On Tuesday evening, Year 12 Drama students performed their assessed devised pieces in the SandPit Theatre. The standard of acting was very high and I am sure they will have done well in their assessment. Well done to the students and thank you to Ms Hardacre and Ms Arif for working so hard with them.
Also on Tuesday, we had the pleasure of welcoming a number of Dutch Educators to the school who wanted to learn more about the Research School work carried out at Sandringham. This was sponsored by the Department for Education and our visitors had a very enjoyable and informative afternoon with us.
On Wednesday morning we welcomed senior staff from Beaumont and Verulam to join our Quality Assurance of Sixth Form teaching across BSV. We saw many Sixth Form lessons throughout the morning, and everyone agreed the quality of provision was very high. Students were engaged and contributing to their learning and staff demonstrated significant subject knowledge helping students to perform highly. Thank you to Ms Mouncey and the Sixth Form team for organising this annual event.
On Wednesday evening, we held the last of our virtual Parent Teacher Consultation evenings for this year, this time to Year 8 families. We moved to using a virtual system for PTCs during lock down and have continued with them for most of this year to ensure it is safe to hold in-person meetings once again. The last PTC of the year is on Wednesday 20th April for Year 7 families, and this will revert to our normal in-person event. Decisions will be made in the summer term about arrangements for PTCs next year and whether we move all of them back to in-person events or retain a hybrid model.
Next Wednesday evening is our Spring Music Concert in the SandPit Theatre. Tickets can be booked from the theatre, and it is sure to be another wonderful evening of music.
And to finish with, the old Public Right of Way running across the school grounds has now been extinguished and no longer exists. This means we are now able to continue with our development of the tennis and netball courts, and plans are currently being finalised for this work to take place over the summer holiday period. It has taken over two years to get to this position but will now have a significant benefit for our school community.
Enjoy the weekend.
Mr A Gray