We are almost at the end of the Spring half-term and it has certainly been a busy one.
Velocity started yesterday evening and was amazing. It was so nice to be back in action again after two years, and the enjoyment was clearly evident. There were hundreds of students involved and every one of them really enjoyed performing for the audience. Congratulations to all the students involved, either performing or working backstage, for participating and making Velocity 2022 so memorable and a very big thank you to Ms Davies and Ms Wilson from the Dance Faculty and the SandPit Team led by Ms Anker for making this happen. Well done everyone. More pictures are under Student Spotlight News.
Speaking of teachers, now is the time to apply to train to become a teacher with The Alban Federation, if this is something you have been considering. We are running a special webinar on Wednesday 23rd March (5.30 – 6.45 p.m.) where you can find out more, and the exciting bursaries now being offered in many subject areas. All you need is a degree, a passion for your subject and the ability to communicate to younger audiences. You will be really well looked after throughout your training year which is delivered here at Sandringham. If you want to know more, you can register here
You will have received the communications from Mr. Nicholls this week about our biennial school review, run by Kirkland-Rowell. This involves a questionnaire for parents, one for students and one for staff. This year it is on-line which, apart from being more sustainable, should also be easier for you to complete. We have completed this every two years since 2006, and very much hope you are able to spend a short time giving us your views of the school to help with our on-going improvements. Whilst we are pretty good there is always room for improvement, hence the need for your feedback. Thank you in advance for your help.
Finally, we have seen a small spike in Covid cases amongst our Year 7 students, possibly because these students have yet to be vaccinated, or only received their first vaccination a week or so ago and not yet provided the level of immunity required following a first dose. The good news is that students are off school for less time, and we very much hope that with the improving weather and greater number of Year 7 students vaccinated that we can resume normal service again.
Next week is a short week – Monday – Wednesday before the well-earned half term break. Have a great weekend.
Mr A Gray