Thoughts from the Headteacher’s office

Let us know how we are doing?

Much is changing in the world of education in the UK over the last year or so.   The rules governing examinations have changed radically and the Government, through Ofsted, has significantly raised the bar on educational standards for all groups of students. This has undoubtedly challenged all schools to focus much more sharply on individual outcomes for each and every student.

 At Woodcote we have been working tirelessly to consistently raise the attainment of all our students, with a great deal of success. Our results last year showed this with 82% of our students gaining a least 5 good GCSEs including the critically important subjects of English and Maths. This has put us in the top three Croydon state schools.

 We are continuing this work in the 2013/2014 academic year by focusing on the quality of teaching and learning.  We ensure that parents are constantly aware of how well their children are performing against their targets by sending regular emails home with the latest monitoring data.  We have become more aspirational and now set all students challenging targets to  make sure  that they achieve maximum progress throughout their time in the school.

 Like all schools, we recognise that there is always more to do and we are continually discussing new ways of supporting our students to maximise examination success.

 I would like to personally invite you to provide some feedback about how we are continuing to meet the challenges of the 21st century by taking a few moments to give us your comments via the Parentview website.

We would be most grateful if you could spare a little time to log on to:

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

We hope that the improvements that we have made recently have been visible and had a positive impact on your son or daughter’s education, if so, could you complete the short survey as it will help us to move on and enable more and more of our students to be as successful as possible.