Spring Grove is a school that we are all immensely proud of. It has a caring, family feel to it and all children are nurtured during their time here. Past and current pupils are proud of their school and talk of it with great affection. Visitors comment on the positive and friendly atmosphere the school has. Our children behave well and enjoy their learning.
Spring Grove pupils will be confident, aspirational and successful members of society. They will be empowered, willing and able to take responsibility for creating and realising their destiny. We will achieve this by providing them with positive role models as well as a stimulating and challenging learning environment. They will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and resilience to achieve their full potential in life, regardless of their starting point. Children will leave our school with positive attitudes to learning, feeling confident and enjoying good relationships. Having benefited from positive role models in their time at Spring Grove they in turn will become beacons for the wider world they enter as young adults.
These are the principles and beliefs that underpin everything we do in school.
At Spring Grove, we are kind and true and we CARE.
At Spring Grove Primary School, we are Kind and True.
Curious, Aspirational, Resilient, Empathetic
Kind is when you are friendly, generous and considerate.
True is when you are honest with yourself and others about your feelings and behaviour.
Curious is being interested and finding out about everything and everyone.
Aspiration is when you try very hard to make your dreams and ambitions come true.
Resilient is when you try hard at something even when it is difficult. You are determined and do not give up easily.
Empathy is when you try to understand the feelings and views of others.
At Spring Grove we are committed to developing and maintaining the highest standards of equality of opportunity for all. We endeavour to ensure that our resources, code of conduct, school organisation and day to day practice reflect our determination to ensure equality of opportunity. Children should have equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum.
The Spring Grove Way; personal and academic excellence, everyone, every day.
We are a community of staff, governors and parents all working together to enhance the life chances of the children.
- A school that has a positive and nurturing environment.
- Fair and respectful at all times to each other.
- Promote confidence via a child centered approach to learning.
- Maintain and enhance the highest standards of teaching and care.
- Provide a holistic approach to the children’s intellectual and personal development.
- Foster a culture of challenge and support, so that every child can gain confidence, achieve success and develop a love of learning.
- Celebrate the richness and diversity of our school community.
- Provide opportunities for the growth and continuing professional development of all our staff.
- Seek opportunities to invite parents and carers, businesses and other organisations into the school to enhance and enrich the school and its value to the wider community.
- Ensure that every child leaves Spring Grove with a strong social conscience and understanding that they can make a positive difference to the world.
OUR MORAL PURPOSE
We have an important role to fulfil and see it as a privilege to work with young people and help shape their futures. We will aim high in everything that we do. Our purpose is to educate the whole child within a purposeful, happy and stimulating environment that feels safe and where risks may be taken to stretch capability in all areas of a child’s development. We embrace diversity and respect differences, seeing them as a positive element of our community. We will aim to develop skills in our young learners that they can take forward in life to enhance the way they live and function within society. We will lead by example and understand that we are significant adults, carers and role models for our learners. We will build positive and meaningful relationships across our school community as we prepare our learners for the World they live in and the future that lies ahead of them. We view all children as individuals, acknowledging their life experiences, family culture, physical ability, gender, race, religion, interests and abilities. We help them to achieve their very best academically and support them in their development of social skills. We encourage the children to become independent learners for whom education is a positive experience that remains with them for life.
– with Parents and Carers
We acknowledge that parents are the first educators of their children and, therefore, we encourage a close partnership between parents and school from the outset. Regular school tours take place during the year to allow families to visit. Before the children start in the Nursery or Reception classes, children and parents attend an open day event. In addition, school staff make home visits in early September.
Parents receive regular newsletters from school. Infant and Early Years staff send weekly letters home which cover homework and the week’s learning news. Junior children use a homework diary or teachers liaise with parents over the Internet via Fronter, the school’s secure managed learning environment. Throughout the year, a range of workshops are held to keep parents informed about curriculum matters and to suggest ways to support children at home.
Open Evenings are held each term for more formal contact between parents and teachers. In the summer term, parents are given an end of year printed report. If parents would like to chat about issues relating to their children at any other time, they are welcome to call in before or after school, telephone or e-mail us.
Parents are invited to class and school assemblies, concerts and events from time to time. We welcome support from parents in school and on trips. This can be arranged by prior discussion with the class teacher. In line with national guidelines, all parents and helpers who spend time in school are required to hold a full CRB check, details of which can be obtained at the school office.
– with the community
The school works closely and well with the Local Authority and other local schools. Pupils and staff gain great benefits from this collaboration between schools as there is a positive sharing of ideas, challenges and events of which we are all proud. The school has links with a range of secondary schools. Spring Grove works alongside Institutions of Higher Education as we mentor and assist in the professional development of new teachers, teaching assistants and specialist Early Years practitioners.
We have established links within our local community with voluntary groups, faith groups, places of worship, community police teams, sporting associations and clubs, local business and retail outlets and residential neighbours. We believe the school is an integral part of the local community and encourage the children to respect this and be a positive part of their community.