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Head of School Welcome

Head of School Welcome

We are delighted that you are interested in The Westwood Academy as a preferred choice for your child’s secondary education. I joined the Academy over 5 years ago and I was appointed to the Headship of the school in 2019 because I have absolute faith in the education that this school offers. The Governors and I are sure that after reading this prospectus, attending our Open events and visiting us at your convenience during the working day, you will share our belief.

Our aim is to provide every child with the opportunity to feed their passion for learning, to provide opportunities in and out of the classroom that will help them discover their place in the world. Our goal is exceptional academic performance whatever your child’s ability.

We have the most dedicated, experienced and talented teaching staff that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They are more than ably supported by an excellent team of support staff who are fully involved in your child’s learning journey.  The work our teachers do is regularly shared locally and nationally with other schools seeking support. Outside of the classroom there are an enormous number of opportunities to engage in, for example, sports clubs, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and science, maths and technology societies. We also run a host of curriculum related and other trips to Europe and within the UK so that we give children an opportunity to expand their minds with new experiences. All of these elements result in our children leaving school with the knowledge, experience and skills that are personal to them in preparing them for the next stage of their working life or study. Contained within our welcome pack you will find our ‘Promise to Pupils’ which details all of the subjects and experiences on offer in each year group.

Our expectation of our children’s behaviour is high; manners, respect for others and the school’s rules, exceptional attendance and a strong work ethic are most important. In return, we offer a nurturing and intensely supportive environment in which to learn and grow socially. Our Head Boy and Girl and the student leadership team are heavily engaged in how we run the school and how we support all of the children here and this will continue to grow in importance year on year. As a consequence we have a wonderfully inclusive and cohesive ethos and atmosphere which would be hard to replicate. In all of these respects our work continues to be highly regarded by Ofsted, the Department for Education, our local authority education team and schools visiting us to learn about what we do. You will be aware that we have been again re-graded as ‘Good with many outstanding features’ (Ofsted, October 2017) as well as ‘impeccable’ (Coventry Local Authority, 2015) and outstanding for ICT.

Thanks to our location we have powerful working relationships with the University of Warwick that benefit all of our children. Many parents will also be aware that the decision to form a Multi Academy trust with the outstanding Kenilworth School as lead was agreed by the DfE in July 2018 and this partnership was formally entered into from January 2019 and we have been working in close partnership with Kenilworth since then and these links are going from strength to strength.

I might add that our achievements rely on a special relationship between you as parents, our school and your child. A truly successful education can only be achieved if we get this right. So in anticipation I look forward to meeting you and working with you in the future.

Ms H Lawrence
Head of School

2 days ago
In Spanish, Year 8 have been using Eye2Eye project to learn about what it’s like to live in Bolivia 🇧🇴 🏠 https://t.co/qIDzTyu9Ik
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6 days ago
Watch out for Westwood Week of Work Quiz. Will be published on SMHW on Mon 2nd November and visible in library and careers office widows all week. Answer sheets to careers office by Frid 6th November. £10 Amazon Voucher prizes for winners! https://t.co/GSkPCzCv3D
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1 week, 1 day ago
Key Stage 5 pupils don't forget to register for the UK University & Apprenticeship Fair to explore local, regional and national post-18 options https://t.co/JudjINlcPJ
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1 week, 2 days ago
Looking forward to hearing Westwood Academy alumni share their career stories during Westwood Week of Work 2020 2nd to 6th November https://t.co/Qsybb8nbiX
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2 weeks ago
Spanish reverse Pictionary is a success ✍️ 🖼 🇪🇸 👏🏻 https://t.co/DdKUdbeoOW
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2 weeks, 2 days ago
Westwood Week of Work aka WWW coming soon! Year 7 to 10 watch this space...#careers https://t.co/mSBDzlmPcT
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2 weeks, 2 days ago
Year 10 focus group excited to see the demo for the virtual workplace experience. Verdict...Amazing! Can't wait to try out the finished product ! https://t.co/5VmGj1hdrP
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3 weeks, 1 day ago
getting competitive in Year 10 Spanish 🎲 🖊🇪🇸 https://t.co/qz2KVbTXXH
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3 weeks, 1 day ago
Thankfully Flour is back in our shops so Year 9 can make their Bread! https://t.co/3QctchndpN
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3 weeks, 1 day ago
The first Practical in Food Tech for Year 7 https://t.co/u2PWQvMWcL
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3 weeks, 2 days ago
Virtual open event now open for Year 11 learners to explore what's on offer! https://t.co/TO6iTcsfSo https://t.co/Ywi5FH1WCx
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3 weeks, 2 days ago
Reminder that Year 11 pupils can book onto virtual open events being held in November at Warwickshire College https://t.co/vKCtS3gx62
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3 weeks, 2 days ago
October half term opportunity: FREE Tennis lessons for Westwood pupils held on our own courts through the XCEL centre. Timings & groups to reflect our own bubbles to be COVID secure. Follow the instructions on the poster to register for an exciting and fun filled half term break! https://t.co/dLYXF2PWIl
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3 weeks, 6 days ago
Congratulations to the new Head Girls in Sixth Form: Maisie, Maddie & Emily 👏🏻 https://t.co/3xdTkq1mUt
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4 weeks ago
Celebrate by entering the poster competition. Design an A4 poster by hand about a European country you’d like to visit. Hand in to MFL staff by Monday to enter. More details on Satchel One 🇪🇸🇫🇷 https://t.co/JWX36xq0PV
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1 month ago
Year 8 tackling some translation pyramids in Spanish 🔺#traducción 🇪🇸💪🏼 https://t.co/F91V4Axn9R
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1 month, 1 week, 5 days ago
Great to be back practicing our conversations in MFL 💭 🇪🇸 🇫🇷 https://t.co/B247sV6FWh
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1 month, 1 week, 5 days ago
Year 11 careers interviews starting next week. Careers office ready and waiting for some exciting conversations about the future! https://t.co/MVQaJ1X8YC
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1 month, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
It is yes
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1 month, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Just a reminder that as we adjust to routines at school it is years 7-9 & 12 & 13 only in school tomorrow and then everyone is back in on Tuesday.
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