Aspire is a vibrant, highly successful and widely recognised Trust determined to raise standards of educational achievement to the very highest levels. We don’t just aim for our children to achieve what is average or expected, but for them to excel both academically and in character.
We live in a global economy that requires our children to be prepared to think both critically and creatively, solve complex problems, and to communicate well. Mastery of the basics: reading, writing, maths and technology is our core purpose, and this sits firmly alongside ensuring our children have well-developed social and emotional skills. Aspire academies have a strong emphasis on the sport, arts and social, moral spiritual and cultural education.
Our 36 schools/academies and 22 nurseries are all an integral part of their local communities and have a real sense of identity. We value the contribution each of our communities makes and the distinctive opportunities and diversity it offers to the Trust. By working in true partnership, we offer exceptional learning experiences to all our children, so they benefit from the strength that being part of the extended Aspire family brings. If you want to learn more about us, then please visit our website at www.aspireacademytrust.org
I look forward to hopefully welcoming you to the Aspire family!
Vanessa Bragg Aspire CEO
Getting learning off to a flying start.
Aspire nurseries, led by qualified and knowledgeable staff, lay firm foundations for children in their early years. A qualified teacher from each school oversees the curriculum, learning environments and learning outcomes in conjunction with the Nursery Lead. Staff strive to ensure all children have an equal chance of success, informed by knowledge of what can be achieved.
Our nurseries, the children, families, our dedicated teams and the local community, are an integral part of the Aspire Academy Trust. We recognise the need for high quality early education where children flourish through the love and care given by all of our practitioners.
We know the importance for our nurseries to have strong and respectful partnerships with parents so every child can develop during their early years and that everyone plays an active role in ensuring this is successful.
Our number one goal is to ensure all children, within our family of Nurseries, grow stronger and achieve through high-quality early education and the care that we are able to offer.
Helen Bingham BSc(Hons) MEd(Dist) Aspire Early Years Lead
Welcome to Indian Queens Nursery
Hello. My name is Mrs Thorp and I am the Head of School here at Indian Queens School and Nursery. We are delighted that you have chosen to have a look at our wonderful school. We are very proud of Indian Queens School and Nursery and all the children that come here. We hope this guide gives you a flavour of who we are and that you will join us soon.
Our Nursery Staff
Mrs Mitchell Nursery Room Manager
Miss Fox Early Years Lead
Mrs Cowburn Teaching Assistant
Mrs Old Teaching Assistant
Vision & Values
The school and nursery have extensive grounds providing plenty of space for sports, play and outdoor learning, whilst inside the buildings, there are stimulating, well-resourced classrooms, with current technology and a wealth of artwork reflecting an aspirational and creative curriculum.
We pride ourselves on our friendly, highly skilled and dedicated staff, all of whom place a high priority on the welfare and social development of all the children, regardless of age, ability or background. The children come first and are encouraged to develop their imagination, communication skills and their capacity to learn. We are proud of our polite, hard-working and kind children. We work closely with parents and your support is always greatly appreciated in this important aspect of your child’s life. It all makes our school a wonderful asset to the local community.