Woodfield Teaching School Alliance
In 2013, Woodfield Sports College gained recognition as a teaching school. As a small special school their¬†ambition has been to make a direct impact on the teaching and learning and outcomes of their¬†pupils. At the same time they¬†have formed partnerships with neighbouring schools and institutions to fulfil their¬†wider role as a teaching school in the educational community.
Although their¬†initial focus originated in the special needs and inclusion sector they¬†now address much wider issues centred around Professional Development, Career Progression, Succession and Leadership.
During the first year the work of the Woodfield Teaching School Alliance has grown. They¬†are training more than a dozen new teachers. They¬†have offered placements to many other trainee teachers. They¬†are delivering successful CPD, focused around the needs of their¬†school and their¬†students, but open to professional participation from the wider local educational community. They¬†are also training a cohort of Middle Leaders and have supported three colleagues with their NPQH qualification. They¬†have appointed a team of Specialist Leaders of Education to offer support to other schools.
Their¬†plans for the future aim to continue this growth and consolidation process.¬†