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Ofsted 2016


'There is a sense of pride in the quality of learning in the school from staff and from pupils'



Good and Improving

Coaching Workshops

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.

Many thanks

Mrs Hutchinson, Assistant Headteacher

Year 11 Coaching Workshops Easter 2017

Charity Foodbank Donation

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.

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The Power of Love

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 

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Parent and Child Revision Workshops

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.

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Power Cut

Please be aware that the telephone lines are now working.

Many apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Maths Congratulations

Some of our Year 9, 10 and 11 mathematicians sat the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge before half term. The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. Springfield pupils gained more certificates this year than last year and special congratulations go to the following:

Year 11

Gold certificate: Daniel Claydon

Year 10

Best in Year & Gold certificate: Imogen Grears

Silver certificates: Leah Rees, John Pimlott, George Mardle

Bronze certificates: Ella Rowlinson, Isobel Wright, Gemma Andrews, Liv Beynon, Aleisha Kingswell, Ella Cummins, Xanthe Coote, Ash Woolger, Jess Todd, Caitlin Collier, Jack Ancell, Tom Murphy, Taylor Davies, Jack Scribbins, Chloe Freshney, Sam Gratton, Eleanor Barratt, Mia Heslop and Harry Collins

Year 9

Best in Year & Gold certificate: Isabelle West

Silver certificates: Jack Goodwin, Jess Hatton and Kacey Tregunna

Bronze certificates: Jazmin Choudhury, Jacob Evans-McBride, Rebecca Myers, Ryan Batchelor, Lauren Culliford, Anna Matthews, Eliza Dominy and James Large

The most successful entrants from across the country are invited to participate in further rounds, this year we are celebrating this achievement for Daniel Claydon (Year 11), Imogen Grears (Year 10) and Isabelle West (Year 9).

Well done to every pupil who took part - what a talented group they are!

The Maths Department. 

Farewell to the Library Portacabin

We said a final goodbye to the large portacabin located on the school field (previous home of our school library) during the half term break last week.  After a false start on Wednesday due to the high storm 'Doris' winds the huge lorry arrived on Friday, 24th February to undertake the removal via Homefield Road. We have caught some action photos of the removal which are shown below. Special thanks to the Estate Team for all their efforts and to our neighbours in Homefield Road for ensuring safe access for the lorry.

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Personal Development Assembly

We are delighted to welcome PC Hall and his 'sniffer dog' to our Year 9 Assembly on Wednesday 1st March. This is part of the Personal Development curriculum and is an example of how the Police can help keep us safe. PC Hall will set up several activities in the Assembly with teaching staff to show just how effective this support can be. This is the only date he can do for several months and the Year 9 are lucky to have this enrichment. 

Mr Lomas, Head of Enterprise and PDL

New Sports Hall Planned

As you may be aware, for some time the school has been working with Portsmouth City Council to look at ways to develop the school's site in order to accommodate further pupils over the long term. The link below is to a letter from the School and Council which contains further information relating to this project, including the conversion of the pool to a sports hall. We will be posting more information about the proposals, including some images, after half term.   
 
Sara Spivey, Headteacher
 

Safety Alert - Local Parks

We are advising pupils to avoid the local parks and playing fields on their way home this afternoon having just received advice that the Police are concerned about a potential incident in these areas. Thank you. Ms Spivey, Headteacher

UPDATE

We have just received a further communication from the Police. The reported concern relates to a dispute.