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Dear Parents and Carers

At Woodlane High School all governors and staff know that the well-being of all our pupils is paramount.

Over the many years that I have served as a governor I have watched generations of pupils develop, as a result of their time at Woodlane, the skills and, most importantly, the confidence that allows them to go out into the world with an education and a belief in themselves and succeed in their work, training or further education. 

Crucial to the future of our pupils is the leadership of the school. We have an ambitious management team led by Headteacher Claire Maynard.  Claire and her team have worked at Woodlane for many years and have a deep understanding of the needs of the pupils.

Everybody at the School is working together to improve the achievements of every pupil and encourage opportunity through regular attendance.  The staff and management have available an Educational Psychologist together with an Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Therapist.

My job, working with Claire Maynard, the management team and governors is, firstly, to achieve a judgement from Ofsted that Woodlane is an outstanding school in every way. Woodlane recently underwent an interim Ofsted inspection which concluded that ‘there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a section 5 inspection’.   I believe that we received this excellent interim judgement because we all, together with you all, have a passionate commitment to the well-being and achievement of all the pupils at Woodlane High School.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at Woodlane High School, please contact Brigid Simmons.


Guy Vincent
Chair of Governors