I am delighted to be able to publish a copy of the report from our recent Ofsted inspection, showing that we remain a ‘good’ school. The report will be published by Ofsted on 24th February.
As governors we were pleased that the inspector recognised the many positive aspects of our village school including the pupils’ behaviour and relationships with families. There are, as always, points to improve on and the school is already working to address them.
We would like to thank all the staff for their hard work, parents for their support and of course the pupils who are a delight and we are all so proud of.
Chair of Governors
Woodseaves Academy has an exciting new project that will be getting underway in the next few weeks. Mrs Quigley has successfully applied for a grant for the school from the National Lottery and this has enabled the school to develop some of the outside space. This new space will help us to continue our development of a healthy and active school life. We are all working hard to ensure the pupils at this school know how important it is for them to be as active as they can and to lead a healthy lifestyle. We will keep you up to date with this exciting project!
On Thursday 31st January 2018, the Reception children went to the Brampton Museum in Newcastle-Under-Lyme to explore toys from the past. They had a super day looking at and playing with the toys and got the chance to also make their own out of recycled materials.
The children in Reception spent a wonderful afternoon with Nanna Ferry, looking at all the toys she used to play with when she was a child.
What a fun day the children had, dressed in their own or spotty clothes. They all made “spotty” biscuits in the Hall in the afternoon and played fun games.
£98 was raised for this worthy cause. Well done children.
Our own brave Woodseaves Knights visiting Stafford Castle!
On Monday classes 2 and 3 were fortunate to take part in a songwriting workshop with 2 members of Manchester Camerata, using Shakespeare’s Macbeth as a stimulus. The song that they created together sounded great and the descriptive language the children came up with for the lyrics, were really effective! All the children and teachers found it a fascinating and enjoyable experience. They will be performing their songs at the GateHouse Theatre on February 13th.
Woodseaves CE Academy held a fencing competition here on Thursday. Well done to our team A who came second, losing to another school by one point. Special congratulations go to Katie Millward who won a medal for achieving the highest individual score! Well done to all the children who took part.