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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On Wednesday 15th July Stewards Academy participated in one of the biggest events of the year, Sports Day. At Stewards there is an all-inclusive nature to the event where everyone takes part in different events throughout the day ranging from football and swimming to skipping and sack races. Every tutor and their group were decked out in their house colours displaying great commitment to everything they took part in. The day started with rain but ended in beautiful sunshine; the culmination of the day came with the 100m and Relays where the fun continued but the competitive natures came out. An absolutely amazing day encompassing everything that Stewards is about. Roll on next year!
Subject Leader for PE
July saw Stewards Academy open its doors for Wonderland: The Stewards Summer Festival 2015, the first of its kind for the school. The large-scale festival was designed to serve as a spectacular community event and an incredible showcase of the inter- disciplinary work of pupils and staff across a range of subjects. For one day only, Stewards Academy was dramatically transformed into the breathtaking world of Lewis Carroll’s extraordinary novel, Alice in Wonderland, in celebration of one- hundred-and-fifty years since the story first captured British hearts and imaginations. Two-hundred of Harlow’s talented young people across all year groups, both from Stewards Academy and Dance Fusion, a local dance school, were involved in the event. Some donned elaborate costumes as Character Hosts, providing a charismatic way of negotiating the festival for over five-hundred guests, who were also invited to transform their appearances with beautiful face-painting. Others took to two performance stages to display their musical and dance skills, and deliver a glittering fashion show presenting styles from across the world; totalling over 5 hours of entertainment. In addition, surprise acts took over the central space of the school quad.
Stewards Academy held a special event On Tuesday 7th July where 77 pupils who had worked hard across the year, without fear of failure, and demonstrated a thirst for excellence, were invited to 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.