The Education Reform Act 1988 requires that all schools have a daily act of worship, either together as a whole school or in smaller groups. As a Christian Foundation we follow the traditions and values of the Church of England. In a multi-faith society we aim to encourage the children’s understanding and respect for other faiths. Worship will be distinctively Christian in character, whilst acknowledging religious and cultural diversity existing in society and the wide beliefs of the local community.
It is in everyone’s interest that complaints are resolved at the earliest possible stage. Many issues can be resolved informally, without the need to invoke formal procedures. As a school we take informal concerns seriously and make every effort to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.
There are occasions when complainants would like to raise their concerns formally. In these cases, the school’s formal procedure should be invoked.
Our School Complaints Procedure and Policy can be found here.
Please follow this link to our Curriculum area of the website to find out further information about our school's approaches to Teaching & learning, including subject information, Curriculum Frameworks and Phase Theme Maps. As well as documents about our Curriculum, you will also find information about assessment.
If you would like any further information about the curriculum please ask your child's teacher directly or contact the school office.
Exam & Assessment Results for 2017-2018
Please view our School Performance area of our website for further details by clicking here.
Governors' Information and Duties
As a school we are very proud of our governors who take their duties very seriously and give up their time in the interests of the whole-school community. They make an important contribution to raising standards and maintain high aspiration.
It is a statutory requirement that details of the structure and responsibilities of the Governing Body and its committees are available to all, and for all Governors to record any business, financial and other governance interests held either personally or through a company or relative or partner.
To find out further information about the Governing Body at Woodstock CE Primary School, please visit our Governor area here.
Equality Objectives & Information
For information about how our school complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty and our school's objectives please refer to our Equality Policy and Plan by following these links.
OFSTED & SIAMS Reports
OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are responsible for inspecting and regulating schools, pre-schools, nurseries, and any services caring for children and young people, as well as those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. A list of Woodstock CE Primary School's most recent inspection reports can be found here or you can visit our Ofted area of our website for further information.
SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process. You can find out more about SIAMS by following this link.
PE & Sports Premium
PE & Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools to enhance the provision of PE and sport. The Government has committed to keeping the funding in place until 2020. It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent.
Please click here to find out further information about the Sports Premium Funding and view our annual report.
This section on the DfE website pulls together new and current research and evaluation projects, research centres, publications and data from a range of sites, making it easier to compare a selection of individual schools and to see all the information in one place.
This link takes you to Woodstock CE Primary School's entry.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Please visit our Pupil Premium area of the website to find out further information and view our Pupil Premium Strategy.
Reading & Phonics
At Woodstock CE Primary School we use the synthetics phonics programme ‘Read, Write Inc.’. Children begin phonics on day one in our Nursery and Reception Classes and are taught daily in small groups. Alongside the groups, teachers will refer to the RWInc programme throughout the day, for example referring to a speed sound or green or red word at any given time. Please visit our English Guidance of the website to find out further information by following this link.
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
The Governing Body of Woodstock CE Primary School takes its responsibility under section 11 of the Children Act and duties under “working together” to safeguard and promote the welfare of children very seriously. We work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist within our setting to identify, and support those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm. Please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy here or visit our Safeguarding information page here.
Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Disability Information
Children with SEN all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to others.
Anne Hipwell is our Inclusion Lead and SENCO. Any queries or complaints in respect of SEND should be made via the school office for the attention of Anne (full details can be found on the SEND page).
You can view our SEND Annual Report, SEND Policy, SEND Guidance, Accessibility Plan and further information about the SEND Local Offer here.