- The Woodlands Academy
- Head: Mrs Annette Fearn
- T 01723 373260
- F 01723 371715
- E headteacher@wo…n-yorks.sch.uk
- W www.woodlands.n-yorks.sch.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 2 to 16
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: North Yorkshire
- Pupils: 77
- Religion: Does not apply
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd December 2015
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 19th January 2012
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
The Woodlands School is a co-educational special school for pupils aged 2 - 16 who are experiencing moderate learning difficulties, autism or similar communication difficulties. In addition the school also has a Nursery and residential hostel accommodation for up to ten pupils.
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Special Education Needs
The Woodlands School is a co-educational special school for pupils aged 2–16 who are experiencing moderate learning difficulties, though we do have a significant number of pupils who have autism or similar communication difficulties. The school also has a Nursery and residential hostel accommodation for up to ten pupils. The full range of the National Curriculum is taught here, but in a way that is sympathetic to pupils with learning problems. At our school, we understand that some children learn at a slow pace and have a limited concentration span, that they may have a co-ordination problem or even sensory loss. We know that we must provide a warm accepting atmosphere so the pupils can have a positive and successful learning experience. Our resources too are special. Specialist teachers teach the pupils in small groups of approximately ten pupils with additional help from Teaching Assistants. This generous staffing means pupils receive a great deal of individual attention. A compact building encourages a family atmosphere and specialised equipment and a flexible organisation also improve the pupils’ scope for learning. The School Medical Service, the Learning Disabilities Team, the Educational Psychologist Service, Careers Education and Guidance and the Education Social Work Service all work closely with the school. Their help and advice can be easily sought. Altogether, The Woodlands School provides a very special environment of enhanced opportunities in which pupils can realise their educational potential and grow in self-esteem and confidence.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|