There are approximately 430 pupils presently on the School roll. Teaching groups are generally of mixed ability but there is some setting for ability in core subject areas.
Teaching groups are of mixed ability, except in Years 7 and 8 where there is some setting for ability. When groups of children are arranged according to ability, the organisation remains flexible as children progress and develop at different times and the grouping needs to be able to respond to this situation. The quantity of teaching and non-teaching support is significantly enhanced so that extra help is given to children with additional needs, including the most able children, occasionally in small groups or through additional support in the classroom. When allocating extra support, priority is given to pupils in Years 5 and 6.
Aims of the School
Our vision at The Greneway Middle School is to foster in every child a love of learning and an understanding that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and perseverance throughout their life. They will progress with us, developing an open and questioning mind, sensitivity, imagination, resilience and independence.
To fulfil this vision we aim:
- to provide a first class teaching, where differences and similarities are embraced, respected and celebrated.
- to design a broad, creative curriculum to match the needs of young people in the 21st Century and prepare pupils positively for life in modern Britain. Achieving this by promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
- to be recognised as a school which both demonstrates progression and fosters excellence in academic, cultural, social, emotional and behavioural development of all pupils and which values achievements of all kinds.
- to work together as a ‘TEAM’ (Together Everyone Achieves More) to ensure that pupils are healthy and safe, and develop as positive, self-disciplined, courteous and co-operative individuals.
- to be a valued and active part of the local community, working in partnership with governors, parents, other local schools, community organisations and businesses to promote a powerful collaborative approach to learning so the pupils develop concern for the environment, make positive contributions to society and are prepared for economic security in the future.
- to ensure equality of opportunity for everyone and actively oppose all forms of discrimination.
The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
The Greneway School recognises the important responsibility for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The school’s policies apply to the whole of the school’s workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any contractors working on the site. Staff recruitment is key
and all staff (including volunteers ) have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safer Recruitment procedures.
In addition we aim to:
- Raise awareness of safeguarding issues, equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
- Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
- Support pupils who have been abused, in accordance with an agreed, child-centred plan.
- Establish a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination or bullying, where children can learn and develop happily.
We recognise that because of their day-to-day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. Staff in schools will therefore:
- Report any inappropriate behaviour / activities to designated staff.
- Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
- Ensure that children know that they can approach any adult in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent, supportive response.
- Provide opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
The Greneway School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.
Designated Senior Lead = Mrs Rawlings
Deputy Designated Senior Leads = Ms Bowyer, Mr Gee and Mrs V Ofstedahl
Our Single Central Record Manager = Mrs Piper