We have always emphasised the importance of school and parents / carers working together in partnership. We believe that commitment to this partnership is essential if each young person is to reach his or her full potential.
The school is proud of its social inclusion policy and of gaining the North West and Greater Merseyside Inclusive Schools Award and the Wirral Inclusion Award for our work in all aspects of social inclusion.
There are well qualified, dedicated teaching assistants who are an integral part of the teaching team.
Assessment and Monitoring Pupils' Work
Each member of staff complies with the school policy e.g. regular marking, positive comments in exercise books, regular feedback to pupils. If a pupil is not achieving their full potential, their Subject Teacher, Form Tutor or Pupil Progress Leader will contact their parents. In addition to this most important process, more formal assessments of pupils’ achievements and progress are made at intervals throughout the five years at Woodchurch High School - A Specialist Engineering College. Most subjects assess pupils by a range of methods, including end-of-module tests.
In Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 all pupils sit formal examinations and in Year 11 pupils take trial GCSE examinations in November. These assessments are vital to the mechanism by which parents are kept informed of their child‘s progress.
All subjects used Assessment for Learning techniques, which help pupils to understand what strategies they need to use to improve their work. It is through this process that pupils know what they can do and understand how to move to the next level of their learning.
Their progress is finalised through a Parents’ Evening during which the Subject Teachers report on the pupils‘ progress, a full written report, a progress report, and a Form Tutor’s Evening at which the Form Tutor meets each parent.
A combination of these procedures and strategies is used each year to ensure parents are made fully aware of all aspects of their child’s educational development so that they may take an active and meaningful role in this most important element of home-school partnership. Every effort is made to pick up any problem at an early stage to ensure that each child feels happy in the school and thus achieves their full potential. In addition, there is an open invitation for parents to come into school at any time to discuss their concerns with Pupil Progress Leaders or Senior Staff.