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A presentation by the Principal to parents on the Strategic Development Plan of the Berkhamsted Schools Group (13/11/2012)

A presentation by the Principal to parents on the Strategic Development Plan of the Berkhamsted Schools Group (13/11/2012)

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  • 1. Berkhamsted Schools GroupStrategic Development Plan Presentation to Parents Mark S. Steed MA (Cantab), Principal Centenary Theatre Tuesday 13th November, 2012
  • 2. Berkhamsted Schools Group This Evening’s PresentationBusiness/ Operational• What is the BSG?• Size – pupils and staff• Estate – the land we own• Key Financials• Key Strategic Initiatives – Future Structure of the Prep School – Optimum size – Satellite Preps – Heatherton – Eco-projects – Supporting Working Parents
  • 3. Berkhamsted Schools Group This Evening’s PresentationBusiness/ Operational Educational• What is the BSG? • Pastoral Care• Size – pupils and staff • Teaching and Learning• Estate – the land we own – E-Learning• Key Financials • Co-curricular• Key Strategic Initiatives • Future Capital Projects – Future Structure of the Prep School – Optimum size – Satellite Preps – Heatherton – Eco-projects – Supporting Working Parents
  • 4. Berkhamsted Schools Group This Evening’s PresentationBusiness/ Operational Educational• What is the BSG? • Pastoral Care• Size – pupils and staff • Teaching and Learning• Estate – the land we own – E-Learning• Key Financials • Co-curricular• Key Strategic Initiatives • Future Capital Projects – Future Structure of the Prep School There will be an – Optimum size opportunity to ask – Satellite Preps – Heatherton questions at the – Eco-projects end of each – Supporting Working Parents section
  • 5. What is theBerkhamsted Schools Group?
  • 6. What is the Berkhamsted Schools Group?• Registered Charity – (Charity Number 310630)• Company Limited by Guarantee – (Company Number 622349)• It has a Governing Body – Stewardship role – Non-Exec Director roleAll surpluses are reinvested into the Schools
  • 7. The Governing BodyCommittee Structure• Education• Finance & General • Each committee meets Purposes once a term.• Property• Heatherton • The Full Governing Body meets once a term
  • 8. The Governing BodyPosition Name Competence Connection TypeChairman Mr G C Laws Banking Former Parent Co-optedVice-Chairman Mrs A F Moore-Gwyn Law OB Co-optedChair of Finance & GP Mr A H Noel Accountancy Former Parent Co-optedChair of Property Mr R G Groom Property Former Parent Co-optedChair of Heatherton Mrs E Jeffrey Law OB and Parent Nominated (Old Berkhamstedians) Mr J J Apthorp Business Parent Co-opted Mr S R R Bourne Business / Publishing OB Co-opted Dr. Y A Burne Education Co-opted Mr P A Burroughs Law / Property Former Parent Co-opted Mrs B W Canham Education Co-opted Mrs C Green Business Former Parent Nominated (Town Council) Mr B Parker Law Nominated (St. John’s Cambridge) Mr A Reston Education Ex Officio (All Souls, Oxford) Mr S Rolland Business Parent Co-opted Mr M A Scicluna Business/Accountancy OB Co-opted Mrs S Tidey Business Parent Co-opted Mrs S Turner Business Co-opted VACANT Nominated (Old Berkhamstedians) VACANT Nominated (Borough Council)
  • 9. School StructureBerkhamsted Schools Group School Structure 1996 - 2011
  • 10. School StructureBerkhamsted Schools Group Group Structure 2011
  • 11. School StructureBerkhamsted Schools Group Group Structure from September 2013
  • 12. School StructureBerkhamsted Schools Group Group Structure from September 2013
  • 13. Group Management Structure
  • 14. Characteristics of Berkhamsted School
  • 15. “Big-Small”“Small School Feel”• Berkhamsted Pre-Prep• Berkhamsted Prep• Berkhamsted Boys• Berkhamsted Girls• Berkhamsted Sixthare all small schoolsand have small pastoralunits
  • 16. “Big-Small”“Small School Feel” “Big School Infrastructure”• Berkhamsted Pre-Prep • Sports Hall• Berkhamsted Prep • Swimming Pool• Berkhamsted Boys • 550-seat Theatre• Berkhamsted Girls • Extensive Sports Pitches• Berkhamsted Sixth • Specialist Teachersare all small schools • 27 A-level Subjectsand have small pastoral • 19 GCSE Subjectsunits
  • 17. “Co-education and Single Sex”
  • 18. “Co-education and Single Sex” • SINGLE SEX In the Classroom
  • 19. “Co-education and Single Sex” • SINGLE SEX In the Classroom • CO-EDUCATION Outside the classroom – Choir and Orchestra – CCF and DofE – School Trips
  • 20. “Day and Boarding”“Day School”• The vast majority of the pupils are day pupils.• We are a “community school” – we serve the local area.• We are a “through school” taking pupils from 3 to 18
  • 21. “Day and Boarding”“Day School” “Boarding School”• The vast majority of the • “Vertical” Pastoral / House pupils are day pupils. structure• We are a “community • Ethos: Commitment to broader school” – we serve the local view of Education area. • Boarding School Infrastructure• We are a “through school” – Chapel taking pupils from 3 to 18 – Boarding Houses • Extended Day – Breakfast and Supper
  • 22. Berkhamsted Schools Group Size - PupilsSchool Age Range Numbers Boys Girls TotalDay Nursery Mixed 5 months – 3 years 25 15 40Pre-Prep Co-ed aged 3 - 7 117 124 241Prep Co-ed aged 7 - 11 164 149 313Boys Boys aged 11 - 16 429 429Girls Girls aged 11 - 16 328 328Sixth Co-ed aged 16 - 18 177 156 333Total 912 772 1684Heatherton Girls aged 3 - 11 138 138TOTAL 912 910 1822
  • 23. Berkhamsted Schools Group Size - Staff 463 people work in theBerkhamsted Schools Group
  • 24. Berkhamsted Schools Group Estate The School owns • 81 acres of land in Berkhamsted • 63 Buildings (80 Properties) • 1,835 Rooms
  • 25. Kitchener’s FieldBerkhamsted Schools Group Y7 and Y8 Boys Estate Playing Fields
  • 26. Berkhamsted Schools Group EstateBerkhamsted Boys and Sixth - Castle Overton House Dean Fry Court Central Admin Staff Flats St John’s and Incents Boarding Houses
  • 27. Staff Accommodation• The School built Dean Fry Court – 10 2-bed and 3 3-bed flats on the High Street for staff – September 2011• Subsidised accommodation to newly qualified teachers. “A motivated and effective teaching and support staff”
  • 28. Berkhamsted Schools Group Overton House Estate Central AdminBerkhamsted St John’s and Incents Prep Boarding Houses Berkhamsted Girls and Sixth - Kings
  • 29. Berkhamsted Schools Group Estate Chesham Road Senior Playing FieldsHaslamPrepPlaying Fields Berkhamsted Day Nursery and Pre-Prep Haresfoot
  • 30. Berkhamsted Schools Group Key FinancialsTurn-over £23.4mSurplus £1.0mTotal Net Assets £26.2mLand and Buildings £30.2m (insured for £103m)Fixed Asset additions in year £3.5m (of which £2.8m is land and buildings)Staff costs as percentage of 66%total resources expended Figures for the Year 2011-12 (Year end 31/07/12) Full accounts are posted annually on the Charity Commission Website:
  • 31. Key Strategic Initiatives
  • 32. Key Strategic InitiativesRecent Priorities Future Priorities• Castle • Prep – Dining Room – Reorganisation of Prep and – DT Pre-Prep – Art • Sports Facilities – Sixth form Houses – Playing Fields – House Reorganisation – All-weather Pitch• Kings – Chesham Road Pavilion – Nash Harris – Sports at Prep – Quad – Refurbished Main Buildings
  • 33. Key Strategic Initiatives1. Future Structure of the Prep School2. Future size of the Schools3. Eco-Projects4. Satellite Preps – Heatherton5. Supporting Working Parents
  • 34. The Future Structure of the Prep School
  • 35. Haresfoot School• Haresfoot School occupies an 8 acre site on Chesham Road on the edge of Berkhamsted.• It has a beautiful, rural, woodland setting
  • 36. Haresfoot School
  • 37. Haresfoot School• It has an enclosed walled garden for school sports and for play-time.
  • 38. Haresfoot SchoolIt has a full-sized sports hall which serves as a versatile space for sports, indoor play, school assemblies and concerts
  • 39. Haresfoot SchoolIt has a purpose-built classroom block.
  • 40. RestructureWe are restructuring Berkhamsted Prep:• The Haresfoot site will be the home of Berkhamsted Pre-Prep (Early Years and Key stage One; pupils aged 3-7)• The Kings Road site will remain the home of Berkhamsted Prep (Key Stage Two pupils aged 7-11)
  • 41. The Future Size of the Schools
  • 42. Berkhamsted Schools GroupSize of Berkhamsted Pre-PrepYear Group Max No of No of Max Class Pupils Classes SizeSS 54 3 18Reception 54 3 18Y1 54 3 18Y2 54 3 18TOTAL 216Maximum Capacity from September 2016 Located on the Haresfoot site
  • 43. Berkhamsted Schools Group Size of Berkhamsted Prep Year Group Max No of No of Max Class Pupils Classes Size Y3 80 4 20 Y4 80 4 20 Y5 100 5 20 Y6 100 5 20 TOTAL 360 Maximum Capacity from September 2016Located on the Doctors Commons Road site
  • 44. Berkhamsted Schools Group Size of Berkhamsted Girls Year Max No No of Max No of Group of Classes Class Houses Pupils Size Y7 75 4 20* 6 * There may be Y8 75 4 20* 6 rare Y9 80 4 20* 6 exceptions Y10 80 4 20* 6 Y11 80 4 20* 6 TOTAL 390Maximum Capacity from September 2016 Located on the Kings Road site
  • 45. Berkhamsted Schools Group Size of Berkhamsted Boys Year Max No No of Max No of Group of Classes Class Houses Pupils Size Y7 60 3 20* 8 * There may be Y8 60 3 20* 8 rare Y9 100 5 20* 8 exceptions Y10 100 5 20* 8 Y11 100 5 20* 8 TOTAL 420Maximum Capacity from September 2016 Located on the Castle site
  • 46. Berkhamsted Schools Group Size of Berkhamsted Sixth Year Group Max No of Max Class No of Pupils Size Houses L6th Y12 180 15* 9 * There may be U6th Y13 180 15* 9 rare TOTAL 360 exceptionsMaximum Capacity from September 2016 Located on the Castle and Kings Sites
  • 47. Eco-Projects
  • 48. Key Strategic Initiatives Eco-ProjectsPrior to 2011 we recycled20% of our Waste.
  • 49. Key Strategic Initiatives Eco-ProjectsWe currently recycle80% of our Waste.
  • 50. Key Strategic InitiativesEco-Projects
  • 51. Key Strategic Initiatives Eco-Projects• Energy Saving Initiatives – Improved building insulation – Lamp replacement to Prep, Castle and Kings – Replaced the boilers to Cloisters – Replaced Heating to East Wing – Fitted local thermostatic control to Deans’ Hall, Thorn – Improved boiler controls
  • 52. Key Strategic Initiatives Eco-ProjectsPhotovoltaics on the flat roof at Kings
  • 53. Key Strategic Initiatives Eco-ProjectsThe Dynamos – as featured in the School Prospectus 1912
  • 54. School Dinners• All meat is UK sourced and Fresh not frozen, Red Tractor accredited• All vegetables are fresh not frozen, except peas, sweetcorn and spinach• Fish is from sustainable sources, including Tuna• All soups and sauces are made onsite using fresh ingredients, no packets or ready to use sauces (RTU’s).• Bread is freshly baked onsite.• Reduced food miles: – Central Distribution Unit (CDU), – Number of lorries delivering to each site on a weekly basis from – Completion April 2013. First phase commenced October 2012.
  • 55. Satellite Preps - Heatherton
  • 56. The Concept of a Satellite School
  • 57. Satellite SchoolsA Satellite Prep retains its owndistinctive ethos, market niche andbranding and continues to be run bythe existing senior managementteam.However, its governance and someof its support functions are runcentrally, thus benefitting fromeconomies of scale and centralisedGroup policies, which ease thefinancial and regulatory burden.
  • 58. Satellite Schools:• Location: Chesham Bois• Founded in 1912• 140 pupils• Single Sex – Girls aged 3-11• Turn-over: £1.4m• Incorporated Charity
  • 59. Satellite Schools:• Location: Chesham Bois• Founded in 1912• 140 pupils• Single Sex – Girls aged 3-11• Turn-over: £1.4m• Incorporated Charity• Heatherton became part of the Berkhamsted Schools Group on 1st August 2011, through a merger of the Charities. – There was no “purchase price” – The only costs to Berkhamsted were Due Diligence and Legal fees
  • 60. Satellite Schools: Case Study:What has stayed the same:• has a secure future as a 3 – 11 Girls’ School• retained its name and branding• still prepares pupils for the Bucks 11+• retained its school uniform• retained its teachers and senior management teamWhat has changed:• better marketing and a new website• a parental portal, giving access to key information• Governance and line-management of the Headteacher
  • 61. Satellite Schools: Division of ResponsibilitiesHeatherton Autonomy Berkhamsted Control• Curriculum • Support Functions• Allocation of School • Central Supply Contracts Educational Budget • Staffing Levels• Budget Priorities • Salary Levels• Departmental Budgets • Setting overall Satellite School budget for major line items • Major Capital Project Decisions
  • 62. Satellite Schools: Advantages forBusiness:• Compliance and Regulation• Financial Security• Access to Specialists – Health and Safety – Marketing and PR – Human Resources• Opportunities for Investment• Cost Savings and Economies of Scale
  • 63. Satellite Schools: Advantages forBusiness• Financial Stability:• Investment  £1m earmarked for Investment• Economies of Scale  Piggy-backing on BSG contracts• No reduction in teaching or contact staff• No support staff redundancies  The Bursar now has responsibilities for two sites
  • 64. Satellite Schools: Advantages forEducational: Staff• Improved Educational Opportunities  Shared teaching and resources NEED JOINT• Senior Management have CURRICULUM more time to focus on DAY PIC HERE educational issues• Staff feel part of a bigger • Scope for Staff Career team Development  Joint Staff INSET  Joint Curriculum Planning
  • 65. Satellite Schools: Advantages forEducational: Pupils• Joint Y5 and Y6 Lacrosse Coaching• Joint Curriculum Days• Use of Berkhamsted Facilities  500 seat Theatre  Sports Facilities  Swimming Pool
  • 66. Satellite Schools: Advantages for the Berkhamsted Schools GroupBusiness:• Extends “reach” into new areas  Marketing
  • 67. Satellite Schools: Advantages for the Berkhamsted Schools GroupBusiness:• Extends “reach” into new areas  Marketing• Recruitment  Seven Heatherton girls started at Berkhamsted in Year 7 in September.
  • 68. Satellite Schools: Advantages for the Berkhamsted Schools GroupBusiness:• Extends “reach” into new areas  Marketing• Recruitment  Seven Heatherton girls started at Berkhamsted in Year 7 in September.• Increases the critical mass of the organisation  Economies of Scale  Reorganisation allows for more in-house specialists
  • 69. Satellite Schools: Advantages for the Berkhamsted Schools GroupEducational: Staff• Sharing of best practice between schools in the Group.• Draw on a greater range of expertise.• Internal Entrance Examinations can be earlier  Internal exams are in November, external in February  This spreads the work-load for key staff• Scope for Career Development  by movement of staff within the group  by taking on a Group-wide responsibility
  • 70. Supporting Working Parents
  • 71. Supporting Working Parents Berkhamsted Day Nursery • 5 months to 3 years • 0730 -1830 • 50 weeks a year • Haresfoot site Berkhamsted Schools Group:Committed to supporting Working Parents.
  • 72. Supporting Working Parents Wrap-around CarePrep• Breakfast Club – from 0730 until the start of School• After School Club – From the end of the School day until 1830 Berkhamsted Schools Group: Committed to supporting Working Parents.
  • 73. Berkhamsted Schools Group:Committed to supporting Working Parents.
  • 74. Pastoral Care Flexi- and Weekly Boarding• Flexi- or Occasional Boarding is available from Year 7 – Regular nights • e.g. every Wednesday after CCF – One-off weeks • e.g. when parents have business trips abroad • During GCSE exams and revision period• Weekly Boarding from Year 9 Berkhamsted Schools Group: Committed to supporting Working Parents.
  • 75. Any Questions on the Operational/ Business side?
  • 76. “To place pupils at the heart of a strong, supportive school community.” Governors PrincipalTraditionalSchool ExecManagementModel Heads HoDs/HoHs Curriculum Coordinators Teachers Pupils
  • 77. “To place pupils at the heart of a strong, supportive school community.” Pupils Teachers HoDs/HoHs/Berkhamsted CurriculumSchools CoordinatorsGroup HeadsManagementModel Exec Principal Governors
  • 78. “To place pupils at the heart of a strong, supportive school community.” Pupils Teachers HoDs/HoHs/Berkhamsted Curriculum Education andSchools Coordinators Pastoral careGroup Heads takes placeManagement hereModel Exec Principal Governors
  • 79. Educational Initiatives
  • 80. Pastoral Care
  • 81. ISI Inspection Report Pastoral Care “The arrangements for pastoral care are excellent.” “The spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness ofthe pupils is excellent. It is supported by equally strongpastoral care from the heads of houses and their staff, providing a highly supportive environment in whichpupils feel safe and valued. The caring example set by staff is mirrored in the pupils’ own interaction. High standards of behaviour are the norm, promoted by the school’s clear expectations.” ISI Inspection Report, September 2012
  • 82. Pastoral Care Counselling, Support and Medical Services Counselling Services Medical Services • Confidential counselling • Fully Qualified Nurses service for pupils providing cover during • 4 counsellors the school day • Available every break and lunchtime Chaplaincy • Full-time residential Chaplain“To place pupils at the heart of a strong, supportive school community.”
  • 83. Teaching and Learning
  • 84. ISI Inspection Report Teaching and Learning“Pupils are very well educated, in line with the school’saims. The quality of their achievements is good overall. They make good progress throughout the school and gain excellent results at A level in relation to their abilities because of their positive attitudes to study, dedicated and, on occasions, inspiring teaching, and curricular provision adapted to meet each pupil’s needs..” ISI Inspection Report, September 2012
  • 85. Teaching and Learning Developments at the PrepSpecialist Facilities• Music and Drama Studio• Improved DT workshop• Art Department• Second Science lab• Second ICT lab
  • 86. Berkhamsted Sixth A-level Academic Curriculum• Mathematics • Art• Further Mathematics • Photography• Biology • Design Technology• Chemistry • Theatre Studies• Physics • Music• English Lang and Lit • Physical Education• English Literature • French• Media Studies • German• Geography • Spanish• History • Latin• Politics • Classical Civilisation• Psychology • Economics• Sociology • Business Studies• Religious Studies
  • 87. “A stimulating learning environment”• ICT resources• Learning Platform• Leaders Nationally in the use of iPads• WiFi hotspots for Sixth Form• 21st Century Library “A disciplined and stimulating learning environment”
  • 88. European Computer Driving LicenceWe have introduced the ECDL to our Y8 and Y9 curriculumModules• Word• PowerPoint• Excel• Improving Productivity“To equip our students with the skills and qualifications they need”
  • 89. Qualifications Measures of Success Value-Added Performance • MidYis [GCSE] • ALIS [A-Level] • Base-line Testing • Target setting for pupils • Evaluation of Departmental performance“To equip our students with the skills and qualifications they need”
  • 90. Measuring Value-AddedEvaluating Departmental Performance NB – Not Berkhamsted School Data
  • 91. HoDs Performance Outcomes, Attitudes and Behaviours Beacon of best practice. Specific Targets and On track to receive Immediate progression to Outstanding INSET required increment if repeated. next increment. On course to be promoted 3.1 3.2 3.3Results and Outcomes Significant areas to work Satisfactory on. Competent, reliable On track to receive Likely to lose increment if performance increment if repeated to Good repeated 2.1 2.2 2.3 Significant areas to work Loss of HoD increment on. Specific Targets and Weak Likely to lose role if Likely to lose increment if INSET required repeated. repeated. 1.1 1.2 1.3 Poor Good Superior Attitudes and Behaviour
  • 92. Co-curricular
  • 93. ISI Inspection Report Co-curricular Programme“The quality of curricular and extra-curricular provision is excellent.” ISI Inspection Report, September 2012
  • 94. Co-curricular Programme
  • 95. Skills Public SpeakingWe now have our own team of LAMDA full-time teachers in the Drama Department.Public SpeakingVerse and ProseActing “To equip our students with the skills and qualifications they need”
  • 96. Careers Programme • Careers Fair • Careers Lunches • Work Experience • Medics Day • Law Day • OB Careers Mentoring Programme“Preparation for the world of Employment”
  • 97. Skills Business Skills • Business Skills Clinics • CV Clinics • How to present yourself • Young Enterprise“Preparation for the world of Employment”
  • 98. Future Capital Projects
  • 99. Future Structure of the Prep Plans for the Berkhamsted Prep site2013• The Creation of After-care Facility• Improved school drop-off and parking• Improved site security• Creation of additional on-site sports facilities – Additional full-size netball courts – Fives courts• Conversion of the EY dining room to Specialist music facility
  • 100. Future Structure of the Prep Plans for the Berkhamsted Prep siteSubject to Governors approval and Planning Permission
  • 101. Subject to Governors approval and Planning Permission
  • 102. Future Structure of the PrepPlans for the Berkhamsted Prep site
  • 103. Future Capital Projects Fives Courts at the Prep SchoolWhat?• Creation of three to six Fives Courts at the Prep SchoolWhy?• To provide a much needed sports activity that can take place at lunchtimes• So that boys and girls can start playing the game at a young age• So that the Senior Girls can play at lunchtime.
  • 104. Our plans for HaresfootOutdoor Classroom We plan to put a Glass House at Haresfoot as part of our outdoor classroom project. The Berkhamsted Foundation are raising funds for this project. It is hoped that the HSA will join forces with them in this venture.
  • 105. Our plans for Haresfoot The Pond Project Berkhamsted School istaking on the Pond project as a Community Service project.
  • 106. Our plans for HaresfootA Centre for Outdoor Education Haresfoot will become the Centre for Outdoor Education • Nature trails and Discovery Walks for the Pre-Prep. • Bushcraft for the pupils from Y3-Y8. • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions camping for pupils in Y9-10.
  • 107. Future Improvements• Tarmac the Car Park.• Redecorate and refurbish the Classroom Block.• New ICT suite.• Exterior Painting.• Under-pinning the wall of the Walled Garden.
  • 108. Future Capital Projects All-weather Facilities at KitchenersWe are yet to receive planning permission forthis project –without lights.
  • 109. Future Capital Projects Chesham Fields PavilionWhat?• Extension to 1st XI cricket pavilionWhy?• To upgrade and expand changing room and storage space• Better catering facilities for teams and associated hospitality
  • 110. Future Capital Projects Levelling the Chesham Rd PitchesWhat?• To level the pitchesWhy?• To improve the drainage and playing surfaces for Rugby, Lacrosse, Football and Cricket.
  • 111. Any Questions on the Educational side?Any Questions on Future Capital Projects?