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The Grove Infant and Nursery School

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Ofsted Outstanding in all areas - November 2023

Approaches to Learning

At the Grove we know how important it is to learn key skills, and outcomes for children here are extremely high.

Reading is the key that opens many doors to future learning, and the ability to write runs alongside.   Even in the digital world, children must develop their vocabulary, know how to use language, and be able to communicate on paper or screen. 

Maths concepts acquired when young are fundamental to children's ability to do more complex calculations later on.


As I often say to visitors, this is not the be all and end all of education: there is so much to learn and find out about when you are young!  We are proud of the breadth of our curriculum and work hard to make learning fun, memorable and to support children in making crucial links in their learning.

We have a reputation for high quality teaching in the Arts, and have a gold Artsmark award that validates this.  The same can be said of provision for Science.  Specialist staff support class teachers with the teaching of Music and PE.  We have run a successful Forest Schools programme for 10 years for all year groups.  Children at the Grove go out on regular visits to a wide range of destinations, and enjoy workshops in school that support their learning.  

We are proud of the scope of our curriculum and are always looking for ways to engage children further - if you have an idea, let us know!


Our Teaching and Learning Policy explains further aspects of our approach - please find attached.


Teaching and Learning Policy