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Dear Parents and Carers, I firmly believe that working with others in our community strengthens and broadens the opportunities that we can give to our students. Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Market Drayton Community Amateur Sports Club to observe some of our students taking part in Boxing sessions. This was an initiative that was originally developed with another community partner Energise, to support some of our students that were facing particular challenges and causing barriers to their learning. Unfortunately, Energise could not continue to fund the sessions and this service was at risk of being lost. However, the Chairman of the sports club Mike Pinches worked tirelessly to source further funding so that the club could continue to offer this valuable experience to our students. On my visit Mike confirmed that the funding has been secured for our students to receive both Squash and Boxing coaching on a Thursday evening until the end of the academic year. This is brilliant news and we sincerely thank the club for their support as it does have a remarkable impact on our young people. If your child is interested in joining the sessions, ask them to see Mr Barber. The Squash takes place on a Wednesday at 15:15 and boxing takes place on a Thursday at 15:15. Working together and supporting our local businesses and clubs is most important as the school takes great pride in being a fundamental part of our local community. Enjoy your weekend, Mrs Sonia Taylor, Headteacher


Issue 34 November 2019

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



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Freya Coral Katherine Kayla Nesrin


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Collaborative Training There has been some collaboration recently between Longlands Community Primary School and The Grove School. Teacher of Business and ICT at The Grove, Mr Pollard has been training colleagues at Longlands on how to use the visual programming software ‘Scratch’. Longlands staff will now be able to teach their pupils how to use scratch, which will enable them to programme interactive stories, games and animations. This will be of particular benefit ahead of their upcoming visit to The Grove School in a couple of months.

Year 7 Football Our Year 7 boys performed really well recently in their President Trophy match against William Brookes School. The boys were very unlucky not to win in what was a very closely fought contest.

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. .

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Psychology Conference

Guest Business Speaker

Last Thursday, over 100 Students from Thomas Adams School, Sir John Talbot’s School, Oswestry School, The Grove School, Morton Hall and The Marches School attended a Psychology Conference at The Marches School. Representatives from Aberystwyth University, Wrexham Glyndwr University, University of Chester, University of Chester in Shrewsbury and Liverpool Hope University were also in attendance to deliver a wide range of psychology based workshops and presentations.

We were delighted to welcome Sir David Lees, former Chairman of the Bank of England to speak to our Business students this week. Sir David was able to draw on his experience in a variety of roles which included: Chief Accountant at GKN Sankey Limited; Chairman of Tate and Lyle PLC; Chairman of Courtaulds and Chairman of the Court of the Bank of England amongst others. The students enjoyed a talk on the roles Sir David had undertaken and his views on what skills and qualities are imperative to flourish in the role of a CEO or Chairman. He also explained how these skills can be developed in every stage of the students’ lives. At the end of the session our students also had opportunity to ask some engaging and though provoking questions to Sir David.

The sessions were focused on the theme of ‘Well-being’ and The Grove students learned how important this concept is for learning and thriving. The thought provoking sessions allowed students to not only further their psychology subject knowledge, but to find out more about the many excellent universities locally. Workshops included; "Exploring resilience: what does it really mean?", 'A balanced approach to well-being', “Superstitions and stress as a coping mechanism”, ‘Mindfulness and Wellbeing’, 'It gets better: Life beyond A-levels' and ‘How humour can enhance well-being’. Each student attended four workshops and also had chance to network with workshop leaders. A big thank you to The Marches School for hosting the event, our students had a very informative day from both a psychology topic and careers point of view.

Airbus Apprentice Open Day Students are invited to the annual Airbus Apprentice Open Day. The doors will open to the state-of-the-art A350 North Factory for attendees to find out everything they wish to know about the fantastic Apprenticeship opportunities at Airbus! Saturday 30th November 2019, 13:30 - 16:00. Location: North factory, Broughton. For more information please click here.

Carol Service Christmas Market We welcome you to join us for our Christmas Market taking place on Wednesday 18th December, 5:30-8:00pm at The Grove School. There will be a professional photographer doing festive family photoshoots, hot food and drink by Roots and Wings, local handmade gifts and crafts, Christmas card competitions and much more! Funds raised will support Market Drayton Food Bank!

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The Grove School Parent Bulletin - 29.11.19  

The Grove School Parent Bulletin - 29.11.19