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Dear Parents and Carers, Before half term I was sharing with you our school values and what they mean to us. The last value to talk about is equality.

At The Grove equality means: Treating everyone fairly and equitably.  Removing barriers to achievement.  Accepting everyone as individuals.  Ensuring that everyone has equal access to the  things that they need to succeed. Providing support for all students.  In practice you will see: Personalised lessons to suit the needs of all  learners. Outstanding support for students with particular  learning needs and disabilities. Personalising learning to stretch and challenge  the most able. Outstanding pastoral care to help students  overcome social and emotional difficulties. Students being given a voice to share their ideas  and thinking.


Issue 31 November 2019

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






Number of ATL 1’s 23


















Trust Newsletter The Marches Academy Trust Autumn Newsletter 2019 has been published. The Newsletter highlights the crossTrust activities that students participate in and is available to view by clicking here.

Fundraiser Before we broke up for half term, some of our Sixth Form students had fun dressing up for Halloween to fundraise for their Summer Ball.

Mrs Sonia Taylor, Headteacher

Calendar Please click here for an overview of our term dates. You can view upcoming events on the school calendar by clicking 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

Halloween and Bonfire Event We recently held our spooktacular Halloween and bonfire event. It was a fantastic evening and we would like to thank everyone for supporting us, funds raised from the event are invested back into the school. A big thank you to Stuart France for this incredible photo of our fireworks across the canal basin in Market Drayton.

Armistice Day We are marking Armistice Day by selling poppies within school and delivering information through Tutor periods. On Sunday, our Sixth Form students will be representing both The Grove School and Sixth Form by taking part in the Remembrance Service in the town and laying a wreath. On Monday, at 11:00am the School and Sixth Form will fall silent as we observe the minute silence.

Emotional Literacy Support An ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is a member of staff trained to support young people in the development of their emotional literacy. The ELSA here at The Grove School is Karen Harrison-Blount. What is Emotional Literacy?  Understanding and coping with the feelings about ourselves and others.  Developing high self-esteem and positive interaction with others.  Being emotionally literate helps children focus better on their learning. Some of the areas the ELSA may work on:  Self-esteem.  Recognising emotions.  Social skills.  Friendship skills.  Anger management.  Loss and bereavement. How does the ELSA work?  A regular slot during the school week 20-45 minutes.  Sessions can be individual or in small groups and tailored to the child’s individual needs.  Sessions include a variety of activities and include time to talk.  A young person’s progress will be reviewed on a halftermly basis. ELSA is on a referral system from staff, if parents/carers have concerns they are welcome to raise them with the young person’s Tutor or Head of Year.

Clubs & Enrichment Activities  Band rehearsals run after school on Fridays 3:00-4:00pm, in D07.  VoiceBox The Grove School Choir. Rehearsals take place Monday lunchtimes in D07, all are welcome! There will also be an additional rehearsal on Thursday 14th November, 3:00-4:00pm to prepare for the Christmas Light Switch On - 16th November.  Click here to view our other clubs and enrichment activities.

Market Drayton Youth Club The Shropshire Youth Association holds a Youth Club in Market Drayton at the Phoenix Centre. The Youth Club is popular with many of our Year 7 and 8 students and we have now been informed that the Club will be holding new sessions for senior students in Years 9, 10 and 11 if they would like to attend! Please click here to view the enlarged poster.

County Lines AlterEgo Creative Solutions will be performing the play 'County Lines' at The Marches School! Why not go along and watch, tickets are free, please register via: countylinesperformance.eventbrite .co.uk. Click here to view the enlarged poster.

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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