The school logo, which is embroidered on our school uniform and used on our stationary, is based on designs created by our children. A logo competition was launched in March 22, to encourage children and parents to think about a new modern logo that encompassed 'all things Woodside' and reflected our Christian ethos'
The tree represents growth, which is part of our school vision at Woodside. We are also surrounded by a beautiful natural environment with lots of trees overarching our school.
The cross at the bottom represents our Christian ethos and our status as a Church of England school and close connections with the parish church of St Nicholas- Baddesley and All Saints, Grendon, which dominates the Baddesley and Grendon landscape.
The leaves represent the open arms of our school family, reaching out to our community, standing tall and bringing comfort, love, compassion and growth to all regardless of their background or diversity.
Reflection and Spirituality
Around school, there are various scriptures and quotes from significant people both in the church community and wider. These give children the opportunity to reflect and give them the opportunity to think and engage in spirituality.
Our School Prayer
Was written by a pupil in 2022, after Mrs Johnson-Headteacher launching a competition for pupils to create a new school prayer that reflected the journey Woodside was about to embark on.
Forgive us for all our wrongs and praise us for our rights.
Let our school community be a place of learning, wonder and love.
Help us to grow and develop together to achieve our very best.
We wish that you can guide us in learning to help and understand each other and create wonderful friendships.
Keep us safe, happy and a big Woodside family.
Please help us to be lights that shine for you.
As a school we participate in a collective act of worship every day. Currently the overview of daily worship is as follows:
Monday- Class spirituality worship
Tuesday- Open the Book- from Church
Wednesday- Singing - Act of Praise
Thursday- Living out our school and British values- with pupils involved in leading.
Friday- Celebration worship
There are times throughout the year where we gather together, not only as a school, but also as a whole community to worship, share and reflect.
Open the Book
We are very pleased to welcome the 'Open the Book' team into school every week. The team is a group of people from different churches in the parish who come together to share Bible stories with us.
We love to join in as they act, read, perform and sing. Each week a group of children is selected to participate with the lively dramatisation of a Bible story , helping to bring our collective worship to life.
Messy Harvest, Easter and Christmas
Our wonderful 'Open the Book' team come into school again each term to help us celebrate and learn about our Christian festivals.
The school comes together to open our doors to parents, grandparents and other family members to offer collaboration and fellowship through 'Messy' activities.
The days start with an act of collective worship led by the church and leaders, then children work together and with their families to learn about Harvest, Christmas and Easter through fun engaging craft activities. At lunch, our Junior Senior Leadership Team, provide an act of fellowship by hosting a lunch of thanks to our volunteers from lunch. The children serve and entertain the volunteers to express our gratitude.
As well as there being various places for children to reflect throughout the day, as a school we have other quiet and relaxing spaces for prayer, some permanent, others temporary, giving opportunities for thought and reflection.
Flo's friendship garden and pond
We have a few special places in our outdoor area, where we can sit quietly and think or say a prayer. Both set amongst the outdoor area, it links us to nature as well as our 'wonderful Flo' a pupil at our school who sadly lost her battle with Neuroblastoma in September 23. She left behind a huge legacy at Woodside and touched the lives of all children, their families and our community.
Flo brought the community together to create her friendship garden whilst battling Neuroblastoma and brought positivity and collaboration at a difficult time for all. The garden was designed by her in April 22.
In June 23, after winning £2500 grant from Warwickshire LA after entering a green shoots competition. Flo set about bringing further change to all at Woodside and our village community. She brought life and energy back to our pond area through design, creativity and spirituality.
Both of these places, since Flo's passing now provide a place of spirituality and sanctuary for our staff, pupils , Flo's family and wider community.