Lode Heath School and Sports College is a co-educational comprehensive school for students aged between 11-16 and is maintained by Solihull LEA
The school opened in 1939, is a mixture of traditional and modern buildings. The accomodation compromises
9 Science Laboratories
7 fully networked computer rooms
A Music Departmen housed in its own block
A Modern Learning Resource Centre where students reading and research materials and computers
Classrooms with Intranet, Internet access and some with interactive white boards
We aim to provide wide-ranging opportunities to all our students to engage them fully in both academic and healthy lifestyle activities, which will sustain them in adult life.
We have much to be proud of, but we continue to set ever more challenging targets. The Partnership of Parent, Student, School, Community all working together to create a School with a vibrant learning ethos will enable our ambitions to become reality.
This starts in Year 7 with a thorough testing of reading and numeracy abilities. Small group and one to one support is put into place and from this point our pupils make continual progress.
A series of assessment points enables parents to know not just how their children are achieving but also the effort they are making. This is especially important as we can all work hard, irrespective of ability. It also means that our talented pupils do not “coast” they have to achieve the higher Attitude to Work (ATW) scores.
Our data system enables the class teachers and subject leaders to track the progress of individual pupils and teaching groups. This enables positive intervention at early stages if there are any issues. The benefits of this combination of pupil effort (ATW) and early intervention by specialists enables our pupils to approach their exams with confidence. In the last 10 years the levels of attainment has reached new highs on 7 occasions. 100% of pupils on roll pass exams. The students themselves take part in refining and improving this process, surveys of their opinions and ideas are of great use in planning for improvement and form a valuable part of the Quality Assurance process.
Schools are not just about exceptional results; the whole experience enables these results. High ATW, participation in extra curricular activities, sports, ICT clubs, Science clubs, revision and booster classes all impact on the end result, happy successful students.