WE3 – Family of Schools

Our challenge is for all learners to enjoy a high-quality learning experience.

We will celebrate Warwickshire’s Family of Schools: teaching schools, school companies, academies, community, Diocesan, maintained, multi-academy trusts, nursery, primary, secondary, special schools and school governors. The Warwickshire Challenge Board will continue to lead and coordinate school improvement and will organise support for schools facing difficulties. Teaching schools and multi-academy trusts will be invited to contribute to the school-led system.

  • Challenge Board
  • Area Analysis Groups and Consortia
  • Primary Consortia Chairs’ Group
  • Secondary Area Headteacher Networks
  • Special School Headteachers Group
  • Capital Access and Organisation Board
  • List of representatives for school forum
  • Headteachers Conference Summer Term 2019

2019 provisional results

Phonics –  84% of Year 1 children reached the expected standard in Warwickshire, the same as last year. This is 2% above the current national average.

Key Stage 1 – the percentage of Year 2 pupils reaching the Expected Standard in:

  • Reading = 77% (National 75%)
  • Writing = 71% (National 69%)
  • Maths = 77% (National 76%)

Achievements in 2019 in all subjects are the same as those of 2018.

Key Stage 2 –  65% of Year 6 pupils reached the Expected Standard in the combined Reading, Writing and Maths measure. This is down 2 percentage points on last year and in line with the current national average. 

Key Stage 4 – 2018 (2019 provisional data will be available from mid-October.)

Progress 8 = +0.06 (national -0.02)

Attainment 8 = 49.4 (national 46.5)

Percentage achieving Grade 5 and above in English and Maths GCSE = 48.7% (National 43.3%)

(Reformed GCSEs are now graded 1 (low) to 9 (high). Grade 5 in the new grading system is a similar level of achievement to a high grade C or low grade B in the old A*-G grading.)

School level results are available from the DfE’s School Performance Tables.

Challenge Board

The role of the Challenge Board is to lead and coordinate school improvement and to organise support for schools facing difficulties in Warwickshire. The Board will collectively support and challenge education settings in Warwickshire to reach high standards and ensure continual improvement of all schools in the county. Membership is made up of stakeholders from across the education sector. There are a number of other groups that operate as part of the overall structure to support school improvement, more information about each of these is on this page below.

  • Terms of Reference to be confirmed
  • Meeting Dates: 18 September 2018, 12 December 2018, 10 April 2019, 3 July 2019
  • Contact: Ruth Waterman, [email protected]

Area Analysis Groups and Consortia

The role of the AAGs is to support the work of the Challenge Board to analyse the performance of schools, to identify where additional support is required and coordinate school to school support in partnership with other school improvement agencies.

There are five AAGs representing different areas of Warwickshire. The Central, Eastern and Southern AAGs are cross-phase so cover both primary and secondary schools. These AAGs are attended by at least one representative of the Council, the local primary consortia chairs, secondary network chair, a special school representative and a Teaching School representative. The North Warwickshire and Nuneaton and Bedworth area meet jointly but have two separate groups: one for primary and one for secondary.

  • Terms of Reference to be confirmed
  • Meeting Dates
    • Southern AAG: 25 September 2018, 4 December 2018, 26 March 2019, 20 June 2019
    • Nuneaton and Bedworth AAG: 2 October 2018, 21 November 2018, 20 March 2019, 25 June 2019
    • Northern AAH: 2 October 2018, 21 November 2018, 20 March 2019, 25 June 2019
    • Eastern AAG: 27 September 2018, 22 November 2018, 28 March 2019, 2 July 2019
    • Central AAG: 26 September 2018, 27 November 2018, 26 March 2019, 20 June 2019
    • Contact: Sophie Thompson, [email protected]

Primary Consortia Chairs’ Group and Primary Consortia

Primary schools in Warwickshire work together in local groups called consortia to provide school to school and collaborative support. Each consortium appoints one of their headteachers to act as chair. This person is responsible for coordinating the work of the consortium and for attending the Primary Consortia Chairs’ Group to facilitate two-way communication between the Council and the schools in their area. The maintained nursery schools also work together in a consortium and attend the Primary Consortia Chairs’ Group.

The role of the Primary Consortia Chairs’ group is to discuss the strategic direction of primary education including school improvement developments and any other relevant issues facing the primary sector.

  • Terms of Reference: to be confirmed
  • Meeting Dates: 20 September 2018, 6 February 2019, 23 May 2019
  • Contact: Ruth Waterman, [email protected]

Current membership

School Consortium Name
St Nicolas C of E Academy Consortium 1 Nuneaton East and Stockingford Sharon Thorpe
Wheelwright Lane Primary Consortium 2 Bedworth Christine Browne
Outwoods Primary / Woodside C of E Primary Consortium 3A Watling Street (North Warks) Beverley Dandy / Awen Simpson
Water Orton Primary Consortium 3B Coleshill and Kingsbury (North Warks) Carl Lewis
Nathaniel Newton Infants Consortium 4 Nuneaton Hartshill Julie Forshew
Wootton Wawen C of E Primary Consortium 5 Stratford, Henley and Studley Marion Jones
Bidford-on-Avon C of E Primary Consortium 6 Bidford and Alcester Andy Simms
Wellesbourne C of E Primary Consortium 7 Kineton and Shipston Lindsey Oscroft
Telford Juniors Consortium 8A Leamington North Richard Siviter
Bishops Tachbrook C of E Primary Consortium 8B Leamington South Andy Brettell
The Ferncumbe C of E Primary Consortium 9 Warwick and Southam Sally Morris
St John’s Primary School and Nursery Consortium 10 Kenilworth Darren Barrow
Hillmorton Primary Consortium 11 Rugby Town Catherine Crisp
Dunchurch Infants Consortium 12 Rural Rugby and East Ian Dewes
Stockingford Early Years Centre Consortium 13 Nursery Schools Sharon Kindred

Secondary Area Headteacher Networks

Secondary headteachers and FE and Sixth Form college leaders meet regularly in areas to discuss school/college improvement strategies. The chair of each group is agreed on an annual basis.

Group Chairs 2018/19

  • South Warwickshire Education Partnership (SWEP): Paul Hyde, Alcester Academy
  • Northern Area Secondary Headteachers and College Leaders (NASHCL): Ian Smith-Childs, The Coleshill School
  • Rugby Area Secondary Headteachers (RASH): 2018 Chair to be confirmed
  • Central Area Secondary Headteachers (CASH): Steve Hall, Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Special School Headteachers Group

The headteachers of Warwickshire’s special schools meet regularly to discuss the strategic direction of specialist education including school improvement developments and any other relevant issues facing the specialist sector. The group is chaired by a headteacher and advice and support is provided by the Council. The chair also attends the Challenge Board.

  • Terms of Reference to be confirmed
  • Meeting Dates: 1 October 2018, 3 December 2018, 11 February 2019, 8 April 2019, 20 May 2019, 1 July 2019
  • Contact: Julie Liggett, [email protected]

Capital Access and Organisation Board

The purpose of the board is to:

  • provide oversight and strategic direction on the Council’s role to plan, commission and organise education places in a way that promotes improved standards, manages supply and demand and creates a diverse infrastructure
  • consider projects presented by the Capital Access and Organisation Working Group relating to the provision of education places, with a view to being taken forward to Cabinet for approval

The board meets on a quarterly basis and is chaired by Chris Malone, the Head of Service for Education and Learning.

  • Terms of Reference to be confirmed
  • Meeting Dates: 10 October 2018 (further dates to be confirmed)
  • Contact: Chris Malone, [email protected] (Chair)

List of representatives for school forum

Dates of Schools Forum meetings, agendas and papers are published on the Council’s Committee pages of the website.

For a list of the current school representatives please see the table below.

School Representative Email
Primary Maintained representatives
Newburgh Primary School Andrew Smith [email protected]
Nathaniel Newton Infant School Julie Forshew [email protected]
St. Paul’s C of E Primary School Matthew Bown [email protected]
Park Hill Thorns Federation Rebecca Harrison [email protected]
Secondary Maintained representatives
The Avon Valley School Alison Davies [email protected]
Primary Academy representatives
Communities Academy Trust Alison Bardsley [email protected]
Park Lane Primary and Nursery Carrie Clare [email protected]
Race Leys Junior School Suzanne Edwards [email protected]
Secondary Academy representatives
Myton School Jane Burrows [email protected]
Alcester Grammar Clive Sentance [email protected]
North Leamington School Amy Woodward [email protected]
Alcester Academy Paul Hyde [email protected]
Nuneaton Academy Simon Lomax [email protected]
Primary Maintained governors
Chetwynd Junior Chris Atkins [email protected]
Whitestone Infant Philip Johnson [email protected]
Milby Primary School Gail Flint [email protected]
Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery and Dunchurch Boughton C of E Junior Eva Goodwin [email protected]
Cubbington Primary School Nick Wylie [email protected]
Secondary Academy governors
Rugby High School Peter Reaney [email protected]
Campion School Fergus Durrant [email protected]
Special Representative
Exhall Grange Special School (Maintained) Christine Marshall [email protected]
Nursery Representative
Warwickshire Maintained Nursery Schools Amanda King [email protected]
Warwickshire Maintained Nursery Schools Rachel Gillett [email protected]
Non-School Members
PVI Sue Henson [email protected]
PVI – Castle Nursery Sarah Bromley [email protected]
Catholic Church Diocese Adam Hardy [email protected]
Coventry C of E Diocese Representative Sybil Hanson [email protected]
Teacher’s Union Representative Laura Kisby  

Headteachers Conference Summer Term 2019

Please see below the links to the powerpoint slides and other documents that were presented at the Summer Term Headteachers’ Conference.