Teachers from secondary schools enjoy the flexibility that Woodrow offers and use the High House for leadership development, as a calm venue for the induction of newly enrolled students or as a quiet space for intensive revision.
Also for some of our secondary school visitors, Woodrow provides the profound opportunity to discover that although a child may not shine in the classroom or on the sports field, in a different setting they are able to show their true underlying potential, sometimes for the first time ever in their lives. We know from reports from teachers that Woodrow helps to motivate young people who are struggling academically.
We know that as well as academic and technical skills, employers also look for evidence of the ability to work in a team or to manage relationships with others (see for example The National Employers Skills Survey). As part of our offer for secondary schools we can build into the programme a variety of teamwork exercises and command tasks that give pupils the chance to look in detail at how they fit into a team, their leadership potential and the life skills they need to work effectively with other people.