce (Teacher)

Safeguarding Link Governor:

Katie Bailey

All can be contacted on

01371 822330

or via admin@flitchgreen.net

Child Protection Policy

Harmful Sexual Abuse / Peer on Peer Abuse Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Having a Child Protection Policy in place ensures that all members of the school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibility in relation to safeguarding and child protection

  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern

  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding

  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse

  • Fully support the academy's commitment to safeguarding and child protection

Other important links:

 

KCSIE

     

 

Child Protection Policy Annex 1

NSPCC sexual abuse in education helpline. If you are worried about any form of sexual abuse in schools or have experienced sexual abuse previously, this helpline can offer support. 

'NSPCC Helpline'

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child or young person's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person's welfare. 

If you have any concerns about a child or young person's welfare, please record your concern and report this to one of the academy's safeguarding team as soon as possible on the same day. It is important that you do not conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the behaviour or actions of a member of staff, then you should report this directly to the Safeguarding Link Governor. 

 
Our Staff
Nikki Willis
Nikki Willis

Principal (Leadership Team)

Sarah Evans
Sarah Evans

Vice Principal (Leadership Team)

Emma Hodgkinson
Emma Hodgkinson

Teacher & SENCo (Leadership Team)

Nikki Mead
Nikki Mead

Finance and Business Manager (Leadership Team)

Claire Pearce
Claire Pearce

Teacher & English Leader

Laura McCann
Laura McCann

Teacher & Science Leader

Laura Ayling
Laura Ayling

Teacher & Early Years Leader

Catherine Shakallis
Catherine Shakallis

Teacher

Jemma Benstead
Jemma Benstead

Teacher

Sam Smith
Sam Smith

Teacher

Reece Evans
Reece Evans

Teacher

Katie Thomas
Katie Thomas

Teacher

Ellie Branford
Ellie Branford

Teacher

Katie Lampshire
Katie Lampshire

Teacher

Debbie Grenville
Debbie Grenville

Teaching Assistant & Healthy Schools Co-ordinator

Caren Warren
Caren Warren

Teaching Assistant

Kerry Valks
Kerry Valks

Teaching Assistant

Lisa Brown
Lisa Brown

Teaching Assistant

Clare Bott
Clare Bott

Teaching Assistant

Emma Davis
Emma Davis

Teaching Assistant

Trudi Ely
Trudi Ely

Teaching Assistant

Lauren Pestano
Lauren Pestano

Teaching Assistant

Sarah Wills
Sarah Wills

Teaching Assistant

Bethany Hargrave
Bethany Hargrave

Teaching Assistant

Tina Martin
Tina Martin

Learning Support Assistant

Kate Limmer
Kate Limmer

Learning Support Assistant

Dee Thomas
Dee Thomas

Learning Support Assistant

Charlotte Hiom
Charlotte Hiom

Learning Support Assistant

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson

Admin Assistant

Nicola Chalklen
Nicola Chalklen

Admin Assistant

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

MDA Supervisor & Extended Schools Co-ordinator

Kelly McLean
Kelly McLean

MDA & Extended Schools Co-ordinator

Laura Hooper
Laura Hooper

Extended Schools Assistant

Chloe Cress
Chloe Cress

MDA & Extended Schools Assistant

Leah Harbour
Leah Harbour

Midday Assistant

Angela Couzens
Angela Couzens

Midday Assistant

Joanne Ellis
Joanne Ellis

Midday Assistant

Simon Bright
Simon Bright

Caretaker

 

Vacancies

There are no vacancies at present.

Staff Privacy Notice:

 

Governance

Governors work together to provide an independent oversight of the management and operation of the Academy, with the aim of improving the quality of the education provided, raising standards and making decisions in the best interests of the Academy’s pupils, staff and wider community.

 

The Governing Body does not run the Academy or become involved with daily management; this is the job of the Principal and the leadership team. Governors help shape the aims and aspirations of the Academy, bringing a range of perspectives to all issues.

 

There are a number of key aspects to the work of the Governing Body. They set policies, establish the Academy development plan, ensure that public funds are spent appropriately and effectively, ensure statutory duties are complied with and provide rigorous accountability.

 

All Governors are volunteers who meet as a Full Governing Body at least four times a year. 

 

The Governing Body of The Flitch Green Academy is comprised of:

Chair of Governors: Katie Bailey          

Vice Chair of Governors: Laurence Miles  Vice Chair of Governors: Emma Goodings 

Parent Governors:

Emma Goodings

Laurence Miles

Jon Shakallis

James Pikett

Sarah Rider

Vacancy

Community Governors:

Katie Bailey

Chris Criscione

Linda Buchanan

Charlie Knightley

Vacancy

Vacancy

Staff Governors:

Karen Jordan
Catherine Shakallis

The Principal of the Academy:

Nikki Willis

Governors also form three sub-committees that meet once a term:

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee:

Laurence Miles (Chair)

Jon Shakallis (Vice Chair)

James Pikett

Emma Goodings

Chris Criscione

Sarah Rider

Nikki Willis

Leadership & People Committee:

Katie Bailey

Emma Goodings (Chair)

Charlie Knightley

Nikki Willis

Curriculum Committee:

Katie Bailey (Chair)

Linda Buchanan

Catherine Shakallis

Charlie Knightley

Sarah Rider

Nikki Willis

Our governors can be contacted by emailing: admin@flitchgreen.net for the attention of the Clerk.

Key Documents for Governors:

2020 Financial Statements

2019 Financial Statements

Governance Structure - July 2021

including Declaration of Interests & meeting attendance

Funding Agreement for The Flitch Green Academy

Articles of Association for The Flitch Green Academy

 
 

Pre-School

Please contact the pre-school direct on 01371 823293 for more details or visit their website at  www.flitchgreenpreschool.co.uk 

The Flitch Green Montessori Pre-School is a privately run pre-school. Please note that it is not a feeder pre-school for the Flitch Green Academy and attendance at the pre-school will not guarantee your child a place at the academy.

Flitch Green Academy
Flitch Green Academy
Flitch Green Academy
Flitch Green
Flitch Green Academy
Essex School
 

Admissions

Primary School Admissions
Parents of children born during the period 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017 will be able to apply from 9th November 2020 to start school in September 2021.  The closing date for applications is 15th January 2021.  Information can be found on the following website link - Applications
 
Our current admission policy can be found in the parents section of this website. 
Unfortunately due to the current situation we are unable to hold open mornings and evenings or parent tours. We have therefore put together a Virtual Tour for you so that you can see how children will learn in their reception year. 

or

To apply for a place for your child at the Academy please contact Essex County Council on:
0845 603 2200
admissions@essex.gov.uk

Admissions Policy for Entry September 2022

School Admissions & Transport, PO Box 4261, Chelmsford, CM1 1GS
Essex County Council Admissions Webpage
Are you within our priority catchment area?
If you are unsure, please click here and input your address.
Admissions Criteria:

1: Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined in the Primary Education in Essex 2022/2023 booklet).

2: Children living in the priority admissions area with a sibling attending the academy

3: Children (natural or adopted) who can prove they have a parent working at the academy

4: Other children living in the priority admissions area

5: Children living outside the priority admissions area with a sibling attending the school

6: Remaining applications

 

In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority. Straight line distances are calculated by the LA as described on page 11 of the Primary Education in Essex 2014/2015 booklet.

 

Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above (other than criterion 1) if, in the view of the Governing Body, The Flitch Green Academy is the only local school that can meet the child’s needs.

 

Appeals:

Please see the timetable below for details on the academy’s appeals process.