The valuing of diversity within the human community. When inclusive education is fully embraced, we abandon the idea that children have to become “normal” in order to contribute to the world…We begin to look beyond typical ways of becoming valued members of the community, and in doing so, begin to realise the achievable goal of providing all children with an authentic sense of belonging.
(Kunc, N. (1992). The need to belong. Rediscovering Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pp. 38-39)
At Woodroffe School we seek to achieve this through:
- A classroom model in which students, regardless of their abilities, are based in a regular structure and benefit from access to a wide range of subjects and teachers.
- A student-centred approach beginning with individual profiles that help teachers appreciate the strengths and challenges of ALL learners and the individualised accomplishments that can be attained.
- A timetable schedule that accounts for the full range of needs in the class—where no student engages in “pull out from lessons” or alternative activities to the extent that disruptions in the daily schedule and in peer relationships occur.
- A curriculum that is rich and accommodating for all students—and is further individualised to meet the needs of a particular learner.
- A teamwork approach in which staff work in flexible, coordinated ways to strengthen the collaborative relationships among teaching and non teaching colleagues for the benefit of the students.
- A classroom climate that embraces diversity, fosters a sense of social responsibility, and supports positive peer relationships.
The Inclusion Team
Mrs HeffernanIntervention Leader
Policies & Documents
Intimate Care Policy
Pupil Premium Report
Single Equality Policy
Supporting Children with Medical Conditions & Managing Medicines
The governors and school staff of The Woodroffe School place the upmost importance in ensuring the safety and well-being of all our students. If you are concerned about yourself, or any member of our school community, please do email email@example.com. A member of the team will actively support you to address any issues. They are fully trained and experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues and challenges faced by young people and can be contacted directly, or via your tutor or Head of Year.
Core Safeguarding Team
The links below will provide you with a wide range of information about the school’s approach to Safeguarding as well as direct access to an extensive range of publications relating to safeguarding in schools.
In addition to this information, you may find some of the following websites useful:
- www.childline.org.uk – Tel: 0800 1111
- www.preventtragedies.co.uk – Prevent Extremist Behaviour
- www.nspcc.org.uk – General Child Protection
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk – E-Safety – Online Protection
- www.ceop.police.uk – Child Exploitation and Online Protection
- www.getselfhelp.co.uk – Mental Health
- www.mind.org.uk – Mental Health
- www.dorset.police.uk – Domestic Abuse Services
The SSCT provides advice and guidance for parents on E-safety and other issues involving young people.
Policies & Documents
Child Protection Policy
Code of Conduct
Online Safety Policy
Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement
Operation Encompass School Poster
Parent Info Poster – Stay Safe Online
Safeguarding Poster 2023
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