Headteacher’s update

It has been an incredibly busy and positive week here at Stanley this week, with a number of activities taking place across the school.

Year 11 pupils attended mock interviews on Wednesday and this will continue over the coming weeks with all students having a mock interview. Feedback from employers was excellent and they commented on how articulate and well-mannered our students are. Year 11 revision sessions have begun and have been exceptionally well attended, as the students start their final preparations towards their summer GCSE examinations. On Tuesday evening we held a ‘Steps after Stanley’ evening to provide Information, Advice and Guidance for Year 11 students and we also welcomed former students back to talk about their experiences after leaving Stanley.

It was a pleasure to meet so many parents at the Year 10 Progress Evening on Thursday and a big thank you to the PTA for providing refreshments. We are still keen to recruit new members and please contact the school if you are keen to support your child’s school.

I am pleased to inform you that Greenbank have now been officially approved as a sponsor by the Department for Education this week. There will now be a period of legal due diligence regarding the journey towards joining the Multi Academy Trust and it is an exciting time for the school moving forward. I will update parents in due course as to the academisation process.

Have an enjoyable weekend.

Mr N Moore

Headteacher

Art

Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week has been awarded to Luke Mc Call for his Chalky Percher Dragonfly. Year 8 students were given homework to design and make an insect to link in with their creepy crawly project. Students were shown a video with past students work and artists who make insects from found materials.

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For research Luke looked at the external anatomy drawings of a dragonfly on the internet which helped to get the scale of his model correct. For ideas he looked at ‘The insect emporium book’.

What is impressive is how Luke included a design board with his 3D model explaining the making process he undertook. Well done for a fantastic piece of work.

Mrs McAlister is also extremely pleased with the achievements of Rayhan Bengougou. Rayhan is making fantastic progress in Art and is showing a real ability, and has also been helping other students in the class by demonstrating techniques he has learnt and explaining the tasks. Well done Rayhan!

Catering

IMG_7204This week the Year 11 Catering students have been completing their International Cuisine Exams where they had to create a two course meal from a country of their choice.

We invited Staff to taste their food at lunchtime and they were suitably impressed. The Year 11 students were absolutely outstanding and a credit to themselves and the school. The food was described by staff as “restaurant quality”.

A big thanks to parents for purchasing ingredients and keeping them focused. Miss Smithies is extremely proud.

Linguist of the Week

This week’s award goes to Sally O’Hanlon in Year 9. Sally has been nominated by Mrs Lee for the outstanding homework and classwork she has been producing recently in French, as well as her excellent performance on her recent speaking test. Well done, Sally!

Maths

Year 11 Maths booster groups are now up and running and Miss Waltho would like to thank all the students involved for their prompt attendance to the sessions that have taken place so far. Mr Ben-Ali, Mr Harrington and Miss Waltho are all very encouraged by the positive and enthusiastic response from all the students involved.

A reminder to parents that the sessions will now be taking place on a Tuesday from 8.30am to 9am and then from 3pm to 4pm. This is so that students can attend Science Revision sessions on Monday.

Science

IMG_7370Two Year 10 students Molly Riding and Joe Williams attended a Science superhero event at Runshaw College this week. The students took part in areas relating to Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They were the smallest group out of the schools that attended and this gave them extra encouragement. The students were phenomenal in all activities and showed great scientific understanding and application of their knowledge.

As a result they won the event overall and were each rewarded with a Kindle fire tablet and a smart watch. Well done to both of these students who not only represented themselves well but showed exactly what Stanley High School has to offer. Thanks also go to Mr Roberts who accompanied them.

Sports News

Futsal

Year 7 students took part in a Futsal tournament held at Formby High and played with great skill winning against Meols Cop, Christ the King and Range before losing the final to Formby High 1 -0. Future tournaments will be held at Formby and Stanley before February half term for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Football

Year 9 continue to excel and are through to the ESFA National Cup quarter finals where they will play Thomas Telford High School before February 4th. Stanley won 11-0 against Ridgeway High in a fantastic team performance. Good luck to them in the next round as they look to win this trophy for the 3rd year on the run.

Year 10 played in the National Cup against Shrewsbury School unfortunately losing 7-1, but congratulations on a fantastic effort from the whole team.

Rugby

Stanley are very grateful to have the link with Southport Rugby club who are now providing one of their community coaches, James Forest, to help coach students on a Thursday after school. Already our Year 7s have benefitted from the coaching and we look forward to continuing this relationship with the rugby club.

Up and coming fixtures

Monday 23rd January
Year 7 Rugby tournament at Southport Rugby Club

Tuesday 24th January
Year 9 Sefton Cup football match vs Chesterfield

Wednesday 25th January
Year 10 Boys Handball tournament at Stanley High
Round 2 of the Cross Country championships at Merchant Taylors

Thursday 26th January
Year 9 Futsal tournament at Formby High
Primary Futsal Final at Stanley High

Attendance

We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 6th January 2017 was 94%.
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