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 has excelled itself in recent weeks with the money it has raised for charity. Over £1000 was raised for Children in Need by having a non-uniform day and staff dressing as fictional book characters. Poppies were sold around school for Remembrance Day as usual. £940 has been raised from a variety of events to support 3 young girls with their education in Pakistan, in memory of Hira Shakoor who died in a house fire in 2012. This week has seen year 7 raise hundreds of pounds for a variety of good causes in their annual Enterprise week's activities. Assistant Head teacher Marie Erwood said 'It never ceases to amaze me how generous our pupils and staff are when they raise money for good causes. Young people today have a huge depth of generosity and they give selflessly when they understand the cause they are supporting.'
Stewards Academy excelled itself this year with a sensational double bill at the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival. A cast of 40 pupils brought Macbeth and Julius Caesar to life. Directors Di Johnson, Karen Batterham and Sam Ramsey were delighted with the manner in which pupils threw themselves into these roles and brought their characters to life on stage at Broxbourne Civic Hall. Professional Theatre Director Lindsay Lloyd gave detailed feedback to each cast at the end of the evening, describing Macbeth as “a very sinister, clever, disciplined ensemble piece which was very atmospheric.” Julius Caesar was described as ‘compelling theatre’ with ‘lovely characterisation with very exciting and dramatic moments.’ This event is now a firm fixture in the Stewards Academy diary and the coach full of pupils who went along to support the cast had a fantastic evenings entertainment courtesy of the band!
Stewards Academy held its 8th Annual Cultural Food Event this week and hundreds of people from the local community came along to celebrate the cultural diversity of the staff and pupils. Over 30 countries were represented with an array of delicious food available. Organisers Marie Erwood, Assistant Headteacher and Eman Mohamed, Science teacher were delighted with the turn out. Dancers performed a traditional African dance and a Bollywood routine was very well received. Many past pupils came back to join the celebration which is now a really popular local event, and even parents of pupils who left Stewards several years ago still come along to bring dishes and be a part of an event which is valued by all who take part.