What’s happening at Trent Vale?


School will close for the Summer Holidays on Wednesday 22nd July 2020. Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July will now be the INSET for the remainder of this academic year.

While school is closed if you have any concerns about a child’s welfare or safety please contact Trent Vale on 0115 9179224 or go directly to the Nottinghamshire MASH on 0300 500 8090 or 0300 456 4546 (out of hours)

Please send examples of your child’s home learning to their class teacher via email.

Teachers’ email addresses

Work for Home is now under the Home Learning Tab

Trent Vale is a GOOD school which is OUTSTANDING for personal development, behaviour and welfare.

Download our latest Ofsted report

This term all of the children in school will be using high quality texts to support them in their learning . I’m certain that these carefully selected books will engage all of the children and will give a clear direction to their learning allowing them to make good progress in all areas of the curriculum.

Last academic year the children all made very good progress with their reading and this is due to the fantastic support you give at home in encouraging your child to follow the Homework Policy and read at home at least 4 times a week and in joining your child for Reading Morning every Tuesday. They also made very good progress with their writing and maths along will all of the other curriculum areas studied in school.

We are currently learning about good learning behaviour from our ‘Good Learning Team’. The team comprises of eight Disney characters and each one represents a different learning behaviour. The children have explored these behaviours so they know exactly what each one looks like if you are doing it properly. The characters and their learning behaviour are as follows:-

  • Mickey Mouse – ‘be curious’
  • Minnie Mouse – ‘concentrate’
  • Woody – ‘don’t give up’
  • Jessie – ‘be co-operative’
  • Tigger – ‘enjoy learning’
  • Eeyore – ‘have a go’
  • Winnie the Pooh – ‘keep improving’
  • Piglet – ‘use your imagination’

Our School Motto which underpins all of this work is ‘Helping each other towards excellence in all that we do’.

The school is federated with Beeston Rylands Junior School in order to provide a primary school experience for the children in our community. I will be working very closely with children, staff and governors to develop a continuum of education from 3-11 years; an education that encourages  every child to reach their potential both academically and socially while at the same time enjoying their learning. Additionally we have also joined the George Spencer Teaching School Alliance to enhance our professional development we offer to staff and extend the number of schools we are working with.

Download the latest Ofsted Report for Beeston Rylands Junior School 

Click here to go to Beeston Rylands Junior School Website

School Improvement Priorities for 2020

Priority 1

Ensure that staff and pupil well-being has a high priority in school development planning and that the new guidance on sex and relationships education is successfully implemented.

Priority 2

To firmly embed the ongoing focus on improving the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils so that differences between the achievement of these pupils and their peers are diminished further, particularly in writing but also reading and maths.

Consistently provide life experiences, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, to enhance their cultural capital and life chances

Priority 3

  • To further improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Make better use of the outdoor learning environment in the early years, so that it is equally effective in promoting pupils’ learning and development as the indoor provision.
  • Evaluate and develop the quality of Computing education

Priority 4

  • To further develop and secure the leadership of the schools
  • To federate the two schools so they have one governing body
  • To further develop subject leadership by developing a well-planned curriculum which supports children to build and apply their knowledge and skills within a structured and progressive framework. Ensure there is a progression of skills and knowledge for each subject

What our parents say:

"The children develop a strong bond with their teachers, and there is good evidence of the vision of the headteacher." "The opportunities provided for the children are excellent." "The headteacher goes the extra mile to make sure that parents feel involved, supported and satisfied with their children's experience of school." "We are delighted with the excellent standard of teaching." "Abigail really enjoys going to school and has made really good progress."
Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School