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Welcome

Welcome to Green Lane Infant School.

We have recently converted to an Academy and are founding members of the Attenborough Learning Trust.

This is a lively, happy school with a warm, caring environment, in which children can learn to their full potential. Educational standards are high and the school has been awarded an overall 'good' in the Ofsted Inspection of January 2016.   

The school serves a mixture of rented, private and council housing in a multicultural area.  A large proportion of the residents in the area are of Asian origin.  We are proud of our community and its richness and diversity of language, culture and religion.  

We come together and celebrate all we have in common, but with the greatest respect for all that makes us different.  All of us, as individuals should be proud of who we are and the success we achieve. We promote an education built on a foundation of trust, respect, enjoyment and sustained improvement.

Ethos

We think that 'Roots to grow and wings to fly' sums up everything we all want for Green Lane - giving children the basic roots of both learning and social skills and the wings of encouraging them to think for themselves and increase their independence and confidence.  

The following poem is where the saying comes from -

If I had two wishes, I know what they would be

I'd wish for Roots to cling to, and Wings to set me free;

Roots of inner values, like rings within a tree;

and Wings of independence to seek my destiny.

Roots to hold forever to keep me safe and strong,

To let me know you love me, when I've done something wrong;

To show me by example, and helps me learn to choose,

To take those actions every day to win instead of lose.

Just be there when I need you, to tell me it's all right,

To face my fear of falling when I test my wings in  flight;  

Don't make my life too easy, it's better if I try,

And fail and get back up myself, so I can learn to fly.

If I had two wishes, and two were all I had,

And they could just be granted, by my Mum and Dad;

I wouldn't ask for money or any store-bought things.

The greatest gifts I'd ask for are simply Roots and Wings.  

By Denis Waitley

Attenborough Learning Trust

The Attenborough Learning Trust is  a brand new multi-academy trust that has been set up by the founding schools:

  • Greenlane Infants School
  • Highfields Primary School
  • Sparkenhoe Community Primary School
  • Uplands Infants School

Our aim is to develop a formal education partnership based on a Multi-Academy-Trust (MAT) model.

The primary objective of the partnership is to deliver increased learning opportunities for children, broadening the perspective of all young people so that they and their families place no limits on their opportunities and ambitions, in order to achieve improved outcomes and life chances for all.

To fine our more about the Attenborough Learning Trust, please click here.

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