1. Gosport – Gosport /ˈɡɒspɔːrt/ is a town and borough in the South Hampshire conurbation, on the south coast of Hampshire in southern England. The 2011 Census recorded its population as 82,622 and it is on a peninsula on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour, opposite the City of Portsmouth, to which it is linked by the Gosport Ferry. The Rowner area of the peninsula was known to have settled in the Saxon era. Both Rowner and Alverstoke, the coming from the original point where the River Alver entered the Solent at Stokes Bay, were included in the Domesday Book. Settlements in the region date back much earlier. Rowner is recorded as being the earliest settlement of the peninsula with many Mesolithic finds, bronze Age items found during a 1960s construction in HMS Sultan included a hoard of axe heads and torcs. A three-celled dwelling unearthed during construction of the Rowner naval Estate in the 1970s points to a settled landscape, the barracks at Browndown were used in the ITV series, Bad Lads Army. There are several theories of how the borough got its name including from the name of Goseport which is believed to derive from goose. An alternative etymology gorse is not supported by the name for the plant. This, however, is believed by some to be a 19th-century invention, until the last quarter of the 20th century, Gosport was a major naval town associated with the defence and supply infrastructure of Her Majestys Naval Base Portsmouth. Most of the naval and military installations have closed since the Second World War leaving empty sites. As a way forward Museums have opened up and many of its fortifications and installations have been opened to the public as tourism and heritage sites. One of the recent additions is the Diving Museum at No 2 Battery at Stokes Bay which is bidding to become the National Diving Museum for the British Isles. Several sites have also been redeveloped to provide housing, including the New Barracks, forton Barracks was part-demolished and is now St Vincent College. There has also been extensive redevelopment of the area as a marina. In November 1850, two ships of the Turkish Navy, the Mirat-ı Zafer and Sirag-i Bahri Birik, anchored off the Hardway near Gosport. The visit lasted several months and during this some of the members of the crew contracted cholera and were admitted to Haslar Hospital for treatment. In addition, some other sailors died because of training accidents, in total 26 died and were laid to rest in the grounds of Haslar
2. Hampshire – Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the capital city of England. The larger South Hampshire metropolitan area has a population of 1,547,000, Hampshire is notable for housing the birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. It is bordered by Dorset to the west, Wiltshire to the north-west, Berkshire to the north, Surrey to the north-east, the southern boundary is the coastline of the English Channel and the Solent, facing the Isle of Wight. At its greatest size in 1890, Hampshire was the fifth largest county in England and it now has an overall area of 3,700 square kilometres, and measures about 86 kilometres east–west and 76 kilometres north–south. Hampshires tourist attractions include many seaside resorts and two parks, the New Forest and the South Downs. Hampshire has a maritime history and two of Europes largest ports, Portsmouth and Southampton, lie on its coast. The county is famed as home of writers Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Hampshire takes its name from the settlement that is now the city of Southampton. Southampton was known in Old English as Hamtun, roughly meaning village-town, the old name was recorded in the Domesday book as Hantescire, and it is from this spelling that the modern abbreviation Hants derives. From 1889 until 1959, the county was named the County of Southampton and has also been known as Southamptonshire. The region is believed to have continuously occupied since the end of the last Ice Age about 12,000 BCE. At this time Britain was still attached to the European continent and was covered with deciduous woodland. The first inhabitants came overland from Europe, these were anatomically and behaviourally modern humans, notable sites from this period include Bouldnor Cliff. Agriculture had arrived in southern Britain by 4000 BCE, and with it a neolithic culture, some deforestation took place at that time, although it was during the Bronze Age, beginning in 2200 BCE, that this became more widespread and systematic. Hampshire has few monuments to show from early periods, although nearby Stonehenge was built in several phases at some time between 3100 BCE and 2200 BCE. It is maintained that by this period the people of Britain predominantly spoke a Celtic language, hillforts largely declined in importance in the second half of the second century BCE, with many being abandoned. Julius Caesar invaded southeastern England briefly in 55 and again in 54 BCE, notable sites from this period include Hengistbury Head, which was a major port. There is a Museum of the Iron Age in Andover, the Romans invaded Britain again in 43 CE, and Hampshire was incorporated into the Roman province of Britannia very quickly
3. England – England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west, the Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east, the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. England became a state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the worlds first industrialised nation, Englands terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north and in the southwest, the capital is London, which is the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland through another Act of Union to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the name England is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means land of the Angles. The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages, the Angles came from the Angeln peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea. The earliest recorded use of the term, as Engla londe, is in the ninth century translation into Old English of Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars, it has been suggested that it derives from the shape of the Angeln peninsula, an angular shape. An alternative name for England is Albion, the name Albion originally referred to the entire island of Great Britain. The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus, specifically the 4th century BC De Mundo, in it are two very large islands called Britannia, these are Albion and Ierne. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, the word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins. Albion is now applied to England in a poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England, Lloegr, the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximately 780,000 years ago. The oldest proto-human bones discovered in England date from 500,000 years ago, Modern humans are known to have inhabited the area during the Upper Paleolithic period, though permanent settlements were only established within the last 6,000 years
4. Geographic coordinate system – A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation, to specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection. The invention of a coordinate system is generally credited to Eratosthenes of Cyrene. Ptolemy credited him with the adoption of longitude and latitude. Ptolemys 2nd-century Geography used the prime meridian but measured latitude from the equator instead. Mathematical cartography resumed in Europe following Maximus Planudes recovery of Ptolemys text a little before 1300, in 1884, the United States hosted the International Meridian Conference, attended by representatives from twenty-five nations. Twenty-two of them agreed to adopt the longitude of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the Dominican Republic voted against the motion, while France and Brazil abstained. France adopted Greenwich Mean Time in place of local determinations by the Paris Observatory in 1911, the latitude of a point on Earths surface is the angle between the equatorial plane and the straight line that passes through that point and through the center of the Earth. Lines joining points of the same latitude trace circles on the surface of Earth called parallels, as they are parallel to the equator, the north pole is 90° N, the south pole is 90° S. The 0° parallel of latitude is designated the equator, the plane of all geographic coordinate systems. The equator divides the globe into Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the longitude of a point on Earths surface is the angle east or west of a reference meridian to another meridian that passes through that point. All meridians are halves of great ellipses, which converge at the north and south poles, the prime meridian determines the proper Eastern and Western Hemispheres, although maps often divide these hemispheres further west in order to keep the Old World on a single side. The antipodal meridian of Greenwich is both 180°W and 180°E, the combination of these two components specifies the position of any location on the surface of Earth, without consideration of altitude or depth. The grid formed by lines of latitude and longitude is known as a graticule, the origin/zero point of this system is located in the Gulf of Guinea about 625 km south of Tema, Ghana. To completely specify a location of a feature on, in, or above Earth. Earth is not a sphere, but a shape approximating a biaxial ellipsoid. It is nearly spherical, but has an equatorial bulge making the radius at the equator about 0. 3% larger than the radius measured through the poles, the shorter axis approximately coincides with the axis of rotation
5. Hampshire County Council – Hampshire County Council is the county council that governs the majority of the county of Hampshire in England. It provides the upper tier of government, below which are district councils. The county council has 78 elected councillors, and is based in the county town of Winchester, Hampshire County Council is currently controlled by the Conservative Party. At the 2013 local elections for Hampshire County Council, the Conservative Party had a 37. 51% share of the votes, the Liberal Democrats had 21. 71%, the UK Independence Party had 24. 61% and Labour 10%. As a result,45 Conservatives,17 Liberal Democrats,10 UKIP, four Labour and one Community Campaign councillor sit on the County Council
6. Department for Education – The Department for Education is a department of Her Majestys Government responsible for child protection, education, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. The DfE is also responsible for women and equalities policy, the DfE was formed on 12 May 2010 by the incoming Cameron ministry, taking on the responsibilities and resources of the Department for Children, Schools and Families. In July 2016, the Department took over responsibilities for higher and further education and for apprenticeship from the dissolved Department for Business, Innovation, the Permanent Secretary is Jonathan Slater. DfE is responsible for education, children’s services, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England, and equalities. The predecessor department employed the equivalent of 2,695 staff as of April 2008 and as at June 2016, in 2015-16, the DfE has a budget of £58. 2bn, which includes £53. 6bn resource spending and £4. 6bn of capital investments. The EFA was formed on 1 April 2012 by bringing together the functions of two non-departmental public bodies, the Young Peoples Learning Agency and Partnerships for Schools and it was established on 1 April 2013, when the Teaching Agency merged with the National College for School Leadership. The Skills Funding Agency is responsible for funding skills training for further education in England, as well as running the National Apprenticeship Service, the SFA was formed on 1 April 2010, following the closure of the Learning and Skills Council. It shares a Chief Executive, Peter Lauener, and Chief Financial Officer with the Education Funding Agency, the Standards and Testing Agency is responsible for developing and delivering all statutory assessments for school pupils in England. It was formed on 1 October 2011 and took over the functions of the Qualifications, the STA is regulated by the examinations regulator, Ofqual. The DfE is also supported by 10 public bodies, Education, youth, following Michael Goves speech in 2012, the subject of Information Communication Technology has been disapplied and replaced by Computing. With the new curriculum, materials have been written by companies, to support non-specialist teachers. The Computing at Schools organisation has created a Network of Teaching Excellence to support schools with the new curriculum, deflecting European Union influence on national education policy-making, the case of the United Kingdom. Official website Official department YouTube channel Official Flickr presence
7. Ofsted – The Office for Standards in Education, Childrens Services and Skills is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament via the Department for Education. Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of institutions, including state schools. It also inspects childcare, adoption and fostering agencies and initial teacher training, the official position of the Chief Inspector is appointed by an Order-in-Council and thus becomes an office holder under the Crown. The current office holder is Amanda Spielman, since 2017, since August 2016 the Interim Chair of Ofsted has been James Kempton, to monitor the effectiveness of the grant, two inspectors of schools were appointed in 1837, Seymour Tremenheere and the Rev. John Allen. Dr. James Kay-Shuttleworth, then secretary of the Privy Council education committee, the grant and inspection system was extended in 1847 to Roman Catholic elementary schools established by the Catholic Poor School Committee. Inspectors were organised on denominational lines, with the churches having a say in the choice of inspectors, until 1876, after the Education Act 1902, inspections were expanded to state-funded secondary schools along similar lines. Over time, more inspections were carried out by inspectors based in local education authorities, previously this was done by 150 local authorities, based on their implementation by 1992 of the Daycare Standards provisions of the 1989 Children Act. Schedule 11 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 changed the way in which Ofsted works without significantly changing the provision, in April 2007 the former Office for Standards in Education merged with the Adult Learning Inspectorate to provide an inspection service that includes all post-16 government funded education. It also monitors the work of the Independent Schools Inspectorate, Ofsted distributes its functions amongst its offices in London, Manchester, Nottingham, and Bristol. The current Chief Inspector is Amanda Spielman, who was appointed in January 2017 replacing Sir Michael Wilshaw, between 2011 and 2016, Amanda was chair of Ofqual, the qualifications regulator. From 2005 she was a member of the leadership team at the academy chain Ark Schools, where she became Research and Policy Director and an education adviser to Ark. She previously spent more than 15 years in consulting, finance and investment at KPMG, Kleinwort Benson, Mercer Management Consulting. Ofsted directly employs Her Majestys Inspectors, who are appointed by the Queen in Council. As of July 2009 there were 443 HMIs, of whom 82 were engaged in management,245 in the inspection of schools, all HMIs inspecting schools have teaching experience. Most school inspections were carried out by Additional Inspectors employed by external companies known as Regional Inspection Service Providers, as of July 2009 there were 1,948 AIs, of whom 1,567 inspect schools. A further scandal surrounded headteachers dismissed following poor OFSTED reports being hired as inspectors, in 2015, 40% of additional inspectors who wanted to continue working for OFSTED were not re-hired after a contractual change. An HMI accompanies an AI on 6–7% of inspections, including 75% of those of secondary schools, reports produced by RISPs must be checked and signed off by HMI, sometimes with amendments, before publication. New Additional Inspectors must be monitored and signed off by HMI before working independently, an adverse report may include a recommendation for further intervention in the running of the school
8. Secondary school – A secondary school is both an organization that delivers level 2 junior secondary education or level 3 secondary education phases of the ISCED scale, and the building where this takes place. Level 2 junior secondary education is considered to be the second, Secondary schools typically follow on from primary schools and lead into vocational and tertiary education. Attendance is compulsory in most countries for students between the ages 11 and 16, the systems and terminology remain unique to each country. School building design does not happen in isolation, schools need to accommodate students, staff, storage, mechanical and electrical systems, storage, support staff, ancillary staff and administration. The number of rooms required can be determined from the roll of the school. A general classroom for 30 students needs to be 55m2, or more generously 62m2, a general art room for 30 students needs to be 83m2, but 104 m2 for 3D textile work. A drama studio or a specialist science laboratory for 30 needs to be 90 m2, examples are given on how this can be configured for a 1,200 place secondary. The building providing the education has to fulfil the needs of, The students, the teachers, the support staff, the adminstrators. It has to should meet health requirements, minimal functional requirements- such as classrooms, toilets and showers, electricity, textbooks, Government accountants having read the advice then publish minimum guidelines on schools. These enable environmental modelling and establish building costs. Future plans are audited to ensure that standards are not exceeded. The UK government published this downwardly revised space formula in 2014 and it said the floor area should be 1050m² +6. 3m²/pupil place for 11- to 16-year-olds + 7m²/pupil place for post-16s. The external finishes were to be downgraded to meet a build cost of £1113/m², a secondary school, locally may be called high school, junior high school, senior high school. Sweden, gymnasium Switzerland, gymnasium, secondary school, collège or lycée Taiwan, Junior High School, Senior High School, Vocational High School, Military School, in Nigeria, secondary school starts from JSS1 until SSS3. Most students start at the age of 10 or 11 and finish at 16 or 17, Students are required to sit for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination. To progress to university students must obtain at least a credit in Maths, English, in Somalia, secondary school starts from 9th grade until 12th. Students start it when they are around 14 to 15 years of age, Students are required to study Somali and Arabic, with the option of either English or Italian depending on the type of school. Religion, chemistry, physics, biology, physical education, textile, art, design, when secondary school has been completed, students are sent to national training camp before going to either college, or military training. In South Africa, high school begins at grade 8, Students study for five years, at the end of which they write a Matriculation examination
9. Coat of arms – A coat of arms is an heraldic visual design on an escutcheon, surcoat, or tabard. The coat of arms on an escutcheon forms the central element of the heraldic achievement which in its whole consists of shield, supporters, crest. A coat of arms is traditionally unique to a person, family, state. The ancient Romans used similar insignia on their shields, but these identified military units rather than individuals, the first evidence of medieval coats of arms has been attributed to the 11th century Bayeux Tapestry in which some of the combatants carry shields painted with crosses. However, that heraldic interpretation remains controversial, coats of arms came into general use by feudal lords and knights in battle in the 12th century. By the 13th century, arms had spread beyond their initial battlefield use to become a flag or emblem for families in the social classes of Europe. Exactly who had a right to use arms, by law or social convention, in the German-speaking regions both the aristocracy and burghers used arms, while in most of the rest of Europe they were limited to the aristocracy. The use of spread to the clergy, to towns as civic identifiers. Flags developed from coats of arms, and the arts of vexillology, the coats of arms granted to commercial companies are a major source of the modern logo. Despite no widespread regulation, heraldry has remained consistent across Europe, some nations, like England and Scotland, still maintain the same heraldic authorities which have traditionally granted and regulated arms for centuries and continue to do so in the present day. In England, for example, the granting of arms is and has controlled by the College of Arms. Unlike seals and other emblems, heraldic achievements have a formal description called a blazon. Many societies exist that also aid in the design and registration of personal arms, in the heraldic traditions of England and Scotland, an individual, rather than a family, had a coat of arms. In those traditions coats of arms are legal property transmitted from father to son, wives, undifferenced arms are used only by one person at any given time. Other descendants of the bearer could bear the ancestral arms only with some difference. One such charge is the label, which in British usage is now always the mark of an apparent or an heir presumptive. Because of their importance in identification, particularly in seals on legal documents and this has been carried out by heralds and the study of coats of arms is therefore called heraldry. In time, the use of arms spread from military entities to educational institutes, the author Helen Stuart argues that some coats of arms were a form of corporate logo
10. Secondary Modern – Secondary modern schools were designed for the majority of pupils between 11 and 15. Those who achieved the highest scores in the 11-plus, were allowed to go a selective school which offered education beyond 15. They were replaced in most of the UK by the Comprehensive School system, the 1944 Butler Education Act developed this system so that children were tested and streamed into the renamed grammar, technical and secondary modern schools at the age of eleven. In practice few technical schools were created, and most technical and central schools, such as Frank Montgomery School in Kent, at a secondary modern school pupils would receive training in a wide range of simple, practical skills. The purpose of education was to focus on training in basic subjects, such as arithmetic, mechanical skills such as woodworking. Many more were built between the end of World War II and 1965, in an effort to provide secondary education. To add a context, until the raising of the Statutory School Leaving age in 1972 pupils could leave school at 15. This left a demotivated rump of 14-15 years who just didnt want to be there, the 11-plus was employed to stream children into Grammar Schools, Technical Schools and Secondary Modern Schools. Claims that the 11-plus was biased in favour of children remain controversial. Although the Butler Act planned a parity of esteem between this and the sections of the tripartite system, in practice the secondary modern came to be seen as the school for failures. Those who had failed their eleven plus were sent there to learn rudimentary skills before advancing to factory or menial jobs, Secondary moderns did not offer schooling for the A level, and in 1963, for instance, only 318 former secondary-modern pupils sat A levels. Grammar schools were funded at a higher per-student level than secondary modern schools. Secondary moderns were generally deprived of both resources and good teachers, the Newsom Report of 1963 reported on education for these children, and found that in some schools in slum areas of London 15-year-old pupils were sitting on furniture intended for primary schools. Staff turnover was high and continuity in teaching minimal, not all secondary moderns were as bad, but they did generally suffer from neglect by authorities. This reinforced class divisions in subsequent vocational achievement and earning potential and this group consisted of the most academically able of students within the secondary modern system. Secondary modern schools were far less inclined than grammar schools to encourage aspirations of student progression to advanced post-secondary, further, for a student to profess a desire to undertake university studies would have been considered unrealistic and pretentious. Secondary modern schools provided limited access to GCE O Levels and no access to GCE A Levels, inadequate provision was made for secondary modern students who performed well in GCE O Levels to articulate their studies to A Levels. During the 1950s and early 1960s, grammar schools would not accept entry by secondary modern students who had done well in O Levels
11. Sixth form college – In Singapore and India, this is known as a junior college. The municipal government of the city of Paris uses the sixth form college as the English name for a lycée. In England and the Caribbean, education is compulsory until the end of year 13, in the independent sector, sixth forms are an integral part of secondary schools, and there is also a number of smaller-scale independent sixth form colleges. In Wales, education is compulsory until the end of year 11. Students at sixth form college typically study for two years, some students sit AS examinations at the end of the first year, and A-level examinations at the end of the second. These exams are called C. A. P. E. in the Caribbean, in addition, in recent years a variety of vocational courses have been added to the curriculum. There are currently over 90 sixth form colleges in England and Wales, most perform extremely well in national examination league tables. In addition, they offer a range of courses at a lower cost per student than most school sixth forms. In a few areas, authorities run sixth form schools which function like sixth form colleges but are completely under the control of the education authorities. Unlike further education colleges, sixth form colleges rarely accept part-time students or run evening classes, there are a few schools in Brunei providing sixth form education. Five of them are dedicated sixth form colleges, with four located in Brunei-Muara District, belait has yet to have its own sixth form centre and sixth form education is presently housed in Sayyidina Ali Secondary School, sharing facilities with the secondary education. There is no sixth form education in Temburong — prospective students go to sixth form colleges in Brunei-Muara where they may stay in dormitories, almost all sixth form schools are government schools. Five of them provide education leading up to Brunei-Cambridge GCE A Level qualification, jerudong International School is the only non-government school which has sixth form education and its A Level is independent of those offered by its counterpart. Another school, Hassanil Bolkiah Boys Arabic Secondary School, is a government sixth form centre for students in the specialised Arabic stream, instead of A Level subjects, students generally learn subjects pertaining to Islamic knowledge in Arabic medium. The schooling culminates in the sitting of Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Ugama Brunei and they may then proceed to Islamic universities, locally or abroad such as Al-Azhar University. In the English-speaking Caribbean, there are many sixth form colleges, students must usually attain a grade A-C in 1-3 in the Caribbean Examinations Council, examinations. Students that fail these exams are not accepted into the sixth form program and either can do courses in other tertiary facilities, after sixth form, students are presented with an Associate Degree. Higher Grade qualifications can be taken in both the fifth and sixth years, the first comprehensive intake sixth form college in England was established in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, and took its first intake of students in September 1964
12. St Vincent College – St Vincent College is a co-educational sixth form college located in Gosport, Hampshire, England. The majority of students come from the towns including Gosport, Fareham, Stubbington. The nearby Gosport Ferry link with Portsmouth also allows students from city to attend. The college has around 1,200 full-time students, it caters for older Access students. In 1987 Gosport Sixth Form College opened as part of the re-organisation of secondary education in the town, initially the college shared the site with St Vincent Secondary School, but when the schools final Year 11 left in 1990, the present title was adopted. There is a museum on the site that has a number of artefacts and pictures of the sites time as a naval establishment, although this has only limited opening hours. The college is represented by a team, football team, netball team. Sports facilities include a full sized Astro turf based pitch, the campus hosts a gym for the use of the students and local community. It was announced in November 2008 in the press that St Vincent will remain an independent sixth form college. The Gosport community and Principal, staff and students of the college fought hard to keep the college open, the initial Learning and Skills Council proposal was on the basis of a consensual merger between the two insititutions. Consequently, St Vincent pulled out of the merger. St Vincent fought a local and national campaign to fight this. By the early summer of 2008 it became apparent that the LSC did not have the necessary powers required to secure a forced merger, in November 2008 both colleges were inspected by Ofsted and each was given an overall good grade. Every year St. Vincent college has a race in the lake that is situated to the rear of the grounds. In the Summer of 2010, St. Vincent College opened its doors to the public to show off the talent from students past
13. Fareham College – Fareham College is a further education college situated on a 22-acre campus on the western side of the town of Fareham in Hampshire, England. Directly opposite the college is St Judes Primary School, Fareham College is situated within ten minutes walk west of the local railway station and a five-minute drive from the local bus station on the A27. The spacious Bishopsfield Road campus is less than five miles from the M27 and it is next to St Judes catholic junior school. The colleges intake mainly comes from the boroughs of Fareham and Gosport, there are also over 1,300 students aged over 19 at Fareham College who study a mix of classroom and work based learning in very up-to-date facilities on the Bishopsfield Road campus. Prices School became a sixth college in 1976. Fareham Grammar School for Girls was on Birdwood Grove, and became Cams Hill School, peter Watkins, Principal from 1980-4 of Price’s Sixth Form College Carl Groves, Carl had to step down as principal due to ill health. Nigel Duncan Fareham College achieved a Grade 2 - Good in a recent Ofsted report 2013 highlighting the excellent vocational, in 2013, the college took the decision not to run an A-level programme, honoring existing A2 provision and shifting the focus to vocational courses. The college offers a variety of courses including, Vocational Courses – at various levels from Entry Level to Level 3 National Diplomas. Occupational Courses – developing specialist trade skills in a variety of industries, Advanced General Certificates – AS/A Levels in the most popular subjects. Vocational Course - BTEC First Diploma and National Diploma in Music in a fully equipped area including recording studio, practice rooms, in September 2014 the College opened a Centre for Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training. This was the first major development of the newly designated Solent Enterprise Zone at the former HMS Daedalus site in Lee-on-the-Solent, there is a Train to Gain work-based provision, with many local and well-known employers involved. The College recently opened a new Construction Centre at the Fareham Reach Business Park on the A32 in Gosport, in response to demand for its brickwork and other trades courses. The College is also planning a new build programme which will not only add to its facilities, but also provide extensive resources. Student tutorial and on site pastoral support is strong and was similarly praised in the December Ofsted report
14. The News (Portsmouth) – The News is the only paid-for newspaper in Portsmouth, England, and covers a wide area of south Hampshire. It is produced by Johnston Press, owners of Portsmouth Publishing & Printing at their headquarters in North Harbour, Portsmouth, the News is printed every day of the week except Sunday. There is also a sports paper, The Sports Mail which follows the fortunes of local club Portsmouth F. C. and local sports news, a weekend magazine. The News began in the North East in 1873, when Samuel Storey MP founded The Echo in Sunderland, together with six partners and an original investment of £3,500, Storey hoped to produce an evening paper that reflected his radical views. Storey was elected into Parliament as the mayor, where he met future business partner Andrew Carnegie, by this time, The Evening News had already been established in Portsmouth by Graham Niven, who served as the paper’s editor, manager, reporter and distributor. Both Storey and Niven faced a problem when they realised there was no room for two evening papers in Portsmouth, Niven soon sold out to Storey, retaining one quarter share. Storeys original project, The Southern Standard only survived for eight issues, when the Storey-Carnegie syndicate broke up in 1885, Storey invested in various other papers expanding his newspaper company to West Sussex, Chichester and the Isle of Wight. In 1903 Samuel Storeys son Frederick George took over from his father as the director of The Echo. When Frederick died in 1924 it was his son, also named Samuel Storey born in 1896, the original founder of the group died in 1925. Aided by his brother F. G. H Storey, P&SN explored the new processes of photo-composition, the final member of the Storey family to become chairman at the company was Sir Richard Storey who stepped down in June 1998. Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen took over as chairman at P&SN until the company was sold to Johnston Press in July 1999, the News has since remained in the control of Johnston Press, whose slogan is Life is Local. In 2000 the paper launched the We can do it awards recognising unsung heroes in the community, for many years, the newspaper was based out of offices in a former slaughterhouse in Portsmouths Stanhope Road. In 1969, The News moved from the centre of Portsmouth to a new location in Hilsea, under the supervision of Ted Galpin, Galpin was subsequently made an OBE for his services to the newspaper industry, an honour he dedicated to his staff. When Lord Buckton died in 1978 his son Richard assumed the role of chairman of the company, in 1982 an £11 million plan to develop The News Centre was announced. This hoped to provide the latest equipment for editorial, marketing, the extension was opened in 1983 by Kenelm Storey, the son of the former chairman, who became the fifth generation of the family to be involved with the company. In the following years, southern editions of a number of newspapers have been printed at the News Centre. In April 2013, The News announced it would be closing its Hilsea headquarters, the newspapers newsroom, advertising, newspaper sales, finance, IT, and front counter staff moved to the new headquarters in June. However, the printing press remains at the former site
15. Primary school – A primary school or elementary school is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education from the age of about five to twelve, coming after preschool and before secondary school. In most parts of the world, primary education is the first stage of education, and is normally available without charge. The term grade school is used in the US though this term may refer to both primary education and secondary education. The term primary school is derived from the French école primaire, primary school is the preferred term in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth Nations, and in most publications of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Elementary school is preferred in some countries, especially in the United States, in the United States, primary school may refer to a school with grades Kindergarten through second grade or third grade. In these municipalities, the school includes grade three through five or grades four to six
16. Mayfield School (Portsmouth) – Mayfield School is a mixed all-through school for pupils ages 4 to 16. It is located in Mayfield Road, North End, Portsmouth, Mayfield School is also the largest state school in Portsmouth. It is situated halfway between the A288 and A2047, and one south of the M27/A27. At Mayfield students are encouraged to take one extra curricular club a week and this can range from sports like Football, Netball and Basketball to academic clubs like Math club, Science club and Homework club. The school is located in the buildings of the former Portsmouth Northern Grammar School for Boys and Portsmouth Northern Grammar School for Girls, after wartime evacuation, the two secondary schools were re-established in 1946 as a result of the 1944 Education Act. The boys school housed approximately 550 boys in 1970 and was run by the City of Portsmouth Education Committee, in 1975 the two schools were amalgamated with Brunel School and North End Modern Girls School to form the largest comprehensive school in Portsmouth, with approximately 1800 pupils. The roll was later reduced by the setting up of Portsmouths Sixth Form College with the losing its sixth form. In 1999, the school was failing academically and was placed in special measures after an Ofsted inspection said it was failing to provide a standard of education. By 2001 the school was facing another crisis—this time a problem, as the school had 12 vacancies due to long-term sickness. Training new teachers became a priority and the school introduced a new graduate teacher programme, with a series of new teachers and new coaching programmes the school has experienced a slight increase in academic achievement, with a 4% rise in GCSE achievement in 2004, compared with 2003. In 2005,150 students of the school launched a protest against the deportation of a student, Lorin Sulaiman. Since 2005, the school reintroduced the prefect system with Deputy and Head Boy, in 2007, the school received the Special Performing Arts Status after raising £50,000. The school spent the money on a brand new state-of-the-art Dance/Drama Studio, the director of this status is Mr Gary Appleton who coincidentally is the Head of Drama and Director of School Productions. During the summer of 2008 a brand new modern Dance Studio was built under the specialist status, in September 2014 the school opened an infant and junior section of the school meaning that pupils can attend from the age of 4 to 16. 2003 Oh What a Lovely War 2004 A Midsummer Nights Dream 2005 Romeo, Studio 1 productions are a new type of production within Mayfield School. Since becoming a college, the Drama Studio 1 has become renowned as an auditorium for smaller scale productions other than the main ones. So far these have been,2007 Find Me.2008 Piano Recital 2008 Macbeth 2009 The Lion, The Witch, the uniform includes a white long sleeve or short sleeved shirt. Black straight legged trousers girls may also have the choice of wearing a skirt that is from the uniform supplier Penelope Anne
17. Oakley Church of England Junior School – Oakley Church of England Junior School was founded in 1962 and is a junior school that serves the village of Oakley, Hampshire, England. It has multiple facilities, including a swimming pool, IT suite, copse. The feeder school is Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College, the school turned 50 on 10 January 2012. All pupils were celebrating the 50 years with all teachers, a script for a Doctor Who mini-episode was written by students of the school as part of a Doctor Who competition. Some children won the competition and had it shown on Doctor Who Confidential, the children are now the youngest people to have written a Doctor Who episode
18. Ropley – Ropley is a village and large civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It has an acreage of 4,684 acres, situated 4 miles east from New Alresford and it is 6.7 miles southwest of Alton, just off the A31 road. It lies within the diocese of Winchester, the ancient Pilgrims Way from Winchester to Canterbury passes through the village. It is distinguished by its absence of pavements in favour of boundary walls, hedges. In the Domesday Book Ropley was part of the Hundred of Bishops Sutton, Ropley is noted as having provided the honey for William the Conquerors mead. In 1870, the population was 796 St Peters Church of England church lies in the village and its World War I memorial lists 40 people who died whilst the World War II tablet lists a further 10 people. The Grade-II listed church was damaged by a major fire on 19 June 2014 which gutted the building. Ropley holds an annual Boxing Day walk, Ropley pram race on the last bank holiday in May. In June 2014 Ropley Church was completely destroyed in an electrical fire, the village contains one primary school, Ropley CofE Primary School. The school was founded in 1826 and moved to its present site in 1829, here a village industry is carried on, maintaining the locomotives. The Locomotive Shed and engineering works are by the station, tours can be booked, trains from here run May excluding first week-September excluding last week, Tues-Thurs at 11,08,13,08,15,08 connecting with the nearest national rail station 6. Monday coverage as at 2012 is not common save August, westbound services run 6 minutes later than the hourly service and 28 minutes later than the interspersed services so the last service is 16,19 to Alresford. Christmas and special late year services also run, there is an average price of £16 per day per adult, £8 per child or a discount family fare. Annals of St Peters Church Stained Glass Windows at St. Peter, Ropley, Hampshire
19. Cantell School
Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.
He transferred to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, his junior year, and served as photo editor of The Ohio University Post. He was also chief photographer of The Athens Messenger.
He was chief photographer of the Gastonia (NC) Gazette for a long 18 months until he could escape to The Palm Beach Post, where he served as a staff photographer, director of photography, editorial operations manager and telecommunications manager. He accepted a buyout in 2008, after 35 years at the paper.
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