Rough Notes – December 2019

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of The Woodroffe School,

Welcome to our latest edition of ‘Rough Notes’. It is the end of a very busy term and I can’t quite believe we are about to wave goodbye to 2019 and enter a new decade. I am sure staff and students are looking forward to a well-earned break.

The end of my first term is a good time to reflect on the many positives I have found here at Woodroffe. First and foremost, the students are a delight to work with and, during my daily lunchtime rounds, I have found them to be polite, funny and good company. The staff, PTFA and governors have been most welcoming and work tirelessly on behalf of the students and the school. I would like to give particular thanks to parents/carers and the local community for their engagement and support.

I attended the recent ‘Woodroffe at the West End’ event and was deeply impressed by the talent on show. For students to have the confidence to stand up in front of a large audience and perform complex pieces so accurately is quite amazing. Well done to Mr Cullimore and the Music team for putting on a great show. Thank you to our wonderful PTFA for running the bar at the event and providing much needed refreshment for all our guests on the night.

Thank you to our parents and carers for their support at key school events. This continues to be strong and the feedback provided has been very positive. It is important that we work in partnership to ensure we provide the best education to our young people. At the recent year 12 Parents’ Evening 92% of students were accompanied by their parents/carers and provided the following feedback:

I hope you enjoy our latest edition of ‘Rough Notes’. Should you wish to find out more about our school, news or events, please visit the school website which I am sure you will find useful. In addition, for regular updates, why not look at our social media outlets:

The Woodroffe School Headteacher: @HeadteacherTws
The Woodroffe School: @WoodroffeSchool

Best wishes,

Dan Watts