A Message from our Headteacher

As Nelson staff, we feel privileged in having the unique job of working alongside our young people to listen and facilitate learning. Our ethos is built on supporting our pupils to be kind, honest, respectful, articulate, brave and curious young people who understand their impact within our world.

Children are at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to develop a strong voice for everyone, so that our direction of learning, curriculum, and experiences are shaped by and for the children.

The Early Years are a unique phase of a child’s development. Our inspirational team are committed to exploring the interests of each and every child, working alongside them to discover and ask questions about ourselves and the world around us. We continue to develop the characteristics of effective learning through our Key Stage 1 settings. Our enquiry-based curriculum contextualises children’s learning; they control and shape the direction in which they want topics to develop. We are proud of how independent our pupils are, using their own digital journals to record evidence of learning and tracking their own next steps to success.

The Thrive approach underpins everything we do at Nelson. We prioritise the emotional wellbeing of our entire school community over and above all else, keeping the Thrive vital relational functions at the heart of all our interactions with children, colleagues and parents.

Oracy is integral in our school as we believe developing this skill is crucial to success in life. We hope that in developing this articulacy alongside our three strong values of honesty, kindness and respect, we set children up in the best way possible way to succeed later in life. If you want to see this in action, please do not hesitate in getting in touch and coming in to speak with the children or any member of our school community.