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A place at Grove?

Ooooh! Got a place at Grove! If you have got a place at Grove, congratulations! And here's why.... We are so pleased that your child has been offered a place at Grove Academy. You will be joining us at the start of our fabulous learning journey. Grove Academy is going...

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Austin’s butterfly

Critique and review Ron Berger from EL Education demonstrates the transformational power of models, critique, and descriptive feedback to improve student work. Here he tells the story of Austin's Butterfly. First-grade students at ANSER Charter School in Boise, ID,...

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Welcome to Chalvey

Grove will be in Chalvey Although we are still unable to name the exact location of the school we can say that it will be in Chalvey. As you can imagine the legal work behind such a large development has taken a lot of time and although we have secured a suitable site...

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What makes a school a great place to work?

Teaching is a fantastic job! But there is no ignoring the fact that it can be very difficult. The pressures from government and Ofsted can on some days seem overwhelming and I know the feeling that takes over when you are waiting for the morning call from an...

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So what is a free school?

That has been a question I have been asked many times. The Government describes free schools as schools that "are funded by the government but are not run by the local council. They have more control over how they do things. They are ‘all-ability’ schools, so cannot...

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“In life, when the quality of one’s work really matters, one almost never submits a first draft. An ethic of excellence requires revision.”
~ Ron Berger, author and educationalist

~ Ron Berger, author and educationalist