Welcome from the
Executive Head Teacher

 

Dan Morrow5Mr Dan Morrow

CEO, Woodland Academy Trust

I am passionate about removing as many challenges as possible for children to believe and achieve. My favourite metaphor for talking about the children in our care involves ‘invisible backpacks’. Inside those backpacks are all the negative experiences and difficulties children have faced which need to be unpacked; no child leaves their bag at the door when they come into Northumberland Heath, or in fact any school under the Trust’s leadership.

At Northumberland Heath we have created a framework that will allow children to believe and achieve and for staff to grow and develop. This supports a climate and culture based on excellence for all.

Upcoming Events

20
May
KS1 SATS week
3
Jun
Return to school
3
Jun
RE week: Islam (Eid al-fitr)
14
Jun
Father’s Day breakfast
25
Jun
Sports Day and family picnic

Latest News

Avid Travel Agents
Year 4 have been looking at some of the physical features of the USA. They looked at: the Niagara Falls. the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, the Rocky Mountains, the Mississippi and the Everglades. Following all their research they planned using a circle m...
Become A Champion
Teach Cancer a Lesson!
Dear Parents and Carers,We are very excited to announce that this year every child in the Woodland Academy Trust will be given the opportunity to take part in a Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK.To make this the most successful event possib...
Free School Meal Information
Become a Champion!
Teach your Monster to Read
Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. The games can be played for free on a PC. All of the children in Reception and Year 1 have been given a log in. It is wonderful to see how man...
Patron Of Reading Inspires Our Writers
The children in years 3 and 4, have had a wonderful time writing books with our patronofreading Ian MacDonald. They have also made covers and illustrated the books. 
Fantastic storytelling !
Please do watch this video of the fantastic storytelling of Nick Butterworth to Acorn Class !  What a fantastic experience for our children.https://vimeo.com/326166947
Counting on Success !
Team NHP had a great time at the Mayor of London's Count on Us maths competition yesterday. We knew we could count on them to work collaboratively and make us proud!
Fabulous Story Writing in Year 6
Year 6 have been reading the book "The Arrival" by Shaun Tan. They have then written their own stunning stories.
Volcanic Eruptions at Northumberland Heath !
Last week in Science club, year 6 made their own composite volcanoes. The children created a chemical reaction by mixing bicarbonate of soda and vinegar which represented the volcano erupting.
Original Artwork comes to Northumberland Heath !
We are so proud to have received a piece of original art work from Nick Butterworth when he visited our school. There are only two of these in existence! We will be framing it and making sure our whole school community can enjoy it.
KS2 mathematics SATs Support
Please find attached useful tools and information on how your child can prepare for their KS2 mathematics SATs whether they are in Year 5 or 6, using resources available on the attachment. For Year 6, there are topic boosters and past papers with video tu...
Nick Butterworth comes to our school !
Today was a day that will stay in the minds of our children, parents and staff for a very long time. Nick Butterworth told stories that entertained the children and the parents. Thank you to all our parents who attended the book signing it was wonderful t...
Our children win a visit from an exciting author !
Thanks to Buster's Book Club we have won a visit from the author Nick Butterworth. He will be with us on Thursday 21st March to share a story time with KS1. At 2.30, parents are invited to come along for a parent talk. After school, you will be able to bu...
Developing Lifelong Readers and Writers
We are delighted to have set up a training partnership with Just Imagine to develop training across the South East. Just Imagine works extensively with schools in the UK and internationally to develop outstanding reading and writing schools, where stories...
What parents need to know about MOMO
It's important to note that new challenges are arising on the internet all the time. This guide has been created by National Online Safety to raise awareness of the issues and offer advice on helping parents to talk to their children about making safer de...
Lights ... camera ... action - Thinking Hats Video !
We are delighted to share a video, starring our very own children and staff, to explain how we use the “Thinking Schools” approach to our children’s learning. Across our schools we use the Six Thinking Hats and maps where both children and staff learn how...
Upcoming delicious special menu days
Why not see if your child would like to have one of these delicious menus? For more information, please ask at the front office. 
Tribute to Mr Alan Russell, former Chair of the Woodland Academy Trust
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Mr Alan Russell. Alan joined our Trust family in June 2014 and was a strong supporter and advocate of our schools.Alan left school with no qualifications, aspirations or a role model. Over time he returned...
Admissions Consultation 2020-2021
Dear Parents/CarersWe are consulting on a proposed change to the Woodland Academy Trust School Admissions criteria with effect from September 2020. The proposed change would affect all schools in the Woodland Academy Trust.The Governing Body has considere...
Calling all Parents - we need you !
We are excited to be setting up a brand new School Advisory Panel and we need your help.There will be five School Governors on the Panel including two Parent Governors. The Panel will be looking at how the school and community can work together to support...
School Re-Opening 5th September
We are excitedly preparing for the return of our children to school on Wednesday 5th September 2018. We have missed their smiles and cannot wait to continue watching them grow in their thinking, learning and feeling together. We look forward to revealing ...
Revealing our Champions Within!
A fantastic training day "revealing our champions within".Our Trust family are excited for the first day of term and look forward to supporting our children in their thinking, learning and feeling together.
House Points
Attendance
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Whole School Attendance Classes
Bluebells
91.0%
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Catkin
92.0%
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Acorn
94.4%
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Sapling
92.9%
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Elm
95.7%
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Chestnut
95.5%
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Aspen
96.2%
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Rowan
96.6%
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Hawthorn
96.1%
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Nettle
96.2%
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London Plane
96.7%
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Silver Birch
95.3%
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Mountain Ash
94.4%
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Spruce
95.8%
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Maple
94.2%
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Whitebeam
95.2%
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Pine
93.2%
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Beech
95.5%
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Linden
97.1%
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Cedar
96.5%
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Oak
97.6%
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Elder
96.9%
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95.8%
Whole School Attendance
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