The Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The charitable company's Memorandum and Articles of Association are the primary governance documents of the Academy Trust. 
The Trustees of Stratton Education Trust Limited are also the directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law. The charitable company is known as Stratton Education Trust. 
Details of the Members and governors who served during the year are included in the Reference and Administration Details

If you would like to enquire about hiring our facilities please contact us on 01767 220000 ext. #202 or use the contact form below

Our Charges (From 1st September 2018)

Facility

Adult hire charge

Youth hire charge

Badminton

£7.90 per court

£6.20 per court

Tennis Court

£5.50 per court

£4.10 per court

Tennis Court and Floodlights

£7.20 per court

£5.70 per court

Sports Hall

£37.50 per hour

£26.20 per hour

Cricket Nets

£15.90 per hour

£15.90 per hour

Basketball

£37.50 per hour

£26.20 per hour

Small Hall

£15.90 per hour

£14.00 per hour

Dance Studio

£15.90 per hour

£14.00 per hour

Drama Studio

£15.90 per hour

£14.00 per hour

Netball Court

£12.40 per court

£10.30 per court

Netball Court and Floodlight

£13.90 per court

£11.80 per court

Sports Field/changing rooms

£25 per hour

£22 per hour

Stratton Upper School – Lettings 2018

Room

Per hour

Classroom

£10.20

Main Hall

£25.50

Dining Hall – for catering

£20.50

Dining Hall – additional space

£10.20

ICT Classroom

£20.50

Conference Room (Room 1)

£15.40

Conference Room (common room)

£20.50

Please note: A hirer’s indemnity insurance fee of 10% of the full charge will be made on all lettings unless hirers can provide evidence of insurance (Public Liability Insurance of £10M is required).

Bespoke packages available – please enquire for more information.

 

Stratton Library is an integral resource within the school community. Students and staff are welcome throughout the day to find books and information, and to read or work quietly in the study area.

Access to the internet and school intranet provides students with the ever-increasing wealth of information found online, including additional access to online journals.

Classes visit the library during lessons, spending the hour undertaking research, reading independently or as a class. The weekly lunchtime reading and chess clubs are very popular, bringing together students from all year groups.

The library staff are always happy to help anyone find the information they need, or to suggest something they might enjoy reading. The aim is to encourage students to open their minds to the knowledge available to those who search for it, to find pleasure in reading and to share their own experiences.

Resources:
• Library Search (catalogue of resources) networked across the school
• internet access
• school network access
• information (non-fiction) books to support the curriculum and wider interests
• fiction books at all levels
• newspapers and magazines
• DVDs
• information files
• Staff Library
• links to other library collections

Opening times:
Monday  8.20am - 3.40pm
Tuesday 8.40am - 3.40pm
Wednesday 8.20am - 3.40pm
Thursday 8.40am - 3.40pm
Friday 8.20am - 3.40pm

Staffing:
Mrs K Lawrence – School Librarian
Mrs A Gaspar – Library Assistant

Stratton has been a Training School since September 2003. Our work focuses on excellence in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). We access a number of networks and local opportunities, working closely with local Teaching Schools and training providers. We have contributed locally and nationally to initiatives including National College Leadership programmes. We also encourage school and classroom based research.

Staff
Head of Training School: Mrs J Luck
Training School Co-ordinator: Mrs K Gilbert

Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
We host trainees from various training providers including SCITT (The Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership) and the University of Bedfordshire. We support in a number of ways, such as: offering advice, guidance and alsowork experience to help with ITT applications. We offer training the School Direct – PGCE route in a number of subjects as part of our partnership with Redborne Upper School and UoB. The time a trainee spends at Stratton varies from one week to a whole academic year. During this time, trainees are involved in all aspects of school life and are supported by a full programme of Professional Studies sessions delivered by expert school-based practitioners. They observe and teach lessons, work with form groups and work with students. All trainees have individual trained mentors and feedback tells us that the induction they receive from staff at Stratton is warm, helpful and makes placements very effective.

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT)
All NQTs work with trained induction tutors and meet weekly, to discuss, track and support progress. They are allocated a 10% timetable reduction to support induction activities focusing on the Teachers’ Standards. In addition, informal advice and support is offered by the Training School. We run a formal and structured NQT Induction Programme once a week after school during the Autumn Term with sessions spread less frequently across the Spring and Summer Terms. The programme involves a Peer Coaching project, allowing collaborative work on various development themes. We provide support for local NQTs via our Enrichment Programme and work with the local Teaching School to provide experts who deliver Core Training for Induction Tutors and NQTs – whilst also supporting the Central Bedfordshire NQT Conferences.

New Staff
All new staff have an induction programme that runs for the first few weeks of the academic year. This includes Safeguarding and Prevent Training and focuses primarily on the routines and systems that are used in school.

INSED Days
We organise and co-ordinate 4 INSED days a year in line with the School Improvement Plan. We disaggregate 1 INSED day per year, with the agreement of Unions, to support the CPD Programme. Staff are obliged, as part of directed time, to attend 5 CPD sessions from the CPD Programme on offer to support their Performance Management targets and focus on whole school priorities. The usual pattern of INSED days is:
Day 1/Day 2 – September – whole school issues
Day 3 – November OR January – personalised INSED/department issues and PM target setting
Day 4 – April – personalised INSED/department issues

Continued Professional Development (CPD)
We arrange a CPD Programme that allows staff to personalise professional development and support performance management, by giving choice. This programme is based on twilight CPD seminars. The programme is aimed at all staff and complements INSED days and is published separately each year. We offer leadership development programmes and coaching experience via the NCSL’s First and Next Steps into Leadership schemes. Each year the school arranges a number of TeachMeet sessions and Teaching and Learning Briefings as part of our meetings structure where we share good practice. We also arrange Subject Leader Conferences for Middle Leaders to allow learning conversations, action research, review of school policy/procedure etc. We also offer professional development in a more informal manner through discussions and organised meetings.

School Based Research
The Training School is keen to develop practice through research and members of staff are encouraged to follow their own interests in fields of research.

Stratton Learning Partnership (SLP)
This is a Partnership of local schools from the East Beds area that formed to support CPD. This outreach activity is an important element of the Training School’s work. We plan and co-ordinate the programmes based on needs audits. The outreach programme includes access to our twilight seminars and to the expertise of our Specialist leaders in Education. The Programme aims to meet the needs of our whole workforce and is also available to Stratton staff.

 

One Team, One Mission


Our one team includes every student, every family and every colleague.

Our one mission is to create self-assured, successful citizens of tomorrow.


We will achieve this through:

Achievement: Providing outstanding education to all, ensuring our work is purposeful and planned, allowing our students to make rapid progress whatever their starting points.

Challenge: Giving our students confidence to embrace challenge, to be resilient and to own their future.

Partnership: Modelling an environment of strong relationships and positivity, based on mutual respect, trust and understanding of our shared commitment to continuous learning and development.

Aspiration: Linking access to our exciting world of possibilities through hard work and endeavour.

Trust: Our starting point is that everyone wants to achieve the best for themselves and each other.

Stratton Upper School

 Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, Beds, SG18 8JB

 01767 220000

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 www.stratton.beds.sch.uk

 

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Info on wellbeing & CPD

Stratton Education Trust was formed in February 2012 when Stratton Upper School and Gamlingay Village College federated and became academies. 
 
Gamlingay Village College transferred to Cam Academy Trust in September 2017, federated with Gamlingay First School and became a primary school.
 
SET has a Board of Trustees who deal with finance, premises and strategic issues, whilst taking overall responsibility for the Trust.  The Board is appointed by the Members of the Trust.  There is also a Local Governing Body, including both Parent and Staff Governors, who oversee standards, behaviour and attendance.  Both Trustees and Governors are appointed for a four-year term.
 
Trustees and Governors can be contacted through the school office or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will be pleased to hear from you.

 

Name

Appointment

Term Ends

Audit Committee

Special Responsibilities

Ann Gibb

 

Member

 

 

 

Barbara Hazell

 

Member

 

 

 

Sarju Patel

 

Member

 

 

 

Faraz Bhatti

Trustee

Dec 2022

 

 

 

Christian Boehmer

 

Trustee

Aug 2022

Yes

 

Eddie Kane

 

Trustee

Oct 2022

 

Trust Vice Chairman

Madeline Russell

 

Trustee

and Member

 

Aug 2019

 

Trust Chairman

Richard Westergreen-Thorne

 

Trustee

and Member

 

Oct 2022

Yes

Challenge Task Group

Richard Zivkovic

 

Trustee

Nov 2022

 

 

Ellie Gamble

Trustee

Jan 2023

   

 Ben Leet

 Trustee

 Jan 2023

 

 

         

Elaine Arrowsmith

 

Staff Governor

Apr 2022

 

 

Elaine Brennan

 

Staff Governor

Sep 2022

 

 

Ian Bond

 

Trust Governor

Aug 2022

 

 

Cheryl

Ebeling-Jones

 

Trust Governor

Aug 2022

 

 

Sandy Field

 

Trust Governor

July 2021

 

Challenge Task Group

Beth Cooper

 

Parent Governor

Oct 2021

Yes

 

Claire Neish

 

Parent Governor

Oct 2021

Yes

Vulnerable Groups

Hazel Ramsay

 

Trust Governor

Aug 2022

 

LGB Chairman

Safeguarding

Challenge Task Group

 

Ross Woodward

 

Trust Governor

July 2021

 

LGB Vice Chairman

 

Declaration of Interests

First Name Surname Business Interests Form Interest Declared Nature of Interest Transactions With Academy Trust  
Roz Hodges Dec-18 None None None Interim Headteacher
Ann Gibb         Member
Barbara Hazell         Member
Sarju Patel         Member
Beth Cooper Dec-18 Yes Entities Controlled/Influenced by Trustee/KMP School Policies None Parent Governor
Claire Neish Dec-18 Yes Entities Controlled/Influenced by Trustee/KMP Local Governing Board SET Support for Vulnerable Students Audit & Risk Committee None Parent Governor
Elaine Arrowsmith Dec-18 None None None Staff Governor
Elaine Brennan Dec-18 None None None Staff Governor
Ian Bond Dec-18 None None None Trust Governor
Cheryl Ebeling-Jones Dec-18 None None None Trust Governor
Sandy Field Dec-18 None None None Trust Governor
Hazel Ramsay Dec-18 None None None Trust Governor
Ross Woodward Dec-18 None None None Trust Governor
Faraz Bhatti         Trustee
Christian Boehmer Dec-18 Yes Entities Controlled/Influenced by Trustee/KMP Department of Mathematics, University College London None Trustee
Eddie Kane Dec-18 Yes Entities Controlled/Influenced by Trustee/KMP Libris Accounting Ltd Libris Personal Taxation Ltd Close Family Member Spouse - PA to Head Teacher None Trustee
Richard Zivkovic Dec-18 None None None Trustee
Ellie Gamble         Trustee
Ben Leet         Trustee
Madeline Russell Dec-18 Yes Entities Controlled/Influenced by Trustee/KMP Biggleswade Town Council Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust Bedfordshire Music Trust Bedfordshire Association of Town & Parish Councils Sir John Cotton Charity Flitwick Charity NE Beds Conservative Association Biggleswade and Old Warden History Societies Parochial Church Council of St. Leonard, Old Warden Entities Controlled/Influence by Close Family Spouse - Biggleswade & District Choral Society None SET printed some certificates for BHHCT None None Awards grants for the education of children but none for 17/18 None None None SET prints quaterly newletter which is distributed to village None Trustee and Member
Richard Westergreen-Thorne Dec-18 Yes Entities Controlled/Influenced by Trustee/KMP Stevenage Citizens Advice Stevenage Sporting Futures Hertfordshire Citizens Advice Entities Controlled /Influenced by Close Family Son 1 - Audio Cables UK / Lumar West Ltd Son 2 - Lumar West Ltd None None Trustee and Member

 

Stratton Upper School is proud to be at the heart of our community and we have a long history of supporting our students in achieving their goals. We are committed to nurturing the abilities of every student in order to equip them with the qualifications and personal skills they need to become confident, independent adults and successful citizens of tomorrow.
At Stratton, we set the highest expectations in terms of learning and behaviour, and follow a broadly academic curriculum that includes English, mathematics, science, humanities and languages supplemented with strong provision in the arts and technology. Most students join our thriving Sixth Form, with many progressing to university. However, recognising that some individuals’ abilities lie in other areas, we provide a wealth of opportunities and courses that allow every student to develop and showcase his or her unique talents.
The school promotes a ‘can do’ culture in which everyone is encouraged to strive for excellence. We work in partnership with parents and carers to uphold the traditional values of respect and tolerance, resulting in harmony within our community, where the contribution of every individual is valued.
I warmly invite you to visit the school to experience for yourself its positive atmosphere and the excellent opportunities it offers students.

Roz Hodges

Interim Headteacher

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