Mission and Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Woodside School is committed to enabling all young people in our care to achieve their maximum potential in education and in life. We have high expectations for all our young people and strive to ensure that individual needs, interests and abilities are recognised and met.  We celebrate difference and encourage curiosity and creativity. We work hard to enable our young people to be independent, resilient and able to make positive life choices, confidently contributing to and being valued by the communities in which they find themselves.  We will achieve this by being amongst the best providers of special education and a centre for excellence within the education community.



Woodside School will be amongst the best specialist providers for pupils and young people with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Autism. It will be recognised as a centre for excellence and will provide support to other schools that have children and young people with either special educational need.

Woodside School will have high quality, highly motivated and fully trained staff, who are able to inspire and deliver a rich and vibrant learning experience to maximise the educational potential of every pupil and student.

Parents and carers, where a decision has been made that alternative provision is needed for their child, will be confident that Woodside School is the right choice. The school will work in partnership with them and others in the community, including local colleges, to develop the life skills of all  students. There will be a strong focus on work related learning based on individual career aspirations enabling young people to pursue the opportunities available to them.

The school will offer an all through provision, from primary to Post 16, delivering education based on best practice of the day. It will be a vibrant learning community able to instigate and respond effectively to changes and developments for the benefit of all pupils and students.