A warm welcome to our school...
I’m delighted and incredibly proud, as the Headteacher, to welcome you to Grove Street Primary School. Our school ensures that the child and their family are at the very centre of everything we do. We are a school family at the heart of our community.
Our vision is that we go above and beyond to support our children and families. At our core is our belief that mental health and wellbeing weaves through all aspects of school. We value every child’s uniqueness, as such, we discuss every child, as an individual every half term to talk about their wellbeing, involvement, attendance, progress, friendships, any concerns and planned actions to support.
We have made significant improvements during the three years I’ve been in post, including reading, our curriculum, SEND provision and the quality of teaching and learning. We are lucky to have a highly-skilled, committed team who strive for the upmost success for our children and who have a caring and supportive ethos at their core. Grove Street Primary School is undoubtedly a unique school and I feel privileged to be leading us forward.
We are passionate about reading and are determined that every child will be a confident reader, to open up a world of exciting learning and opportunities for them. We have been a Read, Write Inc. school since September 2018, our children our taught in small groups according to their stage of learning and we have a dedicated, full time reading leader. Reading is embedded across the curriculum and we actively promote reading for pleasure in a homely environment. We work closely with the DfE English Hub who recently commented “It is lovely to work with a school that clearly prioritises reading. The impact you are having on reading teachers and children's reading progress is so clear.”
I’m passionate about safeguarding the intrinsic value of childhood, ensuring that all our children can enjoy a magical childhood at Grove Street, full of exciting and challenging learning experiences, nurtured well-being and friendships. I truly believe that every child has the ability to succeed whatever their starting point and I want each child to flourish to achieve their full and unique potential and are inspired to become confident, resilient learners.
It takes big hearts to shape little minds
Mrs. Lisa Walsh