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 was pleased to put on an exhibition of work produced by their recent Year 11 GCSE Art and Photography students. Also exhibited, was work from the recent A Level pupils from St Mark’s School, who were taught by the Art staff at Stewards Academy.
There was a diverse and exciting range of work exhibited and showed off the skills and creativity of the pupils. Many of the visitors to the exhibition were in awe of the pupils and their talents. Every pupil who took the course had two pieces of their work exhibited. The work included photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and mixed media. The exhibition included work from three pupils who gained 100 percent in both their coursework and in their examination. These pupils were Isobel Lacey, Filip Kusnir and Bradley Leathers.
Art Prefects greeted and welcomed parents, carers and future pupils of the academy at the door of the exhibition and were available to guide people around the show. Several of the pupils whose work was exhibited, came back to celebrate their own success and that of their peers. One of the students who came back was Rebecca Lever (who studied Photography). On the night of the exhibition, she took it upon herself to help take people around the exhibition with such kindness and pride. She said “I want to tell everyone what an amazing school Stewards Academy is”. Mrs Warren would like to extend her thanks to Rebecca for being such a wonderful example of a Stewards Academy pupil.
This was a year to celebrate. In spite of the grade boundaries being raised again, it was still the Art Department’s most successful set of results, with 83.3% of pupils gaining an A*-C grade.
The Photography, Art and Design department would like pass on their congratulations to all of the students involved. They enjoyed meeting future pupils of the academy, along with their parents and carers. The department is very much looking forward to teaching the next generation of eager artists coming up to Stewards Academy!
Stewards students celebrated GCSE success this year achieving some outstanding individual results. Overall 55% achieved A*-C in English and Maths which is up on last year. The students had worked hard and it was lovely to see how many reaped the rewards with pleasing results which allowed them embark on the course of their choice. The top ten students achieved 90A*-A grades between them. Congratulations to everyone!
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.