Our School: Aim high and achieve

At Dry Sandford School we aim to:

  • Promote a whole school, family atmosphere that encompasses the whole community.
  • Provide a happy, calm, stimulating environment where children can develop enquiring and lively minds.
  • Encourage children to have high self esteem, be happy and confident in their learning in order to achieve their full potential to become life long learners.
  • Promote an awareness of right, wrong and honesty in an atmosphere where it is safe to admit fault.
  • Help children relate positively to others, appreciate their environment, respect all religions, race and different attitudes to life.

Celebrating achievement is part of every day life…

We can achieve these aims by:

  • Promoting values through assembly, consistently rewarding good behaviour, providing PSHE opportunities and encouraging parental involvement in school life.
  • Having continuous and consistent practices across the school which use a full range of resources.
  • Providing a challenging and varied curriculum which celebrates success.
  • Encouraging confidence through responsibility and setting clear boundaries and expectations which are applied fairly and consistently.
  • Providing learning experiences that enable cultural and environmental awareness and nurture an open

School Vision Statement

The schools Vision Statement was developed by the Governing Body of Dry Sandford School in November 2010. This is the foundation of our work and all our activities support these aims. Our vision is to provide the highest possible level of education for our children so that they can achieve to the best of their ability in a safe, nurturing environment ensuring that they are confident, enthusiastic and happy in their learning.

Dry Sandford School is a place where we aim to provide children and staff with:

  • Many equal, different opportunities
  • Clean, well equipped surroundings
  • A place to which they want to come

What we will be working on…

Key priorities for the coming academic year, 2015-2016 are:

  • Raise math’s attainment by giving greater opportunity for problem solving and application.
  • Increase the reading progress through giving opportunities to talk and write about what they have read.
  • Raise writing attainment by increasing the number and diversity of opportunities to write.
  • Improve the quality of teaching so that it is typically outstanding
  • Introduce restorative practices to not only restore situations when things go wrong, but also give children the skills to make and maintain relationships.
  • Improve the quality of leadership and management