Springbank Academy and Nursery is a place where all our children, staff and wider school community can excel in an environment where they feel safe, happy, and cared for.  We are a school that is committed to providing a high standard of education for every pupil, and pursue excellence at every opportunity.  Our motto "Caring, Happy, Healthy, Sporty, Scientific" sets out our mission. We see ourselves at the heart of the local community, in a partnership with parents and carers, offering excellence in education and helping the children to learn the core learning skills they will need for their future.

Message from the Head - 05.05.2022


Good morning everyone, I have waited until the middle of this week to update you on the procedures for KS1 and KS2 SATs and the activities that the rest of the school will be doing. This is because we wanted to be sure of the weather and the final SATs process.

It looks like we are going to be lucky with the weather as it is forecast as a fine week.

The Year 6 children will all be expected to be in school by 8.30am each morning and breakfast will be provided for those that would like some. Keyworker children who usually attend breakfast club will be as normal from 8.00am. Year 6 and breakfast club children should enter through main reception door. The tests are usually completed by lunchtime, unless there is illness or an emergency and then a timetable variation will be made as with authorisation from the DfE, we are able to complete the SATs between 7.00am and 7.00pm every day.

The Year 6 SATs  will be administered at the front of school to allow all other classes to either continue with their activities in their own classrooms, take part in activities on the school field, in the forest school, or take the opportunity to go on a health and well-being walk in the local community. Look out for the email from your child’s class teacher.

The Year 6 SATs take place between Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May 2022. Friday will be a whole school activity day with Year 6 having a reward for their SATs attendance and breakfast in a local restaurant. The rest of the school will also be having treats to say thank you for their support.

The Year 6 SATs are used by the secondary schools to set the children, so it is important that everyone within our school family supports them during next week.

The KS1 SATs will be administered between Monday 16th May and Friday 27th May 2022. It is very important to us as a school that the KS1 SATs are just simply part of their learning. Mr Lumley, Miss Potter and myself will be giving Mrs Clarke all the support that she needs to make this a happy experience for the children.

Please be assured that our mission will as always be to administer any of the SATs with the children’s mental health and well-being at the front of all we do. Coming next in early June 2022 is the Year 1 phonics testing and Year 4 timestable test. If parents of children in those classes want any more information, please contact the class teachers.

On another note, the recruitment for the headteacher in September is underway, the intention is for the interviews to take place in the middle of May 2022.

The SATs do give us a sense of hope that we are truly back to normal, there are still isolated cases of COVID, but they are few and far between. Chicken pox and sickness seem to have taken its place within school.

So, if it’s going to be great weather, please enjoy every moment of the sunshine and take great care.

With Warm Wishes,

Julie Vaccari


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