Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour – Headteacher’s Welcome

 

Hi, my name is Mr Lloyd, and I am very proud to be the headteacher here at Pedmore High School, welcome to our virtual tour! Please take a minute to watch my video directly below, enjoy the tour!

Our tour works best with Google Chrome, click here to download for free – https://www.google.co.uk/chrome/

All video clips are embedded directly from our YouTube channel, meaning subtitles are available by selecting ‘turn subtitles on’ in the menu option within each video player.

Once you have had a look around click here for your digital copy of the Invictus  Transition Workbook

Virtual Induction Evening Presentation

Before you have a look around you can watch this year’s Virtual Induction Evening Presentation!

Invictus Education Trust Chief Executive Officer

Where we differ from other multi academy trusts is our intention to collaborate, in every way.

This starts with the ‘Invictus Culture’ which has seen all of our schools, and Sixth Form, adopt a shared vision, mission and set of values.

Invictus Vision

Our communities will have access to an outstanding education. Our schools and 6th form cater for the social, economic and cultural diversity that our country is comprised of and deliver opportunities and experiences that celebrate that diversity. We are to be locally based, but nationally important.

Invictus Mission

We exist to provide our schools with the resources to offer independent minded education to their communities.  Our academic focus is on progress. We achieve this with exceptional teaching delivered by outstanding teachers, who are supported by an outstanding team. We provide our students with unique opportunities and elite experiences allowing them to thrive in whatever they pursue.

Invictus Values

Value One – Every day, in every way, our students come first

Our first and most important value.

Value Two – Anything is possible

We focus on the challenge to identify it, our energy is spent finding a solution.

Value Three – Accountability

If it is to be, it is to be me. 

Value Four – Seek and seize opportunities

We aim to deliver ‘WOW’ through opportunities and experiences.

Value Five – Focus on relationships and all else will follow

Open, honest and empathic relationships with clear and simple communication are the foundations of our Trust.

Value Six – Start with the end in mind

We identify our aspiration and put processes in place to exceed expectations. We celebrate our progress throughout the journey.

Value Seven – Think Collaboratively

We always ask ourselves; can we include more students, more of our team or more of our schools in everything we do?

See our culture brought to life with the film below

Welcome to your Virtual Tour & Induction

Mr Lopez

Either dive in to the tabs below to find out more about each area of the school, or if you are a little unsure, watch the video directly above to familiarise yourself with lay out of the induction and tour!

We take great pride in the production level of all media we send out to our communities. We believe in delivering the very best for our parents, carers and students, but we hope you appreciate, during this unprecedented time most of our team’s introduction films have been made on ‘selfie’ mode in their own homes! We believe the content of each video is of a much higher value than risking our team’s well being to create more professional films, we hope you do too!

Welcome to Pedmore High School’s Virtual Tour

In this tab you will find short video clips from key members of our team that will help you and your child with the transition from primary to secondary school!

Mr McGlade – Head of Year 7

Miss Jazurek – Year 7 Tutor

Mrs Collett – Year 7 Tutor

Mr Davies – Year 7 Tutor

Miss Thompson – Year 7 Tutor

Mr Hemming – Year 7 Tutor

Mrs Evans – Head of Inclusion

Mrs Durrant – SEN Coordinator

Meet our Senior Leadership Team

In this tab you will find short video clips from of our Senior Leadership Team (SLT), each explaining their role at the school and how they will be able to help and support you when you join us!

Deputy Head – Miss C Papadopollous

Assistant Head – Mrs H Brooks

Assistant Head – Mrs R Tyson

Assistant Head – Mr A Fisher

Welcome to the Main Entrance & Front of School

The entrance for staff and students to Pedmore High School and frontage on to Grange Lane.

Student Entrance & Front of School Virtual Tour

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Welcome to Reception

The school reception area for greeting students, parents and all visitors to Pedmore High School.

Reception Virtual Tour

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Welcome to the Main Corridor

Our main corridor is the heart of the school, you will see from the walls that we proudly display wonderful images of our students, along with information about what it means to be a Pedmore High School student in an Invictus School. When you view the tours below you will see displays showing our vision, mission and values. In terms of navigation, Mr Lloyds office, students services, finance and attendance offices. The main corridor also offers access to the ILC, the English Department, the main hall/theatre as well as the outdoor student areas

Main Corridor Virtual Tour

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Welcome to Student Quad/Outdoor Areas

Central to the school is the Student Quad, the school also has a number of outdoor spaces with benches and tables for students to spend time with friends.

Student Quad/Outdoor Areas

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Welcome to the Independent Learning Centre (ILC)

Independent Learning Centre (ILC) Virtual Tour

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Welcome to the School Canteen

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School Canteen Virtual Tour

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Welcome to Creative Arts – Mrs Tromans

Art Teacher – Mrs Stanley

Drama Teacher – Mrs May

Music Teacher – Mr Rogers

See You Soon! – Mrs Tromans

Creative Arts

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Music Classroom

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Drama Studio

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Unique Opportunities and Elite Experiences

Being part of a multi academy trust, the Invictus Education Trust,  means that we can offer our students countless opportunities and experiences, see below for some examples, all including students from our school!

Welcome to D & T, Food Tech. and Enterprise – Mrs Hunter

Mrs Sivell – Food Technology Teacher

Mrs Charles – Food Technology Support

D & T, Food Tech. and Enterprise

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Enterprise

Our award winning enterprise teams compete in local, regional and national events, see below for some examples of their presentations and achievements!

Welcome to Drama – Mrs May

Drama

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Whole School Productions & Opportunities

We host a number of whole school productions and unique opportunities each year, you will be encouraged to join in! See below for some examples!

Unique Opportunities and Elite Experiences

Being part of a multi academy trust, the Invictus Education Trust,  means that we can offer our students countless opportunities and experiences, see below for some examples, all including students from our school!

Welcome to English – Mrs Tyson

The English department suite of classrooms runs all the way along the lower A-block corridor, with Mrs Simpson’s classroom in A7 at the lower end of the left, leading up to our ILC (Independent Learning Centre). More classrooms are situated to the right; Mrs Tyson’s classroom – A6, followed by Miss Rhodes in A5, Mrs Jones in A4, Mr Davies in A3 and Miss Thompson in A2.

You will see lots of colourful displays along the English corridor, celebrating achievement and promoting the key skills to success in this subject area; reading for pleasure, writing for different purposes, critical language analysis and oracy. Inside each classroom you will find further engaging displays to encourage confidence, independence and articulacy, supporting you to master these skills and achieve highly.

We look forward to working with you on your journey.

English

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Welcome to Geography

Geography

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Welcome to Maths & Computing – Mrs Brooks

Maths

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Computing Tour

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Welcome to Languages – Mrs Latif

Welcome to Languages – Mrs Latif

Languages Virtual Tour

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Welcome to PE – Mr McGlade

Miss Dolan – PE Teacher

PE

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Sports Halls Virtual Tour

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Swimming Pool Virtual Tour

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Sports Field Virtual Tour

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Cricket Nets & Basketball Courts Virtual Tour

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Unique Opportunities and Elite Experiences

Being part of a multi academy trust, the Invictus Education Trust,  means that we can offer our students countless opportunities and experiences, see below for some examples, all including students from our school!

Welcome to the SEND  – Mrs Durrant

Welcome to the SEND department at Pedmore High School. We thought it would be useful to introduce the department and the people who may be working with you over the coming years. There is a range of experience within the department which is further supported by our close working relationships with outside agencies. Some of these include:

Autism Outreach (AO)

The Physical Impairment, Medical Inclusion Service (PIMIS)

The Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT)

The Visual Impairment Service (VI)

The Hearing Impairment Service (HI)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)

Education Psychology (EP)

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Teaching staff work alongside outside agencies to ensure students continue to receive adequate support. Outside Agencies may come in to school to meet and/or observe students in class to provide reports where appropriate. Parents/carers will be informed of any appointments made in school and regular meetings held to ensure all parties are kept updated with events and outcomes.

The Hub – The Hub is located in the Science Block in S6/7 and is open to a limited number of students who require access to a quieter space during lunchtime. Students can benefit from the use of computers, soft seating, board games, music, drawing or completing homework tasks. Alternatively, some students simply want a place to sit and chat quietly to their friends/staff whilst they eat their lunch. We are strict on numbers as the purpose of The Hub is to provide a quiet/peaceful environment and have to be mindful of others’ needs.

 

Mrs A Durrant – SENDCo

I have worked at Pedmore High School for just over 11 years; it’s a fabulous school to work at with a dedicated and caring team of staff. I am responsible for ensuring students with SEND are catered for and to ensure any support required is delivered appropriately. Sometimes, this is delivered in small groups, 1:1 or through external agencies but will vary depending on the needs of the child. As a department, we also assist with exam arrangements from Year 9 onwards for those who may benefit from Extra Time/Scribe/Reader.

I am also a mother of 2 young daughters who keep me very busy; along with our very energetic dog who needs lots of love and LOTS of exercise. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking going to the cinema, discovering National Trust sites and going on long country walks with my family.

 

Mrs S Jordan – Lead Teaching Assistant

I have worked at Pedmore High School for just over 11 years now and enjoy being part of a dedicated team with experienced staff who are more than happy to help cater for students learning needs.  I mainly work supporting students in the classroom but also work with small groups of students and 1:1 sessions, this also involves working with external agencies to support children’s individual needs.  I am qualified to be a reader/scribe to support children whether it is in the classroom or during exams.

I am also a mother of a teenage son; I enjoy walking my dog, running, painting, playing golf, camping with my family and swimming.

 

Mr P Fenn- Teaching Assistant

For the past 14 years I have been a Teaching Assistant at Pedmore High School. During my time at Pedmore I have supported lots of students with a wide variety of individual needs such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and ODD. Covering Year 7 to Year 11 and with experience in all subjects, you will find me supporting students in the classroom as well as one-to-one and in small groups. I help organise the testing of reading and mathematics skills across the whole of Year 7 when students start with us. This helps us as a school get a better understanding of pupil’s personal skills and how we can make learning individual to each student. I also have reader/scribe training so I will be there to support students through assessments and exams to make sure they achieve their full potential.

I am a father of four with age ranges from 26-37 who have all studied at Pedmore High School, so I have a lot experience with the school and its community! I’m a grandfather of 6 and a dog lover who enjoys walking, doing quizzes and you will always find me with a good book.

 

Mrs T Morris – Teaching Assistant

I have been a Teaching Assistant at Pedmore High School for the past 14 years, working with pupils from years 7-11 either within a classroom environment, in small groups, one to one sessions and sometimes weather permitting in the school garden. I use ‘Catch Up’ reading to address literacy difficulties, ‘Language for Learning’ to support pupils with Speech, Language and Communication needs and Social Stories to address social and emotional issues. I am an advocate for encouraging multisensory learning to develop understanding and skills to reach the fullest potential of each pupil, whilst encouraging responsibility and independence. I also have reader/scribe training to support pupils with assessments and exams.

I have three grown up children who have all flown the nest. I enjoy visiting art exhibitions, going to the theatre, cooking, reading and in my spare time I make jewellery.

 

Miss S Preston

I started my career at Pedmore High School in September 2019 and in just a few months I have formed great relationships with our students and staff. I have worked closely with some of our year 7 pupils, supporting them in the classroom setting and in small group intervention sessions. I also offer additional pastoral support and help assist heads of year for KS3.
My passion is to support our pupils and help them reach their full potential. I have supported pupils with a range of individual needs and abilities including Autism, ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia and Physical impairments.
I am a mother to a very energetic 2-year-old who likes to keep me on my toes! We enjoy long walks and spending time with our family.
Pedmore has been such a great place to work and I look forward to making many more happy memories here!

 

Mrs C Preston

 

I have worked at Pedmore for the last 5 years supporting a visual impaired student. All the way through years 7 to 11.

It has been my role to make sure that this pupil  ( and other VI pupils in the school )had all necessary equipment to access the whole curriculum. Weather this was specialised equipment in the cookery room and the science lab, to ensuring he had large print and state of the art electrical gadgets.

During my time here, I have organised a after school Goalball club for not only the V I pupils but for anyone who wanted to join in. I did arrange for the Head Coach of the GB Olympic Goalball Squad to come into school and show us how it is done.

I have completed many courses to enhance my knowledge of supporting VI students and I have completed my level 1 and 2 in Braille.

I have a close working relationship with the Visually Impaired Services.

I am a mum of 4 grown up children and a nanny to 3 boys. I enjoy walking my 2 German shepherds and exploring the UK in my touring caravan.

SEND Virtual Tour

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Welcome to Science  – Mr Cable

The Science department is housed over two floors and has 5 laboratories, 2 preparation rooms and a computer suite. Each lab is fully serviced with gas taps, water and electricity for each module of pupils. The preparation rooms contain a wide variety of equipment which is kept up to date with any changes to curriculum.

Science Virtual Tour

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Letters to Year 6

Here are a selection of letters written for our new year 6 pupils from our current year 7 pupils to let them know about their experiences at Pedmore, we hope you enjoy reading them.

Just for Fun!

Our team like to have as much fun as possible, in this section you will find clips directly from our YouTube channel of our staff having fun in an attempt to entertain you, we might have a few more ideas up our sleeves for when we do get back into school!