Welcome to Story Wood School
by Jo Jones Headteacher
Welcome to Story Wood School website, it gives a wonderful insight into the work and opportunities available to pupils at our school, it also offers plenty of useful information for parents and visitors.
I feel both privileged and proud to be the headteacher of such a vibrant and inclusive school. I'm delighted to share the wide range of enrichment activities on offer to our children.
At Story Wood School the children are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make to ensure they feel safe, are happy, confident, independent and that the opportunities available to them are relevant to them both now and in the future. As a 'Thrive' school we offer extensive emotional support to our children to ensure they are ready to learn, as we really value the well-being of all children and recognise that for some children their emotional resilience can be a priority.
Our school name, Story Wood, was chosen by our children in 2011 and was selected as the actual 'Story Wood' our Forest School wooded area, was and remains their favourite location in school. We are lucky enough to have a large site with many areas for our children to learn, play and investigate, including Story Bus, the outdoor classroom, Perry's adventure playground and the sports court.
We believe it is important for our children to receive a well-rounded curriculum, where individual talents can be spotted, nurtured and encouraged to allow all children to experience success, however small they may seem, and to achieve their full potential. To this end, we aim to nurture the whole child so we work to develop their spiritual, artistic and musical as well as academic potential. Our children are the future of our society and we want to ensure we equip them with the skills and confidence to tackle anything to become excellent citizens in life. Our motto, 'sowing the seeds of success' reminds children to adopt a 'growth mind set' to their learning, believing they can be successful. Our vision statement explains in more detail what this means for us.
Our school offers an extended day through Breakfast Club and High Achievers (our after school club) and a range of extra-curricular clubs with many enrichment activities which serve to enhance the creative curriculum. Our clubs serve to support families and the well-being of our children beyond the classroom.
Story Wood has a passionate, dedicated and inspirational team that works hard to reach high standards in everything we do. We believe high quality teaching is a key feature of our success, we spend a great deal of time ensuring teachers are well prepared, supported and continuously learning and enhancing how we teach in order to challenge our children. We value the extended partnerships we have with all stakeholders, which is evident through the successful relationships with our governors, parents and our local community. The Friends of Story Wood (FOSW) team, consisting of parents/carers, strengthens our community and provides funds for the wider curriculum.
Story Wood School is underpinned by British Values, our inclusivity promoted through our 'No Outsiders' ethos which embraces members of our school community where we are equally valued.
I hope you find our website useful and that it offers as much information as possible about our school, the staff and the range of enrichment activities that our children enjoy.
If you have any further enquiries or would like to visit our school, please contact me.
Mrs Jo Jones