Deeper Learning Day coming soon!
Wednesday 11th February is Deeper Learning Day at Sidney Stringer Academy. The focus of the day is careers and STEM activities, with all pupils engaged in a series of exciting activities. The activities are designed to raise awareness of the world of work in general, coupled with a particular focus on career options and applications for older students. We are sure that once again this will be a fun and exciting event.
Praise for our work with Pupil Premium students
Following a review at the start of the Spring term consultant Dave Smith told us that the practice and support for our Pupil Premium students was outstanding.
Sidney Stringer Academy, he said, has excellent systems in place, and that our use data to effectively support students is also very impressive.
He was also impressed with our focus on homework and believes, as we do, that this is a real benefit to students. He also felt that because we know our students so well, we are able to give outstanding support which underpins the outstanding progress that they make.
Sidney Stringer Academy Librarian is awarded an MBE in New Year Honours list
Lynda Clapham who is head of the library here at Sidney Stringer Academy, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours list in recognition of her impressive contribution to the promotion of reading and literacy at the school.
Lynda who was born and educated in the Hillfields area of Coventry has worked at Sidney Stringer twice. The first time she covered a temporary post but fell in love with the school and came back as the permanent head librarian in 2006. She started her career in libraries in 1977 completing many qualifications on the way.
The Swan Alliance has places available on the ‘School Direct Training Programme’ (Tuition route). This is available to high quality graduates and, if successful, you will work alongside PGCE trainees spending a significant amount of time in university. You would then undertake placements in Coventry based in either Sidney Stringer Academy or across primary schools within our Teaching School Alliance.
Record Results for Sidney Stringer students at GCSE
Great A Level Results!
A level results continue to be strong at Sidney Stringer Academy with 43% of students achieving the higher grades (a 2% increase from last year) and 99.4% passing. The number of A* is also the best it has ever been and nearly half of these were awarded in A level mathematics. Mathematics is one of the Academy's specialisms, therefore we are exceptionally pleased with our Mathematics results. At AS level nearly two thirds achieved an A or B and at A level a staggering 88% of students achieved these higher grades, with a quarter of the students getting an A*. This once again shows how strong Mathematics is at the Academy.