- Woodfield School
- Head: Mrs Gill Waceba
- T 01442 253476
- F 01442 232 619
- E [email protected]
- W www.woodfield.herts.sch.uk
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 90
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
- Early years provision Outstanding 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
- 1 Full inspection 29th November 2017
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 7th November 2013
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Special Education Needs
Woodfield is a very positive, forward looking school where staff work together as a team with a shared vision for future developments. Our main aim is to provide real quality education and support for our pupils, all of whom have severe learning difficulties and some have disabilities such as physical and sensory impairments and autism. We cater for up to 67 pupils aged 3 to 19, with an Autism Base for an additional 9 pupils. Our last Ofsted in July 2003 was very positive Ofsted and we have been re-accredited with the Investors in People award. We are involved in many interesting developments, including Records of Achievement, integration with mainstream schools, ASDAN etc. We have an Autism Resource Base, a new Technology Art Science Block and plans for further expansion. As a school, we place high importance on the value of the individual, and on equal opportunities for all. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum, which ensures that all pupils have the opportunity to develop the basic and necessary skills, as well as having full access to subjects, such as Music, Drama, Technology, Art and Craft and Science. All pupils have Individual Education Plans and we provide a developing curriculum, which is age appropriate and caters for the individual needs of each pupil as they move through the school. We believe our task as teachers and support staff, is to enable all our pupils to reach their highest levels of personal achievement and independence.
|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|
|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||Y|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty||Y|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Interpreting catchment maps
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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
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Children get into the school from here:
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