These are shown below with some information about each of them.
Cultural Diversity Quality Standard at Gold level
The school is pleased to have gained the Cultural Diversity Quality Standard at Gold level.
This award was introduced by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust to recognise and celebrate the excellent work done by schools to promote cultural diversity, race equality and opportunities for all students. The Quality Standard was created with a number of headteachers from schools around the UK and a variety of key national bodies.
The King Edward’s Consortium
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls is the lead school in the Consortium, training secondary teachers in 23 schools across the Birmingham area.
The King Edward’s Consortium offers School Direct Initial Teacher Training, and we are rated number one in the country.
Full International School Award
We are pleased to hold the Full International School Award. This is in recognition of the school’s commitment of the work of our staff and students with pupils and staff in different parts of the world. This is accredited through the British Council.
National Professional Qualification for Headship
The National Professional Qualification for Headship is the mandatory qualification for headship. As a National College member, the school can take part in national and regional events on a range of topical themes, and meet and learn from other members and educational experts face to face.
The Associate Schools and Colleges Scheme
The Associate Schools and Colleges scheme is a UK network of enthusiastic teachers who share their experience and work in order to help promote excellence in science and mathematics teaching.
NTE Lead School
We are designated as a Lead School for the above. This means that we provide training and advice to other schools in order to develop good practice in the teaching of Computing. We have a strong track record in teaching the subject, especially to girls, and also host the Birmingham ‘hub’ of the Computing at School group, aiming to link teachers, academics and others across the city.
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
We are affiliated to the SSAT. This is the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, an educational body and the hub of the biggest and most active network of heads and teachers in the UK. They believe that teachers make students’ lives. In a complex world, a teacher’s job gets more and more demanding. The role of the SSAT is to help teachers teach even better and more confidently than before.
April 2015 – The school wins two SSAT awards for the progress made by pupils. Click here to read about it.
Futuristic Science Lab design wins £20,000
We were pleased to hear shortly before Easter that 4 of our students had won £20,000 worth of new science lab furniture for the school in a nationwide competition to design the school science lab of the future. Their entry was so creative and detailed that the judges compared it to a professional design submission. Unfortunately what was harder, was keeping it a secret until the assembly which was arranged straight after Easter for the representatives from Innova Design Solutions to come into school and make the announcement, watching the girls faces when they realised they had won is something that will remain as a memory for years to come!
Melanie Laing, Director of education interiors specialists Innova Design Solutions, who organised the competition said: “We launched the Lab of the Future competition to find out what 11 to 16 year olds thought school science labs would look like in 20 years’ time, and we were overwhelmed by the high standard of entries we received, but the design submitted by King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls really stood out.”
The Prince's Teaching Institute
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls is pleased to receive The Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark for 2015/16.
The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) launched the Schools Programme in 2007 to recognise and reward school departments that develop inspirational ideas and activities which enhance the teaching of Art, English, Geography, History, Latin, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and Science, regardless of their pupils’ backgrounds or abilities. It is run as a membership group for school departments that choose to commit to increasing the challenge of their subject provision.
Our Science, Humanities and MFL departments received the Mark in recognition of work that was inspired by membership of the Schools Programme carried out in 2015/16.