Headteacher's Message

Headteacher's Message

Thank you for visiting the website of Sandwich Technology School and taking an interest in us.  I hope you find the information provided here useful and informative.

STS is an oversubscribed, 11 to 18, mixed, secondary school that has an excellent reputation across Kent.  In the words of Ofsted (July 2015) “Students’ behaviour in classrooms and around the school is a strength of the school” and “Good teaching is characterised by teachers’ encouraging relationships with their students and clear expectations”.   In Ofsted’s most recent visit, they recognised STS to be good in all categories.

The success of our students from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form is due to the ‘can do, will do’ attitude that is the hallmark of staff and students alike.  At STS we ‘Hold fast that which is good’: a broad and engaging curriculum; interesting, inspiring and innovative classroom practice; as well as a whole host of enriching extra-curricular activity.  Throughout their time at STS the students are provided with quality advice, support and guidance to help them progress and grow academically, personally and vocationally.  We recognise and celebrate diversity and understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is inappropriate for the unique individuals we serve.

The school’s pastoral system is a real strength as it allows the students to receive age appropriate support that works for both academic and wider issues.  All students have a form tutor and are further supported by both a Head of Year and a Year Manager.  We also employ a full time counsellor and careers advisor to make sure that the students have all the access to expert guidance that they need.   I am delighted that the students are proud of this school – a fact that I think speaks for itself.  The school is also very proud of its four colleges, to one of which all students belong: Discovery, Endeavour, Liberty and Union.  Through the college system we encourage a healthy sense of competition which enables the students to learn the value of taking part, belonging to a team, and resilience.

If you would like to know more or would like to come and visit us, please do get in touch.


Tracey Savage
Headteacher