As a CIT School we adopt and follow all the Trust Values of:
• Honesty and Integrity
Alongside these we have our own school values that work within the community we serve:
At Woodlands Academy our vision is to ensure our pupils are prepared academically, emotionally and socially for their future both within Post-16 education, and within the world of work. We want out pupils to develop their resilience, mental wellbeing, social skills and academic knowledge required to be active and worthwhile members of their local community and wider society.
To ensure we achieve our vision, we provide the following:
• A curriculum that supports the engagement of pupils and enables them to achieve their potential through the range of qualifications available.
• Support towards GCSE outcomes across a range of subjects with accreditation and vocational qualifications including Entry Level through to Level 2.
• Targeted interventions in Literacy and Numeracy to assist pupils to access the entire curriculum offer available at Woodlands Academy.
• Teaching staff use their enthusiasm and detailed subject knowledge, as well as a range of teaching strategies to motivate and engage pupils in learning.
• Teaching staff foster positive relationships with pupils and foster a supportive ‘can do’ learning environment.
Emotional and Social
• Staff are available to support pupils and to communicate frequently with home.
• Opportunities to take part in group activities; inside and outside of school through different subject areas, for example: school football team, reward trips and outdoor education.
• Access to a school counsellor and music therapy.
• Small school community; staff know pupils well and are able to build positive and personalised relationships in order to support pupils’ individual needs.
• Woodlands Academy is a positive school; we look to celebrate pupils’ achievements and support pupils to build their own self-confidence.
• Staff know pupils extremely well; they can recognise when pupils require additional support and ensure they receive this immediately.
• Our Learning for Life Curriculum provides information for pupils to access mental health support from outside agencies if required in the future.
• We have links with a number of outside agencies, and provide our own counselling within school, to help support pupils’ mental wellbeing.
Working in the Community
• We encourage pupils to contribute to the local community for example, volunteering through Duke of Edinburgh at Spilsby New Life Centre, supporting with local projects such as volunteering at Snipe Dales as part of Land-based studies.
• Pupils are given opportunities to raise money for local and national charities, for example, MacMillan Bake sale and genes for genes day.
• Opportunities to take part in local events; Light up Spilsby project.