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At Grove Road, we all share a common, child-centred goal to foster
a culture of learning and enjoyment for all.
Our strong and effective partnership with parents is an essential ingredient
for our school. At Grove, we work hard to equip every child with the skills and
aspirations to become life-long learners in partnership with parents and a
range of school partners.
Our aim is to foster this culture of partnership and success for
all, so that parents, pupils, governors and staff feel confident and secure
that Grove Road will go from strength to strength.
I joined Grove Road as Headteacher in September 2012 with 18
years of experience in Primary education. I am exceptionally proud of the
professional learning community that we have developed. Our governors are
committed and ambitious in their leadership of our school and provide an
excellent contribution in terms of their time and professional expertise. The
staff are a hard-working and dedicated team who have built a strong learning
community; balancing high expectations with a range of systems and routines to
build and nurture positive attitudes to learning amongst the children. The
children have a strong voice, with every child participating in fortnightly
House Forums. We seek their views regularly to ensure they feel confident and
happy in their learning.
The pace of change and improvement at Grove Road has been very
exciting. The challenge is to maintain these improvements whilst continuing to
promote long term adaptive changes. Grove Road is the perfect example of how
school and community can come together to harness success and generate
continual improvement to secure long term success. We believe passionately that
every child has the right to succeed and pursue whatever dreams they may have
for the future.
Grove Road Primary School
Uniform, Equipment and Appearance
co-operation of parents is appreciated to ensure pupils are dressed in the
designated uniform of Grove Road. A full range of uniform is available from
The school uniform is:
The PE kit is:
supplies a navy polo shirt with white logo available to purchase for nursery
children. Nursery uniform is not compulsory. However, many parents feel
it gives the children a sense of belonging and prepares them well for
integration into Reception and the wider school community.
for footwear are that children will arrive at school in the smart school shoes
that they wear indoors during lesson times. These should be safe,
structured black leather/leather looking shoes with a firm sole to encourage
healthy development of feet. Trainers and slipper type shoes are not
pair of shoes or trainers should be available and left at school for children
to change into for playtimes and PE lessons if applicable. There is no colour
specification for outdoor shoes. If it is particularly wet,
children may wear wellington boots to school and bring their black indoor
school shoes with them for indoor use. Bright coloured socks are not allowed.
removable items of clothing should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.
will always need a warm jacket/anorak/coat unless the weather is unusually
warm. A small Pac A Mac in a child’s bag, even during the summer months,
may be advisable. School fleeces and waterproofs are available on the MAPAC
website. These are optional and there is no specific colour or type of coat
required, other than something warm and practical.
should be applied before children leave home. Children in Years 3 and 4
will need swimming kit with them on their designated swimming day during the
don’t send children in with big (solid) school bags, as the peg space in our
very limited cloakroom areas cannot accommodate them. Broad strong loops are
needed for coats and anoraks, wide enough to go over the special safety coat
pegs, otherwise coats etc may end up on the floor.
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