About Woodside Primary School
Woodside Primary is a happy, friendly school that caters to the education of children between the ages of 4 years old and 11 years old.
There are currently 135 pupils attending Woodside. There are 45 children in Key Stage 1
(Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) and 90 children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6).
Woodside also has a 7 place SEMH Unit Resource Base which provides academic and emotional support for children with Social, Emotinal and Mental Health issues (SEMH).
We pride ourselves on investing heavily in our pupils' education by supporting them intensely to achieve a high standard of education tailored to their abilities and needs.
Here at Woodside we aim to work as a team with parents to support their children. We have an open door policy whereby parents can speak to the class teacher or Mr Collings, our Headteacher, at any time regarding any concerns or issues regarding their children. Our office staff, Joanne and Michelle, are also happy to help with any enquires you may have.
We have recently purchased new play equipment and fixtures for both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two outdoor play areas to make playtime and outdoor learning opportunities a fun experience.
We have developed connections with Hope Corner Community Church and the local community. At Woodside we also take part in various fundraising events to support both local and national charities, as well as to raise money for our school funds.
"Educating with pride, learning together"
Woodside's Vision for the Future
We are living in a rapidly changing, technological world with a global economy and shifting work patterns. Multi-cultural societies and evolving family structures are placing increasingly more complex demands on individuals. We need to provide an education that will enable each individual to utilise a variety of skills and intelligences in order to meet these challenges with determination and confidence.
Our vision for the future of our school is to continue to pursue higher standards through a broad and cohesive curriculum with an emphasis on independence, as it is through these that individuals can take responsibility for their own learning, make informed choices and solve problems.
Our children need to develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to learn how to learn, become more socially adept and manage theirs and others feelings and emotions effectively.
Our school will foster an ethos of challenge and high expectation with high self-esteem and respect and understanding of other's cultures and beliefs. We will seek to provide opportunities for experiential and explorative learning, building on what the children already know.
We believe it is vital to work in partnership with parents and actively encourage them to become involved in the life of the school. We recognise the importance of continuity in the learning process and will share expertise and experience with other schools and settings. We will raise awareness of wider issues by involving members of the learning community and exploring the surrounding environment.
Learning is a life long process and it is our responsibility as adults to model effective learning. This vision statement therefore applies to everyone who has a role to play in the provision of education at our school.
The Aims of Woodside School
The aim of the School is to provide for each pupil a broad and balanced curriculum which is relevant to his or her particular needs. The curriculum must promote development in all the main areas of learning and experience and serve to develop the pupil to his or her full potential. The curriculum should prepare the pupil to be a responsible member of society and a future adult in the community with a range of personal and social skills and responsibilities.
In order to achieve these aims, it is important for the School to provide a learning environment in which each child may develop physically, intellectually, socially, morally and spiritually to the best of his or her ability and according to his or her aptitudes: to provide an environment, which is caring and supportive, where the work is relevant, stimulating and worthwhile and where parents have the opportunity to play an important part in the education of their children.
Included in the aims of Woodside is the safeguarding of all children in accordance with the legislation Every Child Matters.
Every Child Matters is an approach to the well being of young children from birth to nineteen and aims to support all children to develop their potential through five key outcomes:
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well-being
Ensuring that all teachers are free to teach and all pupils are free to learn. High expectations and a broad view of supporting pupils contribute to pupils wider well being through:
Helping each pupil to achieve the highest educational standards.
Creating a safe, supportive learning environment in which all members of the school community are encouraged to develop their maximum potential.
Promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Ensuring attendance, encouraging pupils to behave responsibly, giving them a voice in the life of the school, encouraging them to help others and respecting the needs and feelings of others.
Engaging and helping parents to actively support their children's learning and development.
Creating an environment where pupils can work purposefully, feel secure, happy and confident and where relationships between staff and pupils and between the pupils themselves are based on mutual respect and tolerance.