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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Wiktoria Zygadlo, George Strachan and Hannah Kizilcan with their results.
We were delighted to achieve our best ever GCSE results this summer with over 60% achieving 5 or more A*-C grades with English and Maths. Progress grades for English and Maths were excellent. There were many outstanding individual performances including George Strachan who attained the highest results in the town (15 A* and 1 A grade). Congratulations to the outgoing Year 11, to staff for the high quality of teaching and hard work that lies behind these results and to parents for your support. We have raised the bar yet again for 2014-15 and look forward to another successful year.
On Sunday 22nd June Stewards Academy was invited along to the Cenotaph for the Service of Remembrance for the fallen of the D Day landings in Normandy 70 years ago. The four pupils who recently travelled to Normandy with the Normandy Veterans Association were present, this time accompanied by their parents and families as well as staff from Stewards and 15 year 7 pupils. Chair of Governors Jeff Tarling also went along, knowing that his own father had been involved in the events of D Day. Governor Paul Rogers and his family also came along to show their support for the heroic efforts of the veterans.
A party from Stewards has had the privilege of attending the D Day commemoration in Normandy. Mrs Erwood has sent regular reports from the event.
On Tuesday 3rd June, Becky Dodd, Izzy Dorkin, Stanley Saunders and Charlie Dowers accompanied Assistant head teacher Mrs Erwood, Mrs Ellis, Mrs Archer and several WW2 Veterans to Northern France.
The beaches of Juno and Sword where the troops landed, the Mulberry harbour, Arramanches, Bayeux and Pegasus Bridge are just some of the places visited. The pupils will be involved in several formal wreath laying ceremonies. At the American cemetery at Omaha beach - preparing for Barrack's arrival - a wreath was laid from Stewards and the veterans stood to attention.
On Friday, the actual 70th anniversary of D Day, there will be considerable television coverage of the events on Friday afternoon/evening on BBC1 and BBC2. It is such an honour for Stewards to have been invited to attend. It is so important for the younger generation today to understand the sacrifices of the brave soldiers on D Day if they are to carry the torch of their memory into future generations.