Our mission statement is 'Everybody can be Somebody' because....
we believe in you not only as you are but also as you might become;
we want you to be able to achieve not only what you hope to achieve but even more than you hoped to achieve;
we recognise individual ability is important but know that personal motivation is a more critical factor in achieving our own particular success;
we should all be able to experience the very special buzz of success and the sheer joy of learning this generates;
we will not only judge your achievements against some agreed average but will also measure it against your previous personal best;
we encourage a culture which celebrates success and wills you to take part and enjoy learning and life for all that is has to offer you;
we want you to anticipate each day with excitement and later on in life remember school with fondness;
we know unrecognised talent lies latent in all of us and you only need to discover your individual potential;
we have an unshakeable belief that Sandringham does make a difference.
Any parent contacting the school with a complaint can be sure of a swift, efficient and courteous response. The policy covering all complaints procedures is available from the school office. Formal complaints are dealt with in accordance with the LEA procedures.
Richard Found, Assistant Headteacher, has special responsibility for child protection. The school has a responsibility for ensuring that the children in its care are protected from abuse, and in the case of suspected abuse, he will ensure that the appropriate LA procedures are followed.
Sandringham School is concerned about the welfare and safety of all its students and attempts to create an ethos in which students feel secure, valued and listened to. We have a safeguarding policy which is designed to inform staff, parents, volunteers and governors about the school's responsibilities for safeguarding children and to enable everyone to have a clear understanding of how these responsibilities should be carried out.
- Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to when they have a worry or concern.
- Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.
- Include opportunities in the PSHE curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (DfES 2006) also states:
“All parents need to understand that schools and FE colleges have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are their pupils or students, that this responsibility necessitates a child protection policy and procedures, and that a school or FE college may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.”
‘Doing nothing is not an option, always report your concerns’
Access to Student Records and other information
Parents should contact the school if they wish to visit the school and/or see the following:
- Further information relating to the national curriculum
- The CSF arrangements for the consideration of formal complaints
- Any agreed school policy documents