Welcome to Grove School
I am delighted to introduce myself to you as the Headteacher of Grove School. I have joined the Grove community at a very exciting time where the team of staff are working hard to ensure that all students achieve. This is demonstrated in the 7% increase in the number of students who achieved 5 GCSE's A*-C including English and maths in the summer. My goal is to ensure that continuous improvements are made year on year in all aspects of school life and I know that we have a highly committed, enthusiastic and dedicated team of staff who will work tirelessly with your child to unlock their potential.
I believe firmly that the students of Market Drayton and beyond deserve the very best education. It is my aim to ensure that they are presented with opportunities that allow each individual to flourish personally, socially, emotionally and academically, whether that be through a traditional or vocational suite of qualifications. I want to encourage our students to have the highest expectations, aspirations and ambitions, creating 'can do attitudes' in order to meet the challenges of the global marketplace both now and in future years. I believe that all our students have the right to feel safe and valued and will ensure that Grove's outstanding record in safeguarding children is maintained.
Young people have only one chance when it comes to their education; it is imperative that we expect nothing less than 100% from each student, and in return, offer nothing less than the highest standards of teaching and learning. Being an inclusive school is something of which I am very proud and it is my belief that students at whatever their level deserve to be nurtured, supported and challenged to do their very best.
School fund receives boost
Grove School has once again benefitted from a donations given by local businesses from the local community.
Each year, Shropshire Gas and D Hanney Accountants have donated funds to our rewards programme.
Malcolm Carter, owner of Shropshire Gas and longstanding friend and benefactor of Grove School has also made a donation from a charitable trust set up in his daughter’s memory. The Sarah Carter-Edwards Trust was set up after Sarah suffered a tragic asthma attack and aims to improve the lives of local children and young people, including help with educational and sport initiatives. The annual donation is made to the school disadvantaged subsidy fund which is used to support students at school during times of financial hardship.
This year an additional donation has been made from the SCE Trust to fund new Chromebooks for our Learning Support Department which will directly benefit students learning and attainment.
Headteacher, Conor McStay said, “We use the funding that Malcolm provides us with to provide rewards and incentives for students. This year we have used the funding to provide certificates to acknowledge the progress students are making in lessons.
We have also used the funding to pay for motivation events in school that attempt to encourage students to prepare for their GCSE exams. The aim of these sessions to boost the confidence and resilience of these students and to get them to develop the independence skills that will help them to flourish.
We are very grateful to Malcolm as this funding really plays a key role in helping us to motivate and inspire our students. Without his help, we simply could not offer the range of experiences that we currently do!”
We are fund-raising for a life saving defibrillator for school and the surrounding community. We need to raise £1800 before 8th June in order to secure the equipment required. Please donate if you are able to do so, by clicking the following link http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/AED-Grove-School/
Grove receives SafetyMark Award
Grove School has received national certification for having 'excellent' safety standards. See the story here.
Grove College given 'Radicalisation' lesson
Students from Grove College are visited from members of the Polic Force as part of Operation Protect. Click here for story.
Our latest newsletter is now available to view. Read all the latest news from Grove.
newsletter April 2015..pdf
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Grove school aims to develop learners
• who are confident, resilient, enquiring, creative and respectful
• who take pride in their achievements
• who are able to succeed in an ever-changing world.
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