At the Woodroffe School we have high aspirations for all students and believe that all should benefit from a broad and enriching curriculum. We know our students. This is evident from our student-centred approach, beginning with individual profiles, that helps teachers to be aware of the strengths and challenges of ALL learners. Our students report that the classroom climate is one that embraces diversity, fosters a sense of social responsibility, and supports positive peer relationships.
We embrace a graduated approach to inclusion which puts high quality teaching and learning for all students at the heart of our practice. Regular training and professional development opportunities mean that students are supported by specialists who use research-based techniques to support all learners. Where additional support is required, this is delivered through bespoke intervention programmes designed to develop learning skills and adapt the curriculum to be accessible to all. Interventions do not replace the curriculum. Where a more specialist provision is appropriate, we work with a variety of external agencies.
The majority of special educational needs and disabilities can be supported within the classroom. Questions about student support can be directed to the tutor or Head of Year in the first instance. Where appropriate, the Head of Year will seek additional input from the SEND team. We recognise the importance of working with families and therefore encourage parents and carers to share any concerns with us as soon as possible.
The Inclusion Team
Policies & Documents
Pupil Premium Report
Single Equality Policy
Supporting Children with Medical Conditions & Managing Medicines
At the Woodroffe School we recognise that students can face a wide range of challenges on their journey through secondary school. All students have a dedicated form tutor and Head of Year who seek to guide them through these challenges and celebrate their successes along their journey. We recognise that some students will require extra support at times and our Pastoral Support Managers work to support those who struggle to engage with their learning. Heads of Year coordinate the support required for individual students and create bespoke plans utilising support from across the full Inclusion team (this can include SEND, safeguarding, attendance or pupil premium funding).
We are always seeking to expand and improve the support available for our students. We now have two fully trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) in addition to specialist support for students and parents facing the challenges of Emotional Based School Avoidance. In the last year we have also been able to add our own on-site forest school provision. If you require any additional information, please contact your child’s tutor or Head of year.
Mrs WellzelAssistant Head
Mrs ChallisPastoral Support
Mrs CowdreyHead of Year
Mr GreenhoughHead of Year
Miss HamshereHead of Year
Mr HardingHead of Year
Mrs LemonHead of Year
Mr LovelandAssistant Head
Mrs PettyHead of Year
Miss RichardsonPastoral Support
Mr StanfordHead of Year
At The Woodroffe School, the wellbeing of our students is paramount. During such uncertain times, it is more important than ever that our students, parents, and carers feel supported with their wellbeing.
Young Devon are still here
Beat (Eating Disorders Support)
Self Esteem Team
Balloons Charity (Bereavement Support)
CAMHS Dorset Covid 19 advice
Dorset Mind Your Head
Dorset Mind Your Head leaflets for Stress and Panic Attacks
MindEd for Families
NHS support for exam stress
Open Door Exmouth
CAHMS Dorset Covid 19 advice for parents
ChatHealth South Somerset
For parents of 5-19 year-olds who need confidential advice, text the ChatHealth School Nurse on 07480 635515
Parent and Carer Toolkit
Turning Point (Somerset Integrated Substance Misuse Service and SDAS Young People’s Service)
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday)
Telephone: 0800 1111
Telephone: 0800 58 58 58
CAMHS Crisis Hotline Dorset
0800 652 0190 (24 hours)
CAMHS Crisis Hotline Devon
03300 245 321 (8am-5pm Monday to Friday )
0300 555 5000 outside of these hours