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

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NOTICES

EXPECTATIONS

Please read our expectations.

FLU

As you are aware there has been cases of Flu verified at a Stockport school. While it is not an issue in our school at this time we want to ensure that our children remain healthy and take every precaution against the spread of the virus. We have increased the cleaning levels in school and have given pupils information on good respiratory hygiene regimes. The following link gives further information on Flu. www.nhs.uk

ENTRANCES FOR OUR NEW SCHOOL

There are two entrances to our new building for the foreseeable future. Located behind our old building, this will remain the case until our old building is demolished over the coming months. Deliveries will enter at our Higson Avenue entrance.

If you are a parent or visitor coming into school, you will only be able to access school down the entrance to the left of our site, as you look at the school from the main road. Parking here is limited, and there is a narrow entrance lane. You will walk around to the visitor entrance, and use the intercom to gain access to our reception area.

SPORTS HALL

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

click here for details.

SNOW AND BAD WEATHER PROCEDURE

DIARY DATES

HEADTEACHER'S BLOG

Posted on Friday 24th March 2017

Quite a mix of information for this week’s blog …

Year 10 Business Studies students visited Manchester United on Wednesday. They were collecting information for their second controlled assessment. Manchester United Foundation delivered a workshop to the students and they found out about the organisation of the business, the different departments and communication. The students also participated in team building activities and had to work in their teams to come up with a new business idea.  The session was very worthwhile and will help the students with their studies.

Congratulations to members of our Year 11 catering group, who prepared and served food for last Friday’s Cabaret Event at Romiley Forum.  Mrs Oakes was really proud of them: they were extremely professional and worked really hard to deliver an excellent service.  Well done to Josh Wood, Katie Bates and Konner Robinson.

If you shop at Sainsburys, please note that we are collecting the Sainsbury Active Kids vouchers - collection box is at reception.  Every voucher leads to new equipment for our children.

Good luck to Mr Brierley, who is running the Manchester Marathon raising money for High Five Children's Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support this weekend.  

Next week is Year 11 Parents’ Consultation Evening on Thursday in school.  It’s the last chance for parents to talk to teachers before the summer examinations, which start very soon.  If parents haven’t received details, please contact Mr Mujagic or Mrs Lumsdon.

Next week is our final week before the Easter break.  Please note that learning continues until the end of school on Thursday 30th March, and we return on Tuesday 18th April.  There will be many celebration events next week for those students who are getting it right every day, and we will be launching our Learning Ambassadors programme for students to contribute more fully as future leaders in school. 

There are some Year 11 students who will be in school on Friday 31st March for GCSE Moderation activities, and also for Revision sessions during the holidays.  Please note that, due to the building works in school, it may be necessary to enter via our Higson Avenue entrance.

Finally, we are now making rapid progress with the demolition of the old school buildings, and all buildings should have been completely demolished by the end of the Easter holidays.  However, the project is currently behind schedule and we are anticipating a completion in August 2017.

Have a good weekend,

Andrew Conroy
Headteacher

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