I am delighted to have the opportunity of introducing you to Stewards Academy.
At Stewards, pupil achievement is at the heart of all we do. We encourage all our students to do their best, to achieve the best examination results they can and to develop their personal and social skills to the full.
In June 2013 OFSTED Inspectors recognised Stewards as a good school with many examples of outstanding practise. They said that students achieve well and make good progress. Inspectors were very impressed by the quality of teaching and by the behaviour and safety of pupils which was graded outstanding.
Inspectors reported: "The attitude and behaviour of students are exemplary because of the great importance the Academy places on their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Working with their teachers, they have created an exceptionally safe, caring and supportive community of which they are very proud to belong."
The Inspectors spoke to very many students in lessons, in meetings and around the school. They were extremely impressed. Stewards students are described as; "articulate, caring and well-adjusted young people who can offer much to British Society." All members of Stewards community can feel extremely proud to have received such a positive endorsement of our work.
Everyone has a vital part to play in developing our school. We listen to our students, respect their views and regularly celebrate their successes and achievements across the whole spectrum of school life.
We have created an atmosphere of trust and collaboration at the school - a place where everyone is respected and where the traditional values of mutual care, consideration and acceptance flourish. We are committed to students becoming good citizens who will contribute positively to society.
Stewards Academy has gained an excellent reputation within the local community. We have strong links with parents and with the business community. In recent years we have achieved numerous national awards in recognition of the high quality education we offer. Visitors invariably comment on the friendly, purposeful and welcoming atmosphere of Stewards Academy. The website will give you information about the work of the teaching departments and an idea of what we value in a school of which we are justly proud.
Rhonda Murthar B.A. M.A.(Ed).
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Stewards Academy was delighted to be involved with a new project that encourages KS3 students into Physics.
The first part of the day involved a visit to Emmanuel College at Cambridge University where students were given an informative and interesting presentation about life and opportunities at university, as well as a tour of the beautiful grounds and student facilities
The afternoon session took part at nearby Cavendish Laboratory, where our students joined three other schools to participate in ‘Mars Rover’ themed activities. The Stewards team was split into small groups to concentrate on the planning, building and testing of their own ‘Mars Rover’ vehicle designed to land and travel on the surface of Mars, and they were especially pleased with their development of an independent suspension idea based on rubber bands and pencils!
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the whole day including learning about life at a university and on a practical note, discovering that the width of wheels needs to be great enough to stop them sinking into soft surfaces!
Trip coordinator, Gary Cooper said: “This visit was a valuable experience for the students which will inspire them to consider a university education and generate an interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and careers in the future.”
Stewards Academy recently passed through the final assessment for the ROQA (Recognition of Quality Award) in Careers and Work Related Learning and on 29th November received official recognition at the Awards Event at County Hall Chelmsford.
The young students thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will have been inspired to achieve their best, and the future for all Stewards Academy students will be enhanced by the programme of Careers and Work Related Learning that the award recognises.
My congratulations to the team who have worked hard and who thoroughly deserve this recognition”.
Stewards Academy played host to Finnish pupils and teachers from Puistola School, our partner school in Helsinki, Finland. The partnership between our two schools was established during 2014 and since then we have worked together to promote internationalism and cultural understanding between our two schools.
As part of this educational and cultural exchange the Finnish children, alongside their Stewards host students from years 8 and 9, took part in a wide range of activities both within Stewards Academy and during day trips to London and Cambridge.
The Finnish teachers had the opportunity to observe a range of lessons during their visit and they were impressed by the variety of high quality teaching styles they observed in lessons and the quality of work being produced by the pupils.
International Dimension Co-ordinator, Paul Hickman said: “In just a few short days some firm friendships and shared experiences have been established. We look forward to continuing to work with Puistola School in the years to come with more exchange visits and further close co-operation between our two schools. We can’t wait to visit Helsinki in 2017!”