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).
To read the full Inspection Report please click below
On Tuesday 4th March, Stewards Academy hosted a visit by the author of Secrets of the Henna Girl, Sufiya Ahmed, as part of the Essex Book Festival.
In preparation for the event, in excess of eighty students across years 7,8, 9 and 10 read the book and, with questions prepared, attended four sessions throughout the day during which Sufiya talked about her educational and working background, her struggle to become a published author and the inspiration behind her novel. Students re-enacted the wedding engagement scene from the book by dressing in authentic Muslim wedding attire and dancing in the best Bollywood tradition.
Last term a group of Year 11 pupils went to Kingswood residential centre for a fun packed weekend of Maths revision in preparation for their exam. Kingswood offers a whole range of programmes specially designed to inspire and stimulate the minds of older students, enhancing their formal education and growing their appetite for learning.
Kingwood’s blend of outdoor education adventure activities and modern classroom facilities allowed the pupils to work extremely hard to build their confidence and improve their problem solving skills. The students participated in a number of revision sessions focusing on mathematical topics they have previously struggled with.
A new initiative has just been launched in the Harlow area by the North Essex Parking Partnership [NEPP]. Their aim is to reduce the level of unsafe parking around schools.
NEPP has Civil Enforcement Officers [CEOs]. They will still be working on foot, but now they also have a patrol car which will enable them to cover greater areas more regularly.