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

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NOTICES

EXPECTATIONS

Please read our expectations.

 

EXAM INFORMATION

Good luck to our Year 11 click here for all the exam information you need.

 

ENTRANCE FOR OUR NEW SCHOOL

 

With effect from Tuesday 2nd May, there will be no on-site parking for visitors or parents other than any spaces in the ramped area at the front of school.  Our current main car park near the old boys’ gym will be completely closed to allow the renovation work to be carried out.  It will be closed for car parking but also closed as a pedestrian access to school.

In terms of the new pedestrian access for students, staff and all visitors, the only entrance will be via Higson Avenue.    Students coming to and from school in the morning will enter via a gate here in the normal fashion.  For any other visitors during school hours, there will be a permanently manned station there, in which a gateman will escort any visitors to reception.  To safeguard our students, the school gates are of course locked, and so this will be the only means of access for visitors during the day, to be escorted into school.

I know this is an additional inconvenience for all of us, but I am sure this period of transition will result in much better facilities for us on completion in July.  I thank you in advance for your patience during this period.

SPORTS HALL

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

click here for details.

 

DIARY DATES

HEADTEACHER'S BLOG

Posted on Friday 26h May 2017

First and foremost, it’s been an emotional week for everyone with the horrifying incident at Manchester Arena on Monday.  A small number of students from Werneth were present at the Arena, but thankfully were physically unharmed.  I have been really encouraged by the warmth and compassion of everyone in our school community to look after our own, and I know they have been nurtured and cared for when they have returned to school this week.  We know only too well in schools how important it is to teach our young people to be positive, caring citizens of the world.  As a school we observed a minute’s silence on Thursday, and we will be carrying out some fundraising next half term to support the restorative work. 

I was delighted this week with the model citizenship of two of our young people from Year 10. Elliot and Alice were late to school this morning as they were helping a member of the public. They found a woman unconscious on their route to school. They stopped to help, called an ambulance and supported the unconscious lady until the ambulance arrived. Whilst dealing with the situation they also rang into school to explain why they were going to be late. They then came into school, signed in and went to lesson as normal. In a world where young people sometimes get a bad press, they are a reminder of how responsible many young people can be and are a real testament to Werneth School. We are very proud of them!

This week saw the Manchester United Foundation work closely with the PE department and local primary schools to run a 'Mini whistlers' course. The aim of the event was to work with the Year 5 students on their leadership skills, confidence and decision making. We had six Year 10 leaders assisting the event and offering advice to the primary school students. The students represented their schools remarkably and engaged really well throughout.

The Student Council have been working extremely hard over the past month designing a new system to make our school more Eco Friendly. They have been working together to research ways that our staff and students can become more responsible recyclers as well as contacting local companies to price recycling equipment. They are going to present a 3 staged model to the Senior Leadership Team next term and roll out the recycling project to staff and students in September. As well as this, some of our Council were interviewed this week about what they have been up to this year as part of the Student Council. Check out the pictures to see them in action! The Student Council are always looking for new recruits so if you would be like to be part of the Student Team please come to see Miss N Smith in A1.

Two students in Year 8 have been selected to represent Werneth at a Pitch Day event at Old Trafford on Wednesday 31st May. The two students - Ben Loxam-Brown and Rhea Baker -were chosen due to their very impressive attitude to learning, and all round positive behaviours around school. The day will include participating in different activities on the Old Trafford pitch whilst engaging with students from other Hub schools. A great experience to look forward to for the students. 

As we come to the conclusion of another hectic half term, we’ve said goodbye to Mrs Heyes who started her maternity leave this week, and to Miss Hammonds who is moving to a new school.  We thank them both for their hard work and commitment to the school this year.

Our Year 11 students also officially started their Study Leave today.  After their English examination, we provided them with some refreshments in the sunshine, good luck cards and an opportunity to sign their shirts as a rite of passage.  We wish them well with the remainder of their examinations in June.

I hope everyone has a great half term break and we will see students back in school at 8.40am on Monday 5th June.

Andrew Conroy
Headteacher

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