Castle Wood School

Transforming the lives of pupils through learning, innovation, inclusion and partnerships

Outstanding teaching is characterised by lively creative and imaginative learning (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school and partnership working between home and school is very strong (Ofsted 2015). Pupils individual needs are met very effectively by diligent staff and exciting activities (Ofsted 2015). Senior leaders and governors have created a positive learning climate enabling pupils to thrive (Ofsted 2015). Pupils are enthusiastic learners (Ofsted 2015). Lessons are typified by a wide range of creative stimulating and interesting activities for pupils (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school, and partnership working between home and school is very strong Parents hold the school in high regard (Ofsted 2015).

Rebekah Hayes


 I am currently Acting Deputy Head at Castle Wood following a long and diverse career in education as a Foundation Stage, Primary, Specialist and Support Teacher in state and independent schools, in the UK and aboard.  I have been a Local Authority phonics specialist, Early Years consultant, LA moderator and Independent consultant supporting and developing children and staff across Coventry.  As an Achievement for All Coach I worked with schools in the region to raise standards and close the gap.  I have an MSc in Information Science and have completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning NPQSL.  My extensive experience has enabled me to support and improve pedagogy in the Early Years and beyond through mentoring, coaching and training.  I am an SLE for Leadership of CPD, Early Years, Phonics and SEN.