Exciting Times Ahead for the Grove School

The Grove School, based in Market Drayton, has become part of the Marches Academy Trust.

The consultation involved key stakeholders, staff, students, parents, prospective parents and trustees. The consultation generated an overwhelming level of support for the school’s plans to join the Marches Academy Trust.

This is an exciting time for both Grove School and the Marches Academy Trust as it continues to build on the strong collaboration that exists, and strengthens the family of schools that are already in the Marches Academy Trust.  Joining the Trust will allow Grove School to be provided with advice, staff support, financial support, provide further opportunities to innovate and share best practice amongst all members of staff.

There are a number of research projects taking place focusing on teaching and learning that will benefit Grove School which are undertaken by our staff team within the Trust. There are also a number of cross-Trust initiatives which will now include Grove School supporting skills like literacy and how we maintain a consistent approach at all schools.

For the students, it provides an opportunity for collaboration on events, trips and sporting fixtures, which will lead to more varied cultural experiences, with trips to Switzerland, Ecuador and France planned. Enrichment within the Trust offers the students a view of the world and opportunities to experience different activities with fellow students. These events are extremely popular with students and staff, they also support and teach social skills as they build cross-Trust friendship groups.

Mrs Sarah Longville, CEO of The Marches Academy Trust, commented: “This is an exciting time as there is a drive nationally towards collaboration between schools and with Grove School joining, it complements our family of schools in North Shropshire. The Trust has a common aim of giving the children a first-class education and ensuring Grove School builds on its success to be the school of choice in Market Drayton.”

Mrs Longville is keen to stress that wholesale changes are not imminent, and that the continued excellence in education is the number one priority. ‘’The aim of the Trust is to give the children at Grove School an excellent, wide array of opportunities in the years to come.”

Mrs Sonia Taylor, Headteacher at Grove School, added: “I am absolutely delighted to be part of the Trust and the exciting opportunities it will bring for the staff, students and wider community in Market Drayton.”

Posted by marchesadmin on 16th January 2019, under Uncategorised

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