headteacherWerneth 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.

Andrew Conroy





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Posted on Friday 7th October 2016


This will be my final Friday Headteacher’s blog from our current building.  When I next write on Friday 7th November, we will have moved to our new building.  Exciting times for our school community!

I’d like to start with an apology with regard to our telephone system, which has had an intermittent fault over the past few weeks, and some parents have reported issues with contacting us.  Clearly, we don’t want to invest money in it as we move to a new telephony system in our new building.

A reminder to Year 11 parents of the two study days on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th October.  Also a reminder that there is a large Careers Event at Stockport Town Hall on Tuesday evening next week where over 70 training providers and colleges will be present.  You should have received information about this by post.

Tuesday saw Werneth’s first “Life Learning” focus day, with all of our Year 7 pupils. The Life Learning and Geography Department welcomed "Rocket World" in to C2 for the day. Rocket World is ran by The International Society that works with International students from across the world to promote friendship, and to celebrate cultural diversity.  Each Y7 form attended the Rocket World workshop with their form tutors. They visited people from countries around the world including USA, Pakistan, Australia, China, Taiwan, Macedonia, India, Iran and Portugal and had to complete their Earth Citizen Passport.  Their mission was to set the 10ft high inflatable earth with NASA satellite imagery spinning again by learning as many facts about the different countries language and culture as they could!

Charlie Graham said "I enjoyed learning about Pakistan because their culture fascinated me" and Ciara Murphy added "I enjoyed learning about Iran because we were taught the alphabet and we got to write our name."  The Year 7 pupils worked really well with this new learning opportunity, were perfectly behaved throughout the day and the Rocket World volunteers said that they had thoroughly enjoyed meeting Werneth pupils and cannot wait to visit us in the new building.

Last term our ‘Girls Can Run’ project aimed to raise fitness levels amongst our Year 7 girls and Year 5/6 girls in our cluster primary schools. This culminated in a 3k Run for Life held in July on Werneth playing fields and in the process we raised over £750 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. RMHC supports the families of sick children by providing them with accommodation whilst their children receive specialist care in hospital.  This week our students, led by Jessica Forrest from Year 11 who put forward the charity, visited the Ronald McDonald Manchester House to present our cheque.

It was a sad day in our local community on Monday with the funeral of a local World War 2 war hero Douglas Shawcross.  We sent some of our student leaders to represent our school at the event, and you can see them, along with more details of the event, by following clicking here.

The Year 9 TRACKS Group has been busy working on developing their “Teamwork” skills this week by working together to host a Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Nurses.

The Group took responsibility for planning and organising the event, each taking a lead role.  They developed valuable co mmunication skills through Meeting and Greeting staff, serving tea/coffee, selling gifts and holding a raffle.  The young people embraced the project and raised a total of £170. It was a huge success and enjoyed by all who attended.

Have a good weekend and I look forward to sending some pictures from our new school building on 7th November.


Have a good weekend!

Andrew Conroy



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