Head boy Charlie Dowers (centre left), Head girl Rexhina Kotarja (centre right), Deputy Head boy Jim Cooper (left), Deputy Head girl Bayley Summerfield ((right).
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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On Tuesday 12th July, 76 pupils who had worked hard across the year, without fear of failure and demonstrated a thirst for excellence were invited to the 10th Anniversary of Sports Presentation evening. As teachers we spend most of our time looking to the future and thinking about the next event and sometimes forget to enjoy the present. This evening gives us an opportunity to stop and reflect, an opportunity to celebrate the contribution these pupils have made to the PE department and to the school. It is these pupils commitment and determination that inspire us as teachers to work harder and provide them with more opportunities to show their full potential. Each pupil walked away with a trophy and a personalised tracksuit top which they can wear in PE lessons to demonstrate their personal success.
The look on the pupils faces demonstrates how much the evening means to them personally and wear their tops with pride and see their names displayed in the academy's trophy cabinet.
Alongside the main evening we also run an activities evening where the winners come along for a different experience in relation to teambuilding and overcoming varying obstacles. This aids their development as a more rounded individual for the future and how they approach different environments and situations in life.
Stewards pupils and staff have arrived safe and sound (with an additional 2 hours thanks to the M25) in Weymouth.
The Sun is shining this morning, kids have been fantastic and all got some sleep last night. Kayaking, quad biking and giant swing yesterday, down to the beach later for a little bit of raft building.
Miss G McGarry
Stewards Academy performers leave their audiences green with envy after magical journey to the emerald city.
‘The Wizard of Oz’ was performed between the 22nd and 24th March, by a cast of 38 pupils at Stewards Academy. During the five thrilling and truly professional performances the cast entertained around 300 local primary school children who were engaged and inspired from the outset.
Family and friends took to their seats surrounding the yellow brick road in the three evening performances. They immersed themselves in the charming story of Kansas girl Dorothy Gale and her three colourful companions Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion.
The magnificent band, made up of teachers and friends of the school, helped create a modern and enchanting spin on the production which had all audiences singing and clapping along.
Keeley Thurley, Drama Teacher and Director commented, ‘The cast have worked extremely hard and should be extremely proud of their achievements. Many of our students have the ability to pursue a career in the Performing Arts field. They are an inspiration to us all.’