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

NOTICES

Year 11 Mock GCSE Timetable

Year 11 Revision Timetable

SEVERE WEATHER

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.

 

UNIFORM LETTER

YEAR 7 SUMMER CAMP

BUS TIMETABLE 2017-2018

 

EXPECTATIONS

Please read our expectations.

SPORTS HALL

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

click here for details.

 

DIARY DATES

Autumn Term 1

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

Autumn Term 2

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

Spring Term 1

8th January 2018 - Return to school
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
16th February 2018 – Break up for Half Term – return 26th February

Spring Term 2

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

Summer Term 1

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

Summer Term 2

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

HEADTEACHER'S BLOG

Posted on Friday 8th December 2017

 

I have mentioned a number of times that attendance is a key priority for our school. We are keen to recognise those students who are here every day regardless of the challenges that some of them face in achieving this and we have on-going rewards throughout the year to celebrate their success. December is a particularly difficult time of year with the cold, dark mornings.  With that in mind, we have introduced this week our 12 days of Christmas Attendance initiative, to recognise all of our students who attend for the 12 days before the last day of term. A draw will be held on the last day of term, Thursday 21st December, to win a number of prizes. Thank you for supporting good attendance at Werneth School. This is key to students' achievement and success in their future life. View our attendance poster here.

On Friday 1st December a group of 30 Year 10 Photography students took part in a work shop with award winning Photographer Paul Wolfgang. Students worked around the theme of 7 Deadly Sins. Students also had an opportunity to work with Media and Make up artists to create effective and eye catching make up. They also had a master class session with Paul Wolfgang on how to light an effective photograph and work in a studio based environment. Each students also had an opportunity to work with SLR cameras and created various location shots around school.  These photographs will now be used to develop their photo shop skills and create a portfolio for their Year 10 coursework.

Being trained in CPR and First Aid can be invaluable when someone is in serious medical distress. ...  Knowing what to do in an emergency medical situation can mean the difference between life and death.  A group of students in Year 11 have recently completed a Basic First Aid Course and enjoyed learning how to respond to emergency situations.  Topics covered included Recovery Position, CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator) training, bandaging and how to treat Burns and Scalds.  Not only is learning First Aid an important life skill, it’s also a highly desirable work skill.  Well done to the Group who passed their final assessment. 

Our Werneth Christmas Concert took place on Wednesday evening at school. It was packed full of Christmassy tunes to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. The concert featured our Senior Band, a variety of ensembles and our year 7 and 8 singing group 'Seventh Octave'. A special mention goes to our soloists of the evening; James Cooper, Harry Ainsworth, Harvey Hudson, Decland Day, Leah Nagler, Amelia Wilkinson, Amy Whitehouse and Lauren Green who all performed excellently in front of a large audience. Special thanks to Alex Bracegirdle in Year 7 who confidently compered the evening.

Book of Excellence Winners this week – congratulations to all of our winners this week:

Year 7 - Jamie Raeburn, for excellence in English
Year 8 - Ethan Ditcher, for excellence in Food Tech
Year 9 - Mia Green, for excellence in Dance
Year 10 - Josh Taylor, for excellence in English
Year 11 - Jack Brennan, for excellence in Maths

Finally, a reminder that school will finish at 12pm on Thursday 21st December 2017.  Buses have been arranged and students who are provided with free school meals will be able to collect a grab bag if required.  We return to school on Monday 8th January at 8.40am.

Have a good weekend.

Andrew Conroy
Headteacher

 

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