We are looking to launch a new forum for communication with parents. The group will be called ‘Parents as Partners’.
We are organising tours at both Stainburn and Southfield schools where you will have the opportunity to see us in action during the school day. Come along and learn more about our exciting new developments as we prepare to join together as an academy from September 2015.
Last week, year 11 students from Stainburn School and Southfield Technology College had the pleasure of listening to the inspirational words of the BBC’s technology journalist, Kate Russell. Having met Kate at the ICT conference in Disneyland Paris the ICT department invited her to deliver a talk to the year 11’s, with the aim to give them a flavour of what is available in the world of ICT.
Welcoming everyone back to school after the holidays has been a very special occasion and I am delighted also to give a warm welcome to our new Year 7 students. I am certain that their time with us will be as productive, exciting and engaging as it is for all of our students.
As we launch into the Autumn term of a new and very important year in the life of the school and local community, I am delighted to write to you. This week students have sat before me in assemblies and in classrooms and I have been so impressed with the smart appearance and positive attitude and approach to work that has been evident.
Workington Sixth Form has announced a ‘highly encouraging’ uplift in results. Over 47% of A-levels are at grades A* to B, six percentage points higher than in the previous year. Average points scored per subject are 10% higher than last year’s, and a quarter more students achieved an extra grade of progress during this academic year.