Newsletters 2020/21

In case you missed them, here are our latest newsletters:

03 September 2020 Newsletter

Ofsted Report

We were last inspected in March 2019, when our Overall effectiveness was graded as Good.

The latest report can be downloaded here: Ofsted Report 2019.

Previous reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Or you can see our highlights from our 2019 report here.

Parent View

Parents can register their views of the school with OFSTED at Parentview.

The Guide for Parents explains the inspection process.

More information can be found on this Ofsted Leaflet and Poster.

Term Dates / School Holidays - Academic Year 2020/2021

Term Dates From To  
Autumn Term Tuesday 01 September Friday 18 December
Spring term Monday 04 January Thursday 01 April
Summer Term Monday 19 April Wednesday 21 July
Holiday Periods From To  
Autumn Half Term Monday 26 October Friday 30 October
Christmas Monday 21 December Friday 01 January
Spring Half Term Monday 15 February Friday 19 February
Easter Friday 02 April Monday 16 April
May Day Monday 03 May  
Spring Bank Monday 31 May Friday 04 June
Summer School closes at the end of the day on Tuesday 20 July 2021 (see inset days below)
Inset Days School Closed:    
  Tuesday 01 September 2020  
  Wednesday 02 September 2020
  Friday 23 October 2020
  Friday 28 May 2021
  Wednesday 21 July 2021
Y6 SATS WEEK : w/c 10 May 2021

Term Dates / School Holidays - Academic Year 2020/2021 are available to download.

Term Dates / School Holidays - Academic Year 2021/2022 are also available.

School Office

Please feel free to download the following documents should you need to do so:

Logo Leisurewear - School Uniform Shop (link to website)

School Dinner Choices - Hot Choice Menu - from 10th May 2021

School Dinner Choices - School Meal Pre-Ordering System (.pdf)

Parent / Family Talks

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the parents and family members who gave up their time to come in to school during the summer term to talk to classes and the whole school about their hobbies and jobs.

We were treated to a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining talks about the following:

  • Origami
  • MRI brain imaging including models and scans
  • Manufacturing equipment for people with disabilities
  • Being a dancer
  • Being a milliner
  • Being a doctor/researcher
  • Being a midwife
  • Being a paramedic
  • Working in clinical research

It would be fabulous to hear from more parents and family members during the new school year. Look out for a letter from Mrs Wilkinson in the autumn term!

Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

Nook Lane is using the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) as a framework to help to further strengthen our partnership with parents and families. The LLPA is a national award and a valuable school improvement tool that will help us to continue to increase the involvement of parents and families in their children's learning experiences.

Our Parent Partnership Policy is available to download.

Further information can be found on the LPPA website...

... and more about LPPA at Nook Lane can be found on our own LPPA page.

Additional Needs Coffee morning and after school session

There will be Parent Forum sessions every half term from now on and there will be a different focus each time. Information about this will follow in the new year.

Feedback from previous Additional Needs sessions:

  • 'Great to meet 'the team' supporting my child in school'.
  • 'Lots of really useful information about how support is organised at Nook Lane, feel I can approach staff with any questions or concerns I have'.
  • 'Was interesting to find out about all the different things going on in school to help children with different needs and emotional needs too'.

Sheffield Parent Carer Coffee Morning

Our annual coffee morning hosted in school and run by a fantastic team of parents from the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum was a great success!

Parents of children with additional needs, relating to social communication and autism, were invited in to school to discuss current changes in SEND provision in Sheffield, how to support children through transition points and how school can support parents and families.

The sessions are always really useful and informative and we find out so much about what is on offer for families of children with additional needs.

Parents can become members of the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum by contacting or ringing 0300321421. The meetings usually take place at St Mary's Community Centre on Bramhall Lane.

Access arrangements:

At the start of next academic year, the school intends to conduct an audit of families' particular requirements so that we can make the necessary provision for supporting anyone with a disability who visits the school.

If parents, family members or other members of the Nook Lane community are disabled and/or have any special requirements regarding access, please contact the school office prior to visiting the school, so that the necessary arrangements can be put in place.

Inclusion Team

In the autumn term the Inclusion Team invited parents and carers of pupils receiving additional support in school to an informal information evening to discuss and share the work carried out in school to help children in all aspects of their learning. Parents were offered the opportunity to come into school, at their convenience, to observe programmes of support being delivered to their child and look at useful resources to use at home.

Before Christmas, in what is turning into an annual tradition, parents from the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum (see below) hosted an informal information session for parents and carers of pupils with additional needs on the autistic spectrum. This event is invaluable as information about local resources, events and support is shared and discussed.

Parent Support

For help, advice and guidance about all aspects of education and other parenting issues:

Parents:Directgov website

Department for Education website