Birmingham South network
Joseph Chamberlain College is a member of the Birmingham South Network – a group of fifteen schools, including academies and maintained secondary schools, who have worked together since 1999.
Together, they serve some 12,000 students between the ages 11 to 19, covering the areas of Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook, Sparkhill, Hall Green, Kings Heath, Moseley, Brandwood, Cotteridge and Kings Norton. These schools have a long history of collaboration which includes shared vocational and Post-16 provision, collaborative continual professional development and inclusive sharing of ‘hard to place’ pupils.
All schools in the Birmingham South Network adhere to their ‘REACH’ philosophy:
Reaching all, Educating to Achieve through Challenge, with High expectations.
The Birmingham South Network:
• Is rigorous, expects the highest standards, shares what they do best and learns from each other.
• Is mutually accountable, through collaboration and formal reporting structures.
• Connects different schools and colleges, commercial outdoor pursuits partners and others to maximise the power of collaboration for sustainability and value for money.
• Is flexible, adapting to each child’s needs, beginning with the premise that the network has the resources to find solutions with a corresponding focus on growing the young person’s responsibility and independence.
• Works closely with families and support agencies to learn and build capacity resulting in shared understanding and coordinated approaches that improve pupil outcomes.
• Transcends boundaries working across a significant range of schools serving highly diverse communities.