I am very privileged to be the Headteacher of a school which serves the local community so well. This is a very special school for many reasons. Firstly and most importantly we have a fantastic staff that will enable your child to make the very best progress. Whatever the starting point, we as a school make sure each young person is pushed and stretched. This can be summed up by two words from our mission statement – ‘everybody achieves’ and when you walk around the school you can see everybody learning and nobody being left behind. My history in education is very much about making that progress towards academic excellence and narrowing the gaps. This school tries to do that every single day.
The Elmgreen School is an 11-18 comprehensive and is the first parent promoted school in England. We are a school that offers its staff excellent opportunities for professional growth in a vibrant urban environment. The Elmgreen motto is, ‘We look after ourselves, We look after each other, We look after our school, We look after our community.’ If you believe you share those values and want the absolute best for every young person you teach then we are the school for you.
We believe that learning is a lifelong activity and we also ensure that we make our students ready for the world beyond school. This is a brilliant school. A school full of learning. At Elmgreen we have consistently good teaching and learning in a calm, ordered beautiful environment. At Elmgreen we have an innovative but common sense curriculum that prepares our young people for the exciting challenges of being a global citizen in the 21st Century. Our network of schools through the Dunraven Educational Trust and links with local, national and international education ensures that we more than fulfill this remit. Education should enrich every individual in our society, regardless of where you come from. That is what education at The Elmgreen School is based on.
The community is the beating heart of The Elmgreen School. As the first Parent Promoted School in England we are rightly proud of how we grew out of the local area. We look after our community and that is so fundamental to the way that the school was founded and what we stand for. We are also part of the Dunraven Educational Trust which offers the challenge of being the ‘best version of ourselves.’ That is what we want for every young person who comes through our door.
The Elmgreen School is a special place to learn. It strives for high results and higher aspirations whilst also retaining strong core values. I hope that by navigating our website, visiting the school and talking to students, staff and parents you can get a sense of what we can offer, what we stand for and what we can achieve together.
WHO WE ARE
The Dunraven Educational Trust believes school's have a moral imperative to create the best educational provision that they can in order to serve the needs of their community effectively, now and in the future. The Trust has primary, secondary and sixth form phases and well established ITT provision. We are experienced and successful in supporting schools in a range of areas including leadership development, teaching and learning, finance and HR.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Trust has one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in a school community. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.