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  • Woodlands Academy
    Partney Road
    PE23 5EJ
  • Head: Mr Chris Armond
  • T 01790 753902
  • F 01790 755 640
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  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16 with social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lincolnshire
  • Pupils: 71; 6 girls, 65 boys
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 17th April 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 22nd November 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

An exceptional school that is meeting a specific need kindly, calmly and effectively. Pupils have the opportunity to study up to the equivalent of eight GCSEs and one bright spark is studying Latin; great to see provision made for this. Lots of outdoor education including walking and camping trips. ‘The children are taken out of their comfort zone but it’s handled exceptionally and is successful,’ said one mother. ‘My son has been here 18 months and is…

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What the school says...

Specialist secondary school for pupils with SEMH.

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Since 2013, Chris Armond. Degree from Leeds in physical education followed by a NPQH. Started career as a PE teacher in mainstream but liked the more challenging children so started working in the evenings at a residential EBD school. ‘I got a buzz out of working with these children.’ Spent a year in the US as a soccer coach before returning to the UK as a PE teacher at a residential BESD school in Lincolnshire. Has worked in all three BESD senior schools in Lincolnshire before getting first headship here. Initially appointed as acting head, arrived as a troubleshooter after allegations made in 2012 against some staff, all unsubstantiated and no charges brought. Turned the school around by appointing new staff, losing others and keeping excellent ones. Made head in September 2013 with school...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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