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Dear Parents and Carers, This week is Mental Health Awareness week across the country, and we have been holding assemblies on this very important topic every day. Talking about our value of Empathy is, therefore, very fitting.


Issue 29 October 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 Tabby 9DPO 21 2











Biology Week Empathy is defined as the psychological identification with or experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another. At The Grove we encourage everyone to:  Care for each other and show understanding.  Embrace individuality.  Be non-judgmental.  Show compassion.  Support each other.  Develop effective, positive relationships. In practice this is what we aim to see across our school:  Accept/ask for help when it is needed/offered.  Ensure you take action to develop selfawareness and look after yourself.  Respect each other’s needs and commitments.  Work as one community.  Check-in with each other to see how we are feeling.  No gossiping and no negative comments about others.

Mrs Sonia Taylor, Headteacher

Careers 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.

Grove School and Sixth Form

Our Biology Week got off to a fantastic start at the end of last week. Students and members of the local community were joined by Simon Airey from Corner Exotics who came in with 35 different species of animals for the children to meet and learn how to handle. Simon covered a variety of topics during the afternoon including: climate change, biodiversity and evolution. The audience were informed as to how they could save these animals from extinction and some people even managed to face their fears by holding snakes, tarantulas and cockroaches!

Facebook Want to keep up with the latest news and student achievements? Please give us a follow on Facebook @GroveSchoolShropshire. For Trust news why not also follow The Marches Academy Trust Facebook page @MarchesAcademyTrust.

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

Action Jackson

Open Evening

Action Jackson is a motivational speaker and a life coach who has worked with a vast range of people, from students across the UK, management teams of major corporations to individuals from different walks of life. His seminars are described as mind blowing, entertaining and life changing.

Recently, we welcomed perspective parents, carers and students to our Open Evening. Our visitors had the opportunity to take part in departmental activities, view our facilities and meet staff and current students. It was a really great evening with lots of positive feedback and we would like to thank all those who attended.

We were delighted to have Action in school working with our Year 11 students last Friday - he will be delivering a further two workshops on future dates and we look forwards to welcoming him back.

E-Safety: DOKI DOKI App

Save the Date! Our annual Spooktacular Halloween/Bonfire Event will be taking place on Thursday 24th October. For more information, please click here.

Awards Evening We recently celebrated student success at our Progress Awards Evening. Students who had made the most progress over the last academic year were presented with awards to recognise their fantastic achievements. Our Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards students received their certificates and our prestigious Headteacher’s Award for excellence was presented to two students from each year group for notable success or achievement. We were delighted to have Action Jackson as our guest speaker who entertained students, families and staff.

We have been advised that there is a new App that is going viral among many (primary and secondary) school age students. The App is called DOKI DOKI (Literature Club). The game is advertised as a school dating app and does not require parental checks to download. It is a free App and although users should be 13+ years, children can easily agree to being over the age. Once downloaded, children have ready access to their own account. The App begins as a colourful and light-hearted game, but takes a sinister turn within an hour of children playing where their online friend starts to talk about depression and eventually commits suicide. For more information please click here.

Join us – Sixth Form Open Evening Thinking about the future after Year 11? Our successful Sixth Form is hosting an Open Evening on Thursday 7th November from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. To register please click here.

Grove School and Sixth Form

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 11.10.19  

The Grove School Parent Bulletin 11.10.19