As usual, it’s been a very busy school week here at Werneth, and Friday gives us the opportunity to reflect on all of the hard work.
Student leadership is developing well this term already. I’ve met with the School Council this week and we are now looking to expand the numbers of students who are engaged in leadership opportunities within school, along with the importance of their role I think the words of our new Head Boy Charlie Ainsworth sum this up best “I was excited to see the new experiences the role will offer me. I look forward to working with Mr Conroy with the transition into the new build in October 2016 and cannot wait for upcoming events such as visiting the Adidas European Headquarters along with other student leaders. We plan to raise the profile of the senior student team and leadership and have many ideas to make our school even better.”
On the same theme of developing skills, I was delighted this morning to award some of our students with their Bronze and Silver Arts Awards, and congratulate them on their achievements.
Our Year 11 Mentoring scheme for all students in their final year launches next week, and we look forward to providing 1-2-1 support through their stressful preparation towards success next summer. Every day counts, and building good study habits is vital.
The school’s place in the local community is important to us and, with this in mind, the TRACKS department has a long tradition of raising money for a variety of charities. This is vital work on behalf of the community and forms an important part of the students’ ASDAN qualification. Once again the students have been very active in their support for Cancer by organising “The Big Macmillan Coffee Morning”. It was a huge success and the Group raised a total of £365.90.
Miss Harness is delighted with the progress of her new Year 10 Product Design group: they have tackled their first key assessment with great enthusiasm and talent. Here is a sample of their first piece of project work:
"Get Over It", Werneth's LGBT Straight Alliance group, is continuing to meet in Room 11 after school on Thursdays. Currently they are working on a display of LGBT positive role models.
And finally, in sport, there were netball victories this week for year 7, 8 and 10 against Stockport school. We also saw an excellent effort from the year 10 and 11 hockey teams, finishing 3rd in the Stockport schools tournament at Marple on Wednesday.
Have a good weekend!
Andrew Conroy Headteacher
Posted 1st October 2015.
Werneth School puts the child at the heart of its work. We are a creative community which promotes excellence and well-being. Through instilling mutual respect and tolerance, we aim to achieve a caring environment based on an empathetic understanding of the needs of others. Truly inclusive, we support all learners to achieve their potential by encouraging them to take responsibility for their own achievements through becoming independent and resilient and by teaching them the processes of effective learning.
A listening school in which learner voice matters, high expectations of achievement and progress are expected through teamwork, collaboration and an unerring belief that all can achieve. Whilst providing a broad and balanced curriculum based on learner choice, we promote a wide range of extra-curricular experiences and actively encourage learner participation. We aspire to prepare all our learners for an ever changing world through instilling employability skills and citizenship.
Andrew Conroy Headteacher
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