I’d like to introduce myself as the new headteacher at Werneth School in what promises to be a busy and exciting year of developments for the school.
I’m writing this first blog on GCSE Results Day, and so I’d like to begin by congratulating last year’s Year 11 students on their GCSE results. As ever, it’s a privilege to be present when young people open their results envelopes and see the outcome of their efforts over 5 years. There’s a sense of pride, relief and emotion in the air! We wish them well as they embark on the next stages of their lives. Now the attention turns to our new Year 11 students. We have very high hopes and expectations of them, and their success will be a core priority for the school over the coming 12 months. Our school mantra for 2015/16 is “Raising Aspirations for all” and this will be a key message for our Year 11 students as they aim to achieve their potential across every subject area.
With a new headteacher and a brand new school building emerging day-by-day at the rear of our current school site, change is in the Autumnal air here at Werneth. I’d like to use this opportunity in my first blog to run through some of those key developments with you.
Work on the new building is progressing well, and you can see the structure emerge via the webcam on this website. We are expecting the steel shell of the building to unfold over the coming weeks and, whilst that presents us with some short term organisational difficulties in terms of space and facilities on our school site in the short term, it will be well worth the short term disruption when we open the doors to our new facilities in Autumn 2016.
I am sure you will join me in welcoming a number of new teaching staff joining the school in September alongside myself. We have a new Assistant Headteacher who will take charge of Mathematics within school, Mrs Kennedy. We will also have a new Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for English starting in January, Ms Chantler. Other new staff are:
Ms Smart ( French and German ); Mr Franks ( Geography ); Ms Battle ( English ); Ms Bennett, Mr McQuiggin ( Maths ); Ms Harrison, Ms Duncan, Ms Perrins ( Science ); Mr McKenna, Mr Jones, Mr Torkington ( Student Support )
Two other key developments to look for over the coming months:
Firstly, we have made some changes to our “family” system in terms of the way that these are organised within school. Astor, Brunel, King and Lowry are now called houses within school, and are focused on supporting and challenging achievement for all. The key staff in each house are now House Achievement Leaders and House Inclusion Managers.
Secondly, we are making some significant changes to the way that we report progress to parents, including a new system of more challenging individual targets for our students. More information to come on this in the course of the Autumn Term.
Finally, I’d like to welcome our new Year 7 students to Werneth School, and I look forward to seeing them flourish as they commence their secondary education. I’m sure there will be plenty of other news to bring you as the new term unfolds. Please keep an eye on the website for all of the latest news from Werneth. With best wishes,
Andrew Conroy Headteacher
Posted 28th August 2015.
First Day Arrangements September 2nd September 2015
|Time||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
|8:45am||Year 7 to arrive in school. Assembly in C2.||Year 11 to arrive in school. Photographs to be taken in Boys Gym|
|9:45am||Year 8 to arrive in school. Assembly in C2.||Year 10 to arrive in school. Photographs to be taken in Boys Gym|
|10:15am||Year 9 to arrive in school. Assembly in C2.|
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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Main Summer GCSE Exams 2015
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Friday 3rd April 2015 - Friday 17th April 2015
Summer Term 1
Monday 20th April 2015 - Friday 22nd May 2015
Half Term Holiday
Monday 25th May 2015 - Friday 29th May 2015
Summer Term 2
Monday 1st June 2015 - Friday 17th july 2015
Good Friday - Friday 3rd April 2015
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Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 25th May 2015
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