Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps De Lisle
Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps de Lisle was an English Catholic convert. He founded Mount St Bernard Abbey, a Trappist abbey in Leicestershire and worked for the reconversion or reconciliation of Britain to Catholicism, he was the son of Charles March-Phillipps of Garendon Hall and Harriet Ducarel, daughter of Gerald Gustavus Ducarel of Walford, Somerset. The de Lisle family of Leicestershire were the Phillippses from London; the Garendon estate near Loughborough, was inherited by Thomas March, who adopted the name Phillipps, married Susan de Lisles. Their son, adopted the de Lisle crest and arms. Steady accumulation of landed property made him one of the ‘wealthiest commoners’ in England; when Charles March-Phillipps died in 1862, Ambrose took the additional name of Lisle, becoming Ambrose Charles Lisle March Phillipps de Lisle. He spent his earliest years at his birthplace and was brought up as a member of the Church of England, receiving his first religious instruction from his uncle, William March Phillipps, a High Church clergyman.
In 1818 Ambrose was sent to a private school in South Croxton, whence he was removed in 1820 to Maisemore Court School, near Gloucester, kept by the Rev. George Hodson; the Bishop of Gloucester, Henry Ryder, having married Sophia March Phillipps, was his uncle by marriage, so the boy spent Sundays and holidays at the bishop's palace. At school he met for the Abbé Giraud, a French émigré priest. A visit to Paris in 1823 gave him his first acquaintance with Catholic liturgy; the effect on his mind was shown on his return home when he persuaded the Anglican rector to place a cross on the communion table, but this first effort to restore the cross to English churches was stopped by the Bishop of Peterborough. He converted to Catholicism, removed from Rev. Hodson's school, returned home with his father, who arranged for him to continue his preparation for the university under the private tuition of the Rev. William Wilkinson, he did not join in the service. Ambrose Phillipps was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge in November 1825, though he did not go into residence there until 16 October 1826.
At the university he found a congenial friend in Kenelm Digby, author of Mores Catholici and The Broadstone of Honour, who was, like himself, a member of a long-established family of the gentry and a recent convert. There was no Catholic chapel at Cambridge, every Sunday for two years these two young Catholics used to ride, over to St Edmund's College, Ware, a distance of twenty-five miles, for Catholic Mass and Communion, it was on one of these visits to St Edmund's, in April 1828, that Phillipps was seized with a serious illness, having broken a blood-vessel in his lung. The doctors recommended his father to take him to Italy for the winter, this cut short his Cambridge career, so that he had to leave the university without taking his degree. On his return to England in 1829, he became acquainted with the Hon. George Spencer an Anglican clergyman, his conversation was instrumental in leading to Spencer's conversion, as the latter admits in his Account of my Conversion – "I passed many hours daily in conversation with Phillipps and was satisfied beyond all expectations with the answers he gave me to the different questions I proposed about the principal tenets and practices of Catholics."
The following winter he again spent in Italy, on which occasion he met Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, who made a great impression on him. On 25 July 1833, Ambrose Phillipps married Laura Mary, eldest daughter of the Hon. Thomas Clifford, son of Hugh, fourth Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, in the Church of St James, Spanish Place, London. Charles March Phillipps gave his son possession of the second family estate, the manor of Grace-Dieu in Leicestershire, which before the Protestant Reformation had been the Augustinian Grace Dieu Priory. Here Ambrose Phillipps built a new manor-house Grace Dieu Manor, 1833–34, in the meantime he and his wife resided at Leamington, or at Garendon Hall. Writing a few years before his death he thus summed up the chief aims of his own life: "There were three great objects to which I felt after my own conversion as a boy of fifteen specially drawn by internal feeling for the whole space of forty-five years which have since elapsed; the first was to restore to England the primitive monastic contemplative observance, which God enabled me to do in the foundation of the Trappist monastery of Mount St Bernard.
The second was the restoration of the primitive ecclesiastical chant, my edition of, now recommended by the Archbishop of Westminster for the use of churches and chapels. The third was the restoration of the Anglican Church to Catholic Unity." According to Purcell, "In that early day no one did more for the Catholic revival in England single-handed, than Phillipps de Lisle". In the foundation of the Cistercian Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire he received generous support from his friend John, Earl of Shrewsbury, but it was he himself who conceived the idea, believing it necessary that the ascetic aspect of Catholic life should be presented to the English people. Mount St Bernard Abbey was the first monastery built in England since the Reformation, he gave both land and money depleting his own resources in providing the necessary buildings. This work was begun in 1835 and completed in 1844, during the same period, he founded missions at Grace Dieu and Whitwick, his disappointment was great when he found that the Trappists were prevented by their rule from undertaking active missionary work, because he attached
Brookvale High School
Brookvale High School, opened 1976, is a mixed middle school in the village of Groby in Leicestershire, providing education for students aged 11–14. It shares a large campus with Groby Community College which takes pupils from 14-19, its main intake comes from partner schools in Groby and the nearby villages of Ratby, Kirby Muxloe and Newtown Linford though it accepts other pupils subject to availability of places. Its name is derived from a small group of cottages, named Brooke Vale Cottages, that occupied the site where the school now stands; the school specialises in languages and teaches French and German to its pupils. On 1 July 2012, both Brookvale and Groby Community College became academies, though both retained their names; the school was judged outstanding by OFSTED in February 2014. The report described the school as having "a positive environment for learning which supports the excellent academic and personal development of the students"; the school achieved'outstanding' in all four areas assessed by OFSTED: achievement of pupils, quality of teaching and safety of pupils and leadership and management.
In an article in the Leicester Mercury, head teacher Katie Rush said the whole school had shown commitment but she was proud of the students. Brookvale High School Website
Brockington College is a Church of England mixed secondary school in Enderby, England. It is in the district of Blaby; the school became an academy on 1 August 2012. In 1957 Brockington College was built using an intergrid prefabricated construction. Four other Leicestershire schools used this method of construction and due to the high maintenance costs and physical degradation of the buildings each of these schools has now been replaced. Brockington College was part of a £19m project from September 2006 to September 2007. Being a voluntary-aided school, funding was not directly through the Building Schools for the Future scheme but shared between HM Government and the Partnership for Church Schools scheme; as such the Church of England made a significant investment in its local community. The current building boasts modern and state-of-the-art facilities information technology equipment. A full size artificial grass pitch was added in 2009, funded and sponsored by the FA, Next and a number of other local sponsors.
The school converted to academy status in August 2012. A middle school for pupils aged 11 to 14, in September 2015 the school changed to become an 11 to 16 secondary school. Brockington admits children aged 11–16 and in recent years has drawn significant numbers of pupils from beyond its traditional catchment area; the current informal catchment extends in excess of 8 miles, centred on Enderby and Narborough and including Croft and Thurlaston - but reaching to Stoney Stanton and Blaby, Braunstone and Leicester Forest East as families have elected to apply to Brockington rather than their local secondary schools. The school has a well established transition procedure for all children. Ofsted noted Brockington's pastoral support as being one of the many outstanding features of the college in 2010; the school speaks of its "uniquely Christian ethos" and has been assessed as an "Outstanding" school as part of its Section 48 inspection. Children and staff from a number of faith backgrounds are part of the Brockington community and all beliefs are respected and considered.
Local clergy host assemblies once a fortnight for each year and there is a strong Spiritual Reflection programme designed to prompt reflection among all, irrespective of their faith. There is a Christmas and Easter service held at the local church for years 7-10. There are four Houses within the school and pupils participate in extracurricular and enrichment activities representing their House. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards. There are a total of 5 state-of-the-art ICT rooms located on-site; the school has seven key values. Each tutor group has elected representatives who meet once a term, decide priorities and liaise with the senior leadership team. Student Voice pupils play a significant role in staff recruitment and the promotion of the school; the College offers bookable facilities for outside groups. Regular sporting events are hosted using the College's facilities, including the 3G Artificial Grass Football Pitch, main indoor sports hall, Multi Use Games Area. Richard Armitage, actor.
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Belvoir High School
Belvoir High School, now known as The Priory Belvoir Academy, is a mixed secondary school located in Bottesford in the English county of Leicestershire. The school also operated Melton Vale Post 16 Centre in Melton Mowbray. A middle school, Belvoir High School changed its intake in 2008 and became a secondary school for pupils aged 11 to 16, it was converted as part of the Belvoir and Melton Academy Trust. In 2017, the Belvoir and Melton Academy Trust was discontinued and the Belvoir High School became part of The Priory Federation of Academies Trust; as of 2018, the school's most recent Ofsted inspection was in 2015, the judgement was Good. Melton Vale Post 16 Centre is a sixth form centre located in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. From 2012 to 2017 it was part of the Melton Academy Trust. In 2017 it became part of the Nova Academy Trust; as of 2018, the centre's most recent Ofsted inspection was in 2015, the judgement was Outstanding. Robert Harris, novelist Sean Lamont, rugby player Belvoir High School official website Melton Vale Post 16 Centre official website Bottesford Living History: Schools The Priory Federation of Academies Trust
Sir John Moore Church of England Primary School
Sir John Moore Church of England Primary School known as Appleby Grammar School, is a junior school situated in the village of Appleby Magna, in Leicestershire, England. The school was constructed between 1693 and 1697, based on an original design by Sir Christopher Wren and Sir William Wilson; the school was established and financed by Sir John Moore, the younger son of the local squire who became Lord Mayor and Alderman of London. The school occupies an elevated position to the south of the village and sits in its own walled, landscaped grounds totaling just over 3.5 acres. The main school building is Grade I listed; the primary school was rated "outstanding" in its last Ofsted inspection. Sir John Moore was second son of Charles Moore Esq. owner of Appleby Parva Manor. His elder brother called Charles, was expected to inherit the family estates. John went to London to make a living as a merchant, he made his fortune in the City of London, was knighted, became Lord Mayor of London in 1681 and an Alderman of London.
Moore had no children and, wishing to use his wealth to benefit his home village, financed the building of a school next to his father's estate. Moore commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to prepare the initial drawings. After Wren's first design, the work was taken on by local architect Sir William Wilson who both studied under Wren at Oxford University and worked for his Company. Construction started in 1693 and it opened in 1697. For most of its existence the school was known as "Appleby Grammar School" and operated as a free school for the boys of the village, as well as a boys' boarding school; the name was changed to "Sir John Moore Church Of England School" some time in the last century. It was in the last century that the school started to accept girls. During the Second World War, the school was used to house Belgian evacuees. During the Second World War, it was said locally that the flames of Coventry, after it was bombed, could be seen from the roof of the school. In the mid-1990s, following rising maintenance costs, the school was earmarked for closure.
A new school building was planned in a neighbouring field and the building was to be surrendered to the National Trust. After much protest from the villagers the school remained open, it received a £6,000,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to renovate the whole building. The stables were converted into a computer suite, the old dormitories were turned into a heritage centre and several old offices and storage rooms were converted into rented offices and apartments; the building still operates with 125 students from the village. It was described as "outstanding" in its June 2009 Ofsted inspection. Sir John Moore School now hosts many corporate events and weddings, has a midsummer music festival complete with firework display; the old school basements have been converted into a pub/bar called The Cellar. William Huskisson, well known as being the first man to die in a railway accident when he was knocked down by Stephenson's Rocket at the opening of the Liverpool–Manchester railway, he was a Member of Parliament in Liverpool at the time.
England is a country, part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to Scotland to the north-northwest; the Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south; the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world; the English language, the Anglican Church, English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, the country's parliamentary system of government has been adopted by other nations.
The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation. England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the west; the capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. England's population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom concentrated around London, the South East, conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century; the Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The name "England" is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means "land of the Angles"; the Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages. The Angles came from the Anglia peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea; the earliest recorded use of the term, as "Engla londe", is in the late-ninth-century translation into Old English of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. The term was used in a different sense to the modern one, meaning "the land inhabited by the English", it included English people in what is now south-east Scotland but was part of the English kingdom of Northumbria; the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle recorded that the Domesday Book of 1086 covered the whole of England, meaning the English kingdom, but a few years the Chronicle stated that King Malcolm III went "out of Scotlande into Lothian in Englaland", thus using it in the more ancient sense.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its modern spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, in which the Latin word Anglii is used; the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars. How and why a term derived from the name of a tribe, less significant than others, such as the Saxons, came to be used for the entire country and its people is not known, but it seems this is related to the custom of calling the Germanic people in Britain Angli Saxones or English Saxons to distinguish them from continental Saxons of Old Saxony between the Weser and Eider rivers in Northern Germany. In Scottish Gaelic, another language which developed on the island of Great Britain, the Saxon tribe gave their name to the word for England. An alternative name for England is Albion; the name Albion referred to the entire island of Great Britain. The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus the 4th-century BC De Mundo: "Beyond the Pillars of Hercules is the ocean that flows round the earth.
In it are two large islands called Britannia. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, i.e. it was written in the Graeco-Roman period or afterwards. The word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins, it either derives from a cognate of the Latin albus meaning white, a reference to the white cliffs of Dover or from the phrase the "island of the Albiones" in the now lost Massaliote Periplus, attested through Avienus' Ora Maritima to which the former served as a source. Albion is now applied to England in a more poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England and made popular by its use in Arthurian legend; the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximate
The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament. Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, including state schools and some independent schools, it inspects childcare and fostering agencies and initial teacher training, regulates a range of early years and children’s social care services. The Chief Inspector is appointed by an Order-in-Council and thus becomes an office holder under the Crown. Amanda Spielman has been HMCI since 2017. In 1833, Parliament agreed an annual grant to the National Society for Promoting Religious Education and the British and Foreign School Society, which provided Church of England and non-denominational elementary schools for poor children. To monitor the effectiveness of the grant, two inspectors of schools were appointed in 1837, Seymour Tremenheere and the Rev. John Allen. Dr. James Kay-Shuttleworth secretary of the Privy Council education committee, ensured that the inspectors were appointed by Order-in-Council to guard their independence.
The grant and inspection system was extended in 1847 to Roman Catholic elementary schools established by the Catholic Poor School Committee. Inspectors were organised on denominational lines, with the churches having a say in the choice of inspectors, until 1876, when inspectors were re-organised by area. After the Education Act 1902, inspections were expanded to state-funded secondary schools along similar lines. Over time, more inspections were carried out by inspectors based in local education authorities, with HMI focussing on reporting to the Secretary of State on education conditions across the country; the government of John Major, concerned about variable local inspection regimes, decided to introduce a national scheme of inspections though a reconstituted HMI, which became known as the Office for Standards in Education. Under the Education Act 1992, HMI would supervise the inspection of each state-funded school in the country, would publish its reports for the benefit of schools and government instead of reporting to the Secretary of State.
In September 2001, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England became responsible for registration and inspection of day care and childminding in England, the position was renamed Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills. This was done by 150 local authorities, based on their implementation by 1992 of the Daycare Standards provisions of the 1989 Children Act. Schedule 11 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 changed the way in which Ofsted works without changing the provision. Since 2006 the structure of Ofsted has derived elements from business models, with a Chair, an executive board, regional officers, a formal annual report to Parliament in the light of concerns about schools, local authority children's services. In April 2007 the former Office for Standards in Education merged with the Adult Learning Inspectorate to provide an inspection service that includes all post-16 government funded education. At the same time it took on responsibility for the registration and inspection of social care services for children, the welfare inspection of independent and maintained boarding schools from the Commission for Social Care Inspection.
The services Ofsted inspects or regulates now include: local services, child day care, children's centres, children's social care, CAFCASS, state schools, independent schools and teacher training providers and learning and skills providers in England. It monitors the work of the Independent Schools Inspectorate. HMI are empowered and required to provide independent advice to the United Kingdom government and parliament on matters of policy and to publish an annual report to parliament on the quality of educational provision in England. Ofsted distributes its functions amongst its offices in London, Nottingham, Cambridge and Bristol. Ofsted only covers England; the current Chief Inspector is Amanda Spielman, appointed in January 2017 replacing Sir Michael Wilshaw. Ofsted directly employs Her Majesty's Inspectors; as of July 2009 there were 443 HMIs, of whom 82 were engaged in management, 245 in the inspection of schools, the rest in inspection of other areas for which Ofsted in responsible. All HMIs inspecting schools have teaching experience.
Most school inspections were carried out by Additional Inspectors employed by external companies known as Regional Inspection Service Providers. As of July 2009 there were 1,948 AIs. Although Ofsted claims that most of these have teaching experience, in 2012 it was forced to admit that it had done no quality control checks on these inspectors, that many of them – including lead inspectors – were not qualified teachers and many had no experience of working with children. A further scandal surrounded headteachers dismissed following poor OFSTED reports being hired as inspectors. In 2015, 40% of additional inspectors who wanted to continue working for OFSTED were not re-hired after a contractual change. Although OFSTED insisted that this was part of a quality control process and'should not be seen as an admi