For Parents

Woodlands Academy – Statement of Ethos and Values

The Woodlands Academy is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in the academy. All North Yorkshire schools, including our newly formed Academy, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The academy will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the academy will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The academy will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available on request.

We have a strong pastoral structure built on a caring philosophy which nurtures positive relationships through high expectations and supported challenge. We work holistically to develop student’s resilience, mature behaviour, responsibility and independence.

We ensure students are supported to gain knowledge and respect of their own culture and we strongly encourage children to regard all faiths, races and cultures with respect.

Academic success and progress is valued at all levels of performance and the classroom focus is on achievement. Learning is celebrated in all its forms.

At the Woodlands Academy Scarborough we STRIVE to provide the best possible opportunities for ALL our pupils.

Through :

Specialist provision (our staff are highly trained in a range of specialisms to meet the full range of needs and disabilities of those attending Woodlands

Therapeutic (we ensure we support pupils learning through specialist interventions and therapies as required)

Relationships (strong trusting relationships are crucial within the school community for students to feel secure and supported where staff do tasks with the pupils not for them)

Independence training (Students are supported to become independent and discouraged from being dependent. They develop to be as independent as possible )

Vision (We are working with parents, governors, students (current and former) and with a range of services to further develop the academy to enrich and develop children with SEND in all aspects of their lives both in and out of school.

Exploring  (Through where essential core skills are learnt through a meaningful curriculum which provides exciting motivating learning and life experiences which is inclusive of all pupils)