South Wigston High School

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Stuart Dunford - Head of Maths

Very sadly we announce the loss of our colleague, teacher and friend, Stuart Dunford. Stuart's family have released the following statement.
"Stuart had a flu like virus at the end of the school year. He got a little better and we went on the family holiday to Spain for the first week of the holidays as planned. We returned last Monday with him still feeling a little under the weather. He was admitted to hospital on Wednesday morning where they found a bleed and swelling on the brain. He was taken into Intensive Care. It was diagnosed by an MRI scan on Friday morning, that he had a condition called Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis (AHL), where his immune system was attacking the white blood cells in his brain as a result of the virus. He was declared brain dead on Sunday morning and his life support was subsequently switched off".

Our thoughts are with Stuart's wife, children, family and friends.

We at school have lost someone who has made a huge difference. As a colleague Stuart was always positive, as a leader he led from the front, especially in the development of KS4 and bringing in the use of new technology to help learning. Stuart inspired our students; as a Maths teacher, a form tutor and through the extra curricular work he did. He worked tirelessly, always on the lookout for ways to improve students' learning. He was truly child centred and teaching for him was more than a job.

Stuart leaves behind him a legacy of excellence. He has inspired his team in Maths to challenge themselves and because of that his work will continue to change lives for the better. We pay tribute to him for all he brought to our school community.

The funeral for Stuart Dunford will take place on Thursday 7th August. However, Stuart’s family would like to have a private funeral with invited guests only. We would be grateful if that wish could be respected.

The school will hold a memorial event for Stuart during the afternoon of the first Friday back after the summer break. All staff and students will be present, and governors and parents will be invited. Further details will be released near the time.

We will update this section when we have further details to share.

If you would like to leave a message with your memories of Stuart please visit the page we have created here.

Welcome to the South Wigston High School Website. Hopefully it will give you a good picture of our school; what we are like and what we do.

Our vision is "success for all". That means we aim to help every student here be the best they can be. Equally, this applies to staff and governors, as by investing in our human resources, we can create better opportunities for our students.
The school is developing rapidly. Granted 11-16 status by the Secretary of State for Education, we are, with great support from parents and students, continually developing our KS4 curriculum and resources. Over the past year we have invested over half a million pounds in building development, classroom resources, training and development. Further developments in all of these areas are planned for this coming academic year.

Our students are indeed successful. Progress and positivity are exceptionally high, behaviour is excellent and our students are very engaged in the wider side of school life, from our clubs to decision making in the school council. Many of our young leaders, are involved in helping us make some of the big decisions and changes we need to be constantly improving.

Our school is now in its seventies and has a long and proud tradition of high achieving students as the ever growing names and photographs in our Hall of Fame shows. Despite being around for a while, our school is in great shape, with excellent modern facilities, from computer rooms to our sports academy.

Parents looking to have their students join us for year 7 in September 2015 should apply through the local authority. We have designed our intake so that there should be enough room for all students who currently attend our three feeder schools; Glen Hills, Fairfield and Parkland Primary Schools. In September 2015 we will begin a year long programme of visits to those schools, beginning with presentations by myself and senior colleagues for parents.

I hope you find our website useful and I hope, if you're a parent, you’ll see we are committed to a partnership that will help everyone linked with the school succeed in life.

Gary Toward


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