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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Fifty year 9 students from Stewards Academy found a recent trip to the Imperial War Museum in London an engaging and thoughtful experience.
The purpose of the visit was to give History students an opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of how warfare has progressed over time. The students visited the various exhibits in the museum including: the Secret War, Peace and Security 1945-2014, Turning Points 1934-1945 and the spectacular First World War Galleries.
All pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the trip with many commenting on how informative an experience it had been.
One student said: “I was shocked at the size of the Berlin Wall. Seeing the artefacts in the museum really made what we had learnt come alive.” Another said: “I loved visiting the World War One Galleries. It is really sad what people had to go through during the war.”
Jamie King, Subject Leader for History, said: “The trip allowed pupils to study the development of warfare in more detail. They were able to investigate a variety of conflicts from the First and Second World War to modern wars such as Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Stewards Sound participated in the Glee Club Challenge for the first time this year and made it through to the Regional Finals, as one of 12 groups selected in the local area, a fantastic achievement!
Saturday 4th February 2017 saw Stewards Sound head to the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford for final technical rehearsals before the evening competition. Nerves and excitement abounded backstage as the group prepared to perform to a sold-out audience.
Students had worked hard with their coaches to prepare and rehearse two numbers ‘Don’t Let Me Down/Stitches’ and the contrasting number ‘Hold On’. Both numbers were performed confidently and their enjoyment was evident.
One student said: “Today was amazing. I’m so glad I got the chance to be part of this experience.”
Stewards Academy recently welcomed members of our governing body and colleagues from local businesses and the community to assist in the annual Mock Interviews for our Year 11 students. These interviews are designed to prepare our students for future interviews they will have, including their upcoming College and Sixth Form interviews.
Students are prepared for the interviews in a variety of ways including; writing personal statements, discussing appropriate conduct and the types of questions they be asked and how to give a perfect handshake!
Our students are usually always nervous before their interview, but leave feeling reassured and better prepared for future interviews. One student said: “I think that this experience has effectively shown me what a professional interview will be like”. Another said: “I think the interview went extremely well and I was very pleased with the feedback I received”.
Our interviewers were extremely impressed with our students and their ambitions. Some of the feedback we received from our interviewers’ included: “This is an excellent programme for students that allows them to understand the process of interviews and to understand how to improve.”
Helen Care, Work Related Learning Co-ordinator said: “This has been a beneficial experience for our students and we would like to thank all of our interviewers for giving up their time to support our work related learning programme. We look forward to working with them again.”