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Bedworth Federation to continue to flourish

A federation that has brought two Bedworth schools together to share best practice has been hailed a success and is set to continue.

The federation between Ash Green School and Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College was created a year ago by Warwickshire County Council.

The aim was to help the schools swap ideas and staff and to offer more opportunities for pupils.

Both schools are heading for a period of change with new headteachers set to be appointed this term.

The federation will continue once the recruitment process is completed, although the post of executive headteacher of the two schools will not be filled.

Instead the schools will share the opportunity to develop more links and more success stories for its pupils.

Lesley King, currently headteacher of Nicholas Chamberlaine and executive headteacher of the Bedworth Federation, has agreed to stay in her post until Christmas to ensure a smooth transition.

Ash Green School is now heralding a new age in the school’s fortunes after more than 600 members of the community joined forces to completely redecorate the building over the Easter holidays.

Coupled with recent improvements in attainment, the new atmosphere at the school has led to more positive attitudes among the students.

Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College has also maintained the improvements it has made since coming out of special measures under Mrs King’s stewardship. The school was recently named as one of the most improved specialist schools in the country.

Mrs King said: "The success of Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College means so much to me. In the last year, Ash Green, and the Federation, has become of equal importance. 

“I believe that Bedworth should be at the forefront of educational development across Warwickshire and that Bedworth young people deserve the very best. 

“I look forward to having a significant amount of time to hand over the reins and support the incoming headteachers. In the meantime, I will work to ensure success for all young people in Bedworth and I look forward to beginning the new school year in September 2006 and seeing out the calendar year – until December 2006.  A new year – 2007 – will then herald a new era for Bedworth as two new headteachers move things forward."

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For more information please contact Lesley King on 024 7631 2308.