Welcome to Woodthorpe Primary Website!

Our Aims

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"At Woodthorpe we aim to ensure that your children have the best possible education that equips them with the skills, knowledge, qualities and values that will follow them through life.

We also aim to work closely with all members of our community to help children recognise the importance of collaboration and forming positive relationships."
- Dave Smith, Headteacher at Woodthorpe Community Primary School.

What's happening at Woodthorpe?

Star Learners 23 September 2016

Our Star Learners for this week are:

Y1: Chloe, Imon, Brianna, Layton, Kayleb.

Y2: Courtney, Teagan, Alexia, Ameriah, Junior, Isabel.

Y3: Tihanna, Kiaren, Scarlett, Isabel.

Y4: Chloe, Rakeel, Thomas, Holly.

Y5: Lacey, Sandra, Nicole, Tanishia, Dylan.

Y6: Bevan, Harvey, Shammar, Kasey.

See more of our Star Learners on our new Star Learners 2016/17 page!

Dates for your Diary 2016/17

Please note the following dates for your diaries:

Tues 27th September 2016 - Photograph Day.

Tues 18th October 2016 - Fun Run.

Fri 21st October 2016 - School Break up for Half Term.

Mon 31st October 2016 - INSET Day.

Mon 1st November 2016 - Children return to school.

Tues 2nd November 2016 - Parents Evening.

Investors in People

Woodthorpe has been assessed as achieving Investors in People GOLD standard. This means the school becomes one of a small group to be recognised as showing excellence in developing its entire staff. We are very proud to have achieved this recognition. We know this means that our children get the very best deal from the adults in school ... which is just what they deserve!

Ann Lyon, a consultant from Investors in People, spent four days in school. She interviewed a range of staff and concluded the school met the GOLD standard. Below are a few quotes from her report:

  • Woodthorpe Community Primary School has a clear purpose and vision to support the highest levels of academic and personal achievement for its pupils.
  • Throughout the assessment it was clear that the school is supported by talented and committed staff at all levels.
  • The school is led by an inspirational senior leadership team who involve and engage staff, encouraging close collaboration and teamwork balanced with a respect for individual talents which helps to support innovation and talent development throughout the school.
  • Innovation is encouraged through people being encouraged to try new things without fear of making mistakes.
  • People described the senior leadership team as inspirational, creating an environment of trust in which staff feel valued and motivated to give of their best.
  • People throughout the school demonstrate a strong personal commitment to the values of the school and are motivated to achieve the best outcomes for pupils.
  • People think that the school is a great place to work. People are supported for personal as well as professional development, work-life balance is actively encouraged and leaders take a personal interest in the staff.

And here are some direct quotes from the staff ...

'We build an environment which enables people to be the best they can be.'

'It's not just talk. We put things into action.'

'We never sit still, we're always striving.'

'The school is highly innovative. The curriculum has been transformed. It's an exciting project.'

'It's like a family, we get on well with people, there are no dreads about coming to work.'

'I feel this is my family. When I come in in the morning I feel excited. I wouldn't want to leave.'

Any unwanted toys / books?

The School Council are currently collecting any unwanted toys or books to raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

If you can help with this please give any items to your class teacher. Thanks.

SEN (Special Educational Needs) Drop In

SEN (Special Educational Needs) Drop In every Wednesday from the 9th December 2015 at 9am till 10am.

An opportunity to speak to the SENCo's (Special Educational Needs Coordinators) Lindsey McGrath and Jay Oliver.

Feel free to come along and ask any questions. We look forward to seeing you.

Ofsted Inspection Report

Please read the Inspection Report from our recent OFSTED visit. The team found many strengths at Woodthorpe and concluded that we are a GOOD school! We are very pleased with some of the comments they made and the positive aspects that they noted.

As always our children were the real stars of the show - impressing the inspection with their usual charm, indeed the team commented 'pupils are polite, friendly and considerate to others' - but we knew that already!! They were also impressed with the way we work together as a team - children, parents and staff, saying: 'relationships are a real strength and give pupils the confidence to try hard'.

Thank you, and well done to all involved!