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.

OPTIONS EVENING

Year 8 Options Evening - Thursday 16th Febuary 6-8pm

The presentation about the options your child can chose is at 6pm, we recommend you attend this.

Please can you use the old school car park or Harrytown's car park on options evening. You can then walk round the old boys gym way to the new school Entrance. Limited disabled spaces will be available outside the new school.

You can view the map here.

View the options booklet here

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 17th February 2017


It’s been a hectic final week before half term, and things generally feel much brighter now as we move towards the lighter nights of next half term ….

For the tenth year running Werneth School hosted the Stockport Boccia Tournament for special needs students from schools and colleges across the borough. Over 100 participants enjoyed a relaxed and fun event supported by a team of Werneth Sports Leaders who did a fantastic job in helping organise and umpire the matches.

Our Werneth Boccia team had a great day and made the final, where they lost to a strong team from St Anne’s RC School.  Many thanks to Mrs Beckett and our SEN Department for making this a successful day and such a positive experience for the students and leaders involved.  I was really delighted to receive a number of emails from other schools thanking us for the excellent organisation of the event, particularly the quality of our “excellent student leaders who did such a fantastic job …. They are a credit to Werneth School and I am sure you are very proud of them.” 

Lovely words!  Developing student leadership is going to be a key theme for next term at Werneth.
Alister Shojekhani from Year 8 writes ….

“On Thursday 2nd February Mr Norman, Mrs Lewis and Mr McGrath took a group of Year 8 students to visit Manchester University.  The university trip was very informative; we were told all about the university and got a tour of the campus. We also learnt about the social side of thing such as society and life as a student. Overall I really enjoyed the trip.”

“On Tuesday the 14th February we taken to visit the Sharp Project, a creative and digital media business park.  The Sharp Project helped us learn about technology, business and the creative and digital media sector. First we got a tour and were told about design and what people did there. We heard about all the different business that were based at The Sharp Project. They included web design, coding, legal advice, photography, green screen filming and video editing. On the trip we also met someone that had gone to Werneth School; he told us all about his company, called Digital Next, and his experience in creative and digital media. His business helped other business develop a presence on the web. This meant that the businesses could be easily found on search engines like Google, making sure the business appears at the top of Google searches. Digital Next also helps businesses use social media to help them get their marketing message across.  Overall the trip was very informative.”

Miss V Smith, Achievement Leader for Year 8 reports that “Alex brumby helped me to organise a valentine disco in the hall for year 8 this week. The proceeds raised were for the Multiple Scleroris Society that supported Alex after the death of his mum. The disco raised £83 and was well attended by year 8 students.”

It’s been a busy week for Year 8 as their Options process started.  It was great to see so many parents in school to meet options teachers on Thursday.  If you need any assistance with the options process, or have not yet received your options booklet, you should contact Mrs Logan in school.

I don’t often use the blog to talk about education in a political way.  However, this week I am making an exception.  All parents should have received a letter today detailing some information about concerns with regard to school funding, written on behalf of all of the headteachers in Stockport.  If you haven’t received it, it is here.  Please take the time to respond to your local MP.  Education matters, and schools need more money in order to deliver quality education to our young people. 

Have a great week off from school and we return on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 8.40am for Year 11s final half term before their examinations after Easter.  Get revising Year 11!

 

 

Andrew Conroy
Headteacher

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