Halton, United Kingdom
About Sandymoor School
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Sandymoor School.
We are currently in the midst of our most successful year in terms of our aim to become an 'outstanding’ school by our next Ofsted inspection.
Our progress 8 score for 2017-18 showed massive improvement on the previous year as we shifted from -1.11 to -0.72.
We have strong indications that this year will be our best ever for results with an upward trend projected over time.
It is a cliché but our school really has been on a journey and the best is yet to come. When Ofsted visited us in February of this year, the monitoring report was extremely positive about all of our plans and we were especially keen to show off our impressive impact within the 9 month time frame.
Our vision is clear and that is to ensure that all students are equipped with the skills, abilities and qualifications to pursue a fulfilling career regardless of their background. Empowering students through our unique, 'Confident Curriculum', is at the heart of our approach. Laying strong foundations through excellent teaching and learning and building strong, positive bonds with our youngsters and their families is key to this.
Our pupils are considered to be truly outstanding by all who visit us and they deserve the very best. Embedding the skills considered to be the driving force behind student progression and leadership enables them to be confident in themselves and provides them with all of the opportunities they desire.
We certainly are a growing school, becoming first choice for many families. This coming year we have indications that we will be full for the first time which is a reflection of the happy and dynamic place that we have quickly become. Having said that, our PAN means that we are a school blessed with smaller year groups which allows us to ensure every pupil is given the best opportunities regardless of their starting points.
More recently we have been given an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful Multi Academy Trust. This is still in the early phases but will stand us in an even better position to reach for the sky!
Every parent and carer, me included, wants to know that the school their child attends is a place of progress, movement and happiness. As I continue to lead this school I pledge that the most important of my endeavours is to ensure that each and every member of the Sandymoor family is afforded the best! We have been through an intense period of change in a short space of time and this is testament to the commitment and hard work from staff here. Schools such as ours often attract and retain the best staff and here is no exception. If you would like to become part of this outstanding team of people then please come and join us to make a genuine difference.