by Tracey Peters and Marie George Associate Headteachers, Stockland Green School
On Friday 29th November Stockland Green held its first ever Community Awards Evening at Highcroft Community Centre. The awards were the idea of Councillor Penny Holbrook who is the Chairperson of the Stockland Green Ward Advisory Board. The awards gave the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous contribution of many people who live in Stockland Green and the huge impact that they have.
Stockland Green School saw two of its school community pick up awards. Head of Year 8, Linda Wootton, was awarded with the Inspirational Teacher of the Year award which she was nominated for by her students. They said that Linda was very supportive of them and worked with them to develop them as individuals, while ensuring they felt safe at school. Year 10 student Hannah Somerfield received the Young Volunteer of the Year for her work with Friends of Brookvale Park. She has given up her time to attend meetings and fundraise for the park to ensure that Brookvale Park is a community park that all in the area can use.
Associate Headteacher Mrs George said ‘The school is incredibly proud of both Linda and Hannah. They are excellent examples of people that go above and beyond to ensure that the needs of others are catered for.’
Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) Survey
by David Scales Assistant Headteacher, Stockland Green School
I wonder if you were gripped by the high drama of the Great British Bake Off this year? The passion, the pastry, the muffins dropped on the kitchen floor… This peculiar TV phenomenon attracted record BBC2 viewing figures perhaps due in part to runner-up Ruby Tandoh – a self-effacing yet highly skilled amateur baker. Every week she would give her all in the kitchen despite studying for her final exams at university (achieving a first class honours degree, I might add!) and facing harsh criticism at times from judge Paul Hollywood. Her potential was never doubted, her achievements as star baker never questioned, yet her confidence often held her back eventually leading to the victory of her competitor in the final.
How true it is that our attitudes to ourselves and our situation make a big difference to our outcomes. If we don’t believe we can win a race, then we won’t win it. If students don’t believe they can realise their dreams, then the battle is already lost. This is why it is so crucial that we understand our students’ attitude to themselves and their school, and use this information to make a difference.
Over the next three weeks all students will be completing an online PASS (Pupil Attitudes to Self and School) survey during form time. Once we have all the responses we’ll be able to make changes for the better for example by offering intervention, changing how we teach or making changes to the environment in which children learn. Although Ruby’s time on the Bake Off has come to an end, our students’ time is now. Our students have a voice and we are listening.
Roy Wood recreates Christmas hit with Birmingham pupils
Watch Roy Wood from Wizzard recreate his hit "I wish it could be Christmas every day", with a number of year 7 pupils from SGS.
YEAR 11 GCSE NOVEMBER ENTRIES
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PRESS RELEASE EXAM RESULTS 2012/13
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