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Welcome to Woodlane
We opened, on our present site, by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in February 2000 and provide specialist support for pupils with a range of barriers to learning.
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We are delighted that we have now been awarded the ‘Wellbeing Award for Schools’. The award recognises the hard work of the entire Woodlane community in placing mental health and wellbeing as one of our highest priorities. A huge thank you to governors, staff, parents and pupils for their contributions. As always, our door remains open to anyone seeking support or guidance.
Please download our certificate and verification report below. Here are some highlights:
‘It was clear from the meetings with colleagues that management and staff are passionate about promoting wellbeing and also have the skills and support they need to do this effectively. Students clearly feel safe at the school and can articulate both how Woodlane supports their EWMH and also how they can manage their own feelings and help others. Overall, a most impressive school.’
‘The school feels welcoming and friendly. Colleagues and students acknowledge each other (and Award verifiers!) and interactions are kind and thoughtful.’
‘I was impressed by the confidence and openness shown by the students during my conversations with them.’
‘Kindness and wellbeing are enshrined in the school’s professed values and these messages are clearly replicated around the school.’
Every year we survey our pupils to gain their views on Woodlane High School and our practices. Given the significant challenges of the past two years, the senior managers and governors are pleased with this year’s results, however, we aim for 100% in every area next year! Please download the attachments below for further details.
The governors and senior leaders are pleased to present our long-term strategic plan. Our intention in developing this plan is to set out and communicate our ethos, values, aims and the long-term direction for the school, so our stakeholders are clear on where we are going and what we are aiming to achieve.
This strategic plan was created by the governing body, senior leadership team, and staff representatives. Representatives from each group attended a bespoke strategic planning day with an external training provider, Head’s Up, where ideas where shaped and refined.
It should be emphasised that our over-arching priority is to ensure each and every pupil attending Woodlane receives an ‘outstanding’ education, both academically and pastorally. This will remain the most important thing we do!
It is anticipated that our strategic plan will evolve over time as priorities are explored and planned in further detail. It is complemented by our School Improvement Plan (SIP), which is our annual operational plan. Our School Improvement Plan is comprehensive and its aim is to tackle small areas for improvement so they do not grow into larger ones. We are proud of the school’s achievements and think these should be celebrated, however, our philosophy is that we are always learning and will never stop improving, aiming to be even better than ‘outstanding’.
Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.
Some important information in regards your child's safety when using the internet and social media.
Every year we survey our staff to gain their views on Woodlane High School and our practices. The senior managers and governors are pleased with this year’s results, however, we aim for 100% in every area next year!
Here is a summary of our 2021 staff responses:
We invite any prospective pupils, parents and those working with children with SEND to join us for a virtual open evening on Wednesday 13th October 2021.
The Joy Festival is taking place in Hammersmith
Hammersmith & Fulham have released additional information on this fast spreading Delta variant.
Woodlane will host a Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 26th May
A Culture of Excellence
"Leaders, governors and all staff work tirelessly to provide high-quality learning experiences for all pupils. There is a culture of excellence throughout the school." Ofsted 2019
Outstanding Teaching and Learning
"The quality of teaching and learning is outstanding. This is because teachers’ subject knowledge is strong and they plan lessons that are highly personalised to the needs of every pupil." Ofsted 2019
Our Curriculum Offer
"The curriculum offer is impressive, providing a wide range of academic, vocational and therapeutic learning opportunities. Specialist staff and external agencies work highly effectively with teachers to enrich pupils’ experiences." Ofsted 2019
Outstanding Pupil Behaviour
"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils respond enthusiastically to the school’s positive behaviour system, which rewards them for being good role models." Ofsted 2019
Our Transition Arrangments
"Parents say that staff make all transitions for pupils as smooth as possible. They say that staff ‘go the extra mile’." Ofsted 2019