Website Compliance Checklist (September 2021 to August 2022)

Date of review: 26th August 2021             

Date of next scheduled review: December 2021

Last updated 26th August - following the DfE's updated guidance on what academies, free schools and colleges should publish online duirng the 2021-22 academic year. This checklist helps us identify:

  • What information we have published online inline with DfE and ESFA statutory guidance 
  • Whether it is required for the Academy (School) or Multi Academy Trust website
  • Whether it is statutory or recommended.

Our published policies can be reviewed by clicking here

Information description

Required for a SAT site? (Y/N)

Required for a MAT site? (Y/N)

If a MAT, required for individual academy sites? (Y/N)

Statutory?

Published? (Y/N)

Reviewed by

Lead

Date reviewed

Date of next review

Annual reports and accounts

The annual audited accounts and report, published no later than 31 January

Yes

Yes

MAT

Yes

Yes

 Click Here

Trustees and CEO

 Members / Trustees

26/08/2021

2020-21 accounts to be published following AGM 22.11.21

The memorandum and articles of association, annual report, funding agreement (including master and supplementary agreements), and the names of charity trustees and members

Yes

Yes

MAT

Subject to funding agreement – but strongly recommended by DfE

Yes

Click Here

Trustees

Members / COO

26/08/2021

Live Documents Subject to any in year trust changes

Governance arrangements

In a readily accessible format, the structure and remit of the trust’s members, board of trustees, its committees, and local governing boards (LGBs), and the full names of the chair of each (where applicable), including the scheme of delegation for the trust and terms of reference detailing clear lines of accountability.

Yes

Yes

No, but some academy trusts publish their LGB information

Yes

Yes

 

CFAT

Members, Trustees and FAR Committee Click Here

 

Platt Bridge Community School LAB

Click Here

 

Kingsbridge SCITT Headteacher Board

Click Here

COO

 

 

COO with input from the trust Clerk

26/08/2021

Live Pages Subject to any governance change(s) during the 2021-22 academic year

Each trustee’s attendance records at board and committee meetings over the last academic year

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

 CFAT

Members, Trustees and FAR Committee Click Here

COO

COO with input from the trust Clerk

26/08/2021

Live

Subject to any change(s) during the 2021-22

Each local governor’s attendance records at LGB meetings over the last academic year

Yes

Yes

No, but some academy trusts publish their LGB information

Yes

Platt Bridge Community School LAB

Click Here

COO

COO with input from the trust Clerk

26/08/2021

Live

Subject to any change(s) during the 2021-22

Information on each member who has served at any point over the past 12 months – this includes the following:

  • Their full name
  • Their date of appointment
  • The date the member stepped down (where applicable)
  • Any relevant business and pecuniary interests, including governance roles in other educational institutions

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

 CFAT

Members, Trustees and FAR Committee Click Here

 Register of Interests

Click Here

COO

  

  COO with input from the trust Clerk

26/08/2021

Live

Subject to any change(s) during the 2021-22

Information on each trustee and local governor who has served at any point over the last 12 months – this includes the following:

  • Their full name
  • Their date of appointment
  • Their term of office
  • The date they stepped down (where applicable)
  • Who appointed them, in accordance with the trust’s articles.
  • Any relevant business and pecuniary interests, including governance roles in other educational institutions

If the trust’s accounting officer is not a trustee, their relevant business and pecuniary interests must still be published.

Yes

Yes

No, but some academy trusts publish their LGB information

Yes

Yes

 CFAT

Members, Trustees and FAR Committee Click Here

 Yes

 Platt Bridge Community School

Click Here

 Yes

 Kingsbridge SCITT

Click Here

COO

 

 

 COO with input from the trust Clerk

26/08/2021

Live

Subject to any change(s) during the 2021-22

The relevant business and pecuniary interests of other individuals named on the register

No

No

No

No, this is at the trust’s discretion.

Yes

CFAT

Members, Trustees and FAR Committee Register of Interests

Click Here

 Platt Bridge Community School LAB Register of Interests

Click Here

 Kingsbridge SCITT HTB

Click Here

COO

 

 

  COO with input from the trust Clerk

26/08/2021

Live Subject to any change(s) during the 2021-22

A dedicated governance page, including:

  • Meeting dates
  • Photos of current trustees or local governors, as relevant
  • Information about the role of the board of trustees, or about the local governing board, as relevant
  • Information regarding how to join the relevant board

Yes

Yes

LGB information only

Recommended

Under review for Platt Bridge Community School and Kingsbridge SCITT

 

Members and Trustees

Click Here

COO

 

 

 COO with input from the trust Clerk

26/08/2021

Currently updating photo's.

To be achieved by 31/10/21

Contact details

Contact details including the following:

  • Name of trust/academy
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Name of member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recommended

Community First Academy Trust

Click Here

 Platt Bridge Community School

Click Here

 Kingsbridge SCITT

Click Here

Trust Central Team

 COO

26/08/2021

Aug 2022

Other academy details, including the following:

  • Name of the headteacher
  • Name and address of the chair of the LGB (if there is one)
  • Name and details of the SENCO

Yes

No

Yes

Recommended

Platt Bridge Community School

Click Here

Trust Central Team

 COO

26/08/2021

Aug 2022

Admissions

  • Full proposed admission arrangements – including the academy trust’s published admission number (PAN), and any updates to the PAN
  • Details of the person within the admissions authority to whom comments may be sent and the areas on which comments are not sought
  • Once determined, the full admission arrangements for the whole offer year. These stay on the website for the duration of the whole offer year
  • If the determined admissions arrangements change during the school year, any variations in the arrangements
  • Arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
  • Oversubscription criteria (how places are offered if there are more applicants than places)
  • What parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend the academy trust
  • How parents can find out about the academy trust’s admissions arrangements through the LA

This requirement is sometimes met via an Admissions Policy.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Platt Bridge Community School

Click Here

Trust Central Team

  CEO with support from the Trust Central Team

26/08/2021

Aug 2022

Remote education

The plan regarding the trust’s remote education provision, including the expectations for remote education, teaching approaches and number of hours per day.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Platt Bridge Community School

 Click Here

Trust Central Team

 School

AhT’s

26/08/2021

Live Subject to any in year changes

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Contingency / Outbreak Management Plan [updated 31st August 2021]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes 

Platt Bridge Community School

 Click Here

Trust Central Team

Exec head

31/08/2021

Live Subject to any in year changes

Exam and assessment results

Information on, or a link to, the academy trust’s recent Ofsted inspection

Yes

No

Yes

Subject to funding agreement – but strongly recommended by DfE

Platt Bridge Community School

Click Here

 Kingsbridge SCITT

Click Here

Trust Central Team

 CEO

26/08/2021

Subject to any in year changes / conversions

A link to the government’s school and college performance tables and the academy trust’s own performance tables

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Platt Bridge Community School

Click Here

Trust Central Team

  CEO

26/08/2021

Live Subject to any in year changes

  • Percentage of pupils who have achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
  • Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2
  • Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2
  • Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2
  • Percentage of pupils who have achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths
  • Pupils’ average scaled scores in the reading test
  • Pupils’ average scaled scores in the maths test

Yes

No

Yes

Subject to funding agreement – but strongly recommended by DfE

Platt Bridge Community School
Click Here

Trustees

 

 

 School

AhT’s

 

26/08/2021

Subject to any in year changes

 

Curriculum

  • Curriculum approach, including how the approach complies with duties outlined in the Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Regulations 2014 (how the curriculum is made accessible for pupils with SEND)
  • Curriculum content for each year group, across each subject, including RE (even if it is taught as part of another subject or subjects or is called something else) and details of how additional information relating to the curriculum may be obtained by parents and the public
  • The names of any phonics or reading schemes in operation for KS1
  • This requirement is sometimes met via a Curriculum Policy.

Yes

No

Yes

Subject to funding agreement – but strongly recommended by DfE

Yes 

Platt Bridge Community School

Click Here

 

Click Here to review for Curriculum Overview

COO / Trustees and LAB

 School

AhT’s

26/08/2021

Live Subject to any in year changes

 

Policies and procedures

Behavioural Policy, including an anti-bullying strategy

Charging and Remissions Policy, which must include details of activities or cases for which pupils’ parents are charged, and circumstances where exceptions are made on a payment

Academy trust-specific Complaints Procedure Policy

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Whistleblowing procedure

Yes

Only if providing an overarching policy

Yes

Recommended

 

Regarding the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, ‘Keeping children safe in education’ requires that this policy be made publicly available, either on the academy trust’s website, or by other means.

Yes

 Platt Bridge Community School
Click Here

DhT / DSL

 

 

COO with support of

School

DhT &

AhT’s for school related policies

26/08/2021

Policies to be updated in line with any in year change(s)

Arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEND about the support provided by the school

Yes

Only if providing an overarching policy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Platt Bridge Community School

Click Here

COO

 

COO with support from DhT/DSL

26/08/2021

Change in line with any in year changes in staffing or procedures

  • First Aid Policy
  • EAL Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Freedom of Information Policy
  • SEND Policy

Regarding the First Aid Policy, EAL Policy and Health and Safety Policy, the Independent School Standards Regulations 2014 requires these to be made available to parents. Publishing them on the academy trust’s websites is an effective way of meeting this requirement. The other policies required by these regulations are mentioned elsewhere in the checklist. 

Regarding the SEND Policy, the ‘Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years’ requires academy trusts to have a SEND Policy and information on their approach to supporting pupils with SEND; however, this does not need to be published on the website. Publishing the policy on the website would be considered good practice as it provides parents with easy access to information regarding the school’s SEND provision.

Regarding the Whistleblowing Policy, the DfE recommends this is published online.

Yes

Only if providing an overarching policy

Recommended

Recommended

 

 

Yes

Trust Wide Policies

Click Here

Local Offer Wigan Council 

Click Here

DhT / DSL

  

COO with support from DhT/DSL

26/08/2021

Policies to be updated in line with any in year change(s)

 

Funding

Details of how pupil premium funding is spent (per academic year), and the effect this has on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding, including:

  • How much pupil premium funding is received for this academic year.
  • Details of the main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged pupils in the academy trust face
  • How pupil premium funding will be spent to address these barriers and the reasons for the approach chosen.
  • How the impact of the pupil premium will be measured.
  • The date of the next pupil premium strategy review.

For the previous academic year:

  • How the academy trust spent its pupil premium funding.
  • The effect that the pupil premium had on pupils.
  • The plans for how the funding will be spent for the academic year should be updated by the end of the Autumn term.

The government acknowledges that schools may find it difficult to publish demonstrable evidence of the impact their pupil premium spending strategy for the 2019/2020 academic year, as many pupils were not at school between March and July 2020. This year, schools may wish to monitor and report on the grant’s impact at the end of the current financial year instead.

Yes

No

Yes

Subject to funding agreement – but strongly recommended by the DfE

Yes

Platt Bridge Community School


Click Here

Trust Central Team and FAR Committee reporting to the Board of Trustees

 

 CFO with support from school PP Lead and Trustee and LAB PP Governor

26/08/2021

Page to be updated following 2021-22 governance update new pupil premium strategy  

For academy trusts in receipt of the PE and sport premium:

  • The amount received for the current academic year and how it is intended to be spent
  • A full breakdown of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and its impact on the PE, sport participation and attainment of the pupils who attract this funding
  • How it is ensured that the improvements from the PE and sport premium are sustainable
  • How many pupils within their Year 6 cohort can do each of the following:
    • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • Use a range of strokes effectively
    • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Yes

No

Yes

Subject to funding agreement – but strongly recommended by the DfE

Yes

 

Platt Bridge Community School


Click Here

Trust Central Team and FAR Committee reporting to the Board of Trustees

COO with support from school Sports Premium Lead

26/08/2021

Page to be updated following 2021-22 governance update new pupil premium strategy  

If the academy trust receives the coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant in the academic year 2020/ 2021:

  • How the academy trust intends to spend the grant
  • How the academy trust will assess the impact of the grant on the educational attainment of pupils

Yes

No

Yes

Recommended

Under review for Platt Bridge Community School

Trust Central Team and FAR Committee reporting to the Board of Trustees

  COO and CFO

26/08/2021

Page to be updated following review and posted 6th Sept 21  

 

SEND

SEND Information Report, which is updated with any changes as soon as possible, and which must be compliant with:

  • Section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014, including:
  • The arrangements for the admissions of disabled pupils
  •  The steps the trust takes to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils
  •  The facilities the trust provides to help disabled pupils to access the school
  • The school’s accessibility plan
  • Schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010, including an accessibility plan which demonstrates how the academy trust is:
    •  Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school’s curriculum
    • Improving the physical environment of the school with the purpose of facilitating greater engagement with the facilities for pupils with SEND
  • Regulation 51 and schedule 1 to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, where appropriate.
  • Section 6 of the ‘Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years’.

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Under review for Platt Bridge Community School

DSL reporting to the CEO

DSL and SENco

26/08/2021

Page to be updated following review and posted 6th Sept 21  

 

Equality objectives

Details of how the academy trust is complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty from the Equality Act 2010, and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 – which should be updated annually

  • The academy trust’s equality objectives – this should be updated at least once every four years
  •  Details of how the academy trust is:
    • −      Eliminating discrimination (working in line with the Equality Act 2010)
    • Improving equality of opportunity
    • Consulting those affected by inequality in decisions

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Click Here to review 

COO

 COO

26/08/2021

Page to be updated following review and posted 6th Sept 21  

A statement of the academy trust’s ethos and values

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recommended

Yes

Community First Academy Trust

Click Here

COO

  

CEO and Board of Trustees

26/08/2021

Following any governance review  

The following gender pay gap information:

·         The mean and median hourly pay gap between men and women

·         The annual bonus gap between men and women

·         The percentage of men and women participating in the bonus

·         The number of men and women in each of the four quartile pay bands

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

N/A

COO

  COO

26/08/2021

Publish when trust employs 250+ employees

 

A summary is however covered in the annual account report Click Here   

·         The MAT’s overarching British values statement

·         Information and links to all member academies, including local governors, links to academies’ websites and basic contact details, e.g. phone number, address and administrative email address

·         Additional information on member academies, such as when they joined the MAT

No

Yes

No

Recommended

Yes

 

Community First Academy Trust

Click Here

 Member academies links

Click Here

COO

 

Board of Trustees

26/08/2021

Following any in year change(s)

 

Freedom of information

The academy trust’s publication scheme, which complies with section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

The academy trust’s ‘guide to information’

Yes

Yes

This depends on whether the academies are classed as public authorities in their own right, or whether they simply form part of the authority of the MAT. If they are completely independent, they need to publish their own information separate from the trust. The trust itself will be able to advise on which arrangement applies.

Public authorities should make sure that the scheme, the guide to information and schedule of fees are all available on their website, public notice board, or in any other way that they normally communicate with the public.

Yes

 

Community First Academy Trust

 

Click Here

COO

 

 

 

 

 

COO

26/08/2021

Following any in year change(s)

The academy trust’s schedule of fees (often included in the guide to information)

 CFO

If subject to an Financial Notice to Improve (FNtI), the academy trust must publish the FNtI on their website within 14 days of it being issued and will retain it on the website until the FNtI is lifted by the ESFA.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

COO

 CFO

26/08/2021

Following any in year change(s)

How many of the academy trust’s employees have a gross annual salary and benefits of £100,000 or more, outlined in £10,000 increments

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Click Here

COO

 

 COO

26/08/2021

Following any in year change(s)

As per section 8 of The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication requirements) Regulations 2017, information that comprises the response to questions, or requests for information, set out in schedule 2.

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Click Here

COO

COO

26/08/2021

Following any in year change(s)

 

Data information

Data information

The ‘Data Publication’ information as outlined in ‘Meeting the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target’ (2018), including:

·         The number of employees whose employment in England by the body began in the reporting period in question.

·         The number of apprentices who began to work for the body in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began in that period.

·         The number of employees employed in England that the body has at the end of that period.

·         The number of apprentices who work for the body at the end of that period.

·         The number of apprentices who worked for the body immediately before that period.

·         A headcount on the day before the first day of each reporting period in the target period.

Additionally, the following as percentages:

·         The number of apprentices who began to work for the body in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began in that period, as a percentage of the number of employees whose employment in England by the body began in the reporting period in question.

·         The number of apprentices who work for the body at the end of that period as a percentage of the number of employees employed in England that the body has at the end of that period.

·         The number of apprentices who began to work for the body in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began in that period as a percentage of a headcount on the day before the first day of each reporting period in the target period.

Yes

Yes

No

The government is not prescriptive about where the information is published but it must be easily accessible to the public – the academy trust’s external facing website would meet this requirement.

N/A

COO

 COO

26/08/2021

Publish when trust employs 250+ employees

All relevant privacy notices

Yes

Yes

Yes

Privacy notices must be communicated to data subjects to satisfy their right to be informed. Although publication on a website is not the only way to meet this requirement, doing so can be considered good practice.

Yes

 

Community First Academy Trust

 

Click Here

 

Kingsbridge SCITT Initial teacher Training Notice

Click Here

COO

 COO /DPO 

26/08/2021

Following any in year change(s)