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

Eid Al Adha Celebration

We had a whole school celebration for Eid. Some groups participated in the Hajj Pilgrimage role play to understand the journey of a pilgrim. Group 3.1 supported their peers to learn about the importance of this sacred journey;  well done to 3.1 for all your effort!  We discovered how to make a delicious Eid sweet called Barfi with help from Masuma. Some groups cooked some curry and naan bread, which we all enjoyed tasting. Some pupils had decorated hands to make hena patterns using paint or made magic dough to create plaques with pot pourri and gems. We also celebrated by dancing to Arabian music, which was lots of fun as we used sticks to dance with and tried on different fabrics and jewellery.

 

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Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September!

Just a reminder that it is Wilson Stuart’s annual Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September!

Consequently we are in great need of cakes, biscuits or savoury goodies as we are offering both a sweet and savoury selection this year!

It will be held in the Primary Hall from 9-12 and you are all very welcome to attend.

Please, please, please help us raise money for such a worthwhile charity by sending in your donations this week.  We really do appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Thank you in advance. 

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Wilson Stuart School Needs Your Help

Wilson Stuart’s project of a Zen Garden has made it to the final three for West Midlands region of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, which could see us win up to £12,000 towards achieving this project. This is where we need your help. We need your vote at local tesco stores (listed below) to secure the win. Voting begins on the 26th September and is open till the 9th October 2016.

Tesco Express B75 6HD

Tesco Express B72 1QL

Tesco Express B74 4QY

Tesco Express B73 5UB

Tesco Extra B73 6RB

Tesco Express B74 3NA

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 26 September to 9 October on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

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School Direct Vacancy

We have had a rare opportunity of a last minute place allocated to us for school direct tuition fee. We literally have 8 days though to fill it. Requirements are GCSE maths, English Science C or above, degree 2:2 or above, some relevant experience working with children in a range of spheres. QTS tests completed are favourable due to time restraints but not essential for interview phase but do need to be taken and passed before 30th September. The main placement school will be Coppice primary in Four Oaks. Application  through UCAS, UCB wilson Stuart school direct.

 

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School Direct

School Direct is an alternative route into teaching.  This school led approach is designed to enable schools and accredited ITT providers to work collaboratively to provide high quality training, developing high quality teachers.

We are running school direct for the school year 2017-18, application opens up October 2016.

For more information click here

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Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills Competition winners!

Wilson Stuart School has scooped the first prize in the Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills Competition, a national BTEC award. The celebrity chef chose the winning team from schools around the UK.

The Wilson Stuart 6th Form team, Bilal and Sean took part in a series of challenges based on the theme of nutrition, sustainability and locally sourced foods. The tasks included creating and serving a two course menu for a dinner party. The duos menu included: Teriyaki Salmon, with a mango and chilli salsa followed by a rhubarb, ginger and almond crumble.

Both Bilal and Sean, both aged 18, have just completed their BTEC qualifications at Wilson Stuart School and are due to start the 19- 25 Wilson Stuart College in September.

In addition to the trophy, the team won a Tefal bundle of catering equipment for school,  a signed Jamie Oliver cookbook, Amazon vouchers and a meal for 4 at Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Birmingham.

The team was mentored by Sue Ladkin, Food technology teacher at Wilson Stuart,she said: “It is a fantastic achievement to win the competition. It means our students are performing at the very highest level. It takes commitment to win a competition of this stature, which tests so many skills in the kitchen, so proud of their achievement”.

Here is Jamie Oliver congratulating Sean & Bilal.