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A Message from our Principal, July 18th 2014
I would like to thank every student, every member of staff and every parent for their commitment to this school and for their efforts in helping us to achieve so much in such a short space of time.
When I look back through the year, I cannot quite believe the transformation that has taken place here at Sandy Upper School. Our students are now smartly dressed, articulate, personable and hungry for achievement. Our staff are energised and enthusiastic about the changes taking place and we could not wish for more supportive parents.
Our Ofsted report will be issued very shortly and we will send every family a copy. I urge you to read it and enjoy the many positive comments made about our amazing school community. Please read this edition of Spotlight carefully as it contains details of arrangements throughout the summer break.
We remain busy and focused until the very end of term and our emphasis is on rewards and celebration. I look forward to seeing every student participating in our House and Inter-Form Challenges before we leave for the summer break.
I wish each and every one of you a restful holiday and look forward to seeing you all return full of energy in September.
Ms B Hare
A Message from our Principal, 11th July 2014
What a week it has been! We have always known that we would have another monitoring visit from Ofsted before the end of the year and we felt that this was the most likely week for that visit to happen. Mr Paul Brooker and his colleague, Mrs Samantha Stewart, visited the school on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th July and saw a wide range of teaching, interviewed members of SLT about school development, spoke with subject and house leaders, interviewed students and looked at all areas of school development. At this point, we do not have the official report and cannot comment on the judgement reached about the school, but we would like to say how impressed we have been by the attitude and behaviours of our students, staff and parents/guardians during this visit.
It has meant so much to us that parents have wished us well, students have been so eager to co-operate with the inspection team and our staff have delivered an outstanding education this week, as they have done for many weeks. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and look forward to sharing the report with you in detail as soon as possible.
Everyone has really taken their chance to shine this week! Next week promises to be a little quieter but we will still be working hard, completing our end of year routines before the celebrations and activities of the final few days.
My best wishes and thanks to you all.
Ms B Hare
As you will know, Ofsted have been visiting our school for the last two days. We would like to thank our amazing students, staff and parents for their support during this visit. We are very pleased with the outcome and look forward to sharing the report with you as soon as it becomes available.
Ms B Hare
Year 8 Transition Evening Postponed