The Sound of Music whole school show finished in style with a lovely last evening performance. It was very important to stage this show and provide the opportunity for the school community to come together and celebrate the performing talents of Sandringham students. A big thank you again to the staff who directed and produced the show, and congratulations to all of our young performers.
You will see from this edition of the SandPrint further success in a number of areas of the curriculum, including sport. Our sports faulty go above and beyond to provide amazing opportunities for students and in a wide range of sports. Thank you to all of the team for your commitment and well done to those students representing the school – some fantastic results once again.
On Thursday, we celebrated the achievements of a number of our Year 12 students with an awards ceremony. This was to celebrate their academic and extra-curricular success at KS4 and had to be changed from its normal evening format which included parents, to comply with some of the restrictions still in place in schools. It was still a lovely event would like to congratulate all of the award winners for their exceptional progress in various disciplines. Well done!
Tomorrow is the Sandringham Christmas Fair from 11am – 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this lovely event. We have decided to continue with the event since it is so important for the community to enjoy key activities such as this. We would ask that visitors wear a mask indoors, but can clearly remove these when eating and drinking in the café area. As a result of other schools cancelling their events, we have a large number of external craft stalls booked in and I am sure you will enjoy browsing what is on offer – and perhaps buying some early Christmas presents. The students are ready to deliver their usual range of games etc, which I am sure you will enjoy. Look forward to seeing you there.
Today is also the last day to order Christmas Dinner at school, so please see the notice further on in the Sandprint for more details of how to do this if you haven't already done so.
Monday evening is our Carol Concert which is going ahead at St. Saviours Church once again. If you would like to attend, tickets can be obtained from the SandPit Theatre.
Finally, I would like to end buy taking a look at your responses to the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire that has been running. A total of 428 responses have come in – thank you so much for taking time to complete the short survey. The overall responses are very positive; for example 96% of you think that your child is happy at Sandringham. Of course, this does mean that 4% are not, and we would like to know more about this to see how we can make the school even better for these students. So, if you would like to let us know what we can do to help, please contact the school individually and we will do our best to improve things further. We were very pleased that 98% of you feel your child is safe at the school, but again, we would like to hear from the 2% about experiences and how we can improve this aspect of the school even more. 99% of you responded to say that the school makes sure pupils are well behaved. This helps shape the expectations we have for caring for each other by taking responsibility for our own actions. It seems that over 80% of students have not been bullied and, when there has been bullying most feel this has been dealt with well. However, there were 6% of you who feel there was more that could have been done so as before, please get in touch and let us know what more can be done to support you. 94% of you say that we make you aware of what your child will be learning and 89% of you are happy with how the school deals with concerns that are raised.
We will publish more of the responses next week.
Have a great weekend,
Mr A Gray