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Posted on Friday 24th April 2015

What a first week! I said in my last entry that I was looking forward to taking up the post – and I have loved it!  Being a headteacher was always going to be a challenge, but this week has been also such a great pleasure. 

We have been having assemblies all week where I have been able to share with students my expectations for this term and students have seen how committed to their learning, their uniform, their equipment, their environment and community I expect them to be.
During the last few days of last term the Year 10 Catering Crew invited staff members to a Coffee Morning for which they had prepared and served all the cakes and pastries to the lucky staff – I felt privileged to have been invited to sample their wonderful work and thought you would want to see them just before the hungry staff arrived.

This week we have heard the news that Leah Fearneyhough continues her success in Kata (Japanese Martial Arts) as she has been chosen to lead the entire England Squad as captain.  Her success as part of the team has been meteoric and so this was a natural next step, in my opinion.  She is now not only going to continue her own success but also have a chance to have an impact on all the other members of the squad with her fantastic leadership skills we see at Werneth every day.  We wish her every success in this venture.

More fantastic news this week… the boxing fitness class, led by Mr Brierley, was at Metro Fitness on Wednesday evening to complete their work.  They were lucky enough to be working with Matthew Hatton. The twenty students were such a credit to Werneth School; they were impeccably behaved and worked really hard. Matthew Hatton was full of praise for them. Congratulations to them all and to Mr Brierley!

Let’s spare a thought for the thirteen Year 11s who are going on their practice Duke of Edinburgh expedition in Bakewell this weekend. A whole range of staff have been involved helping students prior to the event as well as those who are on the expedition over the weekend.  Let’s the hope the weather is perfect for them.  More of this next week.

If you have a spare few hours on Tuesday or Wednesday evening we have the GCSE Dance Performance Evenings which begin at 7pm. The talent on show is simply inspirational and I would urge you to come and see for yourselves.

Enjoy your weekend,

Alyson Littlewood

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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.

Alyson Littlewood
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