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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.”
Over the last few weeks pupils from the Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities department have been skiing at the Tamworth Snowdome. They have enjoyed anticipating the weekly ski trip and showed great enjoyment whizzing down the slope. Many have been able to request more at the end of each run down the slope which has hit their individual education targets. The skiing sessions are run by disability ski and are available for all people with disability at the Snowdome. Have a look at the video link below to see their enjoyment.
A popular TV celebrity gardener recently visited Wilson Stuart Special School to help launch a new horticultural area and hear about plans for the creation of a sensory garden.
Alan Gardner from Channel 4′s The Autistic Gardener, met with a group of the school’s 19 – 25 year old students, who all do practical horticultural activities as part of their course work. He started the day by officially opening a new replacement poly tunnel, now renamed as the Tube, which will be used to cultivate a range of plants and seasonal vegetables as well as producing hanging baskets for sale. ”It was a real pleasure to meet the students and see how enthusiastic they are about horticulture. In my television programme I was keen to spread the message that it is all about ability not disability so it’s great to see facilities like this being used to develop new skills and knowledge.” said Alan. A question and answer session closed the day with students keen to find out what it was like to be a TV celebrity and why Alan had decided to dye his hair red!
On 25th September the school hosted its annual MacMillan Coffee Morning to raise money for the fabulous charity that does so much to support families affected by Cancer. It’s proven to be a great success in the past and this year was no exception, as we raised our highest total ever! As well as scrumptious cakes and sweet treats, we also included a savoury stall and a raffle. Visitors could guess how many calories were in a display of chocolate bars and also guess how many spots were on a cake. Staff and students worked incredibly hard making tea and serving cakes to bus guides, parents and members of the public. The highlight of the day was Teaching Assistant Ed completing a ‘Bruce Bogtrotter’ challenge of eating a whole chocolate cake in assembly. A great time was had by all over £900 was raised! Thank you to all who supported us
Get ready for the launch in September 2015 by downloading the App NOW.
We have launched a smartphone app for our school to help keep you better informed about the school. The app is free to download for iPhones, Windows and Android Phones.
You can download the app by either searching in the relevant app store for “Wilson Stuart School” (using the quotation marks in the google play store) Please note that the app is compatible with iPads, but to download it you have to search the store in “iPhone Only” mode.
On Tuesday 30th June, 4.4 went on a Maths Trip to Tesco in relation to our lessons about money. The pupils went around the super market hunting for the items that were assigned to purchase on their shopping lists which would then be munched as part of a picnic the next day. All the students successfully located their items in the different aisles with a bit of guidance from the adults.
Kadeem was the treasurer for the day and was in charge of paying for the items. A role he executed with sheer brilliance.
The next day was our Induction Day where pupils had a chance to meet their teachers and peers for the next academic year. We were joined by Azeema and Bradley who will be in 4.4 starting from September. Despite the fact that Kadeem had moved to Sixth Form, he was invited to join us for the picnic.
The pupils had a lovely time purchasing the items and munching them for a picnic.