"The school’s work to promote pupils’
personal development and welfare is good"
Ofsted, July 2016
One parent commented
“my child has blossomed”
“staff are always available”"
Ofsted, July 2016
Dear parents & carers
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Thank you for all the lovely emails and messages in relation to my new post. Your kind words have meant a lot and are very much appreciated.
We have started the process of appointing the new Head and will shortlist applicants and interview very early in the New Year. As always, I will keep you informed as new developments occur.
This has been an incredibly long term and one full of fantastic learning opportunities.
Year 11 have been working hard this term and we are particularly pleased with the fact that Year 11 is the highest attending year group. In the last few weeks they have completed their mock exams. As always, I was incredibly proud of their commitment and maturity throughout the process. They receive their results on the afternoon of Friday, 5th January 2018 in a mock results day. We will then share these with parents at the Parents’ Evening on Thursday, 11th January. Current predictions are suggesting that this will be a record year for Woodlands.
Other year groups have been working hard too. Our language ambassadors have been in and out of our feeder primaries teaching Key Stage 2 both French and Spanish. It is always pleasing to hear the fantastic feedback from fellow schools about this particular group.
Year 7 have been smashing all previous records on Accelerated Reader, the number of quizzes taken has beaten all previous records. Being able to read with confidence is such a crucial life skill and so it gives me great pleasure to hear how well this year group are doing.
Many students have been involved in activities organised by our amazing Saints Community Champion Ben Keens. These events are designed to enhance students’ leadership skills and certainly have been a fantastic learning opportunity for our students.
And on the subject of leadership, our school council have been very active this term helping organise our anti bullying week, reviewing the school canteen and working with Miss Iverson to explore how we improve our corridor behaviour.
Particularly impressive has been the work of Riannon Coley who has mobilised the school council to organise a collection to support the homeless at Christmas. Her act of generosity and selflessness embodies the schools culture of respect, responsibility and resilience. She has displayed all three in abundance.
We break up for the Christmas holiday at 1:00pm on Thursday, 21st December 2017. Students will be able to get a hot lunch that day before leaving.
We return to school on Thursday, 4th January at the normal time of 8:30am. I wish you all a happy and peaceful holiday period.
Each pupil is part of one of our four Houses for the whole time they are here.
The House system is in place to encourage healthy competition amongst staff and students and is a part of everything that we do at Woodlands.
Competitions and events are held throughout the year through tutor times, lessons and extra-curricular clubs.
Every half term there is a House assembly in which the school community comes together to celebrate the achievements of each House. House cups are awarded to Houses for things such as improved attendance, most stamps achieved and participation to extra-curricular.
The Houses are led by members of the Senior Leadership team with the Head Teacher remaining impartial:
Armstrong: Ms M Olschner
Hillary: Mr P Barber
Livingstone: Miss N Iverson
Shackleton: Miss R Connery
Our four houses are each named after famous explorers that have shown determination and perseverance; values that are core to a growth mind set.
The topic of our Voting Voice for the next fortnight is a follow on from the last Voting Voice…
Teenage Cancer Trust
MacMillan Cancer Support
Make A Wish
Naomi House & Jack’s Place
Every fortnight Woodlands students vote on a topical subject. The last fortnight, our students voted on which charity the school should support this year. This is how our students voted:
Which type of charity should be our school charity for this year?
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