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 Friday 28th a group of teachers and students attended the Kingswood residential centre in Norfolk 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.
Huge congratulations to the Year 9 Netball Team for making it all the way through to the Essex Plate Final which was held at Redbridge Sports Centre (Barkingside) on Tuesday 25 March.
The journey to the final...Stewards had a convincing win against Lammas School and Sports College (Leyton) on 11 March: 5-1 up at the end of the first quarter; 14-1 up at the end of the second quarter; 16-1 up at the end of the third quarter. Final score was 24-2. This win took Stewards through to the semi-final of the Essex Plate. Luckily we got a home draw but were up against stiff competition playing Helena Romanes School, (Dunmow). After the first quarter Stewards were down by one goal, 2-3. At the end of the second quarter Stewards were losing 5-6. At the end of the third quarter Stewards had pulled back to take a 2 goal lead, 10-8 and at the end of a very tense fourth quarter, Stewards took a three goal lead to eventually win the game, 13-10.
Pupils from Stewards Academy were among nearly 1000 young people from all corners of the UK in attendance at Westminster Abbey on Monday March 10th for the Commonwealth Day Observance, Britain's largest annual inter-faith gathering. The celebration was attended by Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Earl and The Countess of Wessex. This year's Observance celebrated the 2014 Commonwealth theme 'Team Commonwealth.' This was the fourth consecutive year when Stewards pupils have had the honour of being present at this service. The pupils were treated to an inspirational speech by the now world famous schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai. Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson and Lord Sebastian Coe also spoke to the congregation.