Parents

Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around school is good and they, and their parents, agree that they feel safe and cared for well. Ofsted 2013

    • Parents FAQ

      We have had a number of parents ask about school dinner money price changes. We can confirm the cost of a school meals is £2.20 for juniors and £2.10 for Cygnets. From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in England will be offered a free school meal (Universal Infant Free School Meals).

    • Online Safety

      At Sandon we take the issue of Internet Safety very seriously. Please click to read our Parent’s Guide to Online Safety to support you as Parents/Guardians and watch this film for Years 3-6. Please click for information about Minecraft.

      The judging of our Internet Safety Poster Competition 2016 took place.  This was not an easy task as this year so many children entered.  However, Mrs Gilbert chose the winners who demonstrated artistic talent alongside effective language, illustrating how to stay safe when using the internet.

      Every child who entered received a Certificate of Achievement.

      Class awards and prizes were awarded to:

      Ella Buky Class 3

      Charlie Cannon Class 2

      Isabelle Cannon Class 1

      The winner of the overall competition was Cerys Dear. Click on the child’s name to see their poster.

      I would like to thank all of you who took part in the competition.  This has raised the awareness of
      Internet safety within the whole school community.  A number of assemblies provided children with the opportunity to discuss concerns  and to share ideas for staying safe online.

      Mrs Bowden

    • Parent View

      Parent View is an online questionnaire that allows you to give your views on Sandon School at any time of the year. It asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted will read these reviews prior to an inspection. Please feel fee to go on the Ofsted website and record your views.

      www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

    • A Parent’s View of Sandon School

      “My son hated Sports Day until joining Sandon School. Mrs Reynolds has a unique and amazing way which has enabled my son to be confident in the Sandon family which emphasizes team spirit. My son now runs competitively and is a champion swimmer. Her support has no doubt fundamentally impacted and increased his confidence thus enabling him to succeed, not only in sport, but also education! As a parent I couldn’t ask for more!” Sarah Hyatt Jenkins

      “I could say so many things about Sandon School already, everyday my husband and I say how good it is and how lucky Ollie is to go there. We live in Baldock and find the journey to be similar should we have gone to a school in our immediate area, yet we have the advantage of empty roads, beautiful views of the countryside and lovely chats en route! Our son settled immediately into reception due to the kindness and care from all staff. The school provides a nurturing environment and we feel extremely fortunate that our son is able to attend such a great school.” Vicki Paterson

       

    • School Uniform

      Stocks of the school sweatshirt, polo-shirt and fleeces bearing the school logo are available from the North Herts Schoolwear, Eastcheap, Letchworth and Tesco.

      You can purchase from the school office: shoe-bags (£2.50), book bags (£4.50) and school caps (£3.50).

      Black or dark grey school trousers or school shorts for boys.

      Black or dark grey school skirt/pinafore or trousers for girls. Red/white gingham school dress (or skirt & top) is also an option for the summer term

      Please note that the following would not be deemed to be suitable for school uniform – combats, tracksuit bottoms, jeans, leggings.

      Black shoes only – this includes the hybrid shoe/trainer. Socks in the school colours of white, red, black or grey. For playtime and lunchtime trainers/football boots may be worn for activities on the school field.

      White polo shirt – with or without the school logo.

      Red sweatshirt/fleece – with school logo or plain red cardigan (we hope to have a cardigan with the logo available during the next school year).

      For PE we are requesting that the children have red polo-shirts and black shorts.  Can we ask that parents check indoor shoes making sure that they fit!  Plimsolls, trainers and ‘crocs’ are suitable.

    • The Healthy School Status

      A healthy school promotes health and well-being of its pupils and staff through a well-planned curriculum, which encourages learning and healthy lifestyle choices. The National Health Schools programme was set up by the Department for Education and skills (DfES) and the Department of Health (DoH) as part of the governments drive to reduce inequalities, social inclusion and raise educational standards.

      All school meals comply with food based standards. Lunch is an important meal for all children as it can improve attention, behaviour and learning throughout the day. All Hertfordshire Catering menus are nutritionally balanced, whilst offering children lots of their popular food choices.  A vegetarian option is always available. Fresh fruit, salads and vegetables along with wholesome bread and yoghurt are all on offer to help your child make balanced choices.

      For those who have packed lunches and would like some advice please click on the link below. Packed Lunch Advice. Please note that due to nut allergies in school all nut products or items including nuts should not be included in your child’s lunchbox.

      As part of our Healthy Schools status we are pleased to direct you to the Change 4Life website which has a wealth of information and games that promote healthy living.

    • Sports at the School

      A quote taken from Inform Magazine, March 2008;

      “Sandon is a small rural school with 77 pupils, but the school’s sporting achievements over the past year have been outstanding for such a small school.

      As well as winning the Sports School Award of the Year, the football team won the North Herts rural schools tournament, the tag rugby team won the North Herts district tournament and the hockey team won the Baldock tournament. The school also gained a place in the National Pop Lacrosse Championship and in doing so became the smallest school ever to qualify!

      The football team have since gone on to become the Hertfordshire Small School champions; they won the South East finals and will go on to represent the region in the national finals at Wembley Stadium in April.

      These are outstanding achievements and the school is very proud of its sporting triumphs. To top it all, it is nice to know that the children balance their sporting prowess with good manners – tournament organisers have commended them on their good behavior, and the children have won the Fair Play award two years running”

      Author -Inform Magazine

    • Supporting Your Child’s Learning At Home

      Parents often ask us how they can help their child at home, by supporting homework and with reinforcing what they are learning in class. Please click on the links below for information.

      Reading

      Maths

      Maths – Years 1 and 2

      Maths – Years 3 and 4

      Maths – Years 5 and 6

      Spellings – Years 5 and 6

      Information about the curriculum being covered in each class can be found by clicking the class link on the Teachers page.

    • Healthy Eating

      Sandon JMI School has been awarded the Healthy Schools Status! School Lunches – Mrs Brand does an exemplary job in our kitchen and in a recent inspection gained 94%, which is fantastic. Please click the following link to view the type of school meals we provide. Click here to access our current menu – we use the multi-choice menu.