FEBRUARY HALF TERM
Friday 16th February is INSET day. Students are NOT in school.
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:
Ensuring that our students are recognised for their achievements, and their needs are both understood and met on a daily basis.
Working productively with our students to create ownership and pride in their learning and educational experiences.
Creating a curriculum fit for the needs of every student, and allowing them to be positive and aspirational about their future.
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.
We are at the time of the year when we face the forecast of snow, so we would like to remind you of the arrangements we will make in the event of severe weather.
If, in the Headteacher's opinion, to open the school would not be in the best interests of the health and safety of students and staff, or if difficulty with transport networks means the school would be inadequately staffed, the school will remain closed. The following procedure will then apply to keep the school community informed:
A message will be posted on the school website as soon as a decision is made: this will wherever possible be before 8am. We will also send a text to parents as soon as possible. Please ask your child to check before setting out on their journey to school. We will keep the website updated as applicable to keep you aware of plans for the following day.
A copy of the full Snow and Bad Weather Policy is on the school website under the Parents tab.
Please read our expectations.
Our Sports Hall has had a 'face lift' and is now available for community lettings
click here for details.
5th September 2017 – Students return to school
6th September 2017 – History Trip – Yr11 History Students
14th September 2017 – Open Evening
21st September 2017 - Post 16 Information Evening, 6-8pm
9th October 2017 – AAT Meetings – KS3 and KS4
10th October 2017 - Year 7 Launch for Success, 6pm
12th October 2017 – Year 11 A1 Reports issued
16th October 2017 – Year 10 Apprenticeship Show
17th October 2017 – Year 11 Apprenticeship Show
19th October 2017 – Break up for Half Term – return 30th October
20th October Staff INSET Day
6th – 9th November 2017 – Fire Safety Event – Yr7 Students
9th November 2017 - Class of 2017 Presentation Evening
22nd November 2017 – Year 11 Parents Day – First House
23rd November 2017 – Year 11 Parents Evening – 4-7pm
29th November 2017 – SEND Parents Forum
21st December 2017 – Yr7-10 A2 Reports issued
21st December 2017 – Break up for Christmas – return 8th January
22nd December 2017 - INSET Day
8th January 2018 - Return to school - Blue week
15th January 2018 – Yr11 Mock results and A2 Reports issued
25th January 2018 – Year 11 Intervention Evening
31st January 2018 – Year 10 Parents Day – First House
1st February 2018 – Year 10 Parents Evening – 4-7pm
15th February 2018 – Year 11 Progress Reports issued
15th February 2018 – Break up for Half Term – return 26th February
16th February 2018 - INSET day students are not in school
26th February 2018 - Return to school - Blue week
1st March 2018 – Year 8 Options Evening – 6-8pm
7th March 2018 – Year 8 Parents Day – First House
8th March 2018 – Year 8 Parents Evening – 4-7pm
14th March 2018 – SEND Parent Forum
16th March 2018 – Deadline for returning Year 8 Options forms
20th March 2018 – Year 9 Vaccinations
21st March 2018 – Year 11 Parents Day – First House
22nd March 2018 – Year 11 Parents Evening – 4-7pm
29th March 2018 – Yr7-11 SP2 Reports issued
29th March 2018 - Finish for Easter – return 16th April
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
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
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
Posted on Thursday 15th February 2018
Half term is finally here, with our students at home on Friday this week. Friday is a training day for our teachers. On the training day, we will be focusing particularly on the importance of written work: adopting a standard approach to the teaching of literacy across every teacher in school; sharing good practice on how to improve the length and quality of students’ writing; looking at some new teaching strategies to improve progress in classrooms; standardising how we assess students’ work in Years 7 and 8; looking at how we can get the most from revision sessions with Year 10 and Year 11.
Congratulations to our Year 10 Construction group, who have worked really hard again this term. They have gained in confidence and are now beginning to improve their own learning and performance. The students are almost ready for their Assessment in Joinery and after half term they will be assessed individually on this Unit. It’s pleasing to see the students beginning to assess their own work and identify standards to ensure they meet the Assessment Criteria. Peer assessment is also taking place and enabling students to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses.
The group are working hard to prepare for the functional skills exams and have been working on percentages, area, volume and probability. Although they find this part of the day challenging, they are all showing commitment and determination to succeed. Particular congratulations to Student of the Half Term, Kiahn Hodkinson who has achieved a persistently excellent approach to his learning, 100% attendance and excellent progress towards his functional skills exam.
Miss McSheffrey, our Head of Performing Arts, took a group of Year 10 GCSE Drama students to watch a performance of “Teechers” at Romiley Forum this week, as part of their GCSE course – they will be studying the text in lessons.
Meanwhile Mrs Holden, our Head of Visual Arts, was delighted this week with the visit of some Chinese Artists, who led sessions within Art lessons with a cultural twist of the Far East. Mrs Holden and our fantastic Art team have also been creating an in-school mural at the end of B floor to extend their Art gallery. The mural is being jointly created by students and staff to brighten up this area even further, and to give our students some ownership in their own school building. There will be more opportunities to create a variety of art forms in the summer term as we seek to make our new building a celebration of students’ work.
The holiday pattern for 2018/19 academic year has finally been confirmed today, and I hope to get this communicated to parents in the next edition of the blog. We will confirm it on our website prior to this however so keep an eye out if you need to check those dates.
We return to school on Monday 26th February.
Have a great half term.