On Tuesday, 21st March 2017. Year 10 pupils took part in a challenging focus day. The day was split into different sessions which specialised in different topics. Springfield teaching staff ran sessions on drugs, risk taking, mental health and career profiling. CRAGRATS also lead sessions on presentation skills and personal branding. Pupils also took part in mock interviews. Local business volunteers from IBM, Manpower, SSE and Highbury College kindly gave up their day to hold the mock interviews. Each pupil was interviewed for 20 minutes and also received a 10 minute feedback from their assigned business volunteer. This was a great chance for pupils to experience first hand what it is like to be interviewed, to think about the way they present themselves, communicate, and most importantly learn how they can improve their interview techniques. A huge thank you to all the companies who took part in the day and well done to the Year 10 pupils who should be proud of themselves for embracing this experience so enthusiastically.
Mr Lomas, Head of Enterprise and PDL
The VLE area of the school's website was externally 'hacked' yesterday evening; a 'redirect' was introduced which automatically diverted users to a different and inappropriate website. The IT team disabled this as soon as it was known and are investigating the cause. The school has reported this to the relevant authorities as it is criminal activity. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to website users while this incident is being investigated and resolved.
To all Year 11 pupils, parents and carers
Please find below the GCSE timetable which details all of the GCSE exam times and dates.
Congratulations to the Springfield performers at this week's 'Soundsational' concert at the Guildhall. Our singers and Year 10 rock musicians thoroughly enjoyed this performance opportunity and the audience certainly thought they all sounded 'soundsational'!
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
Well done to the Year 11 boys' football team who beat Hounsdown 4-2 to reach the final of the Hampshire cup! Three goals from Stuart Mcconnachie, 11N, and one from Tom Dinsmore, 11D, secured the win, with some excellent defending from the back four. An all round exceptional performance, well done boys!
Mr Peachment, Teacher of PE
From left to right, Billy Anderson, 11L, Dan Keniston, 11R, Kai Morgan, 11P, Luke Redman, 11S, Stuart McConnachie, 11N, Tom Dinsmore, 11D, Ryan Lea, 11N, Paddy Wall, 11P, Charlie Harris, 11E, Tom Wingham, 11G, Charlie Woollaston, 11E Toby Lawrence, 11L, Harry Swatton, 11N, and Brad Sturgess, 11G
Please find below a list of the coaching workshops we are providing this Easter holiday. Letters will be sent home before the end of term to the pupils who are required to attend specific workshops although any Year 11 pupil may attend any Year 11 workshop.
Mrs Hutchinson, Assistant Headteacher
Well done to Springfield Student Council Charity Committee member Sophia Bruni in 11D who organised a collection of food items to be brought in by Springfield pupils which were then donated to the Trussell Trust Portsmouth Food Bank (Kings Road Church). Mr Williams, Head of Year 10 who oversees the Student Council meetings took the donation down to the Trussell Trust Foodbank at Kings Road Church today (Tuesday 14th March). They were very grateful to receive the items. Thank you to all the pupils who kindly donated to this charity.
Year 9 pupils took time to think about relationships during their Focus Day today. The Soloman Theatre (specialists in communicating messages that result in crime reduction, improved community safety and the promotion of healthy schools and healthy lifestyles) presented a play entitled 'The Power of Love'. The play focused on relationships, decisions based on these relationships, the consequences of these decisions and the impact of social media. A workshop followed the play where pupils were encouraged to debate the important issues raised. The pupils were engaged by an excellent production and follow up.
For more information on Solomon Theatre please visit: http://www.solomontheatre.co.uk/
Mr Lomas, Head of Enterprise and PDL
Portsmouth University are pleased to announce a Parent and Child event coming up which will take place at the University of Portsmouth. Please note this is not a school organised event and parents need to book independently. A booking form link is included below.
Parent and Child Revision Workshop - Saturday 1st April 2017 for Year 10 Pupils
Booking form link: http://bit.ly/Y11Revision
Please note this is an evening event.
Please find below an update regarding the MAT Consultation.