Welcome To Grovelands School
Choosing a primary school for your child is one of the most important decisions parents can make and we hope that our website will give you an insight into the Grovelands ethos and what makes us unique. We firmly believe that the values-driven education that our pupils experience gives our boys and girls not only excellent academic, artistic and social opportunities, but the interpersonal skills they will need for the future. Most importantly, it ensures that when our pupils leave Grovelands, they possess a strong moral compass and a desire to go into the world and improve it. We believe that our core values, intertwined with modern British values, which we seek to instill in all our pupils’ characters, produces well-rounded individuals who are confident, personable, generous of spirit and deed, and who will possess a lifelong love of learning. At the heart of our school is the understanding that exceptional pastoral care is fundamental to shaping pupils’ character and happiness and this we do within an educational environment where we nurture and encourage, where we stretch without stressing and push without pressurising.
We look forward to working in partnership with you and welcoming you into the Grovelands community.
Grovelands Primary School recognises its responsibilities for and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment in line with Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004, the DfE Working Together To Safeguard Children guidance and the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 documentation.
This includes checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers; ensuring that we have effective procedures for identifying and managing all issues likely to cause significant harm to children; ensuring a safe environment in which our pupils can learn and develop; enabling our pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and information; and working with other agencies as appropriate.
Grovelands' Strategy 2019-2022
We have recently worked with our Governors to produce a comprehensive strategy that will underpin all school improvement decisions for the next 3 years. We identified the five most important strategic themes and agreed our measures for success, as well as the milestones that will indicate we are on the right track. If you would like a copy of this strategy document, which also includes the School's Development Plan for 2019/2020, please ask at the school office. We will be also be uploading the document to the website in due course.
Ofsted Report 2017 - 'Pupils apply themselves well to their work in class and behave sensibly at lunchtime and breaktimes, they are well mannered, polite, and eager to talk about what they are learning.'