Head boy Alex Dodd, Head girl Alarna Mace, Deputy Head girl Blessing Ona, Deputy Head boy Matt Fleming.
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 celebrated the achievements of its pupils at a glittering awards evening this week. The hall was full to bursting with proud pupils, their families, staff and Governors. 148 pupils were recognised for their contribution to the life of Stewards, their selfless commitment to supporting local and national charities, and their academic success in school and at GCSE. 10 past students returned to receive their recognition for their exam achievements last summer. Guest of honour, writer, broadcaster and campaigner Melissa Benn, spoke with passion about the value of inclusive comprehensive education. She spoke about the pride which people have in our unique NHS, but felt that “we should equally cherish and celebrate state education”. Melissa Benn was thrilled to see that Stewards embraced all the values of the comprehensive ideal. She also spoke about how important it was for young people to build their character at school and be the best that they can be in a local and a global community. Headteacher, Rhonda Murthar, had spoken similarly about the importance of young people developing their character and resilience in order to be successful in a modern society. The audience was held spellbound by their speeches.
On Friday 13th March, Stewards Academy supported Comic Relief by holding a dress down day. Pupils and Staff donated money for dressing down and a fantastic 'Stewards Bake Off' was held in the food technology department.
Amounts collected are as follows:
Food Technology ‘Bake Off’ - £18.00
‘Frog’ collections - £393.93
Tutor group/staff donations - £906.96
In early March, a cast of 50 pupils at Stewards Academy took to the stage to tell a thrilling story of high school hopes and heartbreak. Over four performances of their major production of ‘Back to the 80s’, pupils transported audiences to the era of the Rubik’s Cube, blue eye-shadow, and some of the most popular songs ever written. Working relationships between pupils of all ages were formed amongst a cast drawn from all years of the school; whilst a production team, band and crew of 30 pupils and staff from a diverse range of departments inspired inter-disciplinary collaboration. The spectacular performances were the culmination of a rigorous six-month rehearsal process, highlighting the importance of hard work and dedication to all those involved. Pupils also developed their self-confidence and teamwork; skills for their future theatrical endeavours and beyond. This year’s production marks significant new investments in the teaching of performance technique, technical theatre and theatrical design at Stewards Academy; providing a comprehensive experience of theatre production. For example, a recent venture to upgrade the lighting, video projection and special effects technology of the school’s main hall meets its ambition to provide high-quality teaching in technical theatre and produce performances with a new level of professionalism.