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’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.
Stewards Academy returned to the beautiful heights of Austria for a fun filled week of skiing and activities. Upon arrival to the fantastic region of Eben, the group was greeted with beautiful blue skies and warm sunny weather, a feature that would remain with them for almost the entirety of the week.
For the first three skiing days the group remained in Eben, a slightly smaller resort in the region. However during that time the three ski groups, that were created based upon previous experience and skiing ability, made huge amounts of progress.
A number of Stewards Academy students thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the BETT show (British Educations Training and Technology) held at ExCeL London, alongside Mr Cooper and Mr Flood.
The trip was an opportunity for the Raspberry Pi Club to carry out further research in preparation for the Pi Wars Challenge in Cambridge. After their initial computer programming apprenticeship, the young computer whiz kids have started the design stage of their Raspberry Pi operated robot which will compete with other students in April.
The students got to view and experience some of the most cutting edge educational tools available including the chance to speak to some of the Raspberry Pi experts who were in attendance. There was also the opportunity to do some Minecraft coding using Raspberry Pi’s, solve some geometry puzzles using virtual reality, experience space travel to the sounds of David Bowie in an inflatable planetarium, and build their very own Bloodhound rocket car (and test it!) with a little help from the RAF.
As if the day could not get any better, all students were given a free BBC Microbit Go programmable computer after they attended a lecture on the importance of STEM career pathways today in the UK.
One student said: “The visit was both fun and educational and I got to talk to people that work in the same technology industry that I would like to work in eventually. I also went to a Raspberry Pi workshop and I was able to share my knowledge and learn something new.”
Another student said: “I enjoyed going into the Planetarium as you could see everything all around you. I also learnt how to code in different ways. It was fun and I really want to go back next year.”