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Aviva Community FundAbout the competition - Play Equipment for SEN pupils at Blackfriars

The Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund offers us the chance to get funding for a school project.

Open to everyone - Aviva customers, employees, insurance brokers or financial advisers (whether associated with Aviva or not) and the general public - Aviva want you to enter a project for your community and tell them what a difference these much-needed funds could make.

If we get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in our community the project could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

Register and log in now to get your 10 votes - you can cast them for one project or spread your support across multiple projects.


We are looking to enable the most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in our community, the Special Needs pupils at Blackfriars to have fun and engage actively with the world and community around them.
The young people at Blackfriars are in desperate need of sensory and specialist play equipment so they can enjoy break times as any other child would. Some children have such profound difficulties, that specialised learning and play equipment is one of the few ways they can interact with the rest of the world!
An outdoor sensory space with specially adapted equipment for each learner could enable each child to discover their true potential and really thrive.


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Key Stage 3: Cooking and Nutrition

In lessons we will provide opportunities for children to be creative, explore real life needs and make (cook!) a range of delicious dishes and meals. They will learn about how to apply nutrition, cook different dishes and where their food comes from – important aspects for our informed consumers of tomorrow.

In Key Stage 3 there are three key areas that we will cover:

1. Healthy eating and nutrition:

Pupils will be encouraged to apply what they learn to their daily / weekly diets. We will be looking at lots of aspects of healthy eating – from knowledge of different foods, 5-a-day, The Eat Well Plate and tips for healthy eating; as well as energy, nutrients, dietary needs and health. We will look at recipes and menus and discuss what could be changed, how ingredients could be prepared differently for health and reading food labels to make smart choices.

2. Cooking:

In addition to relating cooking to mini topics, recipes will be chosen according to the skills that we are learning to ensure that a range of skills are covered throughout KS3. Pupils will be taught food safety and hygiene throughout.

3. Where food comes from:

We will be making links back to the principles that our food and drink has to be grown, reared, caught and processed – and that it really doesn’t just appear by magic! We have a fantastic fruit, vegetable and herb garden and we will make use of home qrown food where possible. We will investigate recipes and use maps to work out where food comes from.

Key Stage 4: Home Cooking Skills

At KS4 we offer the BTEC Award in Home Cooking Skills (QCF) at either Level 1 or Level 2 as an optional subject.

At Level 1 pupils are required to select and prepare ingredients for a recipe; use cooking skills when following a recipe; demonstrate food safety and hygiene throughout the preparation and cooking process. They are also required to reflect on own learning about the value of gaining cooking skills Identify ways to pass on information about home cooking.

At Level 2 pupils are required to plan a nutritious two-course meal; apply presentation skills when serving the meal; explain ways to economise when cooking at home; identify ways information about cooking meals at home from scratch has been passed on to others.

Blackfriars Academy - Documents for Ofsted

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Pupil Premium Information View (Link to Pupil Premium page)
Curriculum provision, content and approach View (Link to Curriculum page)
Admission arrangements View
Behaviour policy View
Charging and remissions policy View
Safeguarding policy View
Disability Equality Scheme and Acessibility policy View Part One, View Part Two
Performance Data View (External Website)
Ethos and Values View
SEN Information Report View
Year 7 catch-up premium View
Governors details and register of interests View
Annual Accounts for 2 previous years View (Link to Shaw Education Trust Website)
Value for Money statement View (Link to Shaw Education Trust Website)
Annual Report View (Link to Shaw Education Trust Website)
Memorandum of association View (Link to Shaw Education Trust Website)
The Trust's funding agreement View (Link to Department for Education Website)
Charity trustees' and members' names View (Link to Shaw Education Trust Website)
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