Fullhurst Prospectus 2023-24 Update

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3 Welcome Transforming expectations and outcomes 4 School values 5 From the very first day 6 One school, two campuses 7 Enabling every student to succeed 8 Pupil Premium 10 SEND and DSP Provision 10 Opportunities beyond the classroom 11 A sense of community spirit 12 Network of support 14 “There is a clear-sighted focus on improving GCSE outcomes, combined with a deep-seated moral commitment to serving the needs of the young people in the area.” Ofsted 2018

4 www.fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk Transforming expectations and outcomes Fullhurst Community College’s priority is to provide the highest quality education for every student in a supportive and inspiring environment. ‘I can do...’ It is our aim that students leave the college as successful, confident and responsible young people equipped with academic qualifications as well as the personal and social skills to enable them to succeed and make a positive contribution to society. We believe that determination is key to our young people exceeding their potential and passionately instil an ‘I can do...’ outlook on life. We take great pride in seeing our students flourish and develop into confident young adults. “Fullhurst Community College has a caring and high quality learning environment with first class leadership and staff, where the objective is to improve the lives of all our young people.” Mrs L Folwell - Chair of Governors “We would also encourage you to take the opportunity to visit the school and see how proud we are of it.” Mrs C Bailey, Executive Headteacher “I felt so proud of myself opening my results. I put in loads of work for this so I’m incredibly happy! Thank you so much to all of my teachers and everyone at Fullhurst for getting me to where I am today.”

We want our students to leave our school as successful, confident and responsible young people equipped with the academic qualifications, as well as the personal and social skills, that will enable them to make a positive contribution to society. Our core values of Respect, Kindness, Determination and Unity are key to us achieving and enabling our students to meet and exceed their potential. 5

From the very first day We work very closely with our family of local primary schools to ensure that you and your child are happy and confident about their move to Fullhurst. We ensure that we get to know each child and understand their social and academic needs and abilities. Many children are familiar with the college and members of our team, having attended events at our school. As a reflection of both the success and popularity of the college, we expanded our capacity to 1500 students. To facilitate this, in conjunction with Leicester City Council we opened our new Fosse Campus on Ellesmere Road, at the site of the old Ellesmere College. This brand new campus operates as a hub for years 7 and 8, and opened to students in September 2019. There are a number of opportunities for you and your child to meet staff before their first day. During the summer term, a member of the year 7 team will visit your child’s primary school. There is an opportunity for you and your child to meet individually with a member of the leadership team as well as an induction evening for parents to receive more in-depth information about the transition process. Just before the summer break, all pupils are invited to attend a full induction day, allowing them to experience what lessons are like in all of our different faculties and find out more about life at Fullhurst. 6 www.fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk “The transition from primary school into secondary school can be an incredibly daunting time for children and their parents, but we make every effort to ensure that the change is as seamless as possible.” Standards Leader

One school, two campuses Fullhurst is very much one school even though it is spread over two campuses. Our unique set up provides students with remarkable facilities, focused support and ample space to develop. Students will complete Years 7 and 8 at Fosse Campus, before moving over to our impressive Imperial Campus for Years 9 to 11. Students in Years 7 and 8 will access their PE lessons on the Imperial Campus. Admissions As a trust school, we operate the Leicester City Authority admissions procedures, administered by the Schools Admissions Service of Leicester City Council. Further information can be found on their website: www.leicester.gov.uk Imperial In 2019 our new state-of-the-art Fosse Campus was opened in order to increase our student intake. This campus is home to both Year 7 and Year 8 students and provides the perfect environment for students to transition between primary and secondary school. Fosse 7

8 www.fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk Enabling every student to succeed At Fullhurst Community College we offer a broad and balanced curriculum designed to ensure that every student has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. At Fullhurst Community College, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum in an aim to develop confident, responsible and successful young people who have a developed understanding of the world around them. We are proud of our unique context and the richness this brings to our curriculum offer. We want our students to learn a broad selection of subjects in depth in order to allow them to reach their aspirations and play an active role in society as informed and responsible citizens. Our curriculum in each subject area is carefully planned, well sequenced and exposes students to a broad range of thinking in the subject domains they study, aiming to cultivate a sense of awe and wonder where students are keen to learn more. Students also study PSHE to develop their overall character. Our curriculum planning seeks to build on the prior knowledge of students, encourage them to make links between their learning and become independent. Our curriculum offer also actively addresses the knowledge gaps students may join us with, given the wide range of different starting points our students have and the significantly higher than national rates of disadvantage. We do this by explicit teaching of vocabulary and addressing students’ cultural understanding through providing additional reading opportunities.

9 Students follow personalised pathways for learning which meet their individual needs. In Years 7 to 9, students follow curriculum cycles and do not begin studying GCSEs until Year 10. All students learn more about the world around them in Citizenship and RE lessons and through our tutor programme. Careers education, information, advice and guidance is offered to students in each year during their time at Fullhurst, and this includes trips and workshops, work experience and mock interviews. Our in-lesson curriculum is supplemented by our extra curricular programme, careers education, assembly programme and Fullhurst Pledge activities (further details can be found on our website). For more information regarding the curriculum covered by individual subjects, please visit our faculty pages on our website. If you would like more information about the curriculum at Fullhurst Community College, please contact main reception and they will arrange for you to speak to one of the members of our extended leadership team. Alongside the core subjects, students select from a wide range of options including more traditional GCSE subjects such as History and French, through to vocational subjects including Child Development, and Leisure and Tourism. Further and additional course options are available in Maths and Science allowing our most able students to gain an additional qualification. From Curve Theatre Workshops, student newspaper club to STEM activities, there are a huge range of activities on offer at Fullhurst to extend learning beyond the classroom, provide enjoyment and develop practical life skills.

10 www.fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk Pupil Premium The positive benefits of the Pupil Premium can be seen throughout the college and particularly in the increasing percentage of students making better than average progress. We were extremely proud to have been Secondary Pupil Premium regional champion at the Departments for Education’s Award recognising the college’s success in raising aspirations and ensuring disadvantaged students can fulfil their full potential. SEND and DSP Provision Our talented team of teachers and support staff know that some of our students have individual learning needs which may affect their progress across the curriculum. We have a committed SEND team trained to support students with a variety of needs who are able to facilitate classroom support, small group work and individual one-to-one support. Our Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) unit caters for students with a range of communication and interaction based needs, including, but not exclusively Autism. The college’s Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) policy can be viewed on our website. At Fullhurst we strive to ensure that work is closely matched to students’ abilities and rigorous enough to provide the challenge necessary for students to achieve their very best.

Opportunities beyond the classroom Enrichment activities take place during lunchtimes and after school every day of the week offering something for every student to get involved in. The Fullhurst Pledge is our commitment in years 7-9 to offer a wide range of additional learning and social activities designed to engage and challenge all students. As part of this we take all Year 7 students on a trip to London and all Year 8 students to Monyash. We encourage all students to take full advantage of all opportunities offered to them, to broaden their horizons, to try something different and to improve their self-confidence. Regular educational visits are an integral part of learning across the whole curriculum, including visits to conferences, theatres, museums, galleries and sporting events such as the Curve Theatre, Bletchley Park, the National Justice Museum, art galleries, and Leicester University trips. We currently run three international residentials; cultural visits to Barcelona and New York, and a skiing excursion to Austria. 11 “No opportunities to positively influence learning are missed.” Challenge Partners review “I’ve had an amazing time! I really want to travel to other countries again.” Year 10 student “After a close final game, we are the Year 7 Schools County Basketball Champions! Amazing!” Year 7 student

A sense of community spirit By developing their sense of community, cultural awareness, respect and tolerance, we help Fullhurst students to take their place in society. Our uniform is designed to be inclusive and practical; it helps build a sense of identity and pride in our community. Fullhurst Community College is the first college/school in the UK to have a fully set up, professional, online community radio station which is run by students. Fullpower broadcasts around the clock online with music and live presentations aimed at young people and residents within the local community. Listeners have tuned in from as far afield as Brazil, Egypt and the USA! Fullhurst Community College promotes a safe and inclusive learning environment that empowers students and staff alike to celebrate differences and challenge prejudice. Our annual Culture Day organised by the students celebrates the rich diversity that makes up our school community and is always a highlight of the school calendar. Working in partnership with Enstruct Training, we’ve developed an allotment as well as wildlife gardens and ponds enabling cross curricular use throughout the college as well as opportunities for use by local residents during evenings and at weekends and school holidays. 12 www.fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk “Students at Fullhurst have a great environment in which to learn. The facilities are superb and there is a pleasant atmosphere of warmth and respect.” Visitor

We are also a certified licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The award, which is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new activities, is highly recognised by colleges, universities and employers. 13 “Thank you so much, this has really helped me and my family over Christmas, I feel so blessed that you thought of me.” A heart-warming message of thanks, from a local recipient of one of our Christmas hampers.

14 www.fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk Network of support We provide a supportive environment in which all students are valued and positive relationships with teachers contribute strongly to students’ success. The happiness and welfare of every student is of the utmost importance to us. We have an excellent pastoral care system providing support and care for our students both academically and emotionally. Each year group has a Standards Leader who is supported by a dedicated Behaviour Support Leader, who is a non-teaching staff member, and is the main point of contact for both students and parents/carers. We strive to ensure that every student is guided into making positive choices in terms of behaviour, health, relationships with others and aspirations for the future. At Fullhurst Community College we recognise the importance of making and maintaining strong home-school links; we endeavour to develop a close relationship with parents and carers in order to support all students to succeed. This partnership does not develop through reporting cycles and parents’ evening events alone; we seek to involve parents and carers on as many levels as possible including taking steps to ensure that the college is a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents and providing clear and accessible guidance to help parents support their child’s learning and development. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force from 25 May 2018, sets out principles for how to process people’s personal data and keep it safe. Our privacy notice and further information can be found on the Fullhurst Community College website. “I have always found the staff at the college very welcoming and helpful.” Parent “Safeguarding is a strength of the school. Pupils feel safe and are confident about whom to go to if they have a concern.” Ofsted 2018

15 We hope that you have enjoyed reading our prospectus and that it has given you a flavour of the college. However, it is no substitute for a visit and we warmly invite you to come and find out more. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

www.fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk Fullhurst Community College Imperial Avenue Leicester LE3 1AH tel: 0116 282 4326 fax: 0116 282 5781 email: office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk Prospectus