Welcome to Foxwood Academy and welcome to our website.
Hopefully, you will find all of the information you need on our website but if you have any specific questions you can contact us directly at the Academy. The ‘Help for Everyone’ drop down menu on the far right hand side provides you with clips and links to videos that you might find really useful and the ‘Site Map’ section in the ‘About Us’ menu will take you to a list of everything on the website.
We are a school for children and young people with SEND but also a school for parents and carers. We want to provide you with the support and help that you might need and hopefully this website is your first stop.
The children, young people and staff at Foxwood are remarkable. We have just over 110 children and young people and approximately 60 staff. Our youngest children start at age 4 and our oldest leave us at the age of 18. All of our children and young people have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) and all of our children have difficulties with cognition and learning. About 75% of our children would be described as children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC or sometimes called ASD) and others can be described as having Sensory and /or Physical needs.
We have a very strong set of core values here at Foxwood that guide us in every decision and action that we take. We believe in:
Education – That every child with a special educational need deserves the best possible education available provided by the best teachers in the best schools and Academies.
Independence – That every child and young person is given the opportunity to be as independent as they possibly can be.
Celebration – That the children and young people should be happy here and celebrate their part in our community.
Learning for Life – That Foxwood is a stepping-stone to bright futures. Futures where young adults can be happy, healthy, independent, and play an active part in society.
Lots of parents and carers contact the Academy and the website to see if our context; or the children and young people that we teach, are similar to their children and young people at home. Peer groups are very important for our children and so this is understandable. The link here will take you to some data that might help.
Our curriculum is rich and varied. Children follow core curriculum, non-core curriculum and a curriculum dedicated to preparing them for adulthood (PFA). We have a specially designed and externally moderated assessment system bespoke to Foxwood that provides clear learning targets for all in all subjects.
We have a thriving Art department and we aim to immerse our children in the arts, sport and culture. We enjoy trips, visits and residentials and aim to produce well rounded young people. Examples and small descriptions of these experiences can be found in the ‘Gallery’ section. We have a goal to provide our children with more access to cultural experiences than their parents and carers ever had.
In our lessons the children learn, remember and apply. They build relationships and resilience and take these with them into their futures. Many barriers that meet our young people in later life can be a result of poor social mobility, lack of employment and smaller peer groups. We do our best to tackle these inconsistencies with every member of our Academy from their first day with us.
Information letters and newsletters can be found by clicking on the ‘Newsletters’ tile. I recommend having a look at our Facebook page or taking a virtual tour where you can see pictures and videos of Foxwood. You can also find useful information on our curriculum and important information about admissions. Our video clips and staff research projects may well help answer questions that you have but didn't get the chance to ask.
Please enjoy the website and do not hesitate to get in touch.