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THE WOODSIDE WAY


Our Mission

Beautiful Moments

We guarantee that for ALL our students, we will provide …

  • A creative, inspiring and individualised curriculum, which encourages riskÔÇÉtaking, promotes independence and provides memorable experiences that truly enrich their lives.
  • A teaching, learning and assessment framework that is profoundly personalised and reflects, measures and celebrates their strengths, achievements and progress over time.
  • An outdoor learning focus, designed to enthuse, engage and motivate our students, whilst allowing them to make a real connection with the world around them.
  • A dedicated and highly skilled staff team, who are fully empowered and equipped to ensure that our students have every possible opportunity to be all that they can be.

Our History

Developing Woodside

  • 2011

    The first base, Woodside Lodge, was founded as a secondary education base, opening with just 1 student and 2 staff members.

  • 2014

    In September 2014, Woodside Lodge Outdoor Learning Centre opened a primary base at Stonehurst farm in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. This brought with it the opportunity to educate students from the age of 4 to 19 years of age, with an integrated curriculum across both sites.

  • 2017

    Woodside Lodge Outdoor Learning Centre now has approximately 30 students (including Outreach) and a staff team of over 50 members, all with extensive experience of working with Children with Autism

 

Meet our awesome team.


Our whole school family are committed to the Woodside Way. We ensure that students can reach their full potential, both academically and socially.


 

Jonny Lakin
CEO

Russ Carrington
Director of Education

Joey Lakin
Operations Director

Dan Long
Safeguarding Lead