Happy Christmas from staff and students at South Somerset Partnership School!

Dear Parents,

School closes for the Christmas break on Friday 18th December 2020 and we re-open to students on Wednesday 6th January 2021.  A member of staff will phone you on Monday 4th January to discuss  arrangements for your child’s return on 6th.

If your child or a family member in the same household tests positive for Coronavirus during the Christmas holidays, please advise us by calling the Head Teacher on 07880 042853 or leave a message on the school answerphone, 01935 410793.

Information from the NHS and Somerset County Council can be found here:

Coronavirus – A quick guide for parents_carers at Christmas

We would like to wish all our students and their families a safe and happy Christmas.

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Our most recent Ofsted was in May 2018, and we were pleased with the result of this visit. Highlights for me include:

“You make sure that expectations are high. Lessons are about learning and trying your best. The learning environment is filled with positive prompts and messages to pupils.”

“You expect learning to be interesting, relevant and fun. As a result, pupils learn to apply their skills while doing practical activities that they enjoy.”

I believe, these quotes demonstrate our absolute commitment to ensuring all our pupils are able to access a high quality education, regardless of what has gone before.

Our vision remains strong; in the words of the poet Maya Angelou:  ‘My vision is not that you survive, but that you thrive with passion, compassion, humour and style’.

Jo Simons | Area Headteacher

Mobile: 07880 042853

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Out Reach Students

Well done to our Out Reach students at STEPS.  They have been creating some outstanding hot meals in the last week including fajitas and melt in the mouth chocolate brownies!

Slack Lining

Thank you to Mitchell at Wyndham View for introducing Slack Lining to the students there!  Slacklining is a twist on tightrope walking that is a safe and fun activity which encourages team work.  

Key Events

Friday 11th December 2020 is Christmas Jumper Day!

All pupils and staff are invited to wear Christmas jumpers to school for some festive fun.

Christmas Holidays

The last day of term is Friday 18th December 2020.  Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th January will be Staff Inset Days and the first day back for students will be Wednesday 6th January 2021.

We wish all our students and their families are very happy Christmas!

Please click on the link below for the 2020/2021 Term Dates

SSPS Term Dates with Inset 2020.2021

Jo Simons

Area Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead

‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility’

Our school recognises that the safety and welfare of children and young people is paramount and that we all have a responsibility to protect them from harm. We understand that it is the responsibility of all staff and governors to safeguard children and young people. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all children and young people, irrespective of gender, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social background, are protected from harm.

South Somerset Partnership School
Dampier Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4EN

Tel:  01935 410793
Email: office665ssps@educ.somerset.gov.uk

South Somerset Partnership School is proud to become an approved centre with NCFE-enabling us to deliver a range of technical and vocational Level 1 and 2 Qualifications for our students.

Team Triple T (Terrific Testing Team) at SSPS is ready to go! Our new mobile testing station is kitted out ready for testing staff and students. Let’s beat this together!

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A big thank you to Noodles Ices for visiting all our school sites this week. Staff and students were very grateful for the delicious ice creams to end the term with a smile!

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Our Middle Years students have been busy this week raising funds by selling hand made Christmas cards. They then went shopping to buy food which they donated to The Lord’s Larder in Yeovil. We are so proud of their empathy towards others and good old fashioned Christmas spirit!

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We have been making the most of the crisp December weather at SSPS with an Outdoor Ed lesson at Durdle Door in Dorset. Students played games on the beach outrunning the waves, and did some beach-combing to find interesting things to paint later in class.

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