Head boy Charlie Dowers (centre left), Head girl Rexhina Kotarja (centre right), Deputy Head boy Jim Cooper (left), Deputy Head girl Bayley Summerfield ((right).
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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Between Monday 21st and Friday 25th September, we hosted the first exchange between Stewards Academy and Puistola School, our partner school from Helsinki, Finland. The partnership between our two schools was established during the last academic year following Ms Murthar’s visit to Finland with other Headteachers in the autumn of 2014. We were delighted to host 12 Finnish pupils and 3 teachers as part of this first educational and cultural exchange. The Finnish children were hosted by 12 Stewards children in Years 9 and 10. All the children involved took part in a wide range of activities both within Stewards Academy and during two trips to London and Cambridge.
Following their mid-day arrival at Stewards Academy on Monday, the Puistola School children were met by their 12 host in the Conference Room. They were then given a tour of Stewards Academy by their hosts during the afternoon. On Tuesday the Finnish children were given the opportunity to immerse themselves into the normal working routine of Stewards Academy as they shadowed their English hosts around the school, following their timetable and taking part in a wide variety of lessons and activities. The three teachers accompanying them also had the opportunity to observe lessons in a range of subjects including English, Mathematics and Science. The three Finnish teachers commented they were impressed by the variety of high quality teaching styles they observed in lessons and the quality of work being produced by Stewards Academy pupils.
On Wednesday, we had the opportunity to visit London and we enjoyed a very busy day. Firstly we had the chance to visit one of Europe’s leading academic institutions, Imperial College, London. We were given a tour of the main campus buildings by two students in their third year at Imperial. They told us about university life and the wide range of research which is undertaken at Imperial College in a wide range of Science and Engineering disciplines. Following our visit to Imperial College, we spent two hours looking at the fascinating displays and activities in the Science Museum which is located just a short walk away from Imperial College.
Stewards Academy pupils celebrated fantastic results this year. 50% of pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C GCSE's including English and Mathematics. Strong individual performances were celebrated by Isaac Lucia who achieved an A* in A level maths sitting the exam 2 years early and 10 A* grades and 5 A grades, he said “ I am so happy with my results and I am so grateful to all my teachers for their unstinting support and inspiration.”
Kenan Krkic achieved 6 A*-C’ grades and Holly Humphrys achieved 7 A grades and 4 A* grades.
Well done to all pupils.
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