Headteacher’s update

Good afternoon Stanley families

What a wet, windy, sunny, wintery, spring time March is turning out to be. Every day at Stanley High School is like running an event for nearly 1000 people, it involves entertainment, catering, health and safety, security, refuse, technology and even working with third parties and outside agencies. Over a two week period our teachers plan and deliver 1682 lessons and each student gets to access 55 of these. That is an incredible amount of Teaching and Learning. Our building is a busy one to say the least.

Last weekend we took 116 Year 7 students away for the weekend to Colomendy, which is an Outdoor Education Centre in North Wales. We had a great time and I am thankful to report that the only serious injury was my black eye from falling over, not gracefully, in front of many. If your child has mentioned my black eye at home, it is true and I am fine.

Our school became The Merseyside Futsal Champions this week, Year 10 MVP students have continued to deliver personal development sessions to Year 8 classes, our team of STEM students competed in a Unilever sponsored competition, lucky Year 8 had HPV immunisations and we expanded our library with more books which increases our literature offer from diverse backgrounds, covering a greater rage of diverse and inclusive topics. There are always many additional opportunities and happenings going on each week in school.

Next week is when our young ones start to really show that tiredness, so please support us having a successful week up to half term, by keeping up with your great sleeping and eating routines at home. Hungry and tired teens and pre-teens find it harder to manage and control emotions.

Finally, I would love to finish today’s message with a huge thank you for the adults at home and in school who surround our children and support them to be amazing young adults. I hope you all have a restful weekend.

Mrs J Shawe