STEM - Getting Girls into Engineering

Stoke Park Year 9 Students - Getting Girls into Engineering Warwick University Residential Trip

Sports Day House Results 2017

Results of the first House Sports Day and Sports Extra

International Day for Women in Engineering

25 year 8 girls attended the celebrations for 'International Day for Women in Engineering' on Friday 23rd June at Coventry University

VEX Robotics Inter-Schools Competition - July 2017

Stoke Park School again hosted the annual event involving 6 Coventry and Warwickshire schools.

Our Year 10 VEX Robotics team successfully won 9 matches and despite a number of technical problems that they resolved during the day, made it through to the final. This was a titanic struggle against Lawrence Sherriff School – Rugby. They lost the first bout, won the second by a small margin and unfortunately suffered mechanical difficulties in the third and final bout. Lawrence Sherriff were pronounced winners for the 2017 VEX competition but Stoke Park were admirable in achieving a runners up place.

The level of enthusiasm from every school team taking part was excellent and it was a joy to see learners of different ages and from different schools mixing with one another, cooperating, solving engineering problems and having real fun.

It was a great experience.

Well done Stoke Park. .

Trip to the University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

Year 10 PP students went to University Hospital for a day trip regarding Career opportunities in Health Sector

Coventry Schools Design & Technology Awards

Stoke Park students were recently entered for the annual Coventry Schools Design & Technology Awards which were again organised and sponsored by Coventry / Warwickshire Rotarians. This celebration event acknowledges what young people can design and manufacture and helps promote Design & Technology excellence at GCSE and A level. This year’s show was held at the Coventry Transport Museum with the celebration and prize giving at the Central Methodist Hall Wednesday evening the 21st June. The event is supported by Warwick University and a range of company sponsors including Meggit Braking Systems who awarded one of our students the overall prize for quality engineering.

We are proud to announce the winners were:

Luke Dale, (two prizes) best GCSE project for Stoke Park and overall best engineering project in the city with prize sponsored by the engineering industry.

Best A level Product Design project entered for Stoke Park was produced by Katrina Bukeja in Y13.

Both students received certificates of excellence and cash prizes. We are proud to say sixteen of our students were entered and our display of our work from the school was highly creditable reflecting hard work, creativity and quality. All sixteen students work was acknowledged with certificates of merit.

Katrina's Chair and Mirror

Luke's Low Voltage Desk Lamp

STEM EVENT coming up

On Monday 3rd July we are hosting another inter-schools VEX Robotics and Engineering event. Schools from Coventry and Warwickshire will be involved in a series of robotics challenges. All schools have engineered their own Robots using VEX construction materials, modified to suit the respective events and will take part in a series of elimination events. We expect a large number of enthusiastic young learners to have a fantastic experience during the day.

Uganda 2017

Please follow the Uganda Bright Future 2017 blog and keep up to date with our students' once in a lifetime experience: http://friendsofbrightfuture2017.blogspot.co.uk/

Throughout our time in Uganda we will be uploading photos of our adventure and the students will be writing daily reports on their experiences, their work and their emotions. The group will be visiting the slums of Kampala, working with the students and staff of Bright Future Primary School to develop their English Language, drama and creative writing along with demonstrating their sporting prowess!

Recent PE Achievements

We have some talented young sports stars at Stoke Park School

BBC News School Report

BBC News School Report

STEM Event - Year 9 Girls

60 girls from year 9 recently took part in an all-day STEM event. The STEM activity is designed to complement the national curriculum in science, technology and maths by demonstrating the link between what’s taught in the classroom with the wider world.

The day started with students taking part in a personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS) exercise that helped identify the best role for them in the main project. They had the chance to put their creativity and problem solving skills to work with others on fun design and make projects and some amazing solutions and engineering ideas were the result. A great day!

Thank you Year 9.

Bright Sparks

Bright Sparks is an after school session aimed at year 6 pupils that runs on a Wednesday from the last week of September through to the first week of July. The sessions from September are open to all year 6 pupils at our feeder schools, letters are sent out to local primary schools at the start of the Autumn Term.

The purpose of each session is to help students to familiarise themselves with the school layout, subjects and staff and to support the transition process for those students who eventually select Stoke Park as their secondary school. From the start of the Summer Term, Bright Sparks is attended only by those who have been given a place on roll for September. Students continue to enjoy a range of lessons whilst getting to know each other and making new friends.

Duke of Edinburgh

We have run the Duke of Edinburgh scheme at Stoke Park for a number of years now, allowing students to challenge themselves in a meaningful way that shows a level of perseverance for them to achieve this highly rated award. We are now looking to extend this award and to get more students involved with the scheme.

HAT (Higher Attaining Students)

Stoke Park School and Community Technology College aims to promote high attainment for clearly identified more able learners through excellent teaching and a relevant curriculum that gives each individual the opportunity to realise their full potential.

We want to encourage a desire for life long learning and extend and support the learning experiences of our more able students.

We aim to provide: classroom climates that promote celebrated excellence; planned opportunities for demonstrating and developing high levels of aptitude both within lessons and from enrichment activities; clearly differentiated activities and scope for intellectual initiative.

Students are identified using the information from primary schools and in class assessment and their progress is monitored throughout their time at Stoke Park. We offer a range of extra-curricular activities, this year they have included theatre and museum visits, coaching opportunities and their involvement in a national Stand Up to Hatred campaign. We aim for the higher attaining students to become the leaders of the future and give them the opportunities to develop the necessary skills both in and out of school.

Strategies for Challenge

Strategies that teachers use to stretch our higher attaining students in lessons:

  • Problem solving.
  • Pupils as researchers.
  • Role play/hot seating.
  • Working from a difficult text.
  • Using a range of texts or information.
  • Plan/do/review.
  • Recording in an unusual way.
  • Choice in how to handle content.
  • Decision making.
  • No correct answer. Give them the answer & they set up the question.
  • Allowing pupils to do the planning.
  • Time restricted activities.
  • Extended time on activities.
  • Developing meta-cognition.
  • Higher order thinking.
  • Game Shows.
  • Bright Ideas time: e.g. PMI
  • Open ended tasks.
  • Technical language.
  • Philosophy.
  • Modelling experts.

As part of our commitment to ensuring that students have the courses that are most suited to their needs, we recognize that we cannot cater for every student. We have access to a wide number of courses aimed at a wide cross section of students that we target with students who we believe will benefit from this additional resource. Students study a variety of courses from Engineering, motor vehicles right through to construction courses. We aim to allow all students to achieve their full potential.

STEM Clubs

Click here to download a list of our recent STEM activities.

School Choir

The school choir is for students from all year groups.

We perform a range of material and regularly perform in school concerts as well as at Walsgrave Hospital and Myton Hospice. We also perform in larger-scale events outside of school; we have taken part in a Coventry Schools' workshop at Tile Hill as well as a charity event at the Royal Albert Hall.

There is no audition required , but you have to commit to regular practices and performances and get along with everyone else. We rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes and Wednesdays after school until 4.30.

Physical Education

Through out the year we offer a varied and broad enrichment programme. This complements the activities being taught within the curriculum. Students can choose from a range of sporting opportunities including Netball, Football, Rugby Union and Rugby League, Dodgeball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Multi-gym, Badminton, Table Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, and Tennis. These are offered during our lunch break and after school. They are open to all and the emphasis is on fun and participation initially.

For students who wish to push themselves and compete at a higher level, we enter a variety of local and National Competitions including Regional Trampoline competitions, Football Coventry Cup, Basketball Coventry Shield and Cup competitions. We enter School Games competitions in Table Tennis, Trampolining, Badminton. We are a part of the RFU local Rugby festivals and enter all year groups into the city Netball leagues.

We have strong school - club links with Pinley Rugby club and Infinity Trampolining club.

For further information please see posters in form rooms or contact a member of the PE department.