The Guildford Schools Confederation
Sandfield Primary School is part of the Guildford Confederation which is a group of 19 schools 'working together to make every child matter’. The Government has a long-term vision for schools to be at the centre of the community, offering a range of activities and services to help meet the needs of children, their families and the wider community. Already schools focus on the Every Child Matters outcomes to be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.
To help achieve these outcomes, every child should have access by 2010 to the Core Offer of Extended Services: Parenting support including advice, information, parenting sessions and family learning. Swift, easy access to targeted and specialist services such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS). A varied menu of activities outside the classroom. Childcare – either offering or signposting families to high quality childcare. Wide community access to ICT, sports and arts facilities. It is difficult for many individual schools to provide all of these services but by working together in confederations, it is possible to share facilities, staff, training and expertise. Through the Confederation website, parents can also access local information and sources of advice, particularly regarding childcare. The Confederation is also able to link effectively with a whole range of agencies who can support children and their families.
Other schools who are part of the Guildford Confederation are:
|Boxgrove Primary School||Burpham Foundation Primary School||Bushy Hill Junior School||Chilworth C of E Infants|
|Clandon C of E Infants||George Abbot School||Holy Trinity C of E Primary School||Merrow C of E Infants|
|Pewley Down Infants||Ripley C of E Infants||Send C of E First School||Shalford Infants|
|Shere C of E Infants||St Bede's C of E Junior School||St Joseph's Primary School||St Nicholas Infants|
|St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive||St Thomas of Canterbury Primary|
On the Guildford Confederation website you will find where to get advice on family related problems, a list of events you are welcome to attend, latest newsletter and all about the confederation and its' history.