Encouraged, supported and challenged
Students find it easy to settle into life and learning at Sandringham and consequently make exceptional progress.
Regular tutor periods allow tutors to monitor the progress and wellbeing of their students and provide individuals with the mentoring, support and guidance they need. Our comprehensive academic mentoring, based on rigorous assessment each term, allows the tutor and Director of Learning to have a clear picture of each student‘s progress across the curriculum. Annual Parent Teacher Consultation evenings and a Learning Review Day allow teachers, students and parents to meet to reflect upon successes and set targets for the future.
Within tutor groups, students experience a dynamic programme of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education. This structured curriculum focuses on important life-skills and makes a valuable contribution to each individual‘s personal development. In addition, all students are allocated to one of six Houses and take part in regular House activities throughout the year. This adds the important element of ‘competition‘ to events and provides students with the opportunity to take pride in representing their House and to work collaboratively with students from other year groups.
Our Student Council meet weekly, adding a significant extra dimension to the life of the school. They are responsible for advising on development of the campus, help to appoint staff and represent the views of students at staff meetings. More importantly, they have a powerful input into learning at Sandringham where students work with staff to improve what we do in the classroom.
I am proud of being at Sandringham because the teachers and staff keep helping me to reach my full potential and have made me realise that I can achieve anything.Jenica - Year 8