Placements for teachers from the EU at Woodfield School
Woodfield School is an outstanding special needs school with Specialist School Status for PE and ICT. It offers places to 175 pupils aged 11 to 19 with a wide range of learning difficulties. The school has particular expertise in a range of teaching methods to meet the needs of pupils with moderate learning difficulties and on the autistic spectrum. The teachers are highly skilled in assessing each pupilâ€™s individual level of development as they make steps towards greater independence. We work in close collaboration with other local Primary and Secondary schools.
The school works hard to ensure pupils are successful and celebrates achievement across the curriculum. It works closely in partnership with parents, as this is crucial in helping pupils make the best progress.
Woodfield Teaching School Alliance has been established as a National College TeachingÂ School for two years. Our work is focused on â€˜Exploring NewÂ Educational Landscapesâ€™ leading the way to success through quality andÂ research. We recruit trainee teachers, who are based at schools in our alliance.Â We have a comprehensive portfolio of professional training coursesÂ suitable for all professionals from teaching assistants to senior leaders.Â We work with other schools, to improve the learning and achievement ofÂ their pupils.
Research and classroom practice at Woodfield:
The development of training courses based on outstanding classroom practice together with research into what makes a positive impact on teaching and learning are at the core our work. We not only do research into our own schoolâ€™s practice but also engage with universities, national educational organisations and schools in Europe.
Our Quality Assurance:
A high standard of QA underpins all our work. In both Woodfield School and the Teaching School we aspire to meet the highest educational standards. This includes being an Ofsted â€˜Outstanding Schoolâ€™, a National Support School, an Inclusion flagship school and meeting the Institute of Educationâ€™s professional development Gold quality mark, its highest level. On behalf of University College London / Institute of Education we also quality assure other schools to gauge to what extent they meet QA criteria for professional development.
Woodfield Teaching School Alliance will provide a certificate of attendance clearly describing the programme you have followed.
Our International experience:
For almost a decade, Woodfield School has established international links with schools across the world. They are to be found in the following countries: USA; Ethiopia; Kenya; Zimbabwe; Egypt; Sweden; Greece; Cyprus; Turkey; Spain; France and Poland. From experience, and in response to client demand, we include â€˜Engaging with Englishâ€™ as a core element of all our projects.
London – a truly international city:
London is a unique city. It displays a myriad of persona from the historic to the exotic. It has a multi-cultural character unmatched by any other city in the world, even New York. London offers music of every genre, numerous theatres, world-renown art galleries, free museums, restaurants and cuisine to meet everyoneâ€™s taste, stores to exhaust the most devoted of shoppers, beautiful parks throughout the city, historic buildings around every corner, days full of adventure, unrivalled night life.
Improve your English in Europeâ€™s cultural capital:
An important element of all our international work has been to support other colleagues in the development of their English language skills. Not only is our school multilingual (pupils speak over fifty different home languages) we are also expert educators in communication. We offer you the opportunity to both interact and teach, using English. This will develop you as a teacher and will have an impact on your own pupilsâ€™ learning when you return home.