Our school works in collaboration with a range of education services, providers and organisations, as well as schools within our Trust. By sharing knowledge and expertise with other educational establishments, we can improve the educational provision for our children and those in other schools.

We do this in a variety of ways which  includes: Academy Trusts and schools visiting for an insight into our approach; supporting the development of the next generation of teachers through our involvement in Initial Teacher Education and working in partnership with our Trust schools to enhance one another’s provision.

Some of our partnerships include:

Our school, alongside our other Trust schools, is integrating Apple technology into every aspect of teaching and learning so that children can access their curriculum in a way that supports them individually.  Our staff benefit from personalised training linked to our curriculum topics to ensure that the digital technology benefits and aids children’s learning within a given topic. 

We are delighted to announce that the Woodland Academy Trust has been recognised as the Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Kent and Bexley! For more information, click here to visit our Trust website.

We work in close partnership with the University of Greenwich; particularly linked to their Initial Teacher Training programme whereby we offer university placements for student teachers as well as professional development days.  Our staff provide student teachers with professional learning by offering a wide range of experiences and opportunities to reflect on pedagogical practice and spending time in the classrooms to see the lived experience in action.

The University of Greenwich has benefitted from the strong partnership established with The Woodlands Academy Trust over many years.  The university organises professional development days each year that offer an opportunity for students to benefit from the expertise and deeper understanding of key pedagogical themes pertinent to their professional teaching development. The trust has a history of working in close partnership with the university by hosting groups of students across their schools, including Northumberland Heath, as well as generously offering to participate in live sessions online and sharing high quality resources.  The impact of this has been substantial with students reporting how much their subject knowledge has developed by learning from the experience and expertise of members of the trust.  It has been a genuine pleasure working together.

Greenwich University

We also work in partnership with the University of Canterbury by providing university placements for student teachers. Placements provided range from first year to final year of training, in addition to PGCE placements.

Our school is a member of Children’s University delivered through London South East Children’s University (LSECU).  The Education Endowment Foundation has Children’s University listed as a promising project and we are delighted that a member of the central trust team sits on the LSECU strategic board which gives us an insight into the programme, new developments and progress being made.

Our school is a member of Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised which is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools.  The programme is based on the original Letters and Sounds but has been revised to provide schools with a complete teaching programme (meeting expectations of the National Curriculum), the Ofsted deep dive into reading and preparing children to go beyond the expectations of the phonics screening check.

The Wellbeing Award is a whole-school award which focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both children and staff.

We are proud that our school worked alongside the award programme facilitators to achieve this award, and we continue to enhance this approach within all areas of the school and community.

Our school has most recently worked with Paul Dix and his team to evaluate, reflect, and refine our school approach to relationships and behaviour. This is a whole school community approach which involves all stakeholders within the process to further enhance relationships and best support our children through a restorative approach.

Time Capsule provide our school with a wide range of educational experiences all linked to our bespoke curriculum. It is an immersive platform used to support our Big Bang Days, which launch new topics at the beginning of each half term. This is an overwhelmingly positive experience for our children and provides them with an exciting starting point to new knowledge and skills.

Our school is also proud to work alongside them on Trust based projects such as involving parents, carers and teachers in reading for pleasure and our most recent video project focused on numbers in the early years.

Our school works alongside Horizons Academy which provides our learners with refocus placements, outreach support and transition workshops to prepare them for secondary school. In addition, Horizons Academy, provides bespoke workshops for parents and carers linked to managing and improving relationships with their child/ren at home and empowering them with knowledge and skills centred around different challenges their child/ren may be experiencing.

We are delighted to be working with Bexley Local Authority and the London Mayor's Office Violence Reduction Team on the Talk Matters project.

You can find out more information about their work by following the link below:

VRU London City Hall


The Talk Matters programme has been developed in recognition of the vital partnership that is crucial to provide better support for young londoners so that they are safe and can thrive in school. We, alongside 34 other primary schools across 7 boroughs are taking part and our focus is all about improving speech, language and communication needs. We are seeking to improve early language development, wellbeing and school engagement because we know early identification of communication needs can reduce the likelihood of school exclusion as well as keeping vulnerable children safe.


We will be embarking on an Oracy project which we look forward to sharing more information about soon.