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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Above-Joseph Thomas, Issaac Lucia, Ms Batterham, Josh Wayman, Ewan Isted.
Stewards Academy said a sad farewell to year 11 on Friday 26th June. Starting at 10.30am students arrived in a variety of vehicles ranging from Limos and Rolls Royce to VWs. The first surprise arrival was the year group’s mascot, Nigel the Hippo, with his new girlfriend Nigella. They made a grand entrance in a remote controlled car, much to the delight of the whole school which had come out to watch the proceedings.
When all the students had arrived, it was off to the main hall for an assembly full of laughter and tears. Nostalgia ruled as photos of the pupils were shown from Primary to present day. Performances ranged from Tegan Tukana, who did a Beyonce mix, GCSE Drama performers re-living extracts from ‘Bouncers’, The Lampshades performing and a hilarious film made by the Year 11 tutors.
Stewards Academy was delighted to be able to send Deputy Head Marie Erwood MBE and year 8 pupil Emily Oliver along to St Pauls Cathedral on 18th June to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. Stewards was selected by Waterloo 200 to be one of two hundred schools across the country invited to attend the service, in the presence of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Edward and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
Stewards was given the opportunity to investigate a local soldier who fought at the Battle of Waterloo. History teacher Colin Hawk gave 2 year 8 pupils, Max Leijs and Charlie Neville the task of investigating a local soldier, Sergeant Joseph Boulcott, who was in the Grenadier Guards and served as the Baggage Master to the Duke of Wellington. The boys have risen to the challenge of the task, putting all the research they did independently onto the website provided by Waterloo 200.
Pupils and staff have arrived safe and sound in Ardèche to beautiful sunny weather.