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It gives me great pleasure and pride to introduce myself as the Headteacher of Nether Stowe School.
We are a school proud of our inclusive ethos and warm welcome. Above all, we are a supportive community where every pupil and adult is cared for.
At the heart of the vision and values of the school is a highly ambitious and aspirational focus on academic excellence, enabling every pupil to succeed and thrive. We develop and nurture individual talent to create kind, ambitious, self-confident, resourceful and resilient young people who are proud to contribute to their school and the local community and who are ready to face the challenges of the modern world.
Traditional values of strong discipline, good behaviour and respect are also core to our ethos: we challenge, support and inspire everyone to be the absolute best they can be.
I hope you find the information on the website useful and informative. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information.
A group of Year 10 students enjoyed an ‘eye-opening’ and enthralling visit to the JCB
Headquarters in Rocester on Tuesday.
Students met with a variety of JCB workers including engineers, sales representatives, analysts, customer service advisors and many more. They had a ‘whistle-stop’ tour of the factory where they saw the Backhoe loaders being made from start to finish. The students only regret was there wasn't time to see everything! However, the students left knowing more about future careers not only in engineering but also pathways into other careers; how they can get into and explore each avenue for their future.
Inspired by the poppies last year at the Tower of London, Nether Stowe students have been preparing for their annual whole school Act of Remembrance by each making their own poppy. Encouraged by their tutors, students have been thinking about people who have lost their lives serving their country and have written messages on the poppy leaf in remembrance of those who have fought and continue to fight, in countries in conflict around the world; as well as remembering their own family or friendship groups, who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Every poppy has been put upon a cascading display on the stage in the school hall, where on Friday the whole school will gather for their annual Act of Remembrance.
A number of GCSE pupils visited the Brecon Beacons last weekend, where they engaged in a number of climbing activities which will count towards their final GCSE grade. Activities included a climbing wall, high ropes, bouldering and over hangs. Despite the freezing cold conditions at night, the weather was great as was the attitude and effort of the pupils and they did the school and themselves proud.
Nether Stowe students, parents and governors celebrated the students’ academic success in 2015 -16. 30 students were rewarded for their high academic achievement and a further 25 students for their outstanding progress.
Head teacher, Miss Poppleton, opened the evening by congratulating the students on their academic success and then handed over to the guest speaker, the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson CBE CStj. The Lord-Lieutenant described his own education and career path, as well as enlightening the audience on his current role; he also referred to the privilege he feels in representing the Queen at a wide variety of events across Staffordshire. He addressed the students in particular to congratulate them and spoke of the importance of making the most of opportunities offered in school and the bright future they had ahead of them.
The students were then brought to the stage to be presented individually, by the Lord-Lieutenant, with a certificate and a book of their choice to acknowledge their hard work and dedication last year. There was special mention of one student, Sophie Capewell, who achieved 4 As at AS level last year. Sophie’s father came to collect her award on her behalf, as she has now moved to Manchester to train with the British cycling team in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Mr Capewell gave a short speech, speaking fondly of his own time as a student of Nether Stowe, as well as the positive educational experience both of his daughters have enjoyed and how sad Sophie was not to complete her A levels at the school.
The evening closed with Head Student, Charlotte Harrington, giving the vote of thanks, handing over to the Chair of Governors, Mrs Sophie Grigg, to make the closing remarks. Mrs Grigg spoke positively about how
fortunate the students were to be part of Nether Stowe and she thanked the staff and parents for their
ongoing support. The evening served as a positive reminder of the importance of being proud of success.
Quick reminder - English GCSE English revision sessions this week Tues 17th April 8:00 am in F1 & F5 and 3:10pm in… https://t.co/jn2cmCSEFU