Attendance rates at Stockland Green just get better and better! We were delighted that our recent Ofsted monitoring visit in December acknowledged that “attendance has improved considerably and is now above national averages”. It’s fantastic that our students are exceeding national expectations.
In our end of term assemblies just before Christmas, we rewarded scores of students with 100% attendance rates; again, so many of our youngsters are displaying excellent attitudes and enthusiasm and are determined to be in school every day.
However, the school found it necessary to take 4 families to court last summer using the Spotlight process. All four sets of parents were fined, with overall fines ranging between £600 - £900. It is with great reluctance that Stockland Green uses such extreme measures but as a school, we are determined that our students attend regularly, so that they can achieve their full potential. It’s no surprise that our top 6 GCSE performers last year had one thing in common: attendance of over 96%.
We look forward to your continued support and offer our thanks for your efforts in ensuring your children attend and achieve.
Great young people, rich in talent’ was the quote from Jack Dromey MP for Erdington, Birmingham when he was the special guest at the Stockland Green School , Year 11 Awards Assembly today. Along with Sarah Dawson, Chair of Governors; he was treated to some spectacular performances from the Year 11 music students.
Mr Stuart Birch, Head of Year, praised the year group for the amazing progress they have made this year and for being a real credit to their school. Awards were handed out for 100% attendance as well as attainment and progress in all subjects with the prestigious Head of Year award going to Reece Arnold.
A key event during the assembly was a reading prepared by two of the Head Girls, Alex Woods and Tammy Laight.
‘During our time in Year 11 we have been able to improve our work to achieve the grades that we want and we think that it is so important and vital to our next chapter in our lives. This term we have decided where we want to go in life and started to take action. We’ve done this by writing CVs and preparing for our mock interviews. This will help us dramatically for when we do it for real. If you want to be something you work as hard as you can to do so, and if you want to choose a certain path, you walk up that path with your head held high. Nobody can stop you. This year is our chance to create the beginning of our story so enjoy it.’
Headteachers, Marie George and Tracey Peters praised the teachers and support staff for their commitment to raising the attainment and improving the progress of all their students. ‘Stockland Green School is a place where we all aspire to be the very best, we believe that anything is possible and work hard to ensure that our students achieve at the highest levels.’
The nights are drawing in, the air is damp, cold and winter is well on its way. The television gives other clues about the time of year, as it is littered with Christmas adverts. Big name brands enter into the annual competition, known in some media circles as battle of the adverts. Designed to pull on our heart strings, these campaigns are created to get us to part with our money in their stores, giving them a bigger slice of the lucrative Christmas market. Some of these adverts cost £1million to produce, just imagine what that money could do around the world. Excessive money aside, the adverts do convey messages of love, sharing and family which are important no matter the time of year. Not everyone is going to be enjoying the festive time for many reasons: they may live on their own; be infirm or be living in poverty.
At Stockland Green we encourage our students to think about others throughout the year. At this time of year we are always overwhelmed by the generosity of our families, in our annual collection for our local food bank. A larger vehicle was needed to take away last year’s offerings and there was a great feeling from our students, knowing that their donations were going to help make the holiday season more enjoyable for families within the community. These events help to develop community spirit- something that is in abundance at Stockland Green School
Stockland Green School students are celebrating an increase in the % of students achieving the top grades. The number of students who achieved at least 3 A*- A, has doubled since 2013.
Stockland Green Heads Marie George and Tracey Peters said they are pleased to see more students achieving these outstanding grades. This has been realised through the hard work and dedication of staff, students and parents working together. This will enable more students than ever before to access their first choice post 16 courses and to continue to realise their potential.
Some notable achievers are Julia Sadka and Alex Sarker, 8 A* and A, Chantel Regnart, 7A* and A, Anam Firasat and Luke Secrett , 6 A* and A, Niamh Tame, Connor East Goodman and Bethany Davies 4 A* and A. We are very proud of all our students and their achievements and wish them well for the future.
Tracey Peters and Marie George