The schools and institutions within our Alliance are of different sizes, within rural, semi-rural and urban settings and accepting differing demographics in their intake.
Each have their particular areas of expertise and specialisms. This creates many opportunities for classroom observation, collaborative work, training and support.
Through Haybridge Training School, our Alliance can offer the experience of teaching and training staff, National and Specialist Leaders, Headteachers and Ofsted Inspectors to pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm through mentoring, leadership, CPD, school-to-school support, and research and development.
Whether you wish to train as a Primary or Secondary School teacher, or whether you are seeking further development and training for yourself or your teaching staff, we are confident that we will be able to offer training that is stimulating, innovative and supportive of your development.We work with a range of primary and secondary schools to offer our trainees the broadest possible experiences in developing their skills and talents.
In addition to our immediate alliance, we are reaching out to partner schools in Sweden, Dubai, Madrid, Brazil, Prague and the USA. This offers a truly international dimension to our training programme and a unique experience for our trainees.
At its simplest, our mission statement as a school remains the same each year and that is to work to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our students thereby ensuring the best life chances for everybody in our care.
This is underpinned by a belief that ‘an education’ is more than just a set of qualifications but is an experience which allows young people to enhance their natural talents, gifts and abilities and we strive to ensure that all our students are supported to be the articulate, tolerant, resilient and caring young people who will go into the world beyond Haybridge capable of achieving great things and making a difference.
We work to provide all of our students with a bespoke learning experience which includes access to the broadest, most engaging and appropriate curriculum possible, outstanding teaching at all Key Stages and a motivating and energetic learning environment underpinned by an atmosphere of mutual respect and exciting extra-curricular opportunities.
We are very proud that in our last inspection report Haybridge was described as being ‘a very successful mix of innovation and traditional values, personalisation and collaboration, open enjoyment and high achievement’ and are committed to exploring the best that a 21st Century education can offer whilst remaining firmly committed to our traditions and values.
Equally, we are very proud of our reputation built up over many years for supporting students of all abilities to achieve excellent results at both GCSE and A-level which enables them to move on to the best in higher education, training and employment.
Hagley Catholic High School is a voluntary aided Catholic mixed comprehensive school of approximately 1070 pupils aged 11 - 18 including a Sixth Form of 224.
The principal aims of the school are much broader than simply academic achievement; our aim is to develop a civilized Christian community with a reputation for the highest academic and social standards. We want a school to which children wish to come, to which parents wish to send their children and where teachers wish to teach.
It is a six form entry school and is heavily over-subscribed; the Governors being able to offer places only to those fulfilling the first five out of nine criteria of admission. The school enjoys an excellent reputation and commands a high degree of parental and parish support. Pupils come to Hagley mainly from the parishes of St Ambrose Kidderminster and St Pius X, Kidderminster, Our Lady & All Saints Stourbridge, Our Lady & St Kenelm Halesowen, St Wulstan & St Thomas of Canterbury Stourport-on-Severn, and The Holy Family Bewdley. We also admit some children from parishes in South West Birmingham.
The school is a very welcoming community with care and compassion at its heart. Outstanding care, guidance and support ensure that all students gain from the opportunities the school provides through its imaginative and comprehensive curriculum.
The school’s very high expectations lead to students developing high moral standards, and the large majority lead healthy lives. They have a strong sense of duty, and participate in activities that help others and improve the environment in the school and beyond.
The School of Education is an Outstanding Provider of Teacher Training for Primary and Secondary Education, as accredited by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and offers Teacher Training for both Primary and Secondary Education.
The School also offers a wide variety of Masters and Professional Development Programmes which are ideal for teachers and other professionals who wish to study towards higher qualifications or obtain mandatory qualifications in a broad range of educational fields, which are linked to the research interests of members of staff. It provides specialist training and expertise in many areas of educational practice and policy, including: Autism; Bilingualism in Education; Education for Health Professionals; Inclusion and Special Educational Needs; International Studies in Education; Management of Special Education in Developing Countries; Multisensory Impairment; and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
There are also wide and varied opportunities for students to undertake Research Programmes that will support the growth of research skills and build on subject knowledge.
King Charles I School is an 11-18 comprehensive school with over 1250 pupils and students alongside some 200 staff. Our Sixth Form, in its own purpose built accommodation, has nearly 200 students on roll.
The school is a dynamic vibrant and engaging community that makes every effort to work with and ensure that all our pupils not only fulfil their academic potential but are equipped with the skills to ensure they can go onto to become successful and active citizens in this changing world.
Our mission statement 'Raising Achievement through Engagement' means we are committed to ensuring the school responds to the needs of all of our pupils and that we will review and develop all aspects of the school to ensure that it is forward looking and providing a world class education for our pupils.
The school is also the first Secondary School in the county to be awarded the Green Flag Ambassador Award - Eco School's most prestigious accolade.
Christopher Whitehead is a co-educational mixed comprehensive school of over 1100 students that serves the St. John’s area and surrounding community on the west side of Worcester City. We have a committed, friendly and well-qualified staff of over 150 and benefit from a highly supportive and experienced Governing Body. In September 2005 we gained Specialist Language College status and this has seen rapid improvements in facilities and variety of courses offered. In 2007 we won International School status, in 2008 we became a Foundation school and in 2011 we became an Academy school with the sense of ownership and purpose that brings.
The school occupies a large site on the west bank of the River Severn with views of the Malvern Hills and of Worcester City and its cathedral. The school was formed in 1983 by the amalgamation of two schools and its buildings vary in age and architecture. It has been substantially modernised and re-equipped and now boasts a range of excellent facilities. Since 2008, over £5 million has been spent on creating 21st century facilities.
These facilities underpin the modern curriculum that is offered to meet the needs of all our students and supports the 24 extra-curricular clubs that are available on a weekly basis.
We work hard to provide a happy and secure environment and to respond to the changing needs of our children.a happy and secure environment and to respond to the changing needs of our children. We also consider the whole child to be important and aim to meet the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and moral needs of each child.
We expect that our children share and work alongside each other in a co-operative way and treat adults, each other and property with respect. Every child is an individual in their own right and is treated as such. The school has an atmosphere that encourages a caring courteous code of conduct. Our most recent school inspection highlighted pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as an outstanding feature of the school. We are naturally very proud of this.
Blakedown CE Primary School is an important focal point of village life and shares close links with the church and the community. The school offers a warm and family environment for both children and their parents and it fosters a caring atmosphere for all who attend or visit the school.
At Blakedown we aim to nurture a love for lifelong learning. We value standards and achievement but also aim to develop the children in terms of their interests and personal learning skills so that they are prepared for their future.
The children are supported well in their learning by a dedicated and caring team of staff, governors and parents. Together we hope to provide the children with a firm foundation for the future.
St. Kenelm’s is a small village school with strong links to the local community. The school has an excellent reputation within Worcestershire and has celebrated many successes over recent years. It is a single form entry school admitting 28 pupils each year. This enables us to maintain a real family atmosphere where everyone is known, understood and cared for.
We have high expectations at St.Kenelm’s and we expect everyone to do their best. We aim to develop in our children a sense of citizenship along with high self-esteem and confidence in order that each individual can achieve their potential. Whilst recognising that our pupils need to be equipped with key skills in Literacy and Numeracy, we strongly feel that they also need to develop a real passion for learning and we try to enhance this learning through a whole range of experiences both within and outside the classroom environment through an exciting and vibrant curriculum.
As a church school, we have a strong relationship with St. Kenelm’s church community and our Christian values underpin everything we do. However, we believe that as a Church School in the Worcester diocese we should develop the spirituality of all our children whether they are of the Christian faith, other faiths or of no faith. We teach the children about other beliefs and regularly visit not only the Church and the Cathedral but the local Mosque, Synagogue and Gurdwara. In this way the children develop understanding, empathy and tolerance of people with different beliefs and cultures to their own.
Our vision statement is bold and all-encompassing: “To inspire children to achieve their full potential in their learning and lives within a caring Christian environment”. Underpinning our approach at Clent are five core beliefs that pervade all areas of school life; to provide happy memories to look back upon; to foster a love of learning; to offer enjoyable learning experiences; to provide opportunities to develop rich friendships and finally to give children the chance to develop spiritually in a Christian atmosphere.
Through our curriculum we seek to provide every opportunity for children to apply core curriculum skills, to achieve the highest possible standards, to question, explore, apply learning skills, acquire positive attitudes, gain independence…in short, to become lifelong learners.
Belbroughton Church of England Primary School is in the Hagley Pyramid of schools, we have a dedicated, caring staff team committed to enabling every child to achieve his/her best. This success in school is measured in a variety of ways, and we feel proud that our children are happy, hard working, and polite and achieving their potential measured against the standards of the school and of the National Curriculum. In school we also expect and achieve high standards of behaviour and appearance and from a very young age our pupils are encouraged to become independent and self-disciplined.
We also encourage the children to make a positive contribution to the school and to our local community in order to encourage good citizenship and caring for the environment. The children’s contributions, through the ECO Committee, School Council and CREW have been very effective in creating positive change in our school.
Small schools have many advantages and not the least is smaller than average classes. With this in mind we foster a warm, friendly atmosphere, with all children learning, and showing, consideration for others, especially those who are younger. We find that new children settle in very quickly and happily, especially if they have attended First Steps nursery.
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South Bromsgrove is an outstanding school where students enjoy learning in a way which stimulates their imagination and creativity. We maintain high standards of achievement, offer a broad and relevant curriculum, and place great emphasis on a high quality of experience in lessons. A great majority of our students choose to enter our vibrant and highly successful Sixth Form after studies in Year 11.
We are proud of our traditions, such as success in The Duke of Edinburgh Award, where we are the largest school-based centre in the country. Our annual Eisteddfod, which is a spectacle of competition and performance second to none, lives on in the memories of former students.
South is a school where individuals flourish, where respect and courtesy are hallmarks of our work and where everyone has a voice.
Chadsgrove is a Special School which caters for pupils aged 2 years – 19 years whose Special Educational Needs arise from their physical disability. Many pupils also have additional sensory, communication or learning difficulties. We aim to provide an appropriate curriculum to meet each child's individual needs and to encourage all children to reach their full potential.
The School of Education at Newman University has trained teachers for over forty years and has an established reputation for producing high quality professionals that work with children and young people. It has a student-centred focus rooted in the local community but also serves regional, national and international communities of learning by providing a formative education informed by the Catholic ethos and a shared values-based learning experience.
The School of Education works in close partnership with schools, settings and organisations in the areas of mentoring, work placements, curriculum consultancy and research, and we welcome opportunities to form new relationships. Our partnership links enable us to offer mentoring and work placements that enrich trainees’ knowledge, experience and opportunities.
The Rivers CofE Academy Trust is a group of three 'Good' and 'Outstanding' schools: Heronswood Primary School, Cutnall Green Primary School and St Clements CofE Primary School; all varying in size, economic, social backgrounds and religion, however we all share the same vision which is to ensure that each and every child leaves us fulfilling their maximum potential, and ready for the next stage of their learning journey at secondary school.
Becoming a Multi Academy Trust allows us to set a strong, shared strategic vision across all the schools in the partnership.
As we continue to grow we are determined to remain a high striving organisation and believe that it is important that children are able to attend a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ local school, and look forward to working with all to achieve this.
In September 2015 the University of Birmingham School opened to form an exciting new addition to education in Birmingham. At the University of Birmingham School we aim to transform lives by creating a learning community that will utilise the wonderful facilities of a new building and exploit its close association with the University to provide an unrivalled educational experience for all of its pupils. The School, which is be free to attend, seeks to bring pupils together from different social and cultural backgrounds to create an environment that reflects the diversity of Birmingham and provides opportunities for everyone to excel.
Redhill School is a thriving and successful secondary school with 1170 pupils. We have a history of excellence based on our core values of hard work, discipline, high achievement and trust.
Redhill School is also a forward-looking school and dynamic organisation, committed to seeking excellence in the future. Academy Status and Teaching School Status have helped to place the school at the forefront of educational progress, providing an educational experience that is international, technological and vocational. We have a highly qualified team of teaching and support staff dedicated to the continuous improvement of educational provision.
We value each and every one of our pupils and they are at the centre of all that we do. By recognising their unique needs and aspirations, providing equal opportunities and a caring environment, our pupils are able to flourish and achieve their best.
Our core purpose is to provide high-quality learning opportunities in a happy and secure environment, in order to offer ambitious life opportunities for our students. Hence, learning is at the heart of everything we do. We recognize that everyone is different, with different learning styles, gifts and talents. We seek to recognise these in our planning of the curriculum, lessons and extra-curricular activities. We want our students to leave Pedmore with the best possible academic qualifications and a love of learning that will remain with them for life.
Wolverley CE Secondary School is a thriving and dynamic school with a Church of England ethos running positively throughout. Everyone who works at the school is passionate about helping our students to learn and develop into responsible and well-rounded individuals. We place this goal at the heart of our drive for excellence.
We have such belief in the young people who come to Wolverley that we challenge them daily to raise their sights to achieve more than they maybe believe that they can. Our school motto is ‘Ambition Unlimited’; our ambition for both the school itself and everyone who walks through its doors knows no bounds.
We have a core set of values which were chosen by the children, governors and staff. These help the children to develop a caring and respectful attitude towards one another and also equip them with the guidance to enable them to make the correct life choices. We also feel that our values ethos means that our children are able to make a positive contribution to society when they are with us and of course when they leave at the end of year 6.
We have high expectations for all our children and encourage them to be curious and independent learners from their very first day with us. Our dedicated team of teachers deliver quality first inclusive teaching and our committed support staff work alongside the teachers delivering well thought out and timely intervention so that all children make progress towards their individual targets.
The Chantry High School opened in 1963 and became a comprehensive when Worcestershire re-organised in 1983. Since then the school has gone from strength to strength, becoming an Academy in July 2011. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum to all pupils regardless of ability. We value the sense of community at The Chantry and strive to help pupils become active and responsible citizens. We have the support of a strong Governing Body and an active ‘Friends of The Chantry’ group led by parents. The school prides itself upon its high standards and calm and positive working atmosphere, where children can learn and teachers are committed, enthusiastic and expert in their field.
The school had an Ofsted inspection in 2009 and achieved an overall ‘outstanding’ grade. The standards of teaching are high and relationships between staff and pupils are continually good. In Summer 2013 77% of our pupils achieved 5 A*-C including English and Maths. Standards of behaviour in and out of class are outstanding.
Dyson Perrins is a Christian school which uses its distinctiveness to support academic achievement and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural growth of our learners. It is a place where there are positive educational experiences for all and high expectations of everyone.
Bishop Perowne College is a vibrant and prosperous Church of England school which encourages both pupils and staff to be passionate about learning. Our goal is to develop our students into the independent and charismatic individuals we know they can be and our Church of England status inspires a respectful behaviour among all of our students.
Our college motto 'Endeavour Forever' is seamlessly threaded throughout everything we do here at Bishop Perowne and our students are aware of the rewards that can be reaped with hard work.
The Earls is a genuinely ancient institution. Almost uniquely among non-selective schools we are 360 years old. Founded in 1652, we are an institution with a strong blend of the best of tradition and the best of the new. The Governors chose to become an Academy in January 2012, which does not change our admission arrangements or the service we offer the community. Whatever outer form the school designation takes we hold to the tradition encapsulated in the school motto: ‘Ut filii lucis fiatis’, almost literally ‘to become the children of light’, that’s what we want for our students: to become enlightened.
We have 1200 11 to 16 year old students on role and so an intake of 240 in each year group. We also have a sizable and growing 6th form. This is in a Collegiate arrangement with Halesowen College and allows us to offer, and to deliver, over 40 A-level courses as well as the full range of post-16 vocational options.
We are a school committed to delivering the very best education for all of our students. This can be seen in our school motto “Excellence for All”, that applies equally to our twin objectives of academic success and extra-curricular and enrichment provision.
We are a school built on traditional values and our ethos and beliefs are evident in “The Windsor Way”. This is a charter committed to by our whole school community and celebrates the twin tenets of respect and responsibility. Our active House system underlines these traits every day.
Our high standards are evident in a number of areas - academic, sporting, artistic, cultural and behaviour. We will never compromise on these high standards - and we will commit ourselves to helping our children to be the best they can be.
In the last eight years our examination results have risen from 31% of pupils getting 5 A*-C grades to a record 99.4%. This makes us the most successful school in Dudley and one of the top 100 most improved schools nationally. Our number of A* grades has trebled and our A grades have more than doubled as well. Our 5 A*-C (including English and Maths) now stands at 80.1%, making us arguably the most successful comprehensive in the whole of the Black Country. Ofsted, at its most recent inspection in November 2012, decided that in all areas the school is ‘outstanding’. However, we would like to stress that, while we are pleased with what we have done, we have not exhausted our ambition - we can, and will, do even better.
Kinver High School is a thriving and successful secondary school and Sixth Form providing for about 600 students. We have a history of excellence based on our core values of hard work, discipline and high aspirations.
We believe that learning should be engaging, active and inspiring, that the views of parents and students are vital as we aim to provide an outstanding education for each and every student, and that high expectations of behaviour, dress and effort are the foundations on which every student can build success.
Kinver High is a school that uses its relatively small size to great effect. Students feel that they are not just one of a large number; our students are not lost in the crowd. We recognise the need to personalise our teaching to get the very best out of each individual student and challenge them to reach their potential, even if at first they don't believe this to be possible. In the classroom we strive to provide engaging opportunities for group work and independent learning, rather than just listening to the teacher. We recognise the importance of providing students with effective and regular feedback on their work in order for them to improve and make good progress. We are immensely proud of the students we teach and of the adults they become during their time with us.
Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
With around 23,500 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.
The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment.
Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.
We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.
Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People Focused, Partnership Working and Fairness and Integrity.