Dear Parents & Carers
We are delighted to be able to share our Ofsted report with you; we feel this is a good reflection of what happens in our school on a daily basis.
Woodlands Primary School continues to be a good school. [Ofsted March 2022]
You can read the full report by following the link at the end of this letter but we have picked out some of the highlights below.
The opening sentence is a good indicator of how the rest of the report reads: Leaders have achieved their aim of creating a happy, caring, secure and stimulating community.
Throughout the inspection, Liz Kelly, the lead inspector, was impressed by our children both in terms of their behaviour & attitude to learning:
Mrs Kelly was also impressed with opportunities our pupils are given to develop as well-rounded human beings throughout their time at Woodlands:
Woodlands’ staff were wonderful throughout the inspection (as they are each & every day). Mrs Kelly was impressed with their dedication to the children in their care:
Both ‘areas for improvement’ are already being addressed. We are continuously developing our staffs’ expertise in phonics; we are receiving whole staff training from Read Write Inc on our INSET day on 27th May. Once our new curriculum (art, geography, history & science) has been embedded for a full 2-year cycle, we are confident that our children will be able to transfer key knowledge to their long-term memory across the curriculum.
As we said at the beginning of this letter, we feel Mrs Kelly’s report has accurately captured life at Woodlands.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this possible: our parents & carers, our staff &, especially, our children.
Chair of Governors