Campion School, Leamington Spa
Campion School was formed in 1977 when it moved to the present site on Sydenham Drive in Leamington Spa, England. It was the only school in the central area of Warwickshire to benefit from brand new buildings. In 2006, Campion was awarded dual specialisms of Business and Enterprise, Visual Arts; the school became an academy on 1 January 2012. Campion School is a mixed 11 to 18 secondary school. Although the school serves South Leamington, it take pupils from Whitnash, Radford Semele and Bishop's Tachbrook, other areas of Leamington, the Heathcote area of Warwick; the maximum number of pupils admitted in any one year is 155. Campion School has facilities that include: sports hall, youth centre, adult education centre, sixth form centre, playing fields, community rooms, conference/assembly hall, floodlit activity area, provision for the disabled, a new technology block. Sydenham Sports Centre is a dual use facility opened in the late 1970s, situated in the school grounds. Official website
North Leamington School
North Leamington School is a mixed comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 18 years located in Leamington Spa, England. It now operates on one main site, whereas prior to September 2009 it operated from two sites in Leamington Spa; the new school is no longer in Leamington, but the parish of Blackdown just off the B4113 road on Sandy Lane. The old site has been demolished and 44 homes are being built there. North Leamington is a mixed 11 to 18 comprehensive school maintained by Warwickshire County Council; the school serves North Leamington. It has around 1300 students on roll, including 300 in the Sixth Form with capacity for 1500 students. Joy Mitchell is headteacher; the headteacher previous to Joy Mitchell was David Hazeldine. The school was formed in 1977 from the merging of three schools: Blackdown High School, Leamington College for Girls, a girls grammar school and Leamington College for Boys on Binswood Avenue; the sixth form centre at Binswood Hall was separate to the school until 1994, when the teaching staff was merged with the 11-16 school.
This was not a simple operation, with the disparate nature of the sites. In September 2009, a new school was opened, built where the existing Manor Hall building was located; this new complex merged both the Sixth Form. The old site of the school has been demolished and the land sold to developers; the new site was designed by an architectural firm based in Warwick. Inside the school's sports building are various sports tops from notable pupils such as former England and Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster. There is a signed Celtic F. C. Shirt from 2007 and a Ronaldinho signed match jersey from the same year. Prior to September 2009, the main site, located at the north of the town between the A452 and A445; this site consisted of the Upper School. The Sixth Form Centre was situated in the centre of Leamington at Binswood Avenue; this was the former Leamington College for Boys, a Boys Grammar School, which opened in 1848. The building is in the Tudor revival style, with additions and alterations including a chapel built in 1867 and gymnasium dating from 1893.
When it ceased being used as a school, it was empty for several years'and is now a luxury retirement village with a health club and Whittles Restaurant. Binswood Hall is a listed building with previous incarnations as a Girls' Convent School and as a College for Boys, it offered 36 AS Level courses, leading onto A2 courses in Year 13. It had an overall pass rate of 97% with 40% of 435 individual exam entries attaining Grades A or B in 2004; the head of the Sixth Form was Robert Lowries, Deputy Head of NLS as a whole. The Sixth Form gets better than two Warwickshire Grammar Schools. On 20 September 2017, 3 fire engines from Warwickshire fire and rescue were sent to deal with fire in the roof of the old site, it was put out in about 30 minutes. The uniform, supplied by Stitch-Tech, is compulsory.'Students should wear full school uniform at all times, including during the journey to and from school unless parents/carers are advised otherwise in writing."The Headteacher's decision will be final in all matters relating to uniform and hairstyles.
The following uniform is from website. Black blazer with school logo £27.50–£33.50 Black school trousers £13.75–£17.95 White school shirt £11.75–£14.75/£12.50–£15.50 Clip-on School tie £6.95 Plain Black socks Plain black shoes Navy school V-neck jumper £13.95–£18.50 Black blazer with school logo £27.50–£33.50 Black school trousers or school skirt £?/£15.10–£18.00 White revere neck blouse £12.95–£15.95/£12.95-£15.95 or white school shirt £11.95–£14.95 school tie £6.95 Plain black or neutral tights or plain knee or ankle length white socks Plain black flat shoes Navy school V-neck jumper £13.95–£18.50 or navy school V-neck cardigan £14.95–£18.95 Boys - Navy/sky reversible Rugby top with school logo £16.25–£19.00 / Girls - Navy/sky sports sweatshirt with logo £16.30–£20.25 Navy/sky PE sports Polo top with logo £12.50–£15.25 Navy/sky PE jogging bottoms £14.50–£16.95 Boys - Navy/sky PE sports shorts £8.10–£9.40 / Girls - Previous or Skort £10.50–£12.40 Navy/sky Games socks £5.75–£6.00 Trainers suitable for sports hall and astro turf Shin pads £4.95/£10.25 and gum shield £3.00 No bracelets of any kind No piercings other than 1 gold or silver stud per ear on the lobe Hair accessories plain school colour and not for decoration No ankle bracelets Socks must be worn at all times No makeup - students in years 10/11 may wear discrete makeup Hair colour and high fashion/cult hairstyles are not permitted Correction fluid Glass bottles Drink cans Sugary/high-energy drinks Potentially offensive weapons All smoking materials All substances/materials open to abuse/misuse Aerosol cans Large sums of money in cash form Chewing gum Laser pens Scoote
Mixed-sex education known as mixed-gender education, co-education or coeducation, is a system of education where males and females are educated together. Whereas single-sex education was more common up to the 19th century, mixed-sex education has since become standard in many cultures in Western countries. Single-sex education, remains prevalent in many Muslim countries; the relative merits of both systems have been the subject of debate. The world's oldest co-educational day and boarding school is Dollar Academy, a junior and senior school for males and females from ages 5 to 18 in Scotland, United Kingdom. From its opening in 1818 the school admitted both boys and girls of the parish of Dollar and the surrounding area; the school continues in existence to the present day with around 1,250 pupils. The first co-educational college to be founded was Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Ohio, it opened on December 3, 1833, including 29 men and 15 women. Equal status for women did not arrive until 1837, the first three women to graduate with bachelor's degrees did so in 1840.
By the late 20th century, many institutions of higher learning, for people of one sex had become coeducational. In early civilizations, people were educated informally: within the household; as time progressed, education became more formal. Women had few rights when education started to become a more important aspect of civilization. Efforts of the ancient Greek and Chinese societies focused on the education of males. In ancient Rome, the availability of education was extended to women, but they were taught separately from men; the early Christians and medieval Europeans continued this trend, single-sex schools for the privileged classes prevailed through the Reformation period. In the 16th century, at the Council of Trent, the Roman Catholic church reinforced the establishment of free elementary schools for children of all classes; the concept of universal elementary education, regardless of sex, had been created. After the Reformation, coeducation was introduced in western Europe, when certain Protestant groups urged that boys and girls should be taught to read the Bible.
The practice became popular in northern England and colonial New England, where young children, both male and female, attended dame schools. In the late 18th century, girls were admitted to town schools; the Society of Friends in England, as well as in the United States, pioneered coeducation as they did universal education, in Quaker settlements in the British colonies and girls attended school together. The new free public elementary, or common schools, which after the American Revolution supplanted church institutions, were always coeducational, by 1900 most public high schools were coeducational as well. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, coeducation grew much more accepted. In Great Britain and the Soviet Union, the education of girls and boys in the same classes became an approved practice. In Australia there is a trend towards increased coeducational schooling with new coeducational schools opening, few new single sex schools opening and existing single sex schools combining or opening their doors to the opposite gender.
The first mixed-sex institution of higher learning in China was the Nanjing Higher Normal Institute, renamed National Central University and Nanjing University. For millennia in China, public schools public higher learning schools, were for men. Only schools established by zongzu were for both male and female students; some schools such as Li Zhi's school in Ming Dynasty and Yuan Mei's school in Qing Dynasty enrolled both male and female students. In the 1910s women's universities were established such as Ginling Women's University and Peking Girls' Higher Normal School, but there were no coeducation in higher learning schools. Tao Xingzhi, the Chinese advocator of mixed-sex education, proposed The Audit Law for Women Students at the meeting of Nanjing Higher Normal School held on December seventh, 1919, he proposed that the university recruit female students. The idea was supported by the president Guo Bingwen, academic director Liu Boming, such famous professors as Lu Zhiwei and Yang Xingfo, but opposed by many famous men of the time.
The meeting decided to recruit women students next year. Nanjing Higher Normal School enrolled eight Chinese female students in 1920. In the same year Peking University began to allow women students to audit classes. One of the most notable female students of that time was Jianxiong Wu. In 1949, the People's Republic of China was founded; the Chinese government has provided more equal opportunities for education since and all schools and universities have become mixed-sex. In recent years, many female and/or single-sex schools have again emerged for special vocational training needs but equal rights for education still apply to all citizens. In China Muslim Hui and Muslim Salars are against coeducation, due to Islam, Uyghurs are the only Muslims in China that do not mind coeducation and practice it. Admission to the Sorbonne was opened to girls in 1860; the baccalaureat became gender-blind in 1924, giving equal chances to all girls in applying to any universities. Mixed-sex education became mandatory for primary schools in 1957 and for all universities in 1975.
St. Paul's Co-educational College was the first mixed-sex secondary school in Hong Kong, it was founded in 1915 as St. Paul's Girls' College. At the end of World War II it was temporarily merged with St. Paul's College, a boys' school; when classes at the campus of St. Paul'
Warwickshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick; the county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The county is divided into five districts of North Warwickshire and Bedworth, Rugby and Stratford-on-Avon; the current county boundaries were set in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. The historic county boundaries include Solihull, as well as much of Birmingham; the county is bordered by Leicestershire to the northeast, Staffordshire to the northwest and the West Midlands to the west, Northamptonshire to the east and southeast, Gloucestershire to the southwest and Oxfordshire to the south. The northern tip of the county is only 3 miles from the Derbyshire border. An average-sized English county covering an area of 2,000 km2, it runs some 60 miles north to south. Equivalently it extends as far north as Shrewsbury in Shropshire and as far south as Banbury in north Oxfordshire; the majority of Warwickshire's population live in the centre of the county.
The market towns of northern and eastern Warwickshire were industrialised in the 19th century, include Atherstone, Bedworth and Rugby. Of these, Atherstone has retained most of its original character. Major industries included coal mining, textiles and cement production, but heavy industry is in decline, being replaced by distribution centres, light to medium industry and services. Of the northern and eastern towns, only Nuneaton and Rugby are well known outside of Warwickshire; the prosperous towns of central and western Warwickshire including Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester and Wellesbourne harbour light to medium industries and tourism as major employment sectors. The north of the county, bordering Staffordshire and Leicestershire, is mildly undulating countryside and the northernmost village, No Man's Heath, is only 34 miles south of the Peak District National Park's southernmost point; the south of the county is rural and sparsely populated, includes a small area of the Cotswolds, at the border with northeast Gloucestershire.
The plain between the outlying Cotswolds and the Edgehill escarpment is known as the Vale of Red Horse. The only town in the south of Warwickshire is Shipston-on-Stour; the highest point in the county, at 261 m, is Ebrington Hill, again on the border with Gloucestershire, grid reference SP187426 at the county's southwest extremity. There are no cities in Warwickshire since both Coventry and Birmingham were incorporated into the West Midlands county in 1974 and are now metropolitan authorities in themselves; the largest towns in Warwickshire in 2011 were: Nuneaton, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth. Much of western Warwickshire, including that area now forming part of Coventry and Birmingham, was covered by the ancient Forest of Arden, thus the names of a number of places in the central-western part of Warwickshire end with the phrase "-in-Arden", such as Henley-in-Arden, Hampton-in-Arden and Tanworth-in-Arden. The remaining area, not part of the forest, was called the Felden – from fielden.
Areas part of Warwickshire include Coventry, Sutton Coldfield and some of Birmingham including Aston and Edgbaston. These became part of the metropolitan county of West Midlands following local government re-organisation in 1974. In 1986 the West Midlands County Council was abolished and Birmingham and Solihull became effective unitary authorities, however the West Midlands county name has not been altogether abolished, still exists for ceremonial purposes, so the town and two cities remain outside Warwickshire; some organisations, such as Warwickshire County Cricket Club, based in Edgbaston, in Birmingham, still observe the historic county boundaries. The flag of the historic county was registered in October 2016, it is a design of a bear and ragged staff on a red field, long associated with the county. Coventry is in the centre of the Warwickshire area, still has strong ties with the county. Coventry and Warwickshire are sometimes treated as a single area and share a single Chamber of Commerce and BBC Local Radio Station.
Coventry has been a part of Warwickshire for only some of its history. In 1451 Coventry was separated from Warwickshire and made a county corporate in its own right, called the County of the City of Coventry. In 1842 the county of Coventry was abolished and Coventry was remerged with Warwickshire. In recent times, there have been calls to formally re-introduce Coventry into Warwickshire, although nothing has yet come of this; the county's population would increase by a third-of-a-million overnight should this occur, Coventry being the UK's 11th largest city. The town of Tamworth was divided between Warwickshire and Staffordshire, but since 1888 has been in Staffordshire. In 1931, Warwickshire gained the town of Shipston-on-Stour from Worcestershire and several villages, including Long Marston and Welford-on-Avon, from Gloucestershire. Warwickshire contains a large expanse of green belt area, surrounding the West Midlands and Coventry conurbations, was first drawn up from the 1950s. All the county's districts contain some portion of the belt.
The following towns and villages in Warwickshire have populations of over 5,000. Warwickshire came into being as a divisio
Aylesford School and Sixth Form College is a secondary school in Warwick, England. It was constructed on part of the land that made up RAF Warwick which closed in 1946. Aylesford secondary is a mixed-sex school, comprising years with students aged 11–18 and teaching the full range of students, its most recent examination results showed a slight drop than in previous years. A primary school has been built on the school site, the school is now able to take children from age four; as a result of the primary school, it is one of the first secondary schools in Warwickshire to become an, "all through school," which can teach students from reception age to eighteen. School website
Department for Education
The Department for Education is a department of Her Majesty's Government responsible for child protection, education and wider skills in England. A Department for Education existed between 1992, when the Department of Education and Science was renamed, 1995 when it was merged with the Department for Employment to become the Department for Education and Employment; the DfE was formed on 12 May 2010 by the incoming Cameron ministry, taking on the responsibilities and resources of the Department for Children and Families. In June 2012 the Department for Education committed a breach of the UK's Data Protection Act due to a security flaw on its website which made email addresses and comments of people responding to consultation documents available for download. In July 2016, the Department took over responsibilities for higher and further education and for apprenticeship from the dissolved Department for Business and Skills. Committee of the Privy Council on Education, 1839–1899 Education Department, 1856–1899 Board of Education, 1899–1944 Ministry of Education, 1944–1964 Department of Education and Science, 1964–1992 Department for Education, 1992–1995 Department for Education and Employment, 1995–2001 Department for Education and Skills, 2001–2007 Department for Children and Families, 2007–2010 The department is led by the Secretary of State for Education.
The Permanent Secretary is Jonathan Slater. DfE is responsible for education, children’s services and further education policy and wider skills in England, equalities; the predecessor department employed the equivalent of 2,695 staff as of April 2008 and as at June 2016, DfE had reduced its workforce to the equivalent of 2,301 staff. In 2015-16, the DfE has a budget of £58.2bn, which includes £53.6bn resource spending and £4.6bn of capital investments. The Department for Education's ministers are as follows: The management board is made up of: Permanent Secretary - Jonathan Slater Director-General, Social Care and Equalities - Indra Morris Director-General, Education Standards - Paul Kett Director-General and Funding - Andrew McCully Director-General and Further Education - Philippa Lloyd Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Insight and Transformation - Howard Orme Chief Executive, Education & Skills Funding Agency - Eileen MilnerNon-executive board members: Marion Plant OBE; the Education Funding Agency was responsible for distributing funding for state education in England for 3-19 year olds, as well as managing the estates of schools, colleges and the Skills Funding Agency was responsible for funding skills training for further education in England and running the National Apprenticeship Service and the National Careers Service.
The EFA was formed on 1 April 2012 by bringing together the functions of two non-departmental public bodies, the Young People's Learning Agency and Partnerships for Schools. The SFA was formed on 1 April 2010, following the closure of the Skills Council. Eileen Milner is the agency's Chief Executive; the National College for Teaching and Leadership is responsible for administering the training of new and existing teachers in England, as well as the regulation of the teaching profession and offers headteachers, school leaders and senior children's services leaders opportunities for professional development. It was established on 1 April 2013, when the Teaching Agency merged with the National College for School Leadership; the National College for Teaching and Leadership was replaced by the Department for Education and Teaching Regulation Agency in April 2018. The Standards and Testing Agency is responsible for developing and delivering all statutory assessments for school pupils in England, it was formed on 1 October 2011 and took over the functions of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency.
The STA is regulated by Ofqual. The DfE is supported by 10 public bodies: Education and children's policy is devolved elsewhere in the UK; the department's main devolved counterparts are as follows: Scotland Scottish Government – Learning and Justice DirectoratesNorthern Ireland Department of Education Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister Wales Welsh Government – Department for Education and Skills The Department for Education released a new National Curriculum for schools in England for September 2014, which included'Computing'. Following Michael Gove's speech in 2012, the subject of Information Communication Technology has been disapplied and replaced by Computing. With the new curriculum, materials have been written by commercial companies, to support non-specialist teachers, for example,'100 Computing Lessons' by Scholastic; the Computing at Schools organisation has created a'Network of Teaching Excellence'to support schools with the new curriculum. In 2015, the Department announced a major restructuring of the
The Polesworth School
The Polesworth School is a school in Warwickshire, England. The Headteacher is Mrs M Favell; the Polesworth School was founded in 1881 as an elementary school taking students between the ages of three and fourteen. It became a Secondary Modern in 1944, a Warwickshire High School in 1957, a 12 – 18 Comprehensive in 1976 and an 11 – 18 school in 1994. In February 2011, the School was given Academy status and is called The Polesworth School, it is part of the Community Academies Trust. The school occupies a 10-acre site in the Polesworth area, its facilities include a Sports Centre whose use is shared with the community, a Drama Studio and a separate sixth form block with its own teaching and social areas. An aerial view of the School can be seen here. All students are in one of the following Houses: Arden, Stratford or Warwick. In September 2013, a mixed age tutorial system was introduced at The Polesworth School; each House has 13 tutor groups. Each tutor group has a co-tutor; the tutor groups include students from all year groups.
Within the tutor groups the students are organised into ‘family’ groups of 5 or 6 students per family. Each family is made up of students from different year groups; the Polesworth School Sixth Form at Tomlinson Hall is the Sixth Form Centre. It houses around 200 students in year 12 and 13. 6th formers have their own study area complete with a suite of computers and laptops for use during private study. The Polesworth School Website Ofsted Entry and Inspection Report DfES Performance Tables