Our Vision

At Nook Lane Junior School we are passionate about our vision which we aim to weave into everything that we do.

V1   We are committed to creating a warm, welcoming and inclusive ethos, where pupils' social, emotional and spiritual needs are seen as integral to their development.
V2   We cultivate positive attitudes including determination, perseverance and resilience, challenging and supporting all children to be the best learners that they can be.
V3   We ignite children's curiosity and creativity, encouraging a passion for life-long learning.
V4   We nurture passion for learning by providing a rich curriculum that values pupil voice, extends pupils' thinking and deepens their learning, enabling children to thrive academically.
V5   We ensure children understand the importance of physical and mental well-being and provide a range of experiences for pupils to develop a healthy body and mind.
V6   Working closely together with parents, families and the local and wider community, we foster attitudes which enable all children to become responsible and caring global citizens prepared for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.

Our Core Values

Our core values are designed to support our six key aims in a child-friendly way encouraging our children to develop positive attitudes, behaviours and mind-sets so children can be successful learners and citizens; they will be a focus for our children within lessons and across school so they are 'lived and not laminated'.

C1 We embrace difference and diversity.
  • Working hard to understand difference and embrace it.
  • Being eager to learn about our diverse world to help us understand it.
  • Supporting each other with our differences.
  • Recognising that we are all unique and individual and we seeing this as a source of celebration.
C2 We are friendly, caring and polite and we work together co-operatively.
  • Being friendly caring and polite.
  • Being well-mannered.
  • Helping others.
  • Being responsible.
  • Being co-operative.
  • Working well in pairs and groups.
C3 We are independent, organised and always ready to learn.
  • Being ready to start lessons after playtimes.
  • Looking after equipment.
  • Having equipment ready for lessons.
  • Knowing where to get resources and put belongings.
  • Organising my work and resources.
C4 We have a voice and we listen to others.
  • Developing concentration.
  • Being an active listener.
  • Self-regulating and managing different emotions.
  • Sharing ideas and discussing points in pairs and in groups.
  • Being actively involved in lessons by asking and answering questions and joining in with discussions and partner work.
C5 We are independent and determined, and we persevere and are resilient.
  • Having a go at tasks and not give up easily.
  • Working individually in a productive way.
  • Trying your very best.
  • Completing home learning.
  • Knowing what resources are needed and using them at the right time.
  • Developing techniques to help remember information.
  • We listen to advice and realise the importance of learning from mistakes.
C6 We work hard to know and value ourselves so we can reflect on our behaviour and learning.
  • Being aware of personal strengths and areas to improve as a learner.
  • Reflecting on when tasks or events might have been difficult to manage, and planning to overcome this in the future.
  • Monitoring learning, emotions and well-being and evaluating how different strategies help.
  • Managing feelings and emotions.
  • Taking and acting upon advice.
  • Using feedback to improve work and learning from this.
  • Being prepared to learn from and make mistakes.
  • Evaluating in an honest way and being open about mistakes and planning how to improve in the future.

Our Aims

We aim to enable children at Nook Lane Junior School to:
  • feel happy, healthy, safe, enjoy learning and be proud of their own achievements and those of others.
  • be inspired by learning and understand its potential.
  • achieve their very best in all areas of the curriculum.
  • develop as motivated, independent and collaborative learners.
  • possess the resilience to learn from mistakes and failure and to adapt to new opportunities and challenges.
  • understand and accept difference, developing an awareness of (and respect for) our diverse and changing world.
  • make valuable contributions to the community locally, nationally and globally.
  • become confident learners, successful individuals and responsible, caring citizens.
To achieve these aims we will provide:
  • a safe, healthy learning environment that supports learners of all abilities.
  • a caring, nurturing ethos and a positive atmosphere that enables all learners to flourish.
  • a curriculum that embraces and celebrates diversity across the local, national and global community.
  • high quality teaching and learning within a rich, relevant, inclusive curriculum.
  • memorable, fun and inspirational learning opportunities in school and the local and wider community.
  • school leadership with a clear focus on continuous improvement.
  • a professional, highly motivated and skilled staff team dedicated to the ethos and aims of the school.
  • a strong commitment to working with parents as partners.
  • opportunities for children to influence decisions in the school community.
  • a diverse range of extra-curricular opportunities including the arts, music and sport.

Key Priorities for 2019-2020






KP1: To provide challenge in maths, especially for the most able pupils.



KP2: To sequence learning coherently and implement strategies to improve children's memory.



KP3: To extend children's vocabulary across the curriculum.



KP4: To develop phonics/ spelling provision, especially in Year 3 and the Integrated Resource.



KP5: To develop assessment systems to show small steps of progress.