ORGANISATION

Woodchurch High School has two integrated systems of organisation. One concerns the curriculum and academic work. The second is concerned with the day to day administration and pastoral care. The academic work of the school is organised into curriculum areas. Each is headed by a senior member of staff who is responsible to the Headteacher for the organisation and teaching of a subject or a group of subjects. These are:

  • English (including Drama and Media Studies)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Humanities (History, Geography and Religious Studies)
  • Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • ICT
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
  • Work Related Learning and Enterprise
  • Careers Education and Guidance

For pastoral purposes the year groups in the school are divided into Lower and Upper School. The Lower  School comprises of pupils in Years 7and 8. The Upper School comprises of pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11.

Each year group is in the charge of a Pupil Progress Leader and an Assistant Pupil Progress Leader. They are responsible to the Head of Pastoral Welfare for the organisation and pastoral care of the year group. Each year is divided into an X and Y band. Pupils are in mixed ability tutor groups of approximately 22 girls and boys.

Each tutor group is registered by their Form Tutor who has responsibility for the group during their five years in the school. This continuity means that parents can develop strong links and foster good relationships with their child’s Form Tutor as well as the Head and Assistant Pupil Progress Leader. In this way all pupils have the benefit of the facilities and curriculum of a large school, and at the same time, enjoy the same supportive organisation associated with a smaller institution.