About Our School


Aims of the School

  • Spring Grove is a caring school where we aim to make everyone feel happy, secure and valued.  Learning is viewed as a partnership between school and home, within which teachers, parents and children have their own valuable part to play. The school promotes this partnership through a range of community links and family learning opportunities.
  • We treat all children as individuals, acknowledging their background, experiences, interests and abilities.  Children learn to develop their own strengths, interests and social skills, alongside the skills and knowledge within the EYFS, the National Curriculum the school’s Creative Curriculum. We encourage independent and lifelong learning.
  • Children are challenged and encouraged to achieve their very best, having equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum.  We encourage a creative approach to learning and help pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.
  • We aim to equip our children with skills and knowledge to enable them to become valued members of their local and wider community who have a true respect for themselves, each other and the environment. We emphasise the importance of teaching social skills and positive communication, alongside developing an awareness of issues relating to local and global sustainability for citizens of the future.
  • We aim to communicate and work effectively in partnership with all stakeholders
  • We aim to maintain high standards of work, high expectations of ourselves and others and a professional commitment, enabling us to create a reflective and forward thinking school.
  • We aim to work in partnership with other schools, departments and settings to maximise the potential for success as we learn and gain support and advice from others

Safeguarding Statement

At Spring Grove Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Named Safeguarding Lead.

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the LA Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

The Named Safeguarding Leads are Ms M.Buckby (Headteacher) and Mrs B.Chohan (Head of School)

If you require any further information please contact the Headteacher.

Safeguarding Policy – Spring Grove Primary Nov 2012

Child Protection

If a member of staff has a child protection concern, the Head teacher is informed. If a pupil makes a disclosure about any form of abuse, the Head Teacher will inform Social Care, which the school is legally obliged to do. The Head Teacher is required by the Local Authority to report any suspected cases of child abuse. In such cases, we usually refer all information to Social Care, who will contact the Police Child Protection Team where necessary. The school will always aim to work closely with parents and carers.

Child Protection Policy – Jan 2017

Equal Opportunities

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.

Partnerships

– 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.

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