Our School Ethos Statement
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
Our aim at Llangrove CE Academy is to give all pupils the opportunity to fulfil their potential by providing the encouragement, stimulation and learning environment necessary, and to work together with pupils and parents to ensure that each child leaving our school is as well-equipped as he or she possibly can be to succeed in later life.
We are a Church of England Aided School and Christian values provide a framework for the day to day life of the school. We aim to ensure that the school provides purposeful, effective education in a happy and stimulating environment where the children feel secure and comfortable within a caring, family atmosphere. Children are helped and encouraged to make positive contribution to all aspects of school life, to develop individual interest and to recognise the abilities and needs of others as caring citizens within the school and the wider community.
We believe in the importance of strong home/school links and we are committed to fostering excellent relationships with parents and carers. A close partnership between home and school will ensure children have a happy time at Llangrove and that pupils fulfil their full potential. A Home/School Agreement is in place which outlines the role that parents and carers play in their child’s learning and development.
Llangrove is a member of Activate Education Ltd, a network of Herefordshire Primary schools & academies who design their own programme of Continuing Professional Development for staff using national speakers and consultants to ensure we deliver cutting edge, world class primary education for our children.
We believe that our environment provides a wonderful stimulus for learning. Our school is set in the heart of the village community of Llangrove and serves a large rural catchment area. We are a small school of nearly fifty pupils, grouped in three classes – Acorn, Beech and Oak.
The school comprises of three classrooms grouped around an open practical area; hall, pupil-friendly kitchen, a reference and home-school reading book library, changing rooms and toilets and is extremely well equipped. Our school is completely accessible for the physically disabled including toilet facilities.
The hall is used for PE lessons and other lessons and daily collective worship and school meals. There is mobile staging to assist with music/drama productions.
We have a class sets of wireless laptops and iPads, our classrooms and the school hall are equipped with interactive white boards and with Wi-Fi throughout. The children also have use of a large separate Art and DT practical area. The school is extremely fortunate in having a large playing field, playground, outside classroom, raised beds school garden and an ecological area with pond.
School rules are to ensure the safety of the child and that every child has a fair opportunity to study.
The school is very effective in promoting pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through an exciting and relevant curriculum.” – Ofsted Report October 2014