Welcome to Damson Wood Nursery & Infant School!
Ofsted 'GOOD' Provider - July 2019
Message from our Headteacher
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are a very caring and friendly nursery and infant school, with preschool childcare available on site, situated in the Damsonwood area of Solihull. Our aim is to provide the best possible early education for our children and we were recently recognised as a 'Good' school by Ofsted (July 2019).
We provide schooling for children aged 3-7 years old and also have on onsite childcare facility known as 'Woodies Childcare' who care for children from 2 years old. Woodies also care for children before and after school and in Holiday Club.
This website is designed to give you a 'taster' of our wonderful school and nursery. We hope it shows you our nurturing, child-centred approach, focused on high-quality education for all. We hope it will provide information for both prospective and current families.
Please feel free to have a look around and, if you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us either by telephone on 0121 705 8652 or email: email@example.com
Zoe Jeffs, School Secretary, and the office team will be happy to answer any queries.
If you are considering Damson Wood Nursery & Infant School or Woodies Childcare for your child, please call us to arrange a visit and I would be more than happy to show you around our school and share more about our ethos.
Mrs E Hume
Thank you for visiting our website!
Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School Academy is part of the Central Schools Trust and works in close partnership with the 'Outstanding' Balsall Common Primary School. Please see www.centralschoolstrust.co.uk for more information about our Multi-Academy Trust.
School Aims, Vision & Values
‘Learning and growing together’
Our purpose at Damson Wood is to enable the children here to learn and grow together.
Our pupils are taught an ambitious curriculum, covering a wide range of subjects, which supports and challenges everyone to increase their skills and knowledge over time and make sustained progress. We work particularly hard to ensure no child is left behind by providing equally high-quality learning opportunities for all our pupils, including those with SEND.
Our pupils are encouraged to successfully grow in their confidence, self-awareness and emotional intelligence. We focus on the whole child at Damson Wood and our hope is that children instil our core values, including safety, kindness and pride. We treat our children with care and respect and use consistent systems within a positive ethos to support children with their behaviour and to take care of their well-being.
Damson Wood is a close community with a shared vision to provide the best possible learning and growth opportunities for our children from when they arrive in Woodies Childcare to when they leave us to embark on their journey to junior school. Staff work in collaboration with parents to understand and support our pupils in the best way possible and this partnership is highly valued by all. Children come together in many different ways and learn to play and live together successfully.
The learning and growth our children experience at Damson Wood lays a strong and well-grounded foundation for children to continue to progress in the future.
Our teachers and support staff also value the ethos of learning and growing together. They are reflective practitioners and take a highly proactive approach towards their own professional development. Staff are supported to look after their own well-being and take good care of each other. They recognise the efforts and progress of children and their colleagues and, together, have the drive and determination to create the best school for children and adults to thrive in.
We commit ourselves fully to ‘Learning and Growing Together’ at Damson Wood and this aspiration, underpinned by our core SPARKS values, drives all we do.
VALUES - At Damson Wood we are all...
S – Safe
P – Proud
A – Ambitious
R – Ready
K – Kind
S - Successful
Our SPARKS Characters
School Council led a school-wide challenge to create characters for each of our SPARKS values. Children came up with animals and names for each SPARKS character and then voted across the school for their favourites. Below are the SPARKS characters we use to teach children the meaning of our school values and what they look like.