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            Annual Report from the Governors to Parents
                            2001 – 2002

1.   Governing Body

There were three routine meetings of the Governing Body in the year, with an extraordinary meeting
to discuss the Headteacher appointment process. Mrs Y Wilkinson was appointed as Acting
Headteacher for the Autumn term, with Mr D Wheeldon taking up the post as Head Master in
January 2003.

The composition of the Governing Body and mechanism for the election of parent governors are
shown in the appendix.

The Governing Body welcomed Professor H Thomas as a Foundation Parent Governor and Mr
Phillips as a new Parent Governor.

Governors completed a declaration of their business interests.

2.   Curriculum Liaison Committee

There were three meetings during the past year. The committee has been kept informed of the
situation regarding the buses. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of a group of school staff and
their helpers, new bus routes were in place for September 2001. Some problems continued, with too
few/too many passengers on some buses. The proposal for a bus “turning circle” was discussed.

The committee was pleased with the record performance of the school in the public examinations.
At this stage the likely impact of AS was still being considered. The proposal to introduce AS/A2
Psychology in 2002 was recommended for acceptance. There was debate about Target setting
particularly at Key Stage 4. Revised 2002 targets were presented. In response to the White Paper,
specialist school status was discussed. Parents and staff had been consulted and it was indicated that
the school would aim to be a Sports College.

Other topics discussed included the issue of Key Stage 3 English results which were graded well
below the average for similar schools. This was very puzzling when compared with the excellent
GCSE results. It was decided that in future there would be more concentration on the requirements
of the actual test.

There was consideration and evaluation of the “Teaching and Learning” policy and also a report on
the Post-16 OFSTED inspection. It was recommended that monitoring and evaluation should be
done on a regular basis.

Curriculum developments were looked at, in response to a questionnaire circulated to the staff.
Particular concerns were the time for RE and the form of the PE curriculum. Owing to the increased
number of pupils the current system for PE and games was under great pressure. In order to improve

the present situation a radical change in structure was proposed by the senior PE staff, which would
increase satisfaction and enthusiasm and, it is hoped, generate larger examination groups in the
subject. The committee looked at the numbers for Lower Sixth subject choices; there was discussion
on the viability of small groups in some subjects, five students being the minimum desirable.

An up-date was given on the progress of the new School Development Plan.

3.   Pupil Welfare and Discipline Committee

The committee meets once per term and when necessary, to consider individual disciplinary matters.
An oral report of the committee‟s business will be given at the meeting.

4.   Leadership Group

This group consisted of the Headmaster, Mr P R Limm, the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Y L Wilkinson
( Day to day organisation and administration of the school, Curriculum development, Staffing,
Continuous Professional Development) and three Assistant Headteachers – Mr C R Fox ( Head of
Key Stage 4, Director of Pupil Development and Pastoral Care, Head of Personal, Social and Health
Education), Mr D A Taylor ( Head of ICT, Performance Management, Mentor to Newly Qualified
teachers and new teaching staff, School Self Evaluation and self review, Departmental budgets) and
Mr G Cooper ( Head of General Studies, Key Skills Co-ordinator, Assessment, Recording and
Reporting Co-ordinator). Collectively, the Group meets weekly to discuss school strategic planning,
direction and improvement.

5.   OFSTED Action Plan

Progress on the OFSTED action plan was discussed at each meeting of the Governing Body. By the
end of last year most of the issues had been completed. Details of subsequent related developments
are included in the appendix.
The most recent Ofsted Inspection report (2000) is available from the school on request and can also
be seen on our website -
In the Autumn term the Sixth Form was inspected as part of the post 16 Area Wide inspection. It
was much more general and informal than the usual OFSTED inspections. Thus, there was no
intention of producing a full report on the observations made and hence no action plan was required.
The great emphasis was on ascertaining the views of students and reviewing some of their work.
Out of this, some pointers were identified which we investigated further, for example marking of
work needed to specifically identify the weaknesses and outline how the student could overcome
them in future. It was also suggested that middle managers needed to review the work of
departments more effectively/rigorously as required by school policy. School Self Evaluation is now
an important priority to enable us to monitor more closely the work of departments.

6.   Examination Results

At all levels, the examination results were outstanding - the best ever - and are a fitting
tribute to the professionalism and expertise of teachers at Five Ways. Speculation about the demise
of standards may continue for some time yet examination success today still requires much of the

student - diligence, intelligence and determination – and the Governing Body warmly congratulates
and applauds the achievements of all students and staff.

This first set of A2 results were excellent. The pass rate was 98.5%, with just over 65.6% of all
grades awarded being A or B. An average UCAS points score of 402.3 (including AS General
Studies) placed us well up the national league tables. In „The Guardian‟s‟ top 100 grammar schools,
we were placed in a highly commendable 30th position. Notable performances came from Qasim
Bhatti who achieved 5 A grades, Stephen Burr, Brian Duckworth and Omar Qureshi who achieved 4
A grades with a further 22 students achieving 3 A grades. Fourteen subjects achieved a 100% pass
rate (Art, Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Economics, English Literature, English, Further
Maths, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Physics and Politics). By and large, boys
and girls seem to have secured their first or second choice university, even when their grades haven‟t
quite matched the offer. 85 students progressed into Higher Education, 4 into Further Education at
Music/Drama/Art college, 1 into employment, 1 re-taking A levels, following a prolonged period of
absence due to ill health during his Sixth Form career, and 16 individuals have undertaken GAP

AS results were equally impressive with a 98% pass rate and 62% of all entries at A and B grades.
5 departments ( Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, English Literature, ICT and Music) recorded
a 100% pass rate at grades A – C, with another 14 departments with a 100% pass rate at A-E grades.
Outstanding performers were David Bird, Matthew Williams, John Eakins, Peter Amos, Alex
Cummins, Sam Evans, Joannes Hermans, Mark Hughes, Emily Marshall, Tom Rees,Chris Rison,
Pritpal Samra, Khurrum Sheikh, Peter Tang, Mmasifon Udokang, Ian Walker and Tiger Zhu – all
achieved A grades in 4 or more subjects. Students are now busily embarking on the UCAS
application process, with a large number of applicants to Oxbridge. Good luck!

Two students achieved the amazing feat of full marks in examinations - in AS ICT, Tom Fenton was
awarded full marks in all three papers (300/300) and similarly for AS General Studies, Patrick
Thorburn scored maximum marks!

Six GCSE students scored within the top five marks nationally for the AQA board.

The results of the examinations for the Key Skills certificate were commendable and in line with our
expectations. All our candidates enter the qualification at Level 3 and we recorded 32 passes in
Communication, 22 passes in Application of Number and 21 passes in ICT.

The school entered candidates, mainly in the Upper Sixth, for the new Advanced Extension Award
examinations this year. This examination is designed to extend the most able students, testing their
depth of understanding. We had some outstanding results, for example a merit in History for a
Lower Sixth student but, on balance, results were very much a mixed bag. In response, the
Leadership Group has discussed the issues raised and, in consultation with staff, has proposed a
school policy for the academic year 2002-03.

The GCSE results were exciting. There were some very strong performances, notably Christopher
Fenwick and Christopher Chan who achieved A* grades in all 11 subjects, with a further 19 students
scoring A or A* grades in all subjects. The overall pass rate was 100%, 99% of all grades were at
A* to C and an excellent 57% at A* or A grades. The average points score per pupil was 71.70
with a 10.74 average C grades per pupil; this last statistic placed us as the leading King Edward‟s
Grammar school! In the league tables, we achieved an all time high position of 9th in the top 100
grammar schools nationally.

The Year 10 ICT GCSE short course results are particularly significant as this was the debut public
examination performance for our coeducational cohort. Results overall were outstanding, with 90%
of girls achieving an A* or A grade; boys were only slightly behind at 82%. All certainly augurs
well for next year.

The A level crisis/remarks, as publicised in the media in recent weeks, has had a relatively limited
impact at Five Ways as most of our A level subjects follow AQA specifications. There have been 50
individual requests for remarks; 30 returns to date with only 4 individuals‟ marks remaining the
same! Most of these are at AS level, although at A2 level 5 students have had their grades raised.
The school has instigated the group remark of two modules in AS and A2 English
Language/Literature, A2 History and GCSE Food Technology – we are currently awaiting the
outcome. We remain concerned about the inefficiency of the examination board and the
unreliability of the markers.

7.   School Achievement Award.

On Friday 13th September Mr Graham Cooper attended the first Birmingham Schools‟ Awards
Ceremony, receiving our second School Achievement Trophy for sustained excellence.

8.   School Roll.
             Non-bracketed figures represent the year 2001 –02.
             The figures in brackets represent the current academic year 2002 – 03

                         BOYS              GIRLS           TOTAL

         YEAR 7          117 (104)         33 (45)         150 (149)
         YEAR 8          84 (117)          67 (33)         151 (150)
         YEAR 9          93 (85)           58 (66)         151 (151)
         YEAR 10         108 (94)          42 (56)         150 ( 150)
         YEAR 11         95(108)           0 (42)           95(150)

         YEAR L6         88 ( 94)          30 (26)         118 ( 120)
         YEAR U6         85 ( 80)          22 (26)         107 (106)

         TOTALS          670 ( 682)        252 (294)       922 ( 976)

Since the change to entry, the numbers of girls entering at the age of 11 had been growing gradually,
with the exception of the disappointing number for the 2001 cohort ( 22%). It is good to see the
number of girls entering the school increasing once again, representing 30% of our intake in 2002.
Looking ahead to entry in September 2003, the total number of applicants has increased significantly
– with girls representing approximately 42% of all applicants. The extension of the special bus
service and the friendliness of pupils and staff are thought to be the key factors responsible for this
increase. The school continues to develop a positive approach to raising the profile of the school,
promoting its co-educational and non-fee paying status and the high quality of its education for girls
and boys.
There was only one remaining year group of all boys and their progress, academic and otherwise, was
closely monitored by the Head of Year and Head of Key Stage 4.
9.        Buses

It has been another very busy, challenging year for school transport. There were major difficulties
earlier in the year when the school was let down by the commercial company that operates our
services. Mr Trigger and Mr Mack were involved in substantial negotiations and the Governing
body are very grateful for their support. It was clear that the school needed to extend its special bus
services and the current six „specials‟ are vital to our well being as a school. Mr Trigger and Mr
Mack continue to campaign and work hard to ensure their smooth operation. All bus passes are now
administered by the school and it has been easier to manage behaviour. The smaller size of buses,
and therefore the smaller numbers involved, has also helped to improve behaviour on the journey to
and from school

10.        Extra Curricular Activities

The Headmaster reported on a regular basis to the Governing Body about extra curricular activities.
As in previous years, the breadth of these was impressive. Some of the highlights were as follows:

           Enthusiastic and committed performances in all boys and girls sports – many girls and boys
            were awarded colours and there have been a number of county representatives. Five girls
            successfully qualified for the Hockey Umpires preliminary Award.

           Enjoyable visits to international matches in the build up to Wimbledon and the
            Commonwealth Games

           Lively school plays were staged by the school, with many students giving accomplished

           The two debating teams were very successful, producing some fine individual public speakers

           A fantastic World Challenge Expedition to Borneo in summer

           The school‟s first ever Sixth Form Geography/Geology expedition to Iceland –
            a trip full of awe and wonder.

           The characteristically exhilarating Ski trip

           The highly successful Sixth Form Challenge of Management Conference

           Year 7 residential visit to Corris in Wales

           Year 8 Geography and History residential visits to Dovedale

           Outstanding Autumn and Spring term concerts with excellent individual and group
            performances ( ensembles, choir, orchestras) and our seasonal Carol Service

           A rewarding Year 10 Achievement Dinner organised by CEBP

           An entertaining Key Stage 3 Talent Show

          A sparkling Diwali concert, organised entirely by students

          A successful Chemistry Quiz team that progressed through to the regional finals

          An impressive Year 9 „mock‟ trial team who won both a cup and a cheque for £175 as reward
           for their court room skills

          An excellent first year for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, with 60 pupils completing
           the expedition and many now progressing onto Silver Award

The school calendar for each term continues to provide details of weekly activities, in addition to
major events.

11.       The School Council

The School Council had a more effective year under the leadership of Matthew Badger (Upper
Sixth), ably assisted by Tom Rees, who took over as Chairperson in the Summer and Ian Duncan
(Year 10) who served as Secretary. More meetings were held so that issues raised by year Councils
could be discussed sooner and, where possible, acted upon more quickly.

The development of citizenship is a key aim of the School Council system and its attendant Class and
Year Councils. Pupils are able to involve themselves in the life of the school, raise their concerns,
discuss issues and tackle problems. Office holders are elected to run the meetings, take minutes,
liaise with staff and outside bodies and exercise other responsibilities. Charitable activities are
another major aspect of citizenship. Apart from activities organised by different classes, the School
Council itself organised two non-uniform days, raising over £800 for the Shelter Open Christmas
project, £150 for the Acorns Children‟s Hospice and £720 for the UNICEF Afghanistan Appeal.

In addition, much time has been spent discussing issues raised by the pupil body and representing its
views to the school‟s senior management. The redevelopment of the driveway and the problems
concerning the buses are two examples; objections to one or two aspects of school uniform were also
voiced, though a pupil questionnaire conducted in the summer term suggested that the vast majority
support the idea of a school uniform.

For the first time, the pupils were consulted over the appointment of the new Headteacher, at the
request of the School Council. Several of the Key Stage Four representatives were given the
responsibility of showing the candidates round the school and writing a report giving their
impressions of each of them, which was considered by the appointments committee. The
perspicacity of those observations was commended by one member of the committee.

Achievements in other areas have included the provision of clocks in all classrooms and larger litter
bins. At the end of the year the Council suggested several ways of raising its profile and improving
the system and these will be reported on next year, alongside some more achievements.

12.   Governor Attachment to Departments

This development was reported to the previous meeting with the parents. The aim is to improve
communication between the Governing Body and the school at departmental level, and individual
governors have had interesting meetings with their respective departments.

13.   Policies and Procedures

Policies were agreed regarding:

       Private Study, Continuous Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, Equal
       Opportunities, including race equality, and School Self Evaluation. The key areas of focus
       for the School Development Plan were received.

Governors received reports on citizenship, admissions policy and issues, school guidance and rules,
disaster planning, the White Paper :Achieving Success, the Area Wide post16 inspection, curriculum
review and developments and the Advanced Extension Awards. All policies are available for
viewing - please contact the school; we hope to soon update our website with all school policies.

14.   Continuous Professional Development

There has been a wealth of professional development undertaken by teaching and non-teaching staff.
Whole staff training days have focused on Citizenship, the Key Stage 3 Strategy, School Self
Evaluation, Equal Opportunities, Coping with Pressure, standardisation of coursework, and
Numeracy. In addition, there has been a considerable amount of individual and departmental teacher
development ; within the school‟s system, staff are required to match the training to the school
improvement priorities and the intended impact of the training must be outlined prior to commitment,
with an evaluation of the training and consequent action identified immediately following training,
and finally, staff are required to briefly assess and outline the impact the training has had on teaching
and learning in the classroom. In this way the Governing body can assure and demonstrate the
effective use of school budget and value for money. We can also continue to promote excellence at
Five Ways.

15.   Curriculum

During the course of the year it was acknowledged that the school would return to a further review of
the Key Stage 4 curriculum in the next academic year.

The changes to the Physical Education and Games curriculum have been well received by pupils,
teaching staff and parents. Pupils have responded positively to the enhanced teaching and learning
opportunities and to a greater sense of space in the changing rooms. No longer will the Games
lesson have to be cancelled due to inclement weather. These changes have also facilitated an ease of
rooming for the expanded school and curriculum.

This Autumn term has seen the introduction of A level Psychology. This has proved a very popular
choice and was oversubscribed - numbers are limited to 16 students in this first year. Mr Ian Mack
is currently responsible for the teaching and co-ordination of the subject during the maternity leave of
Mrs C Farnsworth. We are extremely grateful for the support and guidance he has received from KE

Handsworth. In these early stages all seems to be progressing well, with several of the students
receiving commendations for the high calibre of their work.

An extra support teacher has been timetabled to assist the delivery of the core subjects of English and
Mathematics, which suffered a slight reduction in time allocation to facilitate the advised (minimum)
curriculum time allocation for the GCSE RE and ICT short courses.

Mr R Fox is doing a sterling job overseeing the introduction of Citizenship to the National
Curriculum. He has audited the extent to which the school already meets the requirements and has
developed Schemes of Work in the PSE programme to fill any gaps in provision. Assessment of
Citizenship is the major challenge, which will be addressed through the use of pupils‟ personal
organiser and the individual and
Form Tutor statements on the annual report to parents.

The Curriculum Development Group, chaired this year by Mr P Golightly, has
already begun a review of the Key Stage 4 curriculum in light of the implications of
the Green Paper.

16.   Specialist School Status

Specialist Sports College status was pursued by the school, with an application submitted to the LEA
plan. The school was not successful in this round but has requested to be considered in future plans.

17.   Educational visits during the year

A number of educational visits were approved. These are either approved by the whole governing
body if time permits, or by the chairman who subsequently reports back to the governing body.

18.   Staff

                      Mr P R Limm            (Headmaster)
                      Mrs H Stammers         (Mathematics and Physics - part-time)
                      Mrs J Mitchell         (Biology)
                      Mr M Parry             ( ICT Technician – part- time)
                      Mrs C Farnsworth       (Chemistry, Physics + Psychology – maternity leave)
                      Mrs E Swinburne        (Head of Chemistry – maternity leave)
                      Mrs P Perry            (School Secretary)
                      Mr D Basham            (Assistant Site Manager)
                      Ms S Martin            (English – temporary maternity cover)
                      Miss M Gilmore         (Laboratory Technician)

                      Miss D Plackett (Mathematics)
                      Mr T Mills            (Religious Education)
                      Miss J Yeomans        (Physical Education)
                      Mrs J Greenburgh      (English)
                      Mr J Bartlam          (Geography)
                      Mr L Roxburgh         (Design and Technology)
                      Mr J Pryce            (Biology)
                      Miss J Dhaliwal                (Chemistry – maternity cover)
                      Mr R Reece             (Chemistry – maternity cover)
                      Mrs E Edgar            (School Secretary)
                      Mr M Wheeler           (School Administrator)
                      Mr A Hyde              (Assistant Site Manager)
                      Mr A Annetts           (Laboratory technician)
                      Mr M Jones             (Assistant Groundsman)

       Increased Hours
                        Mr J McKenna            (Biology, part time to full time)
                        Miss T McStay           (History, part time to full time)
                        Mrs G Smith             (Art and Expressive Arts – p/t to f/t)
                        Mrs P Khajavi           (Learning and Curriculum Support)
       Mr Stuart Shephard returned in the summer term, after long term absence, fit and well. Mr R C
       Bissell has recently been appointed as a Lead Science Teacher within the LEA to assist in the
       implementation of the Key Stage 3 Strategy across the city.
       Mr M Drury has been invited to work with/advise QCA on ways of teaching about spoken English

       Internal Appointments
       Mr B C Lucas          Excellence Challenge Co-ordinator
       Mr I Mack             Excellence Challenge Co-ordinator and Head of Psychology(maternity
       Mr R Russell           Head of Chemistry (maternity cover)
       Mr R Bennett           Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator
       Mr V J Ford            Careers Co-ordinator

19.   Friends of Five Ways

The Friends are an important and valued part of the school community and provide a vital link to
parents. Mr J Thorp was elected as the new Chair in January. Their many fund raising activities are
highly valued, as is their support at key school events. The Friends have been particularly
supportive of measures to maintain our special bus services and have generously bought a trampoline
to enhance the Physical Education curriculum.

20.   Foundation Office

As in previous years the Foundation Office has been totally supportive of the work of the school and
as always we are grateful to them.

21.   Liaison with the Community

We continue to make the swimming pool available to primary schools. Pupils participating in the
Duke of Edinburgh Scheme have been involved with various community projects and, as part of an
Enrichment programme, Sixth Form students continue to assist and mentor younger pupils in local
neighbouring schools. Our Gifted and Talented pupils have also participated in a number of
„cluster‟ school activities. In early September the school, financed by a grant from the European
Social Fund, held a prestigious „Target Success‟ Careers Fayre for year 11 and L6th students from
Five Ways and four neighbouring secondary schools. The school is also to host a similar event for
Year 9 pupils in February 2003. The summer term concluded with an outstandingly successful

Work Experience programme, and the Governing Body congratulate the 100 pupils who received a
Gold certificate. Our thanks to Mr M Brechin for his organisation.

22.   Premises development

The bus turning circle is regrettably not yet complete but there are promising signs – a team of
geologists have recently visited the site to take soil samples and test the strength of the ground.
Planning permission has also been granted.

Plans are well underway for the extension, at the front of the school, to the Science wing to include
new laboratories and general purpose teaching classrooms. The extension is the first part of a larger
master plan to extend and re-develop the front aspect of the school, eventually to link with an
enlarged Sixth Form centre.

Throughout the year considerable maintenance and repair work has been undertaken, with a new
school boiler, revamped gas supply to the school, re-fitting of a temporary classroom, decoration and
re-painting, new blinds, lockers, and classroom furniture.

23.   ICT Developments

Five Ways has, for many years, been used as a field-trial site by Research Machines, the country‟s
leading supplier of educational hardware and software products. We were therefore very pleased to
receive, last July, form Rob Sirs (Managing Director, RM Schools Division) a Centre of Excellence
Award. The citation reads “in recognition of their expertise, enthusiasm and dedication to the use of
ICT across the curriculum and their work in partnership with RM”.

The new RM Centre of Excellence programme has been developed because RM felt it was important
to formally appoint a selected number of their most valued partners as centre of ICT best practice. So
far, Five Ways is one of just eight schools in the country to be recognised in this way. A key part of
the programme is
      To act as a “reference school” to other establishments in our area
      To be featured on RM‟s website
      To host a locally based ICT briefing or seminar for staff from other schools
      To provide information to educational journalists who approach RM when writing articles
        about key ICT issues affecting secondary schools
And thus raise the profile of the school both locally and nationally.

Mr Taylor continues as a member of RM‟s Secondary Research panel, attending termly meetings at
RM headquarters to offer feedback on RM‟s existing and projected products and services. This gives
the school a most useful insight into future ICT developments that helps with strategic planning in
this fast-moving field.

During the summer holidays, a substantial amount of work went into upgrading part of the school‟s
curriculum network from the older Windows NT4/Windows 98 to the latest Windows 2000/Windows
XP operating systems. Together with other leading-edge technologies such as
     Gigabit networking
     Broadband internet
     Remote network access (from pupils‟ homes via a secure web server)
     The mobile ICT classroom concept (using laptops with a wireless network link)
The school‟s Computer Service continues to offer powerful ICT facilities that encourage high-quality
teaching and learning.

24.   Access for the Disabled

Ground floor access is available for disabled pupils and the school will wherever possible rearrange
lessons because of difficulties in access to the first floor. All specialised teaching facilities are
available at ground floor level. The school site has several disabled access points via ramps.

25.   Times of the School Day

Registration 8.35 a.m.; Assembly 8.45 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.; Period One 9.00 a.m.;. End of School 3.25

L K Harding
Chairman of Governors
October 2002


    Key Issue 1~Improve Teaching
            The implementation of the School Self Evaluation Policy
            The introduction and gradual phasing in of the Key Stage 3 Strategy model lesson structure
            Lesson observations by Headteacher, NQT Mentor, Heads of Department, Team Leaders,
            The implementation of the Teaching and Learning Policy
            The revision of the Private Study Policy
            Continuous Professional Development

    Key Issue 2 ~ Monitoring
            Departmental tracking and monitoring of pupil performance – MidYis, Yellis etc
            Pupil Review Days to set SMART targets/review progress
            Use of Personal Organisers to monitor and evaluate progress/targets
            Further refinement of the monitoring system in the Sixth Form – dialogue, targets, analysis +
            Subject/ lunchtime workshop + tuition

    Key Issue 3 ~ School Development Plan
            Identification and monitoring of key areas of focus

    Key Issue 4 ~ GCSE Pupil Attainment Targets
            Development of the use of Relative Progress Graphs, class league tables and electronic
            annual reporting to parents
            Departmental tracking and target setting
            Examination Results Analysis and Action Plan
            Use of PANDA and National Grammar Schools data

    Key Issue 5 ~ Improved pupil and Parent Participation
            Further development and expansion of School Council
            Parental consultation via school website i.e. Equal Opportunities Policy
            Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme
            Year 8 Visit to Dovedale
            Parents Evenings
            Social evenings for parents
            Focus Five Ways publication every half term
            Friday post days
            Parent satisfaction Surveys

    Key Issue 6 ~ Development of participation in Extra-curricular activities
            Wednesday Sixth Form enrichment programme
            Extension of girls‟ extra-curricular programme
            Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme – progress to Silver
            Gifted and Talented excursions, visits, workshops etc.
            Weekly Activities Calendar
            Staff and pupil participation surveys
            Resolution of lunchtime „clashes‟

                                                                        APPENDIX A
Chairman and Clerk

Chairman of Governors:       Dr L K Harding          )   Foundation Office
Clerk to the Governors:      Mr J E Collins          )   Schools of King Edward the
                                                         Sixth in Birmingham
                                                         Edgbaston Park Road
                                                         Birmingham B15 2UD
Governing Body
                                                         Term of Office expires
Foundation Governors:
Mr A Aukland                                             31 March 2003
Mr M Reynolds                                            23 November 2003
Professor P A Garrett                                    31 March 2003
Dr L K Harding                                           31 March 2003
Mrs J de B Jarratt                                       31 March 2003
Mr P Nischal                                             31 March 2003
Mr R V Wharton                                           31 March 2003
Mrs M M England                                          31 August 2003
Mr P Burns                                               31 August 2003

Foundation Co-Opted Parent Governors
Mrs J Nutt                                               Until 23 October 2001
Professor H Thomas                                       28 May 2006
Mrs H Smitheman                                          25 January 2004
Mr R M Cartwright                                        31 August 2003

Elected Parent Governors:
Dr I Blair                                               31 March 2005
Mrs J M Webb                                             Until 4 November 2001
Mr M I Phillips                                          17 October 2005
Mr J Mann                                                4 November 2001

Elected Teacher Governors:
Mr R Trigger                                             26 September 2004
Mr J Marston                                             25 September 2005

Elected Staff Governor:
Mrs S Willetts                                           31 October 2003

LEA Nominated Governors
Mr P Cotterill                                           31 August 2003

Ex Officio
Mrs Y L Wilkinson
The school has not paid any expenses to Governors.

                                                                                 APPENDIX B
Election of Parent Governor

(1) Legislation
Regulations made under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, provide for the election
of three Parent Governors in Voluntary Aided Schools, that is, three persons who are elected by
the parents of registered pupils at the school who are at the time of the election parents of
registered pupils.
Parent Governors are appointed for four years from the date of election

(2) Notification of Vacancy
When the term of office of an elected parent Governor expires, it is the responsibility of the Clerk
to the Governors (acting on behalf of the Governing Body) to take such steps as are reasonably
practicable to secure that every person that is known to be a parent of a registered pupil at the
School is informed that;
        (a)     There is a vacancy that is required to be filled by election.
        (b)     Any parent of a registered pupil at the School is entitled to stand as a candidate
                provided he or she is properly nominated (see paragraph 3) by the appointed time
        (c)     There shall be one vote only per parent
Notice of such an election shall be given not less than one month before the date of the election.

(3)     Nominations
Nominations, in writing and signed by two persons duly entitled to vote, together with notice in
writing, signed by the nominee of willingness to be elected, are to be sent to the Headmaster, King
Edward VI Five Ways School, Scotland Lane, Birmingham B32 4BT, to arrive by not later than
two weeks before the date of the election. Nominations should include the full name and address
of the nominee, the name of the pupil(s) of whom the nominee is the parent, and the year(s) of
admission to the school of the pupil(s). It is also suggested that the nominee should include a brief
Statement about him/herself (not more than 75 words) which can be printed on the ballot form.

(4)     Ballot
A contested election shall be held by secret ballot conducted by the Headmaster who shall be the
Returning Officer. Ballot papers will normally be despatched by the hand of each pupil (not later
than seven days before the date of the election), and are to be returned to the School by not later
than noon on the election date using the system of 'double enveloping, i.e. ballot papers should be
sealed in an inner, unmarked envelope which should then be sealed in an outer envelope signed on
the back by the voter or voters. Parents must supply the envelopes and decide whether to use the
services of the GPO or trust „satchel post‟.

(5)     Counting
Counting of votes cast will take place at the School on the afternoon of the election day. The
Clerk to the Governors, or his representative, will attend the count and all candidates will be
invited. The candidate with the highest number of votes will be declared elected.

(6)     Eligibility for Election and Entitlement to Vote
Those persons eligible for election as a Parent Governor and entitled to vote for such Parent
Governor shall be parents of registered pupils at the School at the time of the election. A parent'
includes a guardian and every person who has 'parental responsibility' in relation to any pupil
(Children Act l989). There shall be one vote only per parent.

                                                                                 APPENDIX C
                     K.E.FIVE-WAYS EXAMINATION TARGETS AT 15/10/02

       Following Government legislation schools are required to publish targets for examination
       performance. The targets shown below have been agreed following extensive consultation
       with subject departments and take account of individual pupil abilities.

       Targets shown in bold are statutory requirements, those shown in italic have been
       requested by the LEA, and those in plain text are school targets. For information the
       school performance for 2001 and 2002 is also given.

       Key Stage 3                               2001        2002        2002        2003       2004
                                                actual      target      actual      target     target
Average Test Level             English            6.2         6.7         6.6         6.6        6.6
                               Mathematics        7.3         7.2         7.3         7.2        7.2
                               Science            6.9         6.9         6.9         6.9        6.9

       Key Stage 4                               2001        2002        2002        2003       2004
                                                actual      target      actual      target     target
% pupils with more than 5                         100         100         100         100        100
% pupils with more than 5                         100        100         100         100        100
% pupils with more than 1                         100        100         100         100        100
% entries at A*-B                                 87          84          86          86         87
Average GCSE points per                          71.7         69         72.3         72         73
pupil (see note 1)

    A-Level (excluding                           2001        2002       2002         2003       2004
     General Studies)                           actual      target     actual       target     target
% entries at A-E                                  96           98        99            98        98
% entries at A-C                                  76           84        85            84        85
% entries at A-B                                  61           60        66            63        64
Average GCE points per                          29.31         22*       24.3          350      355**
pupil (see note 2)                                                     (349.8)


       1.       GCSE points calculation: A* - 8, A - 7, B - 6, C - 5, D - 4, E - 3, F - 2, G -1.
                Short courses are counted as half these scores.
       2.       2.      GCE A-level points calculation: Old method: A - 10, B - 8, C - 6, D - 4, E
                - 2.
                New Method: A = 120; B = 100; C = 80; D = 60; E = 40
       **        Speculative given that we do not know A2 set sizes.


Number of pupils in school aged 15 on the third Thursday in January:                      94
Number of pupils in school aged 15 on the third Thursday in January
not entered for GCSE‟s:                                                                   0

GCSE Results

                       A*      A       B      C       D       E    F     G    U    Entries
Art                     1      13      10      8      0       0    0     0    0      32
Biology                 6      22      20      9      2       0    0     0    0      59
Chemistry              10      17      21      9      1       1    0     0    0      59
Design                  9      38      27     19      1       0    0     0    0      94
English                25      39      27     3       0       0    0     0    0          94
English                15      38      39     2       0       0    0     0    0          94
French                 11      18      27     16      1       0    0     0    0          79
Geography              16      15      27     18      1       0    0     0    0          77
German                  5       9      3       6      2       0    0     0    0          25
History                13      27      14      6      0       0    0     0    0          60
Latin                   4       6      6       2      3       0    0     0    0          21
Mathematics            14      48      30      2      0       0    0     0    0          94
Music                   1       2      3       3      0       0    0     0    0           9
PE                      2       6      4       2      0       0    0     0    0          14
Physics                10      17      15     14      2       1    0     0    0          59
Science Dual           30      26      12      2      0       0    0     0    0          70
Award 1

Totals                172     341     285 121         13      2    0     0    0      934

Religious Studies      34      32      23     4       0       0    0     0    0          93
(short course)
Information Tech.      25      51      16     2       0       0    0     0    0          94
(short course 2001)

Effective Totals      201.5   382.5   305     124     13      2     0    0     0    1027.5

Candidates:                           94                   10.77 grades A*-C per pupil

Average points per pupil              72.28

Average points per entry              6.61


                                  PUPILS AGED 15

                    YEAR 11: SUMMARY OF GCSE RESULTS

Number of pupils in school on the third Thursday in January:          94

ALL PUPILS         Entered   Achieving Achieving       Entered   Achieving   No
(percent)           for 5+    5+ A-C    5+ A-G          for 1+    1+ A-G     A-G
                   GCSEs                               GCSEs

School               100         98          100         100       100        0

LEA (2000)                      40.8         86.7                  94.2      5.8

England (2000)                  49.2         88.9                  94.4      5.6


              RESULTS ACHIEVED BY PUPILS AGED 16, 17, OR 18

Number of pupils in school on the third Thursday in January aged 16 95 aged 17, 112,
aged 18 0

Number of boys in school on the third Thursday in January aged 16 94, aged 17, 84, aged
18 0

Number of girls in school on the third Thursday in January aged 16 1, aged 17, 28, aged 18

A Level Results

                           A      B          C           D    E       N      U     Entries
Art                         7      3         1           0    0       0      0       11
Biology                    19     10         7           4    1       0      1       42
Business Studies            5      4         9           0    1       0      0       19
Chemistry                  21     15         8           4    2       0      2       52
Classical Civilisation      3      4         0           0    0       0      0        7
Design & Technology         0      2         2           2    0       0      1        7
Economics                   4      3         2           0    1       0      0       10
English Literature         10      6         1           1    0       0      0       18
English                     3      5         5           3    0       0      0       16
Further Mathematics         6      2         1           0    0       0      0        9
French                      3      0         2           1    0       0      0        6
Geography                   6      6         7           3    0       0      0       22
History                     6      9         5           9    0       0      0       31
Mathematics                28      6         4           3    0       0      0       41
Music                       1      0         0           0    0       0      0        1
Philosophy                  3      3         3           1    0       0      1       11
Physics                     8      5         5           3    1       0      0       22
Politics                    3      0         2           1    0       0      0        6

Totals (inc Gen St)        190   111         83          38   9       0      0      436
Totals (excl Gen St)       136    83         64          35   8       0      5      331

Candidates:                            105

Average points per pupil               403.2 (inc GS)             350.8 (exc GS)

Average points per entry               97.11 (inc GS)             97.16 (exc GS)



A2 Examinations:     Grade A = 10 points, B = 8, C = 6, D = 4, E = 2
AS Examinations:     Grade A = 5 points, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1

Number of pupils entered for one or more A2/AS at age 16, 17, or 18:                         106
Number of boys entered for one or more A2/AS at age 16, 17, or 18:              84
Number of girls entered for one or more A2/AS at age 16, 17, or 18:             22

                                     School 2002
Percent 0-4        5-9      10-14      15-19      20-24       25-29    30+       Average
        points     points   points     points     points      points   points    score per
Boys       1.2       0.0      3.6        8.3           19.0    23.8     45.2       28.8
Girls      0.0       0.0      4.5        9.1           13.6    50.0     22.7       26.0
Total      0.9       0.0      3.8        8.5           17.9    29.2     40.6       28.3

                                     LEA (2000)
Percent 0-4        5-9      10-14      15-19      20-24       25-29    30+       Average
        points     points   points     points     points      points   points    score per
Boys       11.4     15.0     20.1       11.7           15.3     7.8     18.7       18.0
Girls      10.1     11.5     19.7       14.8           17.0     9.0     17.8       18.5
Total      10.7     13.1     19.9       13.4           16.2     8.5     18.2       18.3

                                England (2000)
Percent 0-4        5-9      10-14      15-19      20-24       25-29    30+       Average
        points     points   points     points     points      points   points    score per
Boys       9.1      11.4     18.7       13.3           17.7    10.6     19.3       19.2
Girls      6.8       9.7     18.1       14.2           20.0    12.1     19.0       19.8
Total      7.9      10.5     18.4       13.7           18.9    11.4     19.2       19.5

                               King Edward VI Five Ways School
                                  End of Key Stage 3 Results 2002

                                                  Percentage of Pupils at Each Level
Subject                  Dis     Ab      W        B    1    2     3     4    5    6                7    8    EP
English           TA      0       1       0       0       0        0       0        0    11   41   40    7   0
                  Test    0       1       -       0       -        -       -        2    14   54   23    5   0
Mathematics       TA      0       0       0       0       0        0       0        0     1   14   68   18   0
                  Test    0       1       -       0       -        -       -        0     0    5   63   31   1
Science           TA      0       1       0       0       0        0       0        0     0   30   56   14   0
                  Test    0       0       -       0       -        -       -        0     1   30   51   16   3
Design and        TA      0       0       0       0       0        0       0        0     7   54   32    7   0
Geography         TA      0      0        0       0       0        0       0        0    10   32   39   19   0

History           TA      0      0        0       0       0        0       0        0    6    41   41   7    5

Information       TA      0      0        0       0       0        0       0        0    9    36   51   4    0
Modern            TA      0      0        0       0       0        0       0        4    19   42   34   1    0
Art               TA      0      0        0       0       0        0       0        2    13   29   26   16   14

Music             TA      0      0        0       0       0        0       0        0    9    57   28   5    1

Physical          TA      0      0        0       0       0        0       0        5    22   44   29   0    0

                              National End of Key Stage 3 Results 2001

                                                  Percentage of Pupils at Each Level
Subject                  Dis     Ab      W        B    1    2     3     4    5    6                7    8    EP
English           TA      0       1       0       -       0        2       8        23   35   22    8   1    0
                  Test    1       4       -      11       -        -       -        20   33   22    8   1    0
Mathematics       TA      0       1       0       -       0        1       9        20   27   24   15   3    0
                  Test    0       4       -       2       -        -       9        18   24   23   17   3    0
Science           TA      0       1       0       -       0        2       9        24   32   24    8   1    0
                  Test    0       5       -       2       -        -       7        20   32   26    1   1    0
                                     (Figures may not total 100% due to rounding)

   Key:     Test = National Curriculum test B = working below level of test
            TA = Teacher Assessment         1-8/EP = level awarded
            Dis = disapplied                EP = exceptional performance
            Abs = absent                    W = working within level 1

                                                                     APPENDIX E

                            ABSENCES 2001-2002

Total number of pupils on roll of compulsory school age:                  697

% of pupil sessions (half days) missed through authorised absence:        3.71%

% of pupil sessions (half days) missed through unauthorised absence:      0.05%

                                                    APPENDIX F



(As known at 5/10/02)


      University                              85
      Colleges of Higher Education            0


      Music/Drama/Art College                 4
      Colleges of Further Education           0

EMPLOYMENT                                    1

REAPPLYING                                    1

GAP YEAR                                      16

UNKNOWN                                       0

      TOTAL                                   107