Dream · Believe · Achieve
Welcome to Sponne School
We are looking forward to welcoming students back in September and a particularly warm welcome to our new Year 7 students and to any new students starting in Year 12. A reminder that the first day for Year 7 and 12 students is Thursday 3rd of September with all other students returning on Monday 7th September.
It has been an unprecedented 6 months and we begin the new school year with a very clear message for all our students and parents. As a school we are here to support all of our community through these difficult times whilst we minimise the risk of any transmission in our locality and at the same time maintain the high quality learning environment that is an expectation here at Sponne. I have been so proud of the way in which everyone has pulled together during the lockdown period and now we need to make sure that no students are disadvantaged in their learning, because of the situation we have experienced, and ensure that we have systems in place to support the wellbeing of all of the members of our community.
The significant changes in our day to day operation have been communicated to you by letter and these are also available on the website for you to read again should you wish. We need all individuals to play their part in following the guidance so that mixing of students and staff is minimised at school. We have a vibrant learning environment, though the current restrictions will mean that it will not be ‘business as usual’ and that our positive interactions will be more limited until the Government allows us to return to a more normal operation. I’ve also included on the website the latest advice and guidance from the government that I would encourage you to read.
I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate our Year 11 and 13 students last year who were not able to sit their exams but have been awarded centre assessed grades for their GCSE and A Level subjects. The impact upon these students has been most significant and I’d like to pass on our best wishes to them all in whatever they have moved on to do.
Please be aware that for the foreseeable future there will be no evening events and limited after school activities. However, we are very keen to maintain our positive communication with you and support everyone with any issues or queries that you might have. Therefore can I encourage you to make contact with form tutors and teachers whenever you have any questions and we will be very pleased to help.
You will see me at the front of school most mornings and afternoons so do come and speak to me at any point if you need to. I look forward to working with you again this year and hope that you will find our school an excellent community of learning where students are able to dream, believe and achieve.