• School Newsletter

    22nd October 2020

    Happy Half Term

    Today is the last day of school for children. We are really proud of how well your children have adapted to the covid-related changes in school and have been impressed with how well they have managed their tiredness at the end of what has been quite an intense term. It is going to be a strange holiday with all of the covid restrictions in Nottingham but we hope you have a good break from school anyway. If you need some different things to entertain the children whilst they are off, we really recommend the links on http://daisi.education/home-learning/ There are lots of "...

    Posted 22/10/2020 by Victoria Primary School - Read more

  • Are you thinking of a career change into teaching?

    Are you considering a change in career? Are you considering teaching? Simon shares his experience.

    Simon Patterson's account on leaving his career in the pub trade and retraining to be a Maths teacher with Nottingham Torch SCITT .

    I’m 52 with a 28 year background in pubs and restaurants. I owned and ran many pubs and chains over the years and at my dizzy heights, I had 20 pubs from Glasgow to London and over 500 staff.

    In 2018 I explored the possibility of teaching, something that had always been there in my head but I had never followed it through as I needed a degree to do so. I decided to enroll in a distance learning degree in Business and Finance at Arden University which I co...

    Posted 21/10/2020 by SCITT - Read more

  • School Newsletter

    16th October 2020

    COVID and staff working with children

    Following a few good questions from parents, I wanted to share with all parents how the school is taking a “high-alert” approach to contact with your children.

    We are all very clear that school adults are the biggest covid-risk in school and so nobody working in school is taking any chances with who we let near your children. If ANY adult has been near a covid case, we send them home to self-isolate just in case they develop symptoms later. This is why some staff are not in school at the moment - as a precaution to keep everyone else safe. If anyo...

    Posted 16/10/2020 by Victoria Primary School - Read more

  • Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT An Ambitious Curriculum with IMPACT

    Shelly Geeson our Deputy Director of Primary on our Ambitious Curriculum.

    Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT An Ambitious Curriculum with IMPACT

    At the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT we aim to advance trainee teachers’ skills and knowledge in an innovative, creative and unique way to ensure all teachers and pupils have outstanding outcomes. We want trainees to become Early Career Teachers that have developed high-level classroom confidence, techniques and personal skills that will stand the test of time. Our ambitious curriculum is carefully crafted; the foundations of which are securely laid during our two week pre-course induction and are built on in a coherent manne...

    Posted 14/10/2020 by SCITT - Read more

  • Academy Trust Leadership Change

    A new CEO

    13 October 2020

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    The Nova Education Trust has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, John Tomasevic, will be formally stepping down from the Trust on 30 April 2021.

    On behalf of the Nova Education Trust and the more than 9,000 pupils attending our schools, I would like to thank John for his outstanding leadership and service. As CEO, John has provided the strategic lead for the Trust, and was instrumental in our formation and growth for more than 19 years. I and other Directors wish John well for the future. Prior to taking up the role of CEO, John...

    Posted 13/10/2020 by Victoria Primary School - Read more

  • Advice to all parents - 13th October

    Coronavirus - single case

    13th October 2020

    Advice to All Parents – Coronavirus – SINGLE CASE

    Dear Parents/carers,

    We have been made aware of one member of our school community who has tested positive for COVID 19.

    The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.

    For everyone else, the school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.

    We know that you may find this concerning but we are conti...

    Posted 13/10/2020 by Victoria Primary School - Read more