We made the NEWS!

Did you spot us in the Bolton News this week? We were very proud to share the news of our most recent award with our local community.

In April, we became the first school in the UK to achieve the Well-being Award for Schools (WAS). The award recognises everything that we do at Oxford Grove to support the mental health and wellbeing of everybody! A BIG thank you and WELL DONE to everyone!

You can read the full article here!

Miss Longmore

 

Smiley Reward – Military Boot Camp

The whole school has had an amazing time at our Spring 2 smiley reward! 

The Military Boot Camp returned and we enjoyed the huge inflatable obstacle course outside on the astro turf!

We also took part in team building games.

Check out the individual class blogs for more photos and information.

Autumn 2 Smiley Reward – Pantomime

What an amazing afternoon we have had at Oxford Grove! We have enjoyed a performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as our annual pantomime. 

Well done to all of the children who earned enough smileys to fill the back of their first smiley card and attend the pantomime.

We are all now working towards our next smiley reward in February – keep it up, everybody!

High praise from the Director of Bolton Council

Hello Nadine,

I would like to offer my congratulations to you, your leadership team and your staff, as well as to the pupils and governors at Oxford Grove, on your brilliant Ofsted Inspection Report.

It is really encouraging to see the report acknowledging the quality of leadership and the drive and dedication of the whole staff team. Your focus on continuing improvement and helping your children to maximise their potential clearly shines through. It’s always nice to read that pupils have told inspectors that they have fun whilst learning and have great pride in their school. It’s really obvious that focused enthusiasm is a feature of the whole school! I always like to see Ofsted acknowledge how well our schools perform in terms of safeguarding and it’s great to see this element of what you do described in such glowing terms.

I would like to offer my congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Council, to you and everyone at Oxford Grove.

Well done and thank you.

Alfa Music Festival 2017 – photos and videos

Here are the full photos and videos from our performances at the Alfa Music Festival last night.

Well done to all those who took part, who have been practising for so long – you were amazing!

Children of the World – our first song

Let Love Shine Through – our second song

Our Choir leading the ensemble song – Fiela

Proud – our school song, which we sang as the other choirs were being dismissed at the end of the night

Investors in Pupils Award

Today, we have been reassessed for the Investors in Pupils award. We first achieved this award in 2010, and we are delighted to have been reaccredited with this important award today. Well done to all our staff and children!

Investors in Pupils award recognises the achievement of the whole school. It values all pupils and helps them to improve the understanding of their role in their learning journey.

We also work within the whole school on increasing children’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Having an understanding of the need to come to school and how learning links with their future aspirations.
  • Knowing the roles and responsibilities of people who help them to learn.
  • Having an understanding of what our School Governing Body Team do.
  • Knowing about where the money comes from to run the school and what needs to be paid for out of this money.
  • Knowing that all pupils at Oxford Grove are valued and included in decision making through School Council.

Summer 1 Smiley Reward – the Circus

On Friday, Reception, Key Stage 1 and Year 6 took part in their Smiley reward, and today it was Key Stage 2’s turn. The children have all enjoyed learning a variety of circus skills, including plate spinning, scarf waving, balancing, juggling and even riding tiny bicycles!

Well done to all the children for earning their smileys!

Please visit our individual class blogs to see more photos and comments from each class.