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Dear Parents and Carers, In recent assemblies and staff meetings, I have been sharing our school vision and values in order to remind our school community about what we stand for and aim to achieve. As our parent and carer community, it is important for you to see what we are about too. We strive to engender an infectious, lifelong, enthusiasm for learning creating a community with ambition, a sense of self-worth, belief and personal growth. We expect our staff to:  Teach consistently good lessons;  Have the highest expectations for all students;  Always display excellent professional conduct and behave as role models for our students;  Hold the highest expectations of tutor groups by taking ownership of attendance and attitudes to learning for all students in that group. We expect our students to:  Attend school everyday and be on time to all lessons;  Always wear the correct uniform and bring the correct equipment to school;  Show good attitudes to learning in all lessons;  Conduct themselves with respect, politeness, consideration and kindness. Together we are all working towards achieving this by living the core values of our school. We describe our values as ‘the way we do things at The Grove’ and you can see these below.


Issue 26 September 2019

Top ATL Performers A huge congratulations to the following students who are our top ATL performers from last week: Position




Alicia Freya Henry Abbie Emi Freya Molly Olivia Ruby



Number of ATL 1’s 24 24 24 23 23 23 23 23 23

Chromebooks At The Grove School we are committed to developing 21st Century Learners: confident, collaborative, independent and digitally literate young people who are fully equipped for future study and work in the modern world. The Chromebook 1-1 Programme is designed to give our students access to the learning tools and online resources that can help further their progress. One of the key objectives of this programme is to give parents/carers choice over which device they would prefer their son/daughter to have. We have worked with the creators of the programme to offer a choice of devices that will integrate with the learning tools that we are providing. For further information, please click here.

We Are Collecting Aldi Tokens!

Mrs Sonia Taylor, Headteacher

Grove School and Sixth Form

Aldi supermarkets are currently running their ‘Kit for Schools’ promotion, which is giving 20 primary school the chance to win £20,000. Every primary school who enters by completing their Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster will also receive an exclusive school sports kit! If you have any Aldi sticker tokens we would be grateful if these could be brought into school please, as we are collecting them for our participating primary schools within The Marches Academy Trust. The promotion ends 3rd November 2019. Thank you!

Newcastle Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 1HF T: 01630 652121 | E: office@groveschool.net | W: www.groveschoolmarketdrayton.co.uk

Biology Week

Art Exhibition Below are just a handful of the fantastic pieces of student artwork on display at the Apple Grove Art Exhibition that is taking place at The Festival Drayton Centre. The artwork is a selection from the daily activities of students from all year groups, reflecting the skills and good practice that so goes unnoticed by those who do not have close ties with the school. The exhibition is a celebration of young talent - Please go and support this great event, the exhibition ends Monday 7th October.

As part of Biology week 2019, we have organised some fantastic community events running from Friday 4th October to Friday 11th October at The Grove School. Tickets will be available for the community and also students on first come, first served basis. Please click here to find out more

Clubs & Enrichment

Mrs Upton, Teacher of Art commented: We are extremely pleased with our GCSE results again this year. We have some very talented students working with us, who have created extremely inspiring work. We consistently aim high with our students and this pays off every year. A huge congratulations to all our Art students. Well done!

Open Evening We look forward to welcoming parents, carers and prospective students to our Open Evening on Thursday 3rd October, please register here.

VoiceBox The Grove School Choir have rehearsals every Monday during lunchtime in DO7. The Grove School Band Come together on Fridays after school 3:00-4:00pm in DO7. See Miss Brundett for information. Netball Club Takes place on Wednesday after school 3:00-4:00pm. Click here to view club and enrichment opportunities.


We also have our Open Week, which takes place from Monday 7th October until Friday 11th October. It gives parents and students the opportunity to look around the school during the working day. Parents are please asked to get in touch with school to book themselves onto a tour. We have two tours a day led by members of our Senior Leadership Team, these take place between 8:40am-9:40am and 12:20pm-1:15pm.

Grove School and Sixth Form

Some of our very talented students are taking part in Hairspray! Please go and support them if you can.

Newcastle Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 1HF T: 01630 652121 | E: office@groveschool.net | W: www.groveschoolmarketdrayton.co.uk

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The Grove School Parent Bulletin 20.09.19  

The Grove School Parent Bulletin 20.09.19