HEADTEACHER'S WELCOME

headteacherWerneth 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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NOTICES

EXPECTATIONS

Please read our 2016 expectations.

ENTRANCES FOR OUR NEW SCHOOL

There are two entrances to our new building for the foreseeable future. Located behind our old building, this will remain the case until our old building is demolished over the coming months. Deliveries will enter at our Higson Avenue entrance.

If you are a parent or visitor coming into school, you will only be able to access school down the entrance to the left of our site, as you look at the school from the main road. Parking here is limited, and there is a narrow entrance lane. You will walk around to the visitor entrance, and use the intercom to gain access to our reception area.

PARENTS EVENING PARKING

Please can you use the old school car park or Harrytown's car park on parents evening. You can then walk round the old boys gym way to the new school Entrance. Limited disabled spaces will be available outside the new school.

You can view the map here.

 

DIARY DATES

HEADTEACHER'S BLOG

Posted on Friday 2nd December 2016



On a personal note, I’m always happy to wave goodbye to November, which is one of the toughest months of the year in any school …. the cold and dark days place constraints on our spaces in school, mock exams are looming and we all struggle to see the light at the end of term at times.  Consequently, some relationships become strained as a result.  As December surfaces, we can hopefully now end the term on a high note with continued productive, hard work in lessons whilst enjoying the festive activities over the next few weeks in the run up to Christmas.  A reminder to parents that school closes for Christmas this year on Thursday 22nd December. 

Most of our students have adapted well to our new building, and there is a really productive buzz in lessons as I tour the school each day.  Our targets now are for 100% success in some of the basics as we continue to push standards in school:

  • continue to getting to school every day, on time, correctly dressed
  • every person getting to every lesson on time and in a positive frame for learning – our new building means there is now no excuse for lateness to lessons
  • mutual respect for every person in our school and for our school premises.

Well over 95% of our students get this right every day and we thank parents for working so closely with us to maximise learning. 

The Year 10 Business Studies students have had a busy week. They have been collecting information from two local businesses for their controlled assessment. On Monday the GCSE groups visited The Trafford Centre where they toured business offices inside the centre, received a presentation about the business and asked questions. On Thursday this was followed by a visit from Manchester United Foundation, who presented to the students about the business of Manchester United and its aim to be the number one football club in the world! Both sessions were very worthwhile and will help the students with their studies.

A group of year 9 girls attended the Stockport Schools Get Active day at Manchester Armitage Centre. They took part in a range of activities including Zumba, Scooters, Weight Lifting and softball. The aim of the day was for girls who are less engaged in sport to experience other activities. The girls then created a plan to start a fitness club at Werneth. They were successful and have been awarded £600 to buy a treadmill for our new gym in the sports hall

On Wednesday, the PE department led a visit to Old Trafford for 45 of our younger students to watch the 4-1 win against West Ham.  Many of our students had never been to such an occasion and therefore really enjoyed the atmosphere … I understand there was a lot of shouting and cheering on United!

This has been a phenomenal year to date for one of our Year 11s, Georgia.  Georgia’s parents were keen to tell me that they feel she is excelling in her school work and she is really enjoying the subjects she has chosen.  Outside of school this year, she qualified to represent her Country at this year’s World Championships and came away as a Triple World Champion.   She also recently graded at her Club for 1st Dan for Martial Arts.    It was a tough few hours of solid hard graft and she has passed her Black Belt with a distinction of 95%.   Well done Georgia!


Enjoy the weekend!

 

Andrew Conroy
Headteacher

 

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