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Welcome to sandwich junior school

Welcome Message From The Headteacher

Welcome to our school. Our aim is to provide every child with both the academic and emotional tools they need for learning and to infuse them with a lifelong love of acquiring both knowledge and new skills.

Our Core Values of the Wolf, the Eagle, the Dolphin and the Salmon are visual metaphors for the aspects of learning which we hold dear:

The Wolf represents the value of community and teamwork to achieve a common goal.

The Eagle represents an aspiration to achieve the greatest potential which we can and to take pride in reflecting upon our work and 'flying high' in our learning.

The Dolphin is indicative of how all learning should be enjoyable and imbue us with a sense of discovery and pleasure.

The Salmon is an exemplar of the value of both physical and emotional resilience and how we should value the difficult aspects of learning even more than those parts which we instantly excel at.

These values are also underpinned by the explicit and implicit teaching of the value of Diversity within both the society around us and also further afield (both present and historical). We appreciate and value the contributions to our lives of those from every faith and culture, regardless of gender, race, colour, religion or sexuality.

In addition to these Core Values, we, as a school, also place an enormous amount of value on the concepts of Integrity and Honesty; Equality for all (both inside and outside of school); and the concept of Democracy in creating a just and fair environment. These are the cornerstones of British Values and are taught throughout the school, woven into the fabric of many subjects.

As pupils progress through the school they will gain a clearer and progressive understanding of these terms.

This is also indicative of how the school aims to develop children who have a rich and varied knowledge of vocabulary to give them a toolkit for both writing and discussion, immersed as they are in our language and text rich school environment.

We believe that our pupils are given the tools and learning possibilities to become fully fledged Global citizens, aware of issues beyond their own locality and able to discuss subjects with emotional intelligence.





Our Values

At Sandwich Junior School, the pupils and staff uphold our Core Values, which are at the centre of our school ethos and all that we do. They were first established by the pupils of our school, who chose specific animals that they felt represented the values and attitudes they should show every day, at school and at home:

The Wolf

Working together as a Wolf Pack, we are a community. Helping peers in difficult times, and celebrating our successes.

The Salmon

We always try our best – showing resilience, we never give up. We are always striving to reach the top and take risks with learning, as that is when we make our biggest leaps forward.

The Eagle

Aiming high to achieve the best we can be, and soaring high to reach our potential.

The Dolphin

When children enjoy their learning, they will achieve more.