A message from the Head Teacher Mr Steve Hughes:

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.

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Mr Steve Hughes
Head Teacher

Giraffes Local History tour of Perry Common

There was a Perry Common History tour today starting at Witton Lodge Community Centre. Giraffes from Wilson Stuart School and pupils from Storywood and St Margret Mary’s Primary schools went on a local tour of the housing developments, road developments and green space developments in Perry Common. Development started in 1995 to replace the old concrete boot houses (semi-detached) that had developed cracks and were becoming unsafe to live in. The redevelopment has continued for 20 years and is now almost complete.  The local community have been involved in the planning of the new estates and much thought has gone into road safety, house design and open space provision. Linda Hinds led the tour today with Patrice Johnson from Perry Common and Me, proving support. Unfortunately it was a bit wet today, but we had a good time!002 040

PMLD Join The Carnival Band

On Monday the 23rd November the PMLD department had the Big Top Music Company come in to deliver a multi-sensory musical workshop in the Les Hayes Hall.  They delivered a thematic Carnival experience to enhance our exploration of our theme of winter and celebrations.  Chaplin, Galileo, Turtles and Ladybirds all had their own individual sessions where each pupil had a different roles to play in the production.

All the pupils had an opportunity to join the parade to prepare for the carnival, dress up, join the band and explore the sounds of the samba among other things.

Some of the parents joined us on the sensory journey we travelled on and took away different possibilities in engaging their children with music at home.

The sessions were made available through National Lottery Funding.


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Children in Need Leg Waxing!

Some very brave male staff volunteered to get their legs waxed for Children in Need, some looked like they didn’t enjoy the waxing as much as the others. The event has raised a lot of money from sponsors along with donations from students and staff. Currently the total is over £300.00 raised and money is still coming in.

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Prince’s Trust Students Teach Their Peers!

On Monday 9th November and Thursday 12th November, students from 5.1 and 5.2 studying for the Prince’s Trust Award taught fellow sixth formers in 5.4 as part of their “Teamwork” unit.

The students were divided into 4 teams who were then responsible for devising, planning, resourcing and delivering either a numeracy or literacy lesson to 5.4. They even had to make sure that they directed the staff!

This task pushed our 5.1 and 5.2 students out of their comfort zone and made them really consider all aspects of working in a team.  They did incredibly well and 5.4 responded to their lessons with enthusiasm.

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4.2 see the pre-launch of “He Named Me Malala”

On 4th November, 4.2  went to the cinema at the Midlands Art Centre as part of the “Into Film Festival”. We went to see the pre-launch of the documentary-film “He Named Me Malala”

This film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. She was flown to Britain for specialist medical treatment at the QE Hospital in Birmingham and has remained in the city to complete her GCSE and A Level studies. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

4.2 learnt a lot about how in some parts of the world, not everybody are allowed to enjoy a fulfilling education and in some cases like Malala, they are putting themselves in danger by even going to school! At the end of the film there was a live link-up to Malala’s school in Birmingham, where she was interviewed by the actress Emma Watson.



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David Lawrence visits Wilson Stuart School

David Lawrence is an internationally renowned Conductor and Musical Director of Young Voices.

On Wednesday 14th October 2015, we were very excited to have David Lawrence come to Wilson Stuart School to lead us in a big Singing Workshop.

We learnt 4 songs, 2 from Young Voices: “Power In Me” and “Lightening Tree” and 2 new songs: “Love Shone Down” and “Special Star”.

We all had a fabulous afternoon and those of us who are going to Young Voices 2016 are now going to be working very hard to make sure we know all our words.



Wilson Stuart 6th Form and C.P. Midlands

On 30th September,  Wilson Stuart 6th Form took part in their first collaborative project with C.P.Midlands, performing a musical version of “Romeo and Juliet”.

Wilson Stuart have had links with CP Midlands for a number of years, but this has been our first musical link and following an initial meeting back at Easter, we started working separately – with regular updates via email. We came together at C.P.Midlands the week before the performance for a thorough rehearsal and the students were all very excited and looking forward to performing to an invited audience of pupils, parents, friends and staff.

Both myself and Richard Ganner (Musical Director, C.P.Midlands) were amazed at the commitment and energy our students demonstrated and everybody who attended the performance agreed that it was immensely enjoyable and hugely sussessful.

We hope to look at working towards another joint project sometime soon.