SEN Information 


Principal: Mr Stephen Poole

Woodfield School is a Special School providing education for Students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties across Key Stages 1 -4. 

Woodfield School is an inclusive school which values all its pupils and aims to provide an environment in which they are happy, safe and are enabled to achieve their full potential.

Pupils who attend have an Education, Health and Care Plan which names Woodfield as the provision that meet meets Pupils needs.  In exceptional circumstances Pupils may be placed at Woodfield whilst their needs are assessed.

Woodfield School is located on two sites

The Primary School and The Complex Needs Provision are located on our SR site

The Secondary School is located on the Hawthorn Lane site

The types of need the school caters for include:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
  • Social, Emotional, Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN)
  • Attachment Difficulties

Further information regarding the Schools SEN Policy can be found on the website by clicking here (link here).

The school offers pupils the opportunity to sit accreditation including SATs, GCSEs, Btec, Functional Skills and Entry Levels.  Access Arrangements which support pupils with additional needs are applied for as appropriate.

The school is committed to preparing students for active citizenship and most Year 10 and 11 Pupils are offered the opportunity to develop vocational skills through studying 1 day a week at local colleges. Pupils in Year 10 also take part in two weeks work experience during the Summer Term.

Post 16 education is accessed in collaboration with Connexions and is successful in securing college places or apprenticeships across the city for all Pupils aged 16 – 18 years.

Woodfield School supports the academic, social and emotional development of its Students by offering a differentiated curriculum to accommodate their varying and complex needs but which follows the National Curriculum.  Additional support is accessed from:

  • Educational Psychology Service (EPS)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – Now known as RISE
  • Integrated Primary Mental Health Service (IPMHS)
  • RELATE (Time for you counselling)
  • Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT)
  • Occupational Therapy Service (OT)
  • School Nursing Service
  • Social Care
  • Multi Systemic Support Team (MST)
  • Parent Partnership
  • Sensory Support Service
  • Complex Communication and Interaction Support Service (CIASS)

Pupils are taught in small groups with additional adult support offering a high adult to pupil ratio.  The progress pupils make is regularly assessed, monitored and tracked in order to inform future provision and support. A range of interventions are offered to support students who are not making expected levels of progress academically, socially or emotionally.

Woodfield School works closely with Parents/ Carers to keep them informed of their child’s progress by regular progress reports, Parents/Carers evenings, Annual Reviews and on the Primary site through class DoJo.  As many of the pupils travel to school by taxi or minibus the school recognises the importance of regular contact with the Pupils’ families.  Regular phone calls home, home school diaries and meetings aim to keep families fully informed of the progress their child is making.  The School also facilitates a very successful Parents/Carers group who meet monthly for a coffee morning at Parent Partnership, Limbrick Wood Centre, Coventry.

Pupils are regularly consulted through the Student Council which is held on both sites.

Pastoral Care Managers at both sites work closely with families to support the attendance and welfare of the pupils. Additionally, Key Stage 4 are supported by a Work Related Learning Coordinator.

The Stoneleigh Road site has achieved Sports Mark Quality award and a full range of Physical Education is delivered at both sites including swimming lessons for all primary aged pupils.  After school clubs at both sites include a range of activities including Judo, Table Tennis, Football and Fun and Games Activities.  Both schools offer residential experiences for the pupils as well as enrichment activities away from the school site which supports the learning and social and emotional development of the Students.

Woodfield School works with Students and their families to develop positive behaviour and operates a Behaviour Policy (available on the website click here) which reflects the positive outcomes expected of the Pupils and includes both rewards and sanctions.

Staff at Woodfield School undertake regular training determined by the needs of the pupils.  This has included Understanding ASD, Sensory Issues, THRIVE, Mental Health Awareness delivered by health professionals, and a range of online courses which support understanding of behavioural issues.

Woodfield uses the ‘Thrive’ approach across the school and has staff that are trained Thrive Practitioners. The Thrive approach uses a developmental model to help to understand how we develop socially and emotionally from birth through to adulthood.  This gives insight when interpreting children’s behaviour, enabling us to identify the particular developmental needs being signalled by their behaviour and to choose appropriate, targeted interventions designed to meet those needs.

All staff have completed Safeguarding Training and are trained in Team Teach; an intervention which offers  Caring Control for pupils experiencing difficulty with negative behaviour in order to keep them safe.

Referrals for placement at the school are managed through the Statutory Assessment and Referral Service (SARS) at the Local Authority.  They can be contacted on 024 76831614.

Visits to the School are welcome and below are contact details that you may find useful.

SENCO Mrs Janet Wilson 02476 418755/02476 462335

Pastoral Care & DSL Primary site Ms. Debra Aitkenhead  02 476418755

Pastoral Care Key Stage 3 & DSL Ms Danielle Perry-Huggins 024 76462335

Pastoral Care /Key Stage 4 Manager / WRL Coordinator & DSL Ms Amanda Dore 024 76462335


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