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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

1 day ago
Tickets are on sale now for our musical production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' being performed in February. Please see picture below for for dates and details... we can't wait! https://t.co/CVFBl0HPU2
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2 days ago
Nail biting game for our Y7 football A team tonight who led for the entire match only to lose 9-8 in the last minute. The B team also played brilliantly and gave it their all against stronger opposition. https://t.co/5DBzdCz7mw
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1 week, 2 days ago
Well done to all of our girls who played so well this morning. Another team through to the county finals too. 💯🔥👌 https://t.co/2vrcEpkSMc
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1 week, 5 days ago
Happy new year everyone. Week B timetable tomorrow! Look forward to seeing everyone in the morning. Sports clubs on as per usual tomorrow.
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4 weeks, 1 day ago
Well done to the whole of Year 9 who organised, planned and delivered a wide range of Christmas Fayre stalls for Year 7 students yesterday. They raised a fantastic £161.39 for https://t.co/QHtLl9Z7QB
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1 month ago
6th form Christmas social...NattyB proving top gun over 2 games https://t.co/mGSo3K1sot
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1 month ago
YAY....BIG DAY OUT is coming back. Look out July 2020 Westwood will be on the road. More information in the New Year but a sneaky bit of early info....we will be going in year groups not colleges. BIG DAY OUT is for everyone in Years 7 - 10 and no you don't have to wear uniform! https://t.co/i97NETvlbW
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1 month, 1 day ago
Year 7 beat Stoke Park tonight and progress to the Coventry cup 2nd round. A great game played with the right values. Thanks to for the game. https://t.co/J0WHzcRVkK
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1 month, 1 day ago
The 6th Form Charity team have been working hard alongside Yr11 Citizenship in collecting for supporting the homeless and vulnerable this Christmas. https://t.co/bVOAIAUtIL
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1 month, 2 days ago
Christmas has come early for Johnnie in Y7 who has successfully auditioned for a place in the Royal Birmingham Junior Conservatoire Jazz Department! Huge congratulations! https://t.co/TvESJRRnku
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1 month, 1 week ago
This week, during their English lessons, pupils presented some very impressive projects based on school stories. Well done Year Seven! https://t.co/BqNT0oHnhS
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1 month, 1 week ago
Delighted to hear the news today that our Year 10 Go4Set team have won a place in the finals of the Big Bang Competition to be held at the NEC in March! https://t.co/Bjy9xQC7pd
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1 month, 1 week, 1 day ago
"God bless us everyone!" Staff & students have enjoyed a reading of 'A Christmas Carol' and discussed key themes as part of the 'Supporting literacy through a love of literature' event. We are now feeling very festive!🎄Look out for more literary events in the school library.📚 https://t.co/b5mpG22wLg
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1 month, 1 week, 1 day ago
Winner! Well done Chiara and to everyone else who entered the competition. https://t.co/VN9wVyflqq
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1 month, 2 weeks ago
Some excellent work from Year 10 pupils today working with on CV writing and developing interview skills
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1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Well done to our badminton teams today who came agonisingly close to winning, but had to settle for 2nd place in both competitions. They played amazingly well..#badminton
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1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Great game of football tonight Y7. Worked hard, had fun. Perfect prep for Thursday's cup match vs Stoke Park.. MOTM Rylea for his maturity as captain for the 1st time. https://t.co/spkNsFzAqR
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1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
"A Day in the Life"...careers in sport. Year 10 are taking on School Sports Coordinator roles at a primary school indoor athletics event today. https://t.co/xmphj6T4aF
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1 month, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Another football fixture this evening, this time it was the Yr 8 boys team who were on the road against We were knocked out of the cup after a hard fought game, the eventual score being 3-0. Thanks to for hosting 👍🏻⚽️⚽️
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