Sandbach School is, above all, a community that values education in its broadest sense rather than an academic institution in which exam results are paramount. Helping students to be the best they can be automatically produces first-rate academic results but these are just one aspect of what they take away from their time at the School. The care and development of each student lies at the centre of everything that happens at the School where tried and tested systems are employed to encourage, guide and nurture every individual to achieve their very best.
Adults work alongside students to develop in them the strengths that will serve them their whole lives. Key values are instilled in every individual: the ability to work hard and commit to doing one’s best in everything (pursuit of excellence); the wish and ability to work cooperatively in teams, to join in and help others to join in (participation); the strength and self-knowledge to be straightforward and honest with others and ourselves, owning up if we have got something wrong, apologising and attempting to put it right (integrity); the wish and ability always to put others at their ease (courtesy) and a recognition in actions as well as words that we are, all of us, of the same worth and we all need to feel valued and appreciated (looking after those who look after us).
Staff and students are expected to show courtesy to one another at all times, and be mutually respectful and supportive. When necessary, behaviour that is found to be unacceptable is challenged and together staff and students find solutions to rectify any issues.