Learning for Life
Welcome to the Foxwood Academy website. I hope you find it interesting and informative.
The pupils here are remarkable! They are keen to learn and strive to do their very best and make a positive contribution to school life and within the wider community. They make Foxwood Academy a great place to be and we all work very hard to develop a culture where respect, celebration of difference and equality of opportunity are at the centre of all we do.
In May 2013 Ofsted judged us to be a Good school. The report highlighted that there is some quite inspirational teaching in our school and that students make good progress in all aspects of learning. We are very proud of the achievements of our students as they progress through the Academy and to see them make very successful transition onto further study and in some cases paid employment. Recent (2015) comparisons of the progress of our students to those of similar students nationally (National Progression Materials) show that over 75% make good or better rates of progress across school.
We are an enthusiastic and professional staff team who in June 2015 achieved the Investors in People GOLD award. The assessor noted that the Academy’s core values, leadership styles and behaviours have created a climate where people feel valued, work incredibly hard for the students, enjoy their work and feel that it is important. All our people are eager to learn, develop themselves and are proud of their achievements.
We keep the progress and development of children at the centre of our thinking. We believe strongly in creating new and exciting opportunities and making sure that learning is fun, engaging and relevant for the future. Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of students and we ensure that teaching is of the highest standard. Parents and carers understand and engage well with our school, they are a vital part of the team and are very positive and supportive of the work done as we continue to strive to provide the very best opportunity for every student.
The behaviour and welfare of our students is of great importance to us and we ensure that everyone is able to work and learn in a safe and supportive environment. We help all members of our community to manage their behaviour in socially appropriate ways and provide the support and guidance needed to help them achieve this. Our goal is to help students to regulate their own behaviour and to manage the demands of life with the minimum level of support.
We cater for children aged between 3-19 years of age with a wide range of needs and abilities. All our pupils have learning difficulties and a large proportion have specific difficulties associated with a diagnosis of Autism. Many pupils have additional communication, sensory needs, physical needs or specific medical needs including epilepsy. We commission support from other professionals who provide speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy to support our students in all areas of their life.
Mr Chris Humphreys - Head teacher
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
General games, arts, crafts, ICT and social activities for students in KS3
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Organised in conjunction with Broxtowe Sport and Sport Nottinghamshire
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ Transform Training, Beeston
Drama, music and art club for young people with learning disabilities aged 16-25 using own life stories to create art.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ Foxwood Academy
A fun and relaxed environment for students to learn and play on the trampoline
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm @ Kimberley Leisure Centre
Foxwood Academy @foxwoodacademy
22 Jun Good luck for Rio!! https://t.co/XqamwSUz7p
21 Jun @DavidHill_GB Congratulations from all at @foxwoodacademy we'll keep checking to see what medal you come back with
17 Jun The latest Governor newsletter has beenpublished on the Academy website. This is accessible under the News and... https://t.co/NxqaIbzcH1
17 Jun Link to Webinar for Nottinghamshire LA survey re SEND inspection https://t.co/uuN9CoIyQm
14 Jun Reminder: the closing date to be included in the £50 voucher draw for returning Parent Questionnaires is Friday... https://t.co/NsfA9Oqnpx