about

I welcome you warmly to Nova Primary School where each individual child shines brightly, without limits. Our website has many pictures and lots of information for you, but for me, it is only when you visit Nova that you gain a true sense of what a happy, harmonious and innovative school community it is.

Each morning, Nova pupils run into school with boundless enthusiasm and a commitment to the highest standards of learning behaviour. They are kind and helpful citizens with a strong sense of morality and social awareness, with almost all of our oldest pupils undertaking prefect roles around the school. The progress they make in their learning is impressive and I am proud of the consistently high quality of presentation and content in their books and on display.

The Nova ‘LEARN’ curriculum has been developed to ignite pupil’s curiosity and prepare them academically and personally for life- seeing them in their lessons is a joy and their high levels of motivation and interest are an inspiration to us all. Our talented and knowledgeable team of teaching and support staff put Nova’s pupils at the heart of everything they do, and as well ensuring learning is experiential, engaging and effective, they do everything in their power to keep them safe and happy.

At Nova, safeguarding and inclusion are never separate entities, and are instead woven throughout the fabric of our school. The curriculum is underpinned by a rich culture of appreciation, respect and moral purpose, developed through values-based learning, collective worship, pupil voice and an emphasis on excellent PSHE education. We are passionate about ensuring that every aspect of our offer to children, represents our diverse society and as a headteacher, I encourage all stakeholders to challenge discrimination, prejudice and bullying at every opportunity: Nova pupils are not afraid to stand up for what is right.

Our school is also spacious, well-resourced with incredible outside facilities. We have a beautiful library and have invested heavily in high quality reading material for all ages, which reflects our commitment to developing our pupils outstanding oracy and literacy skills, as well as their general knowledge and love of books. My team are as excited as the children by the possibilities books present and this creates a real buzz about reading, around the school.

I would be delighted to share more of what makes Nova Primary such a great place to learn or to further your career.  If you would like to find out more I would encourage you to phone our friendly office team to arrange an informal visit, with a chance to chat with myself or a member of the Senior Leadership Team or even one of our pupil School Improvement Ambassadors.  I know you will love our school as much as we all do.

Anna Morris
Head Teacher

Nova SIP Overview 2021-2022

At Nova Primary we are working with the stars of tomorrow, today.

We believe that the future is bright for our pupils and it is our mission to set each and every one of them on the trajectory to success and fulfilment in their lives. We encourage them to focus on their personal success and also to become caring and considerate citizens, who are passionate about issues affecting their community and the wider world.

Nova Primary aims to take pupils, families and staff on a voyage of discovery.

Our three year vision sets out our priorities for preparing our pupils for the next stage of their education and their adult lives:

  1. The Nova curriculum prepares all learners for a diverse and rapidly changing world.
  2. Achievement is high in all subjects for all levels of need.
  3. The Nova Star team are highly skilled and reflective practioners

Our one year aims are:

  1. Ensure effective, consistent implementation of Nova’s ‘LEARN’ curriculum
  2. Increase progress in reading and writing for all
  3. Embed maths mastery throughout school
  4. Develop and increase the level of support and challenge from Governing Body
  5. Ensure personal development and pupil voice are central to school improvement

Our values permeate every aspect of school life:

TRUST             – In ourselves and in our school community                                         

FRIENDSHIP   – Showing kindness and learning together                                        

DISCOVERY   – Showing bravery to challenge ourselves, without limits, so that we can be our personal best      

SUCCESS       – A belief that with effort anything is achievable