Noether House

Welcome to the Noether house page, this house is led by Mr Tozer. You leave Noether house a learner for life. Most of all, like Emmy, students in Noether house appreciate that success comes in a variety of forms, should always be applauded in others and has to be worked for. Noether students appreciate that making mistakes is how we learn and it is our ethos of applying that experiential learning that prepares our outstanding young people for their adult lives beyond Stratford School Academy. Click here to find out about the Noether House prefects.

 

Emmy Noether

Amalie Emmy Noether was an influential German mathematician born in 1882 who made innovative contributions to abstract algebra and physics. She is often described as the most important woman in mathematics- one of many astonishing facts that inspire the students of Noether house. We nurture in our students the similar self-belief required for them to overcome barriers and promote the strong work-ethic integral to achieving one’s dreams, even in the face of adversity or difficult circumstances.

Our students’ life story may not necessarily be a linear one and the house’s dedicated tutors work tirelessly to prepare their tutees for life’s unexpected twists and turns- to embrace these as exciting challenges that will be overcome with resilience and perserverance. We celebrate every single Noether student’s unique qualities and encourage them to identify and be proud of their own special skill set. So deep was Noether’s passion for mathematics that, after receiving her degree, she worked for almost a decade without pay at the Mathematical Institute of Erlangen, due to the fact that women were typically banned from holding academic positions.

Instead of abandoning her dreams, she spent the next four years working under the name of one of her male colleagues. The entrenched prejudice of the time were no deterrent to Noether’s formidable drive and motivation-qualities that Noether students greatly value and aspire to cultivate in themselves.

After suffering yet further discrimination from the Nazis during World War II, Noether has become a strong mascot for tolerance and equality within our vibrant and diverse house, a message we like to promote across the school. We welcome and celebrate individuality whilst operating as a cohesive whole, with social and moral responsibility at its core.

Emmy Noether’s contributions changed a number of long-held mathematical understandings and, like her, we encourage our students to question the world around them and dare to be different.