We are proud to share our final Ofsted report with you. St Nicholas School remains Good as a result of our ungraded inspection in February. However, we will require a Graded inspection in 18-24 months’ time to ensure changes that we are putting in place with our Curriculum and Communication reflect a Good grade.
When I took over as Head Teacher in September 2021, my goal was to ensure that our school motto, ‘Learning Together’, was at the heart of everything we do. Our motto encompasses the collaborative approach to helping our special pupils achieve to their full potential, and this was reflected by one comment made by a parent, ‘It feels like the staff are raising my child with me’. In discussing what it is like to attend our school, the report writes ‘Pupils gain confidence, make friends and enjoy their education. The warm and trusting relationships that staff foster with pupils ensure that pupils feel safe. Parents and carers inspectors spoke to agreed that their children flourish here’.
I want to take this opportunity to say “thank you and well done” to the amazing staff at the school. Our pupils do so well because of their passion and dedication to the school. I also want to thank the parents who completed the survey and the group of parents who spoke to the inspector.
The next steps identified in the report are areas that the school had already identified in its School Development Plan and Self Evaluation. We are excited to be working on these areas and plans have already been put in place for school improvement.
Please click here to read the report.
We are celebrating World Book Day with a whole Book Week from 27th February-3rd March. We will have a dress up day on Friday 3rd March and children will receive a book token. See below for more info…
On Friday 3rd February at St Nicholas School, we celebrated Number Day raising money for NSPCC. There have been lots of fun activities taking place, such as making number crowns, putting numbers into order on the interactive whiteboard, singing our favouite number songs alongside using props and ordering friends in the class into ordinal numbers.
Staff and pupils have made yet again a fantastic effort wearing creative costumes today. I have been amazed at the creativity, especially lots of handmade costumes by our very talented parents so thank you!
Each teacher decided on a best dressed pupil in their class and they were awarded with a special certificate! Thank you staff, pupils and parents for taking part.
Laura McNally Maths KS1 Coordinator
The week beginning Monday 14th November, we will celebrate Road Safety Week here at school. The theme is ‘Safe Roads for all’. The children will be doing lots of activities in class such as brightening a bag or scooter so it can be seen, practising to cross the road safely as well as singing some road safety songs. At home, we are also encouraging parent to send in photos of their child out and about crossing the road safely or using a sustainable mode of transport e.g. walking, cycling or riding a scooter. There will also be a mufti on Friday 18th November where the theme is ‘Be Bright Be Seen’.
If your child displays symptoms of COVID or other illnesses, or has tested positive for COVID, the advice from the NHS is that your child should try to stay at home and avoid contact with others, especially if they have a temperature or do not feel well enough to go to school. Please click on the attached link for further information What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19 - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
On Friday 21st October, St Nicholas are taking park in the Mencap Superhero Challenge! See below for details.
Details of our upcoming parent coffee mornings