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Welcome to Secondary Phase

Our Secondary Phase is co-located on Beacon Academy site, but offers a separate unit within.  We currently have 5 classrooms, an interactive sensory room, hall,  and small garden.  We hold our own PE lessons with our qualified  PE Teacher with scheduled access to Beacon PE facilities such as Gym, Sports Hall, Astro Turf and Fitness Suite.  Some of our pupils access Trampoline sessions in the Community together with a weekly Taekwondo session at a purpose built gym in Crowborough.   We have weekly swimming sessions at Goldsmith's Leisure Centre, and for pupils that need Hydropool provision,  this is located on site.  We also have use of Beacon Canteen and adventure playground for lunch times, but again this is at a separate time to the Beacon students.  We use a dedicated Food Tech room located at our 6th Form site for our Food Technology lessons.

 

If appropriate,  students can access curriculum lessons within Beacon such as Maths, Science, PE, Dance and History.  Pupils are always supported by one of our TA's.  We offer a friendly, caring and supportive Secondary provision to create the best learning environment for our pupils.

Old Skool Sports Day week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 13th July

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Golf challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 28.1 points and 33.6 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Old Skool Sports Day” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- The Welly Wang - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYgWWEWJn0k

Challenge 2- Skittle Alley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT_m8qMilP8

Challenge 3- Hopping Mad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT5RMsSmkZQ

Challenge 4- Egg & Spoon Race - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WOKGgiU75k

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Golf week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 6th July

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Rugby challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 44.5 points and 39.6 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Golf” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Dominoes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KuSAQDQXy8

Challenge 2- Grand National - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbrdehCPa7E

Challenge 3- Lockdown Knockdown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxfAiV07fg4

Challenge 4- Crazy Golf - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF9vtDuOObk

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Rugby week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 29th June

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Cricket and Stoolball challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 30.5 points and 37.2 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Rugby” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Figure of 8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv0HoHpp0vo

Challenge 2- Up and Over - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_LNZ9C8FAU

Challenge 3- Rugby Passing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d7lPjAfXCc

Challenge 4- Keep Try-ing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHjdgDZB2o8

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Cricket and Stoolball week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 22nd June

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Boccia challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 46.5 points and 56.6 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Cricket and Stoolball” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Clap and Catch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mAAxrWcmJc

Challenge 2- Between the Wickets - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk10sxxQfrg

Challenge 3- Balanced Batting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhOcoqB-L1I

Challenge 4- Run Out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kalpz9djq4U

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Boccia week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 15th June

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Athletics challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 130.3 points and 169.3 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Boccia” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Moving Target - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p7apOfY4q8

Challenge 2- Wall Ball - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk5razvAGQI

Challenge 3- Under Pressure - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yse6Cm1kQ_s

Challenge 4- Tactics Alley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXg294hf8JU

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Pictures of Boys from Senior 1 working from home, making some amazing shoe box gardens, literacy, maths, science work and completing this weeks PE lesson challenges. Well done Boys!

Athletics week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday June 8th

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Netball and Basketball challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 23.5 points and 36.7 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Netball and Basketball” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Speed Bounce - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN3rHyn-CAc

Challenge 2- Agility Shuttles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac48pzca8wo

Challenge 3- Standing Long-Jump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVj8MyHWn4Q

Challenge 4- Mini-Marathon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZw_d7UT9UA

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Pictures of pupils from Senior 1 working from home - Well done!

Today starts week 4 of the “Virtual” Sussex School Games - Monday 19th May

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores last week for the Football challenges!

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Primary pupils scored 67 points, Secondary 64.8 points and 81.3 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

We have also moved from 5th to 3rd in the SEN leader board for this years Parallel Youth Games - Amazing work everyone!

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Gym and Fitness” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Wall Sit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckjaCXlosxE&feature=emb_title

Challenge 2- Stork Stand - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQnVpMdxFXg&feature=emb_title

Challenge 3- Dish and Dome - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKpbLibGlYI&feature=emb_title

Challenge 4- Around the World - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgAtFBVuMnM&feature=emb_title

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Grove Park Alphabet Exercises Challenge

 

Use the letters in your First name to create your own warm up!

   A-

7 Star Jumps

N-

3 Press ups

        B-

6 Squats

O-

5 Squats

C-

8 High Knees

P-

7 sit ups

D-

6 Side to side jumps

Q-

20 press ups

E-

10 Touch the floor and sky

R-

5 sit ups

F-

10 pencil jumps

S-

Jog on spot

20 seconds

G-

6 Tuck Jumps

T-

1 Burpee

H-

Touch your toes 5 times

U-

5 Pencil Jumps

I-

15 Second Plank

V-

20 star jumps

J-

10 side to side jumps

W-

12 Star Jumps

K-

Balance on one foot for 10 seconds

X-

30 second plank

L-

10 front lunges

Y-

12 sit ups

M-

10 second standing sprint (fast feet)

Z-

10 Burpees

 

Pictures of some Secondary pupils working from home this week, Well done Everyone!

Today starts week 3 of the “Virtual” Sussex School Games - Monday 11 May

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores last week for the Tennis challenges!

We managed to get 50 points in the Secondary table and 77.7 in the Sixth Form/adults table.

We are also currently in 5th place on the SEN leader board for this years Parallel Youth Games - well done everyone!

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Football” and 2 of the challenges require a partner, either brother/sister or your parents then they can add their score in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

I know we have some keen football players at school so hoping lots of you take part!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

Challenge 1- Speed Dribble Shuttle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqdwbJJNdHo

Challenge 2- Through the Gate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xlCb2DFeLE

Challenge 3- Pair Passing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FCukKbgYtE

Challenge 4- Hit the Target - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HREjrk1bR-k

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

 

Dan

Secondary pupils working from home, Well done everyone!

Today starts week 2 of the “Virtual” Sussex School Games

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores last week.

We managed to get 81 points in the Secondary table and 74.5 in the Sixth Form/adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores this week.

This week’s theme is “Tennis” and 3 of the challenges require a partner, either brother/sister or your parents then they can add their score in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Volley Rally   - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AecM43TJBeA

Challenge 2- Double Catch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trSf3YNTXJA

Challenge 3- Forehand Dropshot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyb46T5VWV8

Challenge 4- Fan Footwork Drill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yxhWnF67Jw

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

 

Dan

Friday's P.E lesson with Dan 01 May

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Annabelle making Pirate jelly boats at the Primary School.

Message to pupils at Secondary and Sixth form from the staff

My attempts for week 1 of the Sussex School games! Try and beat my scores and submit on sussexschoolgames.co.uk Good luck - Dan

Pictures of boys from Senior 1 working from home last week, Well done Jamie, Freddie and Bastian!

Some pictures of pupils from Senior 1 working from home! They are listening to french songs, finding shapes around the house, writing and creating their own pirate! Well done Senior 1

GPCT Funded sports kit

The Secondary school council wrote to the GPCT asking for their own sports kit.

The GPCT kindly agreed with the sponsorship of A&W Developments.

Pupils from Secondary have had a busy sports term as they competed in the recent Albion in the Community Football Tournament, the Parallel Games at K2,  Cricket Day at Sussex Cricket Ground, & Sussex Games.

A busy weekend in March saw a group of students, accompanied by staff, attend Brighton v Huddersfield Premier League match, with discounted tickets courtesy of Brighton & Hove Albion.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the day especially as Brighton won!

Also a small group of students attended the Its a Special Knockout Competition on Sunday, this event is organised by Crowborough and District Lions Club and they finished in second place, with only 1 point separated from the winners.  

All Secondary and some 6th Form pupils enjoyed a visit from Fil Kamps who has represented Great Britain and England in the deaf football teams and is a Paralympic athlete. He spoke about his career, answered lots of the pupils questions and tested their dribbling and shooting skills. The pupils had a great morning learning about his life and the challenges he has faced.

Grove Park Football Team for Albion in The Community Sept 18

Sports Day 2018

Sports Day is held every year in the Summer Term, and our 6th Form students join us for this event.

Camping Trip May 2018 -

For the last 2 years our students have had the opportunity to camp at Blacklands Farm and take part in various activities.  We are planning making this an annual event in the calendar.

Beacon Dance Fesitval

Some of our students joined the Beacon Dance Fesitval Peformance.

Sussex Cricket event

Students joined Sussex Cricket Club for a fun activity filled day.

Sports Relief Fundraising event - raising funds for our GPCT and Sports Relief - sponsored mile

Some pupils from Grove Park took part in the A Special Knockout competition run by the CROWBOROUGH AND DISTRICT LIONS CLUB.  This event was held on Sunday 4th March and was supported by parents. We are pleased to say our team came second!

All the Secondary pupils took part in a Road Safety Awareness presentation as part of Road Safety Week.

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Thank you for visiting our Phase page. In this area you will be able to read about events and activities students at our secondary phase have been participating in. 

What Some Of Our Students At Secondary Enjoy About Coming To School

All out Secondary pupils enjoyed the camping week from 15th May 2017.  Some pupils camped the whole week, some for a night and others participated in activities during the day.  Great fun was had by all.  

Secondary Camping Week - Blacklands Farm May 17

Its A Special Knocout 2017

It's a Special Knockout
The winning team!
Six students from Secondary & 6th Form took part in It's a Special Knockout Competition run by the Golden Lions on Sunday 12th March.  The event was held at St Bede's School and the Grove Park Team won first prize! Well done to all who took part.

South of England Show 2016

Senior 6, with some help from S5, entered the South of England Show again this year with two categories – School Horticultural Competition and School Tiles competition. They were delighted to win second prize for their Garden, which was against tough opposition! The staff and pupils worked very hard and they had a lot of positive comments from visitors on how colourful the garden was. Well done to all involved

  

 

 

Dance Performance

A group of our students took part in a Beacon Dance festival for two years running, which is for Beacon A level Dance students and several Primary schools; they did exceptionally well and parents from many local schools enjoyed the experience.

 

 

 

Brighton Football Club Day
 

Some Secondary pupils enjoyed a Football experience at Brighton Football Club.

 

Pevensey Castle Trip

S2 class spent the day exploring the ruins at Pevensey Castle and enjoyed using the Audio Tour. We saw lots of Castle Features and enjoyed some time at Pevensey Bay looking at the Coastal Features and Coastal Defences.

 

 

Sports Relief 2016

All the pupils took part in a run or walk around the sports track to raise money for Sports Relief. Some of the pupils managed to get sponsored and we raised over £500! Dan also did an event each day including swimming, running and taking part in Taekwondo.

  

 

Dungeness Power Station visit

Senior 5 and Senior 6 classes both visited Dungeness Power Station as part of their science curriculum. They learned a lot about power and electricity during their tour of the plant.

 

 

International Horse Show

We were lucky enough to be donated tickets and a private box with lunch for the International Horse Show in Olympia from Golden Lions. Students from Primary and secondary, who had a real interest in horses and riding were selected. They had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

 

 

Evolution Revolution!

Secondary had a morning workshop to explore the differences and similarities between mammals across the ages. This included looking at various fossils through a microscope where they were fascinated to find insects from millions of years ago

  

 

 

Badger Bush Craft Day

Phil from Badger Bushcraft spent the day with secondary and along with Sixth Form the students made willow animals. Phil demonstrated how to tie the willow with cable ties and cover with mod roc which was then painted. It was an excellent day ‘Outside the classroom’ and developed the students so that they worked as a team. They created a Badger, Owl, Fox, Robin and Deer. Well done!
These will be kept in the secondary area at Secondary. 

  

 

 

Drusillas trip

The Golden Lion Charitable Trust organised a trip to Drusillas Animal Park in May, and some of our Secondary pupils thoroughly enjoyed their day!

 

 

Red Nose Day Fundraising

Pupils at the Secondary Phase took part in many activities including cake sale, dance routines and even a staff gunge session and raised over £160.00

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

World War II Bus visit

On Wednesday 10th December a double decker bus came to the Secondary phase. The Home Front Bus company provided an exciting experience to see a bombed out street inside the bus on the top deck and experience all the sounds and smells of being inside an air-raid shelter. On the bottom deck the bus was transformed into a life-like 1940s Living Room which featured a wireless and a range of original gas masks. At the back of the bus the students found a Grocery Shop and could see first hand the amount expected for Ration portions. While enjoying this experience the students moved onto making Anderson Shelters and Gas Mask boxes throughout the day.

 

 

Senior 3 & 4 Trip To Father Christmas World

The school was fortunate to have 10 tickets donated from Taylormade Dreams Charity to visit Father Christmas World in Tunbridge Wells. The students from Senior 3 and 4 went along and had an amazing experience. The venue made us feel very welcome and the pupils travelled on a train, visited the grotto, saw some very life like polar bears and even had a go at ice skating!

  

 

  

 

 

Secondary Trip to LEGOLAND

Some Secondary pupils thoroughly enjoyed their recent trip to LEGOLAND, which was kindly funded by Golden Lion Children’s Trust. We were very lucky with the weather as well!

 

 

 

  

 

  

Easter Egg Hunt at Bowles Outdoor Centre

Bowles Outdoor Centre asked Grove Park Secondary and 6th Form to help celebrate their 50th Anniversary. They organised an Easter Egg Hunt and sledging activities, and the pupils had a great morning and returned to school with lots of Easter Eggs!

 

 

Senior 6 Plumpton College Course

Senior 6 are attending Plumpton College every Wednesday for 10 week block courses, starting with Horsecare and Sports (Adventurous Activities, leading on to a course in Vehicle Maintenance and Metalwork.   

  

 

 

Transport Police Visit

The Secondary pupils welcomed Michael Gosling, who is a Transport Policeman in London. He spoke to the pupils about rail safety and being safe around public places. They enjoyed the visit and discussed the duties of policemen.

 

 

Senior 6 Forest School Project

Senior 6 are planing to set up a Forest School, to teach other children how to survive in the Forest. We will show them how to make fires, build shelters and discover things about wildlife and nature.
Bryan says “I’ll show where to find wild garlic”
Max says “I’ll show you how to make jewellery from Elderwood”.
Isobel says “Ill help you build a shelter”.
Sam says “I’m your man to help make a fire”.
Lara says “I’ll show you how to cook marshmallows on the fire”.
Emilie says “I will tell you how to make soup out of stinging nettles”.
Joe says “I’ll show you how to make rope from stinging nettle stalks”. 

 

 

Anti-Bullying Film Day

The Secondary pupils took part in an Anti-bullying Film Day, and had the opportunity to make their own film about how to resolve any bullying issues, with the help of an outside Group – Ciniclub.  

 

 

 

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