Here’s the feedback from some recent questionnares:
Year 8 student
Our foster son entered New Woodlands School in year 5 and he is now in year 8. My wife and I were most apprehensive above him attending New Woodlands. However, our concerns were quickly put to rest as we came to realised that this was the best school for him. His previous school was unavailable to adequately cater or deal with his challenging behaviour. At New Woodlands the classes are smaller, he is able to receive one to one teaching, the teachers are understanding, compassionate, caring, loving in a professional way, nonjudgmental and empathetic. The staffing fraternity at New Woodlands are most professional and as a school they have or can access all the facilities to help the growth of our child in a positive way. At New Woodlands they are very proactive, they do not allow a negative situation to get out of control. However, if there is a problem that they think we should know about, they will not hesitate to contact us. My wife and I can attest that our child is making positive progress at New Woodlands, he loves going to school, he loves the teachers and staffs and he is very happy and secured there. We look forward to continue working in partnership with New Woodlands to help our son on his positive progress and enhancing his self-esteem.
Year 10 student
My son has attended new woodlands school since he was in Year 2. He has always said to me that he never felt like he was understood in his mainstream setting. NWS is where he has always felt safe, secure and his needs best met. The staff here have and always continue to be AMAZING, Ms Tomlinson-Cole and Ms Hutton are just a few I can name. I am able to contact the school with any concerns and always feel we are a partnership.
My son is now in year 10, he is making great progress and loves going to school every day.
The teachers are supportive of his needs and understand when he makes mistakes.
I’m sad that his new woodlands journey will be coming to an end next year. I honestly can’t praise the staff here enough, especially KS3/4.