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:
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.
BOOK OUR VENUE FACILITIES
You can now book our fantastic facilities online here
The law is changing and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It will bring higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. Schools will have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.
The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and is set to strengthen and unify all data held within an organisation. For schools, GDPR brings a new responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using pupils’ data and who it is being used by.
What does GDPR mean for schools?
A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.
GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however this means schools will have greater accountability for the data:
- Under GDPR, consent must be explicitly given to anything that isn’t within the normal business of the school, especially if it involves a third party managing the data. Parents (or the pupil themselves depending on their age) must express consent for their child’s data to be used outside of the normal business of the school.
- Schools must appoint a Data Protection Officer and be able to prove that they are GDPR compliant.
- Schools must ensure that their third party suppliers who may process any of their data is GDPR compliant and must have legally binding contracts with any company that processes any personal data. These contracts must cover what data is being processed, who it is being processed by, who has access to it and how it is protected.
- It will be compulsory that all data breaches which are likely to have a detrimental effect on the data subject are reported to the ICO within 72 hours.
Please note that from September, the afternoon Woodley Bus 880 service will no longer run. It has been withdrawn due to low useage. It will still run in the morning
Students will have to use the general network services 383/384.
The School Council have successfully raised the funds to implement the paper recycling system at Werneth. Each classroom and designated area now have a blue paper recycling bin. We will increase our recycling at Werneth and our next step is to introduce plastic recylcing. Thank you to www.litterbins.co.uk for providing the bins at a discounted rate.
Term Dates 2018 - 2019 are here
Posted on Friday 17th May 2019
This week has seen the start of the formal GCSE programme with an examination in our hall every morning and afternoon, including some full year examinations for Science and English. Next week is just as busy. It’s a stressful time for Year 11 but they have coped admirably so far and have been on the whole positive about their performance.
I am pleased to say that uniform issues are at an all-time low with only 0.5% ( about 15 students, from a total of over 1000 students ) of the school arriving incorrectly dressed and needing to wear our uniform stocks: thank you to parents for supporting this drive. We are also pleased with the improved attitude towards learning and our school environment from our “tougher expectations” this term. A very pleasing development!
Finally, we are delighted that one of our key sponsors Adidas have provided us recently with brand new football kits for the autumn, and I wanted to show them off on the blog with some of our boys modelling the new look.