WELCOME TO THE COSELEY SCHOOL AND SPORTS COLLEGE
Headteacher:Mrs A.J. Elwiss, B.Sc., N.P.Q.H
The Coseley School has established a reputation for a very caring and supportive approach, coupled with good discipline and behaviour. Our school is a living example of what true teamwork, excelling students and dedicated staff can achieve.
Staff and students are encouraged to strive for excellence in whatever task they undertake, a message reinforced frequently and being applied to all activities no matter how small or mundane.
We believe in ‘stretching’ students in every activity that they undertake in order that they achieve all of which they are capable. We also believe that students learn most efficiently and perform to their best when they are educated in a safe environment. Our staff care about Coseley youngsters and take the time to listen to their views. Coseley has an ethos of good order, study and purposeful activity. We therefore set much store by our emphasis on the need for students to set high standards of work and behaviour and, in turn, encourage success by a variety of rewards and praise.
What Coseley offers as a Sports College
Perhaps the most significant development in the life of the school has been our designation as a Sports College.
This achievement recognises the high standards of teaching and learning in the school, not only in PE but across the whole curriculum. It puts the school in the forefront of educational progress and sets the school some particularly challenging targets.
By becoming a Sports College, this school has made a commitment not only to raise the standards of performance within the establishment, in a wide range of academic disciplines, but also to use sport as a vehicle to raise standards within the family of schools in the neighborhood - Primary, Secondary and Special. There is also a significant community commitment - to raise the levels of fitness (and by doing so, raise the standards of personal health) of the local population of all ages.
The increased funding which comes with Sports College status will provide not only increased opportunities for students and the community, but has funded a state of the art Dance Studio on site, and the provision of a new Computer Suite.
Staff from the school will be helping colleagues in all the surrounding schools and colleges to provide the highest possible standards of tuition in the field of sport.
History of the Sports College
The governors made the decision to seek specialist status in February 2000. Following a meeting in April all community groups gave their support and the school embarked on a frantic search for the £50,000 in sponsorship whilst a writing team was formed. The June application date unfortunately passed as insufficient monies had been raised by this time. The next available application date was the 5th of October in 2003 and at the 11th hour sponsorship monies were secured. A team of staff worked through the night in putting the final stages of the bid together – this was the second night in a row for some. The bid was taken to London and after passing the first stage of assessment moved onto final assessment. The news we had all been waiting for was received in late January.
Action plans were then formulated by a wide number of staff and an INSET day at the end of term was arranged. Students were given an extra day's holiday on this INSET day to enable staff to be fully primed ready for the start in September 2002.