Woodhill Primary School in Greenwich has achieved IQM Centre of Excellence status.
An Inclusive School
The pupils who attend Woodhill are fortunate to belong to such an inclusive school. They are happy children who are respected and valued. They are strongly supported in all areas of the curriculum by passionate and dedicated staff led by a Head of School who has a clear vision for ensuring that Woodhill offers the best possible education. She is ably supported by a strong team of senior leaders who share her determination that all stakeholders should be listened to and that all children can and will succeed, regardless of any barriers. The Inclusion Leader shares an inclusive ethos which pervades throughout the school.
Warm, Friendly and Welcoming
The staff have made a warm, friendly and welcoming place. Everybody has a clear sense of purpose. The children have confidence in their teachers and support staff and know their needs will be met. They feel inspired in their learning by the highly imaginative teaching.
Safe and Calm
Visitors who enter the school are warmly welcomed by the office team and the smiles continue through the school from all the staff and children. There is a sense of safety and calm.
The school was last inspected by Ofsted in July 2016. Since then the school has continued to aim for high standards. The school wants to continue to improve. It works hard to ensure that attendance remains good.
The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) has worked hard to ensure that children and staff respect each other, the behaviour of the children is a strength of the school. They understand how to listen to each other.
Celebrating Achievement and Success
Achievement and successes are celebrated in the Friday assembly. There are a variety of certificates that the children can earn. The Junior Leadership Team (JLT) know that their ideas will be taken on board and therefore have a deep sense of ownership. To be part of the JLT children not only have to apply but also act as role models and demonstrate that they are worthy of this privilege.
Children understand that their actions can influence their future lives.
Learning and Progress
All of the classrooms are well organised; the vibrant displays celebrate the children’s learning and progress. Prompts in the classes aid their independence. Children know what to do if they are stuck. The teachers plan their lessons carefully considering their children’s needs and desires. Each lesson has a clear learning intention with steps to success (success criteria).
High Levels of Support
Support staff are well trained and make a valuable contribution in class or provide interventions for individuals and groups where necessary. There are high levels of analysis and the tracking of pupils is rigorous. Governors monitor the process and understand that they are critical friends to the school. They share the vision that Woodhill’s journey must continue to improve and will do so if they continue to fulfil their role by providing support and challenge. The school is supporting another primary school which is currently ‘Requiring Improvement’.
Parents are Listened to
Parents feel that they are listened to and the school has fostered a real partnership ensuring both parties share the process of educating their children. Parents commented that communication between home and school is very good. If parents have a concern they are confident that staff will take them seriously and act immediately. They said that their children are making very good progress and they appreciate the support given by the very approachable staff.
Staff Work Tirelessly
Children who have certain needs are very well supported by the school and parents highly praised the school’s practice. The staff work tirelessly to ensure their needs are met and the families feel reassured. The professionalism of the staff is highly valued and appreciated by the community who feel that children are fully supported in accessing all that the school has to offer.
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