Welcome to our school’s website; I hope that you enjoy looking through our pages and finding out a little bit more about our school. In order to keep our children, families and staff safe, we are unable to currently invite you to come in to experience first-hand the exciting and creative learning that takes place at Woodcote. Therefore, we hope that this website will give you just a little flavour of our school, and what life is like being part of our Woodcote family.
Our dedicated staff respect the children’s individuality and ensure that they have opportunities to develop in all areas of learning through a balanced, creative curriculum. Every term, each class leads an assembly where they share their learning with the school. Previously we have encouraged parents and grandparents to come along to their child’s assembly before joining their child in their classroom to share more of their learning. We are hoping that we can return to this soon but at the moment are looking at ways where parents can visit the classroom virtually. Throughout lock down, the staff in school uploaded daily videos for the children on Classdojo (and every Friday the staff came together to perform TikTok dances for the children to make them smile). We had such lovely feedback about this and loved seeing the videos that the children sent back to us.
We are preparing our children for a journey of lifelong learning. We encourage confidence, curiosity and a positive attitude to learning so that we can equip the children with the right skills and qualities to help them to learn.
We are thrilled to have been awarded the Achievement for All Quality Mark status and be accredited as a Route to Resilience School. The work that has gone into achieving these awards has impacted upon all of the children across the school. By working together with families, we have given more children positive experiences of school which has helped to develop confidence and well-being, as well as ensuring that the children have made progress in all areas of their learning. Being part of these programmes has helped us to prepare the children for life with a positive attitude towards learning.
We have recently opened a Special Educational Needs Resource Hub, Cherry Blossom House, supporting up to ten children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. The Hub enables children to learn within a safe and secure environment, enabling access the mainstream curriculum where they are able to. The children within Cherry Blossom House have a high ratio of adults to children and carry out focused work towards their Education, Health and Care Plan outcomes. For more information about our Hub, please contact the school and we will happily answer any questions that you may have.
Every child is special and has their own skills that should be celebrated.
We will be updating the content of our website throughout the year, so please do come back and visit us regularly. You can also follow us on Twitter @woodcoteschool or visit our Facebook page ‘Woodcote Ashby’.
Mrs S. Jones