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WEEKLY BULLETIN Dear Parents and Carers, Last week I informed you about our vision and whole school values and over the next couple of weeks I am going to share with you how we will demonstrate each value across our school community.

Excellence: What does this mean to our teachers and students? Having the highest standards of self and others.  Delivering our absolute best every day.  Conducting ourselves with confidence and pride.  Consistently making the best efforts.  Consistently showing dedication and respect.  In practice this is what we aim to see across our school:  Excellent role models of all ages.  Constant encouragement to achieve our best.  Making mistakes and learning well from them.  Highly positive, effective relationships.  Insistence on the highest standards.  Everybody being proactive and taking responsibility for achieving our personal best.

Mrs Sonia Taylor, Headteacher




Issue 27 September 2019

Top ATL Performers A huge congratulations to the following students who are our top ATL performers from last week: Position Student Tutor Number of ATL 1's 1 Eve 7CGI 23 Freya 9DJO 23 Kayla 9DJO 23 Matilda 10EBR 23 2 Hayley 7GCL 22 Otis 7GCL 22 3 Rhiannon 10EBR 21 Zoey'D-Salome 10 EBR 21

Wem Carnival Thank You Our Science Ambassadors who helped at the recent Wem Carnival along with members of staff from the Science Team were treated to cakes as a thank you with Mr Robinson, Deputy Headteacher at the end of last week.

The Birks Update The Birks is a field centre owned and operated by the Friends of Grove School - formally PTA since the 1980's. It is lovely to see that colleagues from other schools have been involved in working parties, with a view to utilising this amazing facility across The Trust.

Please keep an eye on the careers page of our website by clicking here. It is frequently updated with career advice, the latest apprenticeship opportunities in the area and helpful resources.  Shrewsbury High School is running an Oxbridge Conference; please click here for further details.  Shrewsbury School are hosting a variety of Higher Education Talks, please click here for information.

Grove School and Sixth Form

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Colomendy 46 Year 7 students from The Grove School were joined by 105 students from Sir John Talbot’s and 158 students from The Marches School on a cross Trust trip to Colomendy Outdoor Education Centre in Kingswood last weekend. Students had the opportunity to participate in a fantastic variety of fun activities, some of these included: bush craft skills, problem solving puzzles, buggy building team exercises, a climbing wall and a leap of faith challenge to name just a few. For many of the students this was their first time away and it provided them with a fantastic opportunity to develop a variety of skills, as well as get to know their peers better. We hope they had a fantastic time!

Support for Young People We have recently been informed that the BBC have brought out a new app called “Own It”. The app, which features a special keyboard, combines machine-learning technology with the ability to keep a diary of young people’s emotions to allow children the chance to record how they are feeling and why. In response, the app can offer help and support, giving advice if their behaviour strays outside safe and sensible norms. Children can access the app at any time to get instant, on-screen advice and support the moment they need it. This article was cited from the BBC website please click here for further information

Clubs and Enrichment As a school, we are so pleased to be able to offer students a range of enrichment activities. We strongly encourage students to get involved with these opportunities. Please click here to view our Clubs and Enrichment offerings.

Biology Week Reminder 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

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

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

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The Grove School Parent Bulletin 27.09.19  

The Grove School Parent Bulletin 27.09.19