Our Approach

Our academies are dedicated to developing students’ individual aptitudes and interests, focusing on improving core skills in literacy, numeracy, and information communications technology, providing a solid base for high academic standards. Students are encouraged to excel in all areas of particular interest and ability, as well as in the core subjects of the National Curriculum.

Our vision for our academies is based on high expectations, inspirational leadership and increasingly personalised learning pathways, leading to improved educational achievements and enhanced opportunities as our young people prepare for, and move into, adult life.

We focus on ensuring a first-class holistic education that stimulates, challenges and develops the whole person, and enables each individual student to achieve in all areas of their school life. Our academies ensure that they keep pace with national and international developments, providing students with the real-life skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

To achieve these aims:

  1. We provide high quality professional development opportunities for all staff, supported by enhanced links with other local schools, colleges and universities, as well as partnership arrangements within the Woodard family of schools and academies.
  2. We prioritise inclusion and value individuals, excelling in delivering pastoral care and personalised learning for our students.
  3. We provide resources, facilities and buildings that will encourage learning and inspire and raise aspirations, using cutting edge ICT and curriculum technology at the core of the learning environment, to provide students with the best opportunities to fulfil their potential.

An essential element of the Woodard experience is the wider curriculum. Alongside outstanding teaching and learning, our academies provide a huge range of extra-curricular activities that develop new interests and skills, celebrate all aspects of learning, and challenge young people to move out of their comfort zone.