General Information


"Leaders promote good relationships and lead by example to support pupils’ learning….parents recognise and praise leaders’ high expectations and say that is a reason for choosing the school."

"Teachers and pupils together ensure that the school is a harmonious multi-cultural learning community. Parents are full of praise for the work of the teachers in the school, citing the care offered to their children as a basis for learning."
(Ofsted 2016)

Teaching Staff

Teaching staff at Queenswood are highly qualified. "A highly caring environment which supports pupils’ personal development and inspires their learning"
Ofsted
Our Reception class teacher and Infant teacher both have degrees in Early Years Education and Child Development. The junior teachers are also very experienced; one with a Science degree and postgraduate qualifications in Maths and Special Educational Needs, with extensive experience in former posts. Mrs Tanner is also a highly experienced teacher, with a degree in Music and English, "Good well-planned teaching"
Ofsted
several diplomas and a postgraduate degree in Music Performance; she brings this wealth of expertise as Head of Queenswood's Performing Arts. Mrs Ruhkala is Deputy Head and SENCO adding her wealth of experience and substantial qualifications to support the senior management of school.

All members of staff enjoy professional development and training, so that they are kept informed of the requirements and innovations in education.

School Policies

The school has a number of policy documents, in accordance with Department for Education directives, covering the following:

  • Anti-bullying, Behaviour and Exclusion
  • "Pupils are safe in a caring and supportive environment, much praised by parents"
    Ofsted
  • Attendance
  • Child Protection and Intimate Care
  • First Aid
  • Supervision, Health & Safety and Health & Safety on Educational Visits
  • Legionella Safety
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Drugs Education
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship
  • Collective Worship
  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment, DBS Disclosures and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
  • All curriculum lessons
  • Teaching, Marking and Assessment

These documents explain how we would deal with the above issues should they arise. Copies are available on request from the School office.

Child Protection

Queenswood School is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children. "The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils demonstrate outstanding awareness of safeguarding issues. They have a strong understanding of how to keep themselves safe"
Ofsted
These responsibilities are taken very seriously and the School is pledged to sharing relevant information with other organisations. Child protection policies are available on request. The School also follows the current guidelines on safer recruitment and vetting of all staff, helpers and all who come into contact with the pupils.

Special Educational Needs &
English as an Additional Language

The School is able to provide support for pupils with special educational needs and where English is an additional language. For full details of this provision, a copy of the School's policy is available on request.

Code of Conduct

"Behaviour is exemplary. Pupils have a great self-confidence, which the school successfully develops to enable them to integrate into their next school. They develop self esteem alongside realistic self-assessment."
Ofsted report
School has a written Code of Conduct that outlines our expectations of pupils' behaviour. We ask parents to cooperate with us in the implementation of this policy, a copy of which will be sent with the enrolment form. The Code of Conduct agreement is a tool for maximum partnership between school and home.

School Uniform

All pupils wear a school uniform, which is compulsory. A uniform list is sent out after enrolment.

Complaints Procedure

In accordance with Department for Education recommendations, Queenswood School has a Complaints Procedure, copies of which are made available on request from the School Office.

Also in accordance with Department for Education directives, schools are obliged to record the number of offical complaints received during the previous academic year: Queenswood is proud to record that no formal complaints were received. We are fully committed to dealing with issues and concerns as soon as they arise and working in partnership with parents to achieve the best possible results for the children in our care.