Headteacher’s update
The next Parent/Carer forum is on Tuesday 14th March at 6pm and will focus on literacy here at Stanley and how you can support your child. We look forward to seeing you.

The main themes will be:
• The importance of literacy skills
• The impact of poor literacy
• Where literacy skills are needed – more than you may think!
• It’s not just reading
• Practical (and simple) strategies to support your child
• School strategies for supporting literacy skills

Assemblies & Rewards
A large number of students across all year groups have been awarded either bronze or silver merit badges since half term and it is lovely to see so many of them, including those in upper school, wearing them with pride. This week Mrs Fraser-Orr has spoken to all year groups about promoting positive behaviour across the school and within the local community. There have been a small number of isolated incidents of poor behaviour at the end of the day and also on local bus routes. Please can you support the school in reinforcing good behaviour at all times.

Year 8 Visit to Jump Warehouse
The Year 8’s visited Jump Warehouse Trampoline Park this morning and had both an enjoyable and active morning with their friends and classmates. Thank you to Mrs Lee for taking the students and all her hard work in organising the visit. Year 9 will be visiting later this month.

Junior Leadership Team
The Junior Leadership Team (JLT) are currently in the process of recruiting new members. Over 20 students have recently applied to become part of the JLT and as part of the recruitment process applicants are being asked to have a short conversation with the Head Boy, Head Girl and other members of the JLT.

Mr N Moore

The Xpressions App
We would like to remind you about the Xpressions App which you can download on your phone to access information regarding your child.

Sefton Parent/Carer Forum
Download the invitation

Bikeability Training

On Tuesday Year 7 students took part in the Bikeability level 3 cycle training which was organised as part of Merseyside’s Travelwise campaign.  During the sessions students were supervised by BikeRight instructors which is a Department for Transport approved Instructor Training Organisation.

Students learnt about road and cycle safety and went out on the roads to practice what they had been taught during the session. Further sessions will be taking place with Year 8 and 9 students on the 14th and 21st March.  This is an invaluable opportunity to learn road and bicycle safety so if you have not returned your child’s consent form, please do so at the earliest convenience.

Runshaw College visit
Five Year 10 students took part in a More Able visit to Runshaw College on Tuesday with Miss Chadderton. They had to analyse the responses of different organisations to the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, working in groups with students from other schools.

They also had to conduct a sustainability survey of Runshaw College by walking around the site and studying different areas, looking at sustainable features, scoring the level of noise/decay, and identifying ways the site could be made more sustainable.

The students were a credit to the school; very polite and well-behaved throughout and engaged with all the tasks set. Well done!

Mrs Ward’s Creative work of the week is awarded to Oliver Macdonald in Year 9. Oliver has been experimenting with coloured inks and has studied the work of Abby Diamond and Luis Seven Martins to help him with inspiration for his own work.

Oliver has mixed his colours well to create the iridescent colour of the insects shell. He also worked really hard to create a new technique he calls ‘spotty’ for the details on the shell. Well done Oliver.

Southport College have been visiting us on a Thursday after school to advise and speak to some of the Year 11 students in Art. This week they delivered a workshop in fashion illustration and 3 Year 9 and 2 Year 8 students attended and really enjoyed it. Please see some of the sketches they have produced in ink below.

Linguist of the Week
This week’s award goes to Keira Wildsmith in Year 7 who has been nominated by Mrs Lee because of her excellent attitude to learning in French. She always does her best in lessons and completes every piece of work to a very high standard. Well done, Keira.

Sports News

Year 7 A team Stanley 1 vs Meols Cop 0
Year 7 B team Stanley 3 vs Meols Cop 3
Year 8 Stanley 4 vs Meols Cop 1
Year 9 Stanley 7 vs Meols Cop 1
Year 10 Stanley 1 vs Meols Cop 3

Well done to all the students who participated wtih some excellent performances.

Sefton School Tournament at Sport Rugby club
Stanley 25 vs Formby 5
Stanley 5 vs Range 20
Stanley 10 vs Scarisbrick 20
In the 3rd place play off Stanley won 20 vs Formby 15

Sportshall Athletics
Well done to all the girls who took part in the recent North Sefton Sportshall Athletics competition held at Greenbank. There were some outstanding individual and team performances which saw Stanley finish runners up in the Year 7 competition and third in the Year 8 competition.

Upcoming Fixtures
Monday 13th March – Year 8 Rugby Tournament at Southport Rugby Club
Tuesday 14th March – Year 8 Sefton Cup Quarter Final at Litherland High
Tuesday 14th March – Year 9 & Year 10 Netball Tournament
Thursday 16th March – Year 8 Rugby Tournament at Birkenhead Rugby Club


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 3rd February 2017 was 94.2%.

Congratulations to 7ROJ for achieving 100% attendance and 9THO for 98.9%, 7WIL for 98.3% and 8LIM for 98% attendance.


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