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Its Official - We are a GOOD school according to Ofsted


You can view our June 2023 Osted report here

You can view our 2018 Ofsted report here.

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility which has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details. 

Please register with an email address and a password at Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions about various aspects of school life.

Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.

If you do not have a computer, email address or if you would like assistance with regards to Parent View, please contact the school office.

Woodside Academy is proud to work with Challenge Partners having joined in September 2020. Our peer-led quality assurance review took place from Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th of November 2023.  It was an intense three days of meetings and learning walks, and we were delighted to achieve the highest grade of ’leading’ in all areas – Leadership at All Levels, and Provision and outcomes. Please view the report here; Woodside_Academy_QAR_report.pdf

Challenge Partners (CP) is an organisation that believes the best way to enhance the life chances of all children is to enable collaboration between schools and trusts to combine our wisdom. Led by practitioners, CP creates programmes to facilitate school improvement and leadership development, and share leading practice.Collaboration is an essential element for trusts and schools striving to achieve the best for their students. Schools in our partnership can join forces in local hubs, where like-minded leaders address agreed local school improvement and continuous professional development (CPD) priorities.

Wooodside Academy is part of the Challenge Partners London Special and AP hub. Hubs are supported by the central team at Challenge Partners, and led by appointed Senior Partners and Hub Managers who organise termly meetings so school leaders can discuss progress and share knowledge

The Quality Assurance Review, (QAR),  is a three-day rigorous peer evaluation of teaching and learning, curriculum and outcomes, and leadership at all levels.

Led by an expert lead reviewer, reviews are conducted by a team of headteachers and senior leaders from schools within the Challenge Partners network. A collaborative process, all review activities are joint and all outputs are agreed with the school - ‘one team, two parts’. Each school hosts an annual review, and reciprocates by sending their headteacher and senior leaders to review other schools in the network, providing continuous professional development for all leaders involved. 

The review offers:

  • An annual audit of school improvement as part of your evaluation cycle
    Honest and insightful scrutiny of your own self-evaluation and challenge for the forthcoming year
  • Unique leadership development opportunities for leaders and senior staff through involvement in hosting a review, and/or reviewing other schools, with coaching from the lead reviewer
  • review report to highlight strengths, areas for development and next steps to address these.

Leaders from Woodside will also be participating in QARs at other special schools this year.



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