Coleshill is a school graded ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted. Please read the full report on our website to see the full range of strengths across our ‘united learning community’.
Coleshill School is an 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy of over 900 students, including 100 students in the Sixth Form, which will grow rapidly in the years ahead. It is set in its own extensive playing fields, situated on the outskirts of Coleshill, a small market town on the northern boundary of Warwickshire. A good road network provides easy accessibility from all parts of the West Midlands. The school is set to increase in size dramatically in future years, with an increased PAN of 210 in Year 7 for the next two years.
The Coleshill School is a member of the successful Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, a multi academy trust with an excellent track record for school improvement. The partnership consists of seven schools; three secondary and 4 primaries, as well as four children centres. All schools will be judged at least ‘Good’ within the next two years, with two already judged to be outstanding. In applying to Coleshill you also benefit from the wealth of amazing opportunities and professional development on offer across our partnership.
This is an exciting time to join our school where we are shaping a new future, with a three-year trend of improving results, increasing student numbers and the development of outstanding provision in the years ahead . In 2016 63% of students achieved C or better in English and mathematics. Progress in core subjects continues to improve, with over 60% of students making better than expected progress in English. Level and Extended Diploma results were the best the school has recorded with a value-added score which showed students had achieved the grades they should have and over 40% of all grades at A*-B.
Our motto of “Learning and Achieving Together” builds on the school’s rich history dating back to 1520 and the fact that the school is at the centre of a supportive local community. The school is committed to working with a range of partners, including our partner primary schools, as we work in creative and innovative ways to ensure our school remains a safe, happy and successful place to be.
Ensuring consistently excellent learning and teaching is at the core of all we do. Our teachers benefit from outstanding professional development, with joint planning and action based research combined with bespoke pathways to develop their practice. This approach has transformed teaching across the school and enables students to receive precision teaching and interventions matched to their individual learning needs.
The Sixth Form is becoming increasingly popular, as we strive to make it a centre of excellence. Our Sixth Form is small enough to enable bespoke provision for our students. There is an emphasis on personalised learning plans to ensure that each sixth former has teaching that is matched to their needs. We offer the full range of A Levels as well as diplomas and BTEC courses. As the main school grows, so will the Sixth Form with numbers expected to double over the next three years. Sixth form students benefit from expert guidance and support from our experienced team of tutors and an exceptionally experienced Head of Sixth Form. Of course, they also have dedicated accommodation and facilities to support their achievement and transition to employment, further education or university. The majority of students apply to university and all who applied were successful in gaining their first choice place.
The Coleshill School provides excellent support for all of its students organised in vertical tutor groups. We provide pastoral support and guidance through form tutors, pastoral leaders, a highly experienced SENDco and a growing Inclusion Team. We moved to a vertical tutor system in January 2012 and this has been most successful. This system has enabled the ‘family’ atmosphere of the school to be further developed and provide opportunities for students of all ages to mix and learn from each other in a structured, positive environment. It is also a vehicle to ensure one-to-one learning conversations for all our students, enabling them to achieve their potential. House competitions in sports, the arts and a number of other areas have developed teamwork and friendly competition. Ofsted cited the impact of this support, recognizing that our ‘students are well looked after because of the good systems that the school has in place and because the staff who have responsibility for student welfare do a good job’ (2014).
Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Duke of Edinburgh, sports, choir, drama, dance, skiing trips, and residential visits, in Britain and abroad. In the last two years visits have been made to France, Italy, Poland, and Gambia. Some of our Key Stage Four students follow Sports Leaders Award in PE and there are many other opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills. Sixth Form students benefit from a range of leadership opportunities. There is a very active Student Voice group. Our KS3 students are all working towards graduating through the Children’s University by attending sixty hours of extracurricular activities which range include our STEM club, participation in our school production, a host of sporting activities and a design club.
In excess of one hundred staff work on site, forty as support staff and the remainder as teachers. We hold Investor In People status and are committed to pursuing the professional development of all individuals. There is a comprehensive programme of CPD, personalised for all staff.
The staff and governors are committed and enthusiastic and there is a real determination from us all to continue the rapid progress so Coleshill aims to become ‘Outstanding’ in its next full inspection.
The Coleshill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be sought for all shortlisted candidates and all successful applicants must complete an enhanced DBS check.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete an on-line application. Applications to be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please contact Yvonne Holder, Recruitment Manager if you have any queries on 01675 432022 or email: email@example.com.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome your application irrespective of your gender, race, disability, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sexuality, marital status, responsibility for dependants, religion, trade union activity and age.