Welcome to Grove Park Primary School

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with Mr Darren Jones

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our school website! I feel both extremely privileged and honoured to be the Headteacher of such a wonderful school. Grove Park Primary School is an exciting place to be and you can't fail to be captivated by its warmth, vibrancy and dynamic energy when you walk through the doors. Community is at the heart of our school and supported by a strong staff, highly active governors and fantastic parents, we all strive to make the children's learning experience one of great joy and value.

Our core values underpin the school ethos which is linked to our symbol of the TREE; Trust, Respect, Empathy and Enthusiasm which are characteristics we foster in our children and which staff promote throughout the school. A personal growth model of teaching drives our vision, whereby we educate our children intellectually, socially and morally, providing them with the skills, knowledge and wisdom to be the best they can be. All children have unique talents and unfolding these, through a range of rich curricula experiences in an exciting environment which fosters creativity, high expectation and ambition is central to our aims. Our contextualised approach to learning is reflected in the extensive offer of educational visits, projects and visitors to the school.

We place a strong emphasis on our highly creative and rigorous curriculum where children achieve incredibly highly and usually well-above age related expectations! Developing children's narrative voice through regular creative writing sessions linked to multi-layered picture books, allows pupils to grapple with interesting themes and foster self-expression which produces writing of outstanding quality. Story permeates the school and children become expert readers through exposure to high quality literature throughout the school. Our creative and exciting mathematics and science curriculum allows children to explore the world around them and link their study to everyday life. A specialist Music, PE and MFL teacher allows children to explore the richness of the world of music, learn about other cultures and language and be active and healthy.

Darren Jones