Hello! We are Berners-Lee house. Berners-Lee is led by Ms Sharma. Every student in Berners-Lee should aim to be the best they can be; nothing is impossible. As a house team, we are committed to supporting each other to become the best we can be. We will use technology to help us and most importantly we will communicate efficiently to achieve our goals and deal with our problems.
All of the tutors and our excellent prefect team will use the inspiration from Berners-Lee; learning, determination, communication and globalisation, to help support and develop everyone within the house to ensure that everyone is happy and can achieve their goals and be prepared for their future post Stratford School Academy.
Students can take inspiration from a man who grew up in their own city and who has shown that through hard work it is possible to achieve and make a difference. Click here to find out about the Berners-Lee prefect team.
Timothy John Berners Lee was born on 8th June 1955 and grew up in London. He studied Physics at Oxford University and became a software engineer.
In 1980, while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, he first described the concept of a global system that would allow researchers anywhere to share information.
In 1984, Berners- Lee worked to create a system for sharing and distributing information not just within a company, but globally.
He named it the World Wide Web, something which has now become instrumental in business, education and everyday life. Can you imagine life without the internet?
It is for this reason that our house is named after him. His idea has allowed learning to take on a whole new level, with a vast amount of information at our fingertips, for us to access anywhere, anytime 24/7.
His concept has also revolutionised how we communicate and it is this that I believe is vital that every pupil takes away from their time at Stratford School Academy. If we can develop excellent communication skills, both in the digital world and physical, students can leave here better equipped for the future.
The world wide web has allowed us to work together more effectively and arguably made globalisation possible. Our students live in a global society and using Berners-Lee as inspiration, our students can develop a curiosity for this and begin to understand their place in the world. This will be achieved in tutor time, through our daily reflections. (Click here for Daily Reflections).