Werneth 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.
English Language Revision Day
Wednesday 30th May - 9am - 1:30pm
A carousel workshop day with both the reading and writing sections of Paper 1 and 2 covered.
All Year 11 welcome!
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.
Please read our expectations.
Our Sports Hall has had a 'face lift' and is now available for community lettings
click here for details.
Summer Term 1
16th April 2018 - Return to school - Red week
25th April 2018 - Year 9 Parents Day - First House
26th April 2018 - Year 9 Parents Evening - 4-7pm
9th May 2018 - Year 7 Parents Day - First House
9th May 2018 - HPV vaccinations - Yr 8 girls
10th May 2018 - Year 7 Parents Evening - 4-7pm
11th May 2018 - GCSE Exams begin
24th May 2018 - Year 11 Final Reports issued
25th May 2018 - Break up for Half Term - return 4th June
Summer Term 2
4th June 2018 - Return to school - Red week
4th-8th June 2018 - Revision Week - Yr7-9
11th-15th June 2018 - Exam Week - Yr7-9 / Revision Week - Year 10
13th June 2018 - SEND Parents Forum
18th-29th June 2018 - Exam Week - Year 10
12th July 2018 - Open Evening / 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 - return 3rd September
Red and Blue weeks can be viewed here
Summer Term 1
Monday 16th April 2018 - Friday 25th May 2018
Half Term Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018 - Friday 1st June 2018
Summer Term 2
Monday 4th June 2018 - Tuesday 24th July 2018
May Day - 7th May 2018
Spring Bank Holiday - 28th May 2018
Term Dates 2018 - 2019 are here
Posted on Friday 25th May 2018
We have made it to half term in what has been a very important examination week for Year 11. Many examinations have been taken this week, including English Literature, Mathematics and Science, and many more are still to come after half term. Students are actually now half way through their GCSE exam period. The year group were praised by the School Crossing Lady this week, who came into school to tell us that she thinks our Year 11s are really lovely. She said they were polite, well mannered and that she will miss them when they eventually leave at the end of June. She also said they were a credit to our school. How our students behave is a shared responsibility between school and home, so it is important to share good news. In school, Year 11 always become restless as the end draws near – at the moment, we are keeping them in school for crucial last-minute booster classes. We will discuss the commencement of Study Leave with them when we return after half term.
This week the TRACKS Group invited a visitor into School to raise awareness of dementia. Following a talk from Gemma, six Werneth students have now become "Dementia Friends". During the coming months they have agreed to develop links in the community and support the development of a Dementia Café.
Some of our Year 7s have been visiting feeder primary schools this week acting as Sports Ambassadors, and I know they have been praised for their contributions by the primary schools.
Last Friday the school council organised a non-uniform day to celebrate the Royal Wedding and raised some funds towards our recycling project. The School Council also rewarded students with 100% attendance, no behaviour logs and ATL scores over 3.5 to an afternoon tea. Our Catering students made scones and cakes and the School Council waited on the students with sandwiches and refreshments. It was a lovely celebration for our students. We also raised money towards sponsoring a guide dog on the day.
The year 9 catering group did incredibly well in their practical assessment on Tuesday and all produced their own choice of multicultural dish, which they had researched and planned themselves. We had a fabulous selection of dishes, all made from scratch including: burritos with homemade tortillas and salsa, curries with naan breads, chilli with nachos and dips and a few really beautiful pizzas, stirfry and risottos.
I also received the termly update from our Construction students this term from Mrs Craven: this term we have a lot to celebrate as two of our young men, Khian and Kyle passed their Joinery Level 1 Assessment. They have worked really hard to achieve this and their resilience and effort has finally paid off. The group are continuing to work hard on their Functional Maths and they are all making progress in all areas. They have attempted a couple of mock exams and will hopefully be taking the Functional Skills exam in the next half term. I’m confident the results will be pleasing.
This term two students have been nominated as joint winners for “Student of the Term” in Construction. Both boys – Kiahn and Kyle - have remained focused and hardworking when things have not always been easy, both personally and in the workshop with a positive attitude and exemplary manners.
Thank you as ever for your continued support. Have a safe and enjoyable half term break, and we look forward to welcoming our students back on Monday 4th June.