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.

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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.

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.