HEADTEACHER'S WELCOME

headteacherWerneth School is an 11-16 mixed, non-selective maintained secondary school in Stockport.

Our school is located in brand new premises in Bredbury, and is served primarily by 9 feeder primary schools. We work closely with our primary colleagues to ensure transition from primary is as seamless as possible.

Werneth is renowned for its inclusive ethos, as can be seen by our recent Quality Mark accreditation for Inclusion. The school is committed to the development of a broad and balanced all-through curriculum, matched to our students' diverse needs from Year 7 to Year 11.

2016 has led to the introduction of four core principles that will guide our development and practice as a school moving into the future:

KNOW OUR CHILDREN WELL

Ensuring that our students are recognised for their achievements, and their needs are both understood and met on a daily basis.

PARTNERS IN LEARNING

Working productively with our students to create ownership and pride in their learning and educational experiences.

ENJOY AND ACHIEVE

Creating a curriculum fit for the needs of every student, and allowing them to be positive and aspirational about their future.

CHARACTER FOR LEARNING

Developing the characteristics of effective learning... independence, resilience, leadership and respect.

Our school is a strategic partner of two aspirational companies: Adidas and the Manchester United Foundation. We use both of these partners to deliver a wide range of educational experiences that complement our practice in school. The aim is to develop the leadership potential and skills of our students, and enable them to become successful young adults.

Andrew Conroy

Headteacher

NOTICES

SCHOOL FINISHES FOR SUMMER

School finishes for the Summer on Tuesday 24th July at 12.30pm. The buses have been ordered.

Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July is non school uniform. Blue & White theme in aid of Guatemala £1 for each day.

School commences on Monday 3rd September 2018 for staff and students.

TRIPS

Our students and staff on the Paris trip have arrived at the youth hostel for the evening. They’ve had a fabulous day in Paris, seeing the sights, taking a boat trip on the Seine and walking up to the Sacre-Coeur and Montmartre area. Parc Asterix tomorrow! - 19/07/2018

RESULTS DAY - Thursday 24th August 2018

RESULTS DAY - Thursday 23rd August 2018

Please collect your GCSE results in alphabetical order:

9.30 - 10.15 - A - H

10.15 - 11.00 - I - P

11.00 - 11.45 - Q - Z

GDPR

The law is changing and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It will bring higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. Schools will have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and is set to strengthen and unify all data held within an organisation. For schools, GDPR brings a new responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using pupils’ data and who it is being used by.

What does GDPR mean for schools?

A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.

GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however this means schools will have greater accountability for the data:

  • Under GDPR, consent must be explicitly given to anything that isn’t within the normal business of the school, especially if it involves a third party managing the data. Parents (or the pupil themselves depending on their age) must express consent for their child’s data to be used outside of the normal business of the school.
  • Schools must appoint a Data Protection Officer and be able to prove that they are GDPR compliant.
  • Schools must ensure that their third party suppliers who may process any of their data is GDPR compliant and must have legally binding contracts with any company that processes any personal data. These contracts must cover what data is being processed, who it is being processed by, who has access to it and how it is protected.
  • It will be compulsory that all data breaches which are likely to have a detrimental effect on the data subject are reported to the ICO within 72 hours.

WERNETH WHISPER NEWSPAPER

MU NEWS

FREE FOOTBALL

 

UNIFORM LETTER

YEAR 7 SUMMER CAMP

BUS TIMETABLE 2018-2019

Please note that from September, the afternoon Woodley Bus 880 service will no longer run.  It has been withdrawn due to low useage. It will still run in the morning

Students will have to use the general network services 383/384.

EXPECTATIONS

Please read our expectations.

SPORTS HALL

Our Sports Hall has had a 'face lift' and is now available for community lettings

click here for details.

RECYCLING

 

 

The School Council have successfully raised the funds to implement the paper recycling system at Werneth. Each classroom and designated area now have a blue paper recycling bin. We will increase our recycling at Werneth and our next step is to introduce plastic recylcing. Thank you to www.litterbins.co.uk for providing the bins at a discounted rate.

DIARY DATES

 

Summer Term 2

29th June 2018 - Leavers assembly and Prom
4th July 2018 - Yr7 & 8 Awards Evening
5th July 2018 - Year 6 Induction Day and Eevening
12th July 2018 - Yr7-10 Reports issued
16th-20th July 2018 - Year 10 Work Experience
18th-20th July 2018 - Can-Do Week / Year 7 Camp
24th July 2018 - Finish for Summer 12.30pm - return 3rd September

3rd September - return to school
13th September 2018 - Open Evening

Red and Blue weeks can be viewed here

Term Dates 2018 - 2019 are here

 

HEADTEACHER'S BLOG

Posted on Friday 13th July 2018

The countdown to the end of term has started in earnest, and next week sees a whole host of activities as we prepare for the end of term on Tuesday 24th July.  School finishes at 12.30pm on that day.

Next week, Year 10 will be completing work experience, and Years 7 to 9 will be completing “Can Do” activities in year groups on Wednesday to Friday.  We also have Year 7 camp, trips to Prague and to Paris leaving school so it will be a hectic week of experiences.

We had a glorious day last Friday, with our annual Sports Day in school. You can view our sports day video here.

This week has also been an action packed week.  On Monday, the Year 10 Sport Leaders were taken on a reward trip for all their hard work this academic year, helping out with extra curricular activities, sports days, and MU Foundation events. We took them for a stadium tour of Old Trafford followed by lunch at Hotel Football which is owned by the Class of 92. The students enjoyed their day, and their behaviour was exceptional throughout.  On Thursday, the Year 9 Business Studies students completed their Manchester United Business Enterprise programme, by having a stadium tour of Old Trafford, and getting to see the different departments of Manchester United that they have learnt about in action. The students behaved very positively, with some members of the public commenting how well-mannered they were throughout.

On Thursday our Year 10 history students visited Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. The purpose of the visit was to extend our knowledge of the various medical developments that we have studied this year. Students engaged well and showcased their understanding in a very smelly and hands on class before then exploring the museum exhibits independently. Students were able to look at the work of various individuals, walk through the rather disgusting recreation of a 19th century street and get involved in the museum's interactive exhibit (including costumes). Students represented the school well on a really positive day.

Today we have celebrated excellent attendance, recognising the students and form tutors who have maintained high standards through the year.   Our attendance initiative in school is shaped around a very topical football model and is the Attendance Champions League. Form groups gain points for winning their ‘fixture’ every week and our superstars for this academic year are 7N. Well done to all students in this form and to Mr Harrison, their form tutor. All students in 7N are invited to go to Hollywood Bowl on Monday as a reward. Mr Harrison has received a treat too. The year group forms with the highest points are 8N (Mr Babar), 9O (Mr Ryan) and 10R (the other Mr Ryan). All students have had breakfast this morning and form tutors have had a little something to take home.

We have also celebrated our forms with the highest attendance for the year. 7S (Mr Bateman) is the highest attending form in the whole school with 8N (Mr Babar), 9W (Mr McNulty and 10R (Mr Ryan) the highest in their year group. I am sure they enjoyed their breakfast this morning and again, a little staff treat for the weekend.  We look forward to the league beginning again in September.

The final blog of this year will be delayed until our final day on 24th July.  Much more information to come in that final blog …


Andrew Conroy
Headteacher

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