Our Vision

Nook Lane Junior School

Nook Lane's Vision

Central to Nook Lane's vision, is a commitment to creating a warm, welcoming and inclusive ethos, where pupils' social, emotional and spiritual needs are seen as integral to their development. We cultivate positive attitudes including determination, perseverance and resilience, challenging and supporting all children to be the best learners that they can be.

We ignite children's curiosity and creativity, encouraging a passion for life-long learning.

We nurture this passion by providing a rich curriculum that values pupil voice, extends pupils' thinking and deepens their learning, enabling children to thrive academically.

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.

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.

For more information, you can download Nook Lane's Vision.

Our Core Values

Nook Lane Junior School

Our Core Values

1. We are friendly, caring and polite.

2. We are determined, we persevere and we are resilient.

3. We are always ready to learn.

4. We embrace difference and diversity.

5. We have a voice and we listen to others.

6. We work together co-operatively.

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.

Whole-School Priorities for 2018-2019

Our SIP - Whole-School Priorities 2018-2019 is available to download.

KEY PRIORITY 1 - Leadership & Management

KP1a: Challenge and support senior and middle/subject leaders to identify strengths and areas for further improvement and ensure that they are aware of the impact of provision on standards within their specific subjects.

KP1b: Develop link governors' strategic role in school.

KP1c: Lead the school through the conversion to academy process and the establishment of a local MAT.

KP1d: Renew the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

KEY PRIORITY 2 - Quality Of Teaching & Learning & Assessment

KP2a: Ensure there is a high profile focus on good and outstanding teaching.

KP2b: Further develop HOT (Higher Order Thinking) and maths and English cross-curricular links in the wider curriculum.

KP2c: Ensure consistency of assessments through a rigorous process of internal moderation and external collaboration.

KEY PRIORITY 3 - Personal Development & Well Being

KP3a: Promote the importance of well-being through the school's involvement in the Healthy Minds Project and promote children's physical health.

KP3b: Enhance further the provision and support for children with autism in the Integrated Resource and for pupils with autism across school.

KEY PRIORITY 4 - Outcomes of Pupils

KP4a: Improve pupils' progress and attainment in maths at the expected standard and at the higher standard at the end of KS2. (Focus: pupils who were borderline expected standard and higher standard at Key Stage 1.)

KP4b: Improve pupils' attainment in writing at the expected standard and at greater depth at the end of KS2. (Focus: children on SEN Support and boys.)

KP4c: Improve boys' attainment in reading and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar at the expected standard and at the higher standard at the end of KS2 and throughout school.

KP4d: Narrow the achievement gap for children on Pupil Premium.