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Sandfield Close Primary School

Who we work closely with

At Sandfield Close we work closely with many agencies so that our staff and children are able to be a part of as many different experiences as possible to support their learning  . Here are a few we work with:

Leicester City Football Club  

www.lcfc.co.uk

(Primary Reading Stars, Lunchtime Friday Football Club, After School Football Club.  Visits to the King Power Stadium; Stadium Tours, Show Racism the Red Card, PSHE and Girls and Boys Football Tournaments)

Living Streets   

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk

A Walk to School charity who provides resources to schools to promote walking to school.  Resources include monthly walk to school badges, interactive resources and promotional resources to encourage environmental friendly alternatives travelling into school. (Walk to School Week, Happy Feet and Park and Stride)

 

Sustrans  

https://www.sustrans.org.uk

Encouraging children to walk, cycle and scoot will reduce congestion and pollution around the school gates.

(Dr Bike, Schools Ride, Scoot - ability, Big Pedal, Bike it Breakfast, Cycle Training)

 

 

Bikeability 

https://bikeability.org.uk

Offers Level 1 and Level 2 cycle training to children in Years 5 and 6.

Promotes cycling to school.  Facilitates the Annual Schools Ride (July) to Leicester Cathedral to celebrate/reward children who have passed their Level 2 cycle training.

 

 

University Hospitals Leicester   

https://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/our-hospitals/leicester-royal-infirmary

Works alongside schools, agencies and families to provide medical support, guidance and training for children whom require medical intervention/assistance.  This includes children with diabetes, nut allergies, epilepsy and other types of medical conditions that require a care plan or additional support.

Links with other STEM Organisations

Primary Science Teaching Trust

Back in 2012 after a lesson observation Miss Eames became a fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT).  She is also an Area and Regional Mentor which ensures that Sandfield is kept uptodate with all the latest ideas in primary science.  We also run the PSTT Leicester Cluster with a variety of other Leicester schools.

Miss Eames also voluntarily runs and organises the Leicester Primary Science Network to support Leicester’s Science Leaders

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Primary Science Quality Mark PSQM

Sandfield are proud to have 4 PSQM Awards.  We currently hold the Gold Quality Mark and are collecting evidence to re-submit in March 2020.

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Ogden Trust Schools Partnership

We are delighted to be part of the Corby Ogden Trust Partnership

We have benefited from some amazing cpd and resources, Judith Green has also visited on several occasions and performed workshops with the children on particle physics, how to be an astronaut and the difference between hot and cold.

STEM Learning

Sandfield is proud to work with STEM Learning.  Some of our teachers, including Mrs Dhillon have attended courses both locally and at their national headquarters in York.

Miss Eames is qualified  to lead on their courses and has been asked to speak and hold workshops around the country.

In addition to this STEM Learning asked to come to Sandfield to video our lessons, these were then used to show other teachers how science should be taught.

In 2015 Miss Eames became Primary Science Leader of the Year and in 2017 Sandfield became STEM Primary School of the Year.

Food For Life

Sandfield has their bronze Food for Life and is busy doing more

Curriculum cooking to enable us to get our silver award.

Explorify

This is an amazing website, at the beginning the Wellcome Trust came to video some of our teachers teaching the lessons to the children.  Most teachers use the website at least once a week.

The Royal Society Brian Cox School Experiments  

At the present from Sept 2018-2019 Sandfield are working with the Royal Society on a Partnership Grant with the University of Leicester ‘ Microscopic to Telescopic – just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it is not there.’    The videos we filmed with Brian Cox are used to help teachers teach science.

Borrow the Moon from STFC

Sandfield worked with the National Space Centre to trial there new activities.  We have a request in to Borrow the Moon later this year to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Man landing on the Moon.

STEM Ambassadors

Miss Eames is a STEM Ambassador and has been involved in the Polar Explorer Programme.  We have also benefited from visits by STEM Ambassadors, particularly those from Leicester’s Astronomical Society.

Space Camp

Sandfield received funding from the SHINE charity to buy tents and equipment to run Space Camp Sleepovers at Sandfield.  We have now done 16 of these and have begun to do Eco Camp Sleepovers with Year 2.

Space Education Quality Mark

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Sandfield renewed their Gold Space Education Quality Mark in summer 2018.  We are committed to using Space as cross curricular context to increase both the children’s and staff’s Science Capital.

Eco Schools

Sandfield renewed their Green Flag last summer 2018 and will renew again next year 2020, but we will still run a multitude of Eco Clubs; litter picking, grow your own grub, Energy, Recycling and Fairtrade Group

Fairtrade School

Sandfield are delighted to have gained their FairAware certificate,

FairActive and FairAchiever Award.  We are due to renew this in 2020.

Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots 

We are proud to be part of the Roots and Shoot’s educational programme championed by Jane Goodall.

Polar Explorer Programme

In 2017-2018 we were delighted to take part in the Polar Explorer Programme when we learnt about climate change and about the RSS David Attenborough.

Royal Society Young Persons Book Prize

Sandfield has been fortunate to take part and produce a couple of videos

For this.  We have benefited from looking at and reviewing the non-fiction books.

Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT

Not only do we have trainee teachers from Leicester SCITT but Miss Eames has taught the primary science strand to the Early Years and Primary trainees since 2012.

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre

For the second year running Sandfield are pleased to be working with Scarabeus.  Teaching physics in an innovative and unusual way.

Grow your own potatoes

Sandfield has benefited from free potatoes every year for the last few years so we can help our children learn about growing and eating healthily.

Leicester City Football Club’s Community Trust Premier League Primary Stars

During the Spring and Summer 2018 Miss Eames was seconded to LCFC Community Trust to produce a series of primary science lessons that used football and space as a context for teaching working scientifically.  These will be showcased at  Primary Science Education Conference PSEC 2019 in Edinburgh and again at Science on Stage 2019 in Portugal.