School Aims

The Sandon School aims to be:

1. A Learning Organisation

  • focussing on aiming higher together
  • promoting lifelong learning for students, staff, parents, governors and the community
  • setting clear targets for every learner in a spirit of continuous improvement
  • maximising results at all levels by enabling good teaching and learning to flourish
  • providing a purposeful education in preparation for life
  • recognising and celebrating all achievements for all learners

2. A Caring and Supportive Community

  • that values and challenges each individual
  • that encourages mutual respect and courtesy
  • that has high expectations and positive attitudes to learning, behaviour, the school and the environment
  • that allows the fullest possible development of everyone’s intellectual, social, moral and personal potential
  • that ensures our students grow up to lead safe, happy, healthy and successful lives
  • with a positive culture and ethos that seeks to promote the wellbeing of staff and students alike

3. An Effective Learning Environment

  • with firm, purposeful leadership empowering others to achieve and participate
  • with clear, fair and consistent discipline
  • with a comprehensive and shared development plan
  • with sound management and good communications at all levels
  • with high quality sustainable resources and an attractive working environment which promotes ownership and pride
  • that uses technology to raise academic achievement and promote a technological, enterprising and vocational culture

4. A Popular School

  • where students want to come and staff want to work
  • where parents choose to send their children
  • in a community that supports and benefits from the work taking place
  • which values working with other schools in the area
  • with a confident and supportive governing board


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