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 thrilled to welcome back former Newfoundland trainee teacher Dr Robert Anstey for a flying visit last week. Dr Anstey has remained in close contact with his former History department colleague Deputy Headteacher Marie Erwood, since he completed his teacher training at Stewards in 1994.
He has since gone on to achieve great things in his career. He is now the Headteacher of Alexander Academy in Vancouver and has been honoured to receive the Canadian teacher of the year award, as well as becoming a published author. Dr Anstey was in England in order to pursue the International Baccalaureate Award for his school at Oxford University. He had a whirlwind two days at Stewards meeting former colleagues, going in to speak to classes and meeting individual pupils. The children found him to be warm, genuine in his passion for education and indebted to Stewards for giving him such invaluable training in his future career.
In his words, ‘Stewards is an amazing place to be educated and since I trained here I have travelled a great deal and taught all over the world, but I have never found anywhere to equal Stewards. I left a piece of my heart here in 1994 and here it will remain. I wish I were here for longer; yet again your staff and particularly your pupils have inspired me and I hope I can come back again soon.’
Students from Stewards Academy were lucky enough to be involved with the Google DeepMind event organised in celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March. Twelve year 10 girls were accompanied by two members of staff as they experienced a range of activities.
The day included many interesting talks and interactive presentations from a wide range of female scientists and engineers. Each scientist and engineer shared their learning and career journey with the girls from the time they were in secondary school. The students found this particularly interesting as they realised that not all successful people knew what career they wanted to pursue when they were teenagers; in fact most of the experts had different careers in their first few years after university and then switched after they found a new passion to pursue.
Stewards Academy’s annual trip to New York was an eventful one this year. After a 5am meet on the day of travel the students were very excited to touch down in New York hours later. Little did we know however that a winter storm was about to hit the East Coast!
We awoke on the following morning to some of the heaviest snow many of the pupils and staff had ever seen. Undeterred, the 54 pupils and 5 staff braved the elements on their excursion of the famous city.