Vision and Strategic Priorities
Our mission is to inspire and nurture children to achieve the best they can.
Our vision is for our children to achieve to the very best of their ability, to be confident, well – rounded and prepared for the next stage of their education.
Our strategic priorities to help fulfil our vision are:
Developing ‘The Greville family’
Our Ofsted report from October 2019 states “There is a strong sense of community across the school, with staff and parents working together as part of the ‘The Greville family’ for the benefit of all pupils.” Our strategic intent is to develop and sustain the attitudes, relationships and processes that form the Greville family.
The Greville is about experiencing and participating in a range of different skills and resources to stretch and develop each child. We have acknowledged strengths in music, sport and performance. We intend to develop these strengths as they support resilience, communication skills and teamworking. This will help Greville children succeed and thrive at secondary school, confident in accessing the curriculum and wider opportunities.
We intend to develop and sustain the 'school curriculum' and 'curriculum enrichment' at The Greville. We will nurture and encourage our rich variety of clubs and our teaching ethos where the child’s voice is truly heard. Visitors talk positively of the children’s openness, confidence and happiness which are founded on the broad range of experiences they encounter at The Greville.
Improving progress and attainment
Our School Development Plan will focus on ensuring that teaching is as effective as possible, to help ensure children’s attainment and progress is prioritised. Our aim is also to close the attainment gap for disadvantaged children.
We intend to improve the progress children make between joining and leaving the school. 60 new children join Year 3 so we carefully track them, along with the 60 Greville children in Year 3, as they move through the juniors.
We intend school leadership at all levels to drive teaching and learning to be highly effective so that our children have the best opportunities as they move on to the next stage of their education.
Supporting mental health and wellbeing
We intend to increase our focus on mental health and wellbeing for staff and children. Emotionally secure staff foster the type of behaviours and language children need for their development.
We aim for our children to learn in a happy, secure and nurturing environment where children are at the centre of everything we do.
Caring for the environment
We intend to develop a programme to improve our environmental sustainability. This will address the school’s use of energy, materials, purchasing, transport, water and grounds. The programme will educate children in environmental responsibility and give them confidence that their environment will be sustainable in the future.