A message from the 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.”
Mr Steve Hughes
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.