A message from the Executive Head Teacher Mr Steve Hughes:
“I am delighted to welcome you to the Wilson Stuart School website.
At Wilson Stuart, we are determined that all our students make outstanding progress and succeed. We aim to support them all to do their very best, enjoy school and to develop important qualities such as respecting, understanding and helping each other.
read on ... We have high expectations for our students and have created an environment in which each individual is supported and challenged to achieve their full potential, both inside and outside the classroom. Accordingly, we expect our students to be ready to learn, to work hard and to take pride in their achievements. Wilson Stuart has developed a range of excellent facilities to support student learning. We also have an exciting and rich curriculum which provides all of our students the opportunity to experience and enjoy a wide range of activities. We believe that working together pays dividends. We have a very active Parents Association and we offer a great deal of support to enable parents to support the education of their children. We have outstanding relationships with our local community, schools and businesses, their partnerships providing great benefits to our school and students. We hope you find our web-site interesting and informative. If you would like any further information please contact school by telephone or e-mail.”
A Wilson Stuart secondary school pupil was an Ambassador for Acorns and got to meet and show Prince William – The Duke of Cambridge around their superb facilities on Tuesday. It’s been a please to watch him grow in confidence and after speaking to Acorns they were delighted with how he conducted himself … We are very proud Bradley… what an experience!
It was a delight to see so many students in the holidays and collect their results with their families. Yet again the schools examination results have improved both at Key stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Our students did incredibly well on the new GCSE specification and achieved some fantastic results allowing students to move onto the next stage of their education. Equally our students completing BTEC qualifications and Entry level qualifications all performed in line with their predicted outcomes. At Key stage 4 the vast majority of students achieved greater than what was predicted, which has made parents, families and staff incredibly proud of their achievements. At Key Stage 5, 100% of our students have moved on into further education programmes or training and all improved from their prior Key stage 4 results.
Exams can be very stressful and it should be acknowledged the hard work from all the students who often have complex conditions, support from families and the dedication of all our staff to allow students to be the best they can be. I am very proud of what the students have achieved and delighted to see results improve yet again. We all look forward to the Awards Evening on Thursday the 22nd November 2018 to celebrate their achievements were certificates and awards will be issued.
Full analysis of results is released in November 2018 once we have confirmation from all exam boards, confirmation of remarked papers and it has been ratified by the Governing body. In the meantime, the overview of examination results for academic year 17-18 can be found on this link.
We celebrated the end of another fantastic year with a Carnival.
Staff and pupils got into the spirit of the British theme by dressing up as a British Icon. There were brilliant costumes such as Spice Girls, James Bond, Ozzy Osbourne and Sir Norman Wisdom.
We had a festival feel in the morning with exciting stalls for pupils to explore for e.g. face painting, food tasting with strawberries and cream, sensory; sand and water beads, seaside theatre, crafts; making British flags & London Bus, selfies with a cut out Queen and various games. Pupils also had the opportunity to cook some British treats and learn about British Values.
In the afternoon, the whole school participated in the parade to show off their costumes alongside Iconic British Music. A carnival King and Queen were chosen and we danced the afternoon away.
A big thank you to TMS Consulting for donating a generous amount to fund our carnival. The pupils had an amazing day. Richard Cook from TMS Consulting was invited to spend the day at the carnival to enjoy the festivities.
On 16th July KS4 and KS5 joined together for our first Preparing For Adulthood day!
Students experienced a range of activities all focussed on life as a young adult. The Year 10s and Year 13s worked on their CAREER ACTION PLANS whilst the other year groups looked at different post 16 and post 19 options as well as possible career choices. They were also encouraged to think of the issues they may need to overcome in order to achieve their outcome. We were also joined by Rahul Toory – an ex Wilson Stuart student – who came in to give a presentation about College and the working world. As a VOCA and wheelchair user he was an inspirational role model. Students also explored their personal skills and qualities and discussed appropriate interview techniques. They got a chance to “role play” interviews as well. Our final session was RSE (Relationship and Sex Education). Groups were divided at their appropriate level and some worked in single sex groups. Their level of maturity throughout the day was fantastic and the way they worked together made the staff incredibly proud.
Talking of the staff I would like to publically thank all who were involved for their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to the students in their care.
Class 3.3 visited Tamworth on Monday. The class went bowling and visited the local Castle Park for a picnic! The class split into two teams for bowling and the children brought out their competitive sides, with Chenai scoring the most points! After bowling the class settled down for food in the park and enjoyed playing on the slides and swings. Well done to the whole class for implementing their talk-about skills and earning enough tokens for the trip.
3.1 went to Birmingham City centre and worked on their managing money skills, they were given a budget and went into small groups and demonstrated a good understanding of what they could purchase and if they had enough money. They showed very good awareness of members of the public and a few even asked for assistance in some of the shops, which was great to see. Their behaviour was impeccable and we celebrated the end of the year with a meal at Pizza Hut.