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School Evaluation Overview November 2019

School Improvement overview 2019-20

Our latest whole school community visioning was held on Friday 26th October 2018. We reviewed our core improvement priorities for 2018-2020 and looked at ways we could move forward to see good impact in a year to 2 years time. 

PATH 26th October 2018: Our children, our vision

In our latest PATH review (October 2018), we revisited our vision for the children from February 2018 and aligned our new improvement plan to priorities identified from the latest end of 2018 data picture and from our monitoring evidence and knowledge of our children, families and community. 


Our PATH will be used as a working wall by different groups of stakeholders (SLT, wider staff, middle leaders, parent forum, PTA, school council and governors). We will add post-it’s to short and long term actions from different groups.

Summary SEF (Self Evaluation Form) October 2018

Summary SIP (School Improvement Plan) 2018-20

Our PATH (Planning Alternative Thoughts and Hopes) is our Whole School Community vision for our children at Lovers' Lane Primary and Nursery. It links directly to our main School Improvement Priorities. This year we had lots of community support again from Newark Library, our School Nurse, Surestart, The Children's Centres at Bridge and Hawtonville, Inspire Learning Family Learning provider, our PCSO, our local Inclusion and SBAP (School Behaviour and Attendance Partnership), our Governing Body, our staff at all levels, parents, children, local business links and our local bookshop. We also have support from our local secondary school partners and the Together for Newark group and Town and Area Schools Networks. We also have support from our Teaching School Alliance (TSA) at Cotgrave Candleby Lane TSA.

Here at Lovers' Lane Primary and Nursery, we deeply value the team ethic and our drive is always toward the best for our children. The School Community work together to shape the direction of the school and to plan for improvement, which targets best practice and enjoyable, engaging learning for all our pupils. In our community, we understand the importance of the school as a wider resource and also work with community partners to enable opportunities for parents, families and the wider community too.

Our School Improvement Plan (SIP) is regularly reviewed and updated. This is available on this page through the link to our SIP. Staff are assigned Subject Leader roles and work with link governors who monitor curriculum and standards through regular contact with staff members and visits to the school, where their time spent includes conversations with pupils, looking at children's work and talking to staff at all levels. We work on improving our school by identifying issues to work on, taking action, then measuring impact of improvement work and actions undertaken.


Our pupil, parent and community voice is very important to us at Lovers' Lane Primary and Nursery. In January 2017, we held a School Visioning Inset, which was attended by children, parents, governors, school staff, Family SENCO, Local Behaviour Team Leaders (SBAP), Local Secondary school leaders, Bridge Street Children's Centre staff and others. This was most positive and  took the shape of a 'PATH' (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope). All of our community were represented and contributed to our BIG dreams, what we feel can be achieved towards these by a year from now and what we need to stay on track to achieve our hopes and goals. We wish to send a big thanks to Sharon and Kelsey who facilitated our PATH event - it was a great morning! In February 2018, we held our own PATH event with the support of Jane Starbuck, our Newark Town Inclusion Lead and Family SENCO, who facilitated the event, while Mrs Graham (our Year 2 teacher, Assistant Head and SENCO) and Miss Spence (one of our KS1 Teaching Assistants) drew out our PATH on the wall. We focused on the different types of learners and also barriers to their learning, as well as what makes it easier for children to learn well.  We used this to map out our dreams, ideas and hopes for all the children at Lovers' Lane, whatever their background, starting point, challenges or talents.