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At The Woodside Academy, we know the importance of a strong partnership between the school and our families.

We try to give parents and carers as many opportunities as possible to encourage you to play a greater role in your child’s education.

Woodside has now joined the Inspire Partnership.

Click here to see a letter from the CEO of the Partnership.

Across the Inspire Partnership family of schools we are committed to ensuring each of our schools remain open for children and families.  Fundamentally, our mission is to serve communities and we recognise that now more than ever this is required. 

From Monday all of our schools will be open to provide support for families of key workers and pupils who we have identified as in need of additional care.  In addition to this, we will be providing meals for children eligible for free school meals.  This includes those children in key stage one and reception.  If your child(ren) fall outside this category we would like you to let us know as we do not want any child to be disadvantaged by the current situation. 

We will continue to communicate with families across the school.  Staff have been assigned ‘keeping in touch’ phone calls and we will update websites and social media regularly.  This will include information about home learning.  If you have limited access to the internet, we will also provide hard copy learning packs for children to collect.  Please speak to your child’s teacher if you require support with any learning resources.  Our wrap around provision for breakfast and after school clubs will also be operating.

To help families and children understand what has happened and the implications for families, we have created a short video link that can be viewed below.

Lastly, we would like to thank you all for your continued support for our school.  It means so much to all of our staff to know we are able to work closely together for the good of our children at this difficult time.


Message from Robert Carpenter CEO of the Inspire Partnership

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Phonics at Woodside

To learn more about how phonics is taught at the Woodside Academy, please click here.

If you wish to understand how pure sounds should be pronounced, they are now available here.

Information for Year 6 Parents

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Speaking to the Teacher
The start of the day is a busy time for teachers; however parents may be able to catch a teacher to pass on a message or make an appointment. If a meeting is required please either speak to the teacher directly or ring the office to make an appointment to meet with the teacher a mutually convenient time. After school is usually more convenient for teachers. If an early morning meeting is needed, please make an appointment and the teacher will meet with you before the children start arriving. We try to be flexible as good communication between school and home is essential.  

Learning Review Meetings
These are held each term for parents/carers to meet their child’s teacher and discuss their child’s progress. 
All parents/carers receive a written report on their child’s progress in the summer term. Soon after your child starts school you will be invited to meet with the class teacher to learn about how the classroom is organised, and how the curriculum is delivered. Later in the Autumn term an individual appointment will be offered to enable you to meet the class teacher and your child to discuss their learning progress. In the Nursery and Reception observations are sent out every half term on To Build A Profile. There are Curriculum Information meetings every term for parents/carers to understand how to support their children. We also hold meetings to share information about how we deliver the curriculum.