Our annual awards evening took place yesterday (Thursday 17th November) when we celebrated the success of the 2016 leavers. Ex-pupil Lottie Kale commenced the celebrations with a superb piano rendition of La Valse D'Amelie (Yann Tiersen). Pupils were then presented with an array of awards and certificates sponsored very kindly by a host of local businesses. 3 members of current (and ex) Springfield staff also received special appreciation awards for the role they play(ed) at Springfield over the years. Our guest of honour this year was double world champion and four time european champion para-triathlete Lauren Steadman who gave a motivating speech about her experiences and dedication to training, determination, overcoming barriers and most importantly not giving up. The 2016 senior prefect team also gave an upbeat speech about their time at Springfield and how it has equipped them with life-long skills. A special thank you to Lauren for sharing in our celebrations and to all our sponsors for your support!
We are delighted to announce that tickets for the Springfield production of 'Annie' are now on sale from the Drama Office at break time and lunch time. The production will take place on Tuesday, 13th December and Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in the Drama Studios. Please see the poster below for more information.
For the attention of all Year 11 pupils/parents/carers. Please find below the Year 11 mock exam timetable which commences on 28th November 2016.
Mrs Millar, Examinations Officer
The governing body of Springfield School are consulting on a proposal to form a multi-academy trust with Solent Infant School and Solent Junior School from April 2017. Parents, staff and members of the broader ‘Springfield Community’ are encouraged to email their views and/or questions to the governing body via the addresses listed below; the initial consultation period closes on 30th November 2016. A number of consultation meetings are available to parents and staff details of which have been sent previously.
For further details regarding the proposal, please follow the 'Quick Link' on our homepage.
As part of their Health Promotion unit, Portsmouth College students visited Springfield today to promote healthy living. Students held stalls in our Main Hall and TCC at lunch time today for our pupils to visit. They used promotional materials such as leaflets and posters to promote health eating and living and the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drugs. Springfield pupils were keen to explore the different stalls and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in competitions and quizzes. Thank you to the Portsmouth College students for coming along today!
Portsmouth Parent Voice is a service run by parents for parents of children and young people with additional needs or disability. Each month they publish a news letter "Impacting On You" containing information on a variety of subjects. Please find below November's copy.
Many thanks Mrs Rooks, SENDCO
We were delighted to welcome back song writer and musician Rich Cottell today who has been performing to Year 9. Pupils enjoyed listening, dancing and singing along to Rich's great tunes. Pupils also had the chance to get up on stage before Rich gave an engaging talk about discrimination, British values and embracing people's differences. Thank you to Rich (and Lucy) who gave up their time today to visit us. Find out more about Rich - Rich Cottell Music
Year 10 enjoyed a high impact day thanks to Steve Cunningham of Blind Vision and CragRats.
Steve met with pupils and gave an inspirational and motivating speech which showed them how to break down barriers to learning and progress to enable them to become confident in their own ability. Pupils took part enthusiastically and were stirred by Steve's positivity and achievements in life, showing them that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
CragRats ran an excellent interactive session for pupils who worked in teams in a Brexit themed activity. This great session was aimed at improving pupils' understanding and awareness of Brexit and how it impacts them.
Thank you so much to Steve and the CragRats team for coming to visit today!
Dear Year 11 leavers 2016/parents/carers of Year 11 leavers
Due to unforeseen circumstances there has been a delay in the receipt of some GCSE Certificates therefore we are having to delay Certificate Evening until Wednesday, 9th November 2016. Times will remain at 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Controlled Assessment work can be collected on the same evening. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Becky Millar, Examinations Officer
To all Year 9 parents/carers.
The Year 9 Information Evening scheduled for Tuesday 1st November has unfortunately been postponed.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you to Professor Stephen Heppell and his colleagues for visiting Springfield School yesterday. Professor Heppell, who is Chair in Media Environments at Bournemouth University and also the Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo Jose Cela (Madrid), was discussing the development of an innovative professional development and research programme for school staff with Ms Spivey and other Headteachers from schools and colleges in Portsmouth. Professor Heppell was extremely complimentary about Springfield and its community; feedback which, from a Professor who travels the world visiting great schools, was 'praise indeed'!