Head Girl’s Welcome
Hello and welcome to the Sixth Form of Woodford County High School.
Woodford is a friendly school with a palpable sense of community. Girls are supported to reach their utmost potential here playing a full part in the life of the school and developing as confident individuals, balancing a sense of self with an appreciation of their inter-relatedness with others.
On an academic level, we set our ambitions high. Woodford leavers are well-equipped for adult life. Students go on to study at some of the country’s best universities and they find the values fostered at Woodford set them in good stead for higher education and for life.
A positive, inspiring environment is a key factor in our success at Woodford. Teachers are passionate about their subjects and strong relationships in the classroom provide a very solid platform for learning. We are emboldened to take risks and encouraged and supported to persevere in overcoming any weaknesses. An emphasis on pastoral care and a variety of support systems create a safe and stable environment in which to study.
And as Sixth Formers we play an important role ourselves in setting the tone of the school. Opportunities to develop leadership skills are plentiful and, taking the lead on a range of events and competitions in school, we enliven the school lives of younger students and serve as role models for those who follow behind us.
Woodford wouldn’t be Woodford without its traditions. Whether celebrating the School Birthday, competing for the House Drama trophy or doing absurd things to raise money for charity, the school teems with activity and Sixth Formers are central to it all. An enrichment programme encourages us to try something new each half term (yoga perhaps, or dance, or coding or sign language?) - and a programme of voluntary work allows us to do some good in the community, extending our work experience while giving something back.
Tradition, however, is balanced with innovation. We live our lives in a digital age and we’ve plenty of opportunity here to develop the necessary skill set through virtual conferencing, designing apps or supporting our learning via subscription websites, podcasts and the school’s MLE.
Woodford is a community like no other. Visitors are taken aback not only by the welcoming and friendly feel to our school but also by the girls themselves. Our school cultivates ambition, it encourages us to liberate ourselves from self-imposed limits and to become confident, determined, resourceful women. Leaders of the future.
This is a great place to study for A-Levels and to finish your compulsory education. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Pay us a visit on an Open Morning. You’ll be made very welcome.
Talisha Head Girl 2016/2017