10 June 2016

Success is inevitable with talent and dedication

By Marie George, headteacher, the Stockland Green School


It’s that time of year again, when youngsters are feeling the pressure of revision and examinations. At Stockland Green, we like to think that, whatever the challenges, our students do not face them alone. Like many schools, our staff go above and beyond to help young people achieve.

During the half term holiday, Year 11 students and staff worked together in revision classes to try to ensure examination success. At the same time, our Year 9 students visited Ypres in Belguim, where they explored the battlefields of World War One. This will contribute towards students’ studies of the new history curriculum from September.

Recently, a number of staff embarked on Duke of Edinburgh training, where they had to walk 30 miles over a Saturday and Sunday in preparation for our Year 9 and 10 Students’ Bronze expeditions later this year.

In fact, when I look at the list of activities our students and staff have shared in just the last few months, which also include an opportunity to work with an Olympic athlete, Nathan Douglas, hosting sporting events for our partner primary schools and various trios and visits to support the curriculum and student development. I feel lucky to have such enthusiastic students and dedicated staff.

As a PE specialist, I know the power of teamwork, and Stockland Green School demonstrates this cooperation and togetherness every month, every week, every day. I’m a firm believer that when talent and dedication combine, success is inevitable.

I feel privileged to be surrounded by so many people who demonstrate both.

Good luck to all students, across the country,  who are sitting examinations at the moment.

And a huge thank you to the staff who do so much to support them.