Nurturing the potential of the differently abled
Woodfield Manor School is a warm, happy and welcoming special school where our children come first. We have a highly trained and effective staff group who specialise in teaching children with a variety of special needs.
Our curriculum is well balanced with a firm focus on the development of communication, social interaction, independence/life skills, literacy and numeracy. We know that by keeping these key elements at the heart of everything we teach our pupils that life chances will be enhanced.
We provide every child with diverse opportunities and high quality teaching and learning, with a focus on effective communication and independence offering every child the opportunity to excel.
Admission to the school is free for the disadvantaged and underprivileged children with autism and/or special needs meeting the school’s intake criteria. Admission is for children within the ages of 5 – 16 years.
Assessment & Performance
Assessment, recording and reporting is an essential part, and an integral part, of effective teaching and learning. At Woodfield Manor Special School we collect data using a variety of different English and PSHE and data collected is analysed to provide information about individual pupil’s learning and also to look at any trends.
A Safeguarding Policy is in place. Working in partnership with our parents is extremely important to us and we operate an ‘open door’ policy with the aim that we will respond to parents within 24 hours whenever possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have an question or query.
We are ambitious for every child and our experienced class staff and therapists ensure that each child’s individual needs are met through personalised learning, small class and group teaching and specialist interventions.
We provide a very specialist environment with small classes, specially trained staff on site and physiotherapy. This is to ensure that all of our pupils achieve their potentials in all aspects.
Advisory Board of Directors
Former Regional Commander of the Special Branch, Former Divisional Commander of Police, former National Security Co-ordinator and former National Security Minister.
A Lawyer by profession, Rosemary is the Principal and Founder of Lincoln Rose Law Associates. Rosemary has been practicing as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales for 21 years during the course of which she has undertaken work in Property Law, Litigation Wills Probate and Administration, Family Law including Children matters and Child Protection. Rosemary also deals with Corporate, Trademark and Project Finance as well as various contracts. She has been called to the Ghana Bar since 2011 following which this firm was set up.
Dr Wilberforce Dzisah, formerly Rector and Vice-Rector of Ghana Institute of Journalism. He also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Communications and Social Science in the Institute.
Mr. Yankah is the founder of Haknay, a Professional Architect and Project Manager with over fifteen (15) years experience in the Construction Industry and also a member of the Ghana Institute of Architects.
He has provided Design and management services on diverse projects including Banking, Corporate, and Casino Construction in Las Vegas, Retail outlets, Schools, Offices and Residential projects.
After several years experience as an architect in Ghana, he was also able to garner about 10 years international exposure as a Project Architect, manager, cost estimator, cost scheduler and Coordinator. His extensive area of expertise also includes Project Planning, Scheduling and Design Development, Construction Progress Management, Cost Estimating and Site Safety.
He possesses strong management skills which facilitates the guidance and shepherding of a team to stay within budget and to deliver clients’ vision into reality in a timely manner.
Prior to establishing Haknay, Mr Yankah who is a principal of the company worked at several companies in the US, as a Senior Architect and Senior Project Manager including: Davis Langdon Inc., Pennsylvania;
Cummings Corporation, Nevada; Intech Construction, Pennsylvania; EL Taller Colaborativo PC, New Jersey; TDX Construction, New York and Evans Anfom & Associates, Ghana
Mr Yankah graduated from University of Science and Technology School of Architecture with a Bachelors and a Masters of Architecture Degree
Mrs Gifty Appiah has a soft spot for children and a desire to see them develop as civil citizens
Mrs Appiah previously worked with Veolia Environmental Services UK as Business Analyst, Developed integrated business analysis and projections for incorporation into strategic decision making. She has contributed towards production of accurate and timely financial information for Budget and Key Performance Indicators.
She also acted as Westminster Councils UK first point of contact to Veolia on all special events. Some high profile events she coordinated and ensured excellent standards were meet included Lady Diana’s funeral, State Visits, New Year’s Eve Celebrations, Notting Hill Carnival and London Marathons.
Gifty is a product of Holy Child School Cape Coast and Greenwich University London where she studied Business Information Systems. She is the of MD for Bohaus Solution a Cleaning and Domestic Services Agency with a keen interest in the training and assisting of staff to acquire jobs.
Seth Yeboah Ocran is the Founder/Executive Chairman of YOKS Investments Limited. With Subsidiaries such as YOKS Rent –A-Car, YOKS Travel and Tours and Tourists Watch Limited.
Throughout his career, Seth has demonstrated continuous leadership in business excellence, strategic thinking and project execution. He is an award –wining entrepreneur, he believes in Integrity, Humility and “Believing in Oneself”. Seth has featured in public speaking engagements aimed at promoting “thoughtful” leadership, and also inspiring the youth to take their destiny into their own hands.
He drove and managed YOKS with a single-minded vision to become the reliable Car Rental Company in the country. Today, after over a decade, YOKS Investments Limited is now in an enviable position as the most reliable Car Rental / Transportation management company, within its industry in Ghana; with a highly recognized “brand” that equals and rivals any of the known international brands.
Seth’s ambition is to continue to build a world class business that is at par with any global company
Prior to establishing this non-governmental non-profit organisation and school for disadvantaged and stigmatised children with autism in Ghana, Cornelia worked for Central and North West London Mental Health Foundation Trust (CNWL) in the U.K., holding different roles within CNWL over 11 years, including the roles of Service Administration Manager, Equalities and Diversity Lead, Deputy Trust Secretary for the CNWL NHS Trust and Business/Project Officer within their Rehabilitation Services. Cornelia holds a Masters in Management Studies; a BA Hons in Business Studies, a Post-graduate Diploma, is a Chartered Manager of the UK Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Cornelia is a Carer and has personal experience of children with autism and propagates the potential children with autism and special educational needs have. She is an avid advocate of unearthing and nurturing the potential in these very special children. Cornelia has previously served on the Governing Board of Manor Special Needs School, London for 7 years. Cornelia is a Catholic and very involved in church activities. She is an avid reader, loves gardening, a fabulous cook and mother of three children.
Cornelia sits on the Technical Working Group working in partnership with UNICEF and Ghana Education Service Special Educations Division to draft, ratify and implement Inclusive Education in Ghana (now Inclusive Education National Steering Committee). She was nominated by British Council to represent Ghana and be a speaker at the World Inclusive Education Conference in Dubai. As an autism ambassador in Ghana, her role requires her to create autism awareness, sensitising and outreach work with churches, societies, clubs, schools and organisations particularly at grassroots level as well as radio and television work around autism and special educational needs.
Cornelia insists every child matters and highlights the unique potential of children with autism and special needs and how important it is for these wonderful children to be nurtured and educated to be able to contribute to society. She creates fora for conversations in a bid to remove the stigma, pain and suffering of these amazingly wonderful children.