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Head of School Welcome

Head of School Welcome

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A Welcome from The Head of School

 

Dear Parent/Carer

 

Welcome to The Westwood Academy.  Choosing a school for your child’s education is one of the most important decisions a parent will make.  Here at Westwood we pride ourselves in ensuring that we fulfil the expectation of every parent and child that chooses us.  Our aim is to provide every opportunity to feed a passion for learning and to provide opportunities in and out of the classroom that will help our pupils discover their place in the world.  Our goal is exceptional academic performance whatever your child’s ability.

 

I joined the Westwood Academy 8 years ago and was appointed as Head of school in 2019 because I have absolute faith in the education this school offers.  Our exam results at post 16 are the best in the area and in 2022 The Westwood Academy topped the city league tables for the percentage of students gaining A* grades at A level. Our GCSE results also compare very favourably amongst our local schools across the whole spectrum of abilities as well as for our most able students.

 

We have the most dedicated, experienced and talented teaching staff that I have ever had the pleasure of working alongside.  They are more than ably supported by an excellent team of support staff who are fully involved in your child’s learning journey.  Outside of the classroom there are an enormous number of opportunities for our pupils to engage in, for example, sports clubs, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, The Arts and science, maths and technology societies. We also run a host of curriculum related 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 journey. Alongside our curriculum we have a leading careers provision recognised nationally through the Prospects Quality in Careers award at Gold Standard.  Our quality careers provision ensures our pupils all leave school, either at 16 or 18, with positive destinations; be that in further education colleges, apprenticeships, university or the world of work.

 

“I have seen a great improvement in the education and self well-being of my son who feels calm, confident and happy whilst being at the school.”                                                                                          Parent 2022

 

Our expectation of our pupil’s behaviour is high.  We build a culture based on our pupils understanding why we all share the same values.  Our values are simple: Be Ready, Respectful & Safe. These values allow us to offer a nurturing and intensely supportive environment in which to learn and grow both academically and 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 pupils. 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 were graded as ‘Good with many outstanding features’ in our last inspection and whilst we are confident that the school remains at least ‘Good’ we judge much of our provision to be ‘Outstanding’.

 

“We’re so pleased with how our son is progressing academically, but also what really struck us was how friendly, warm and approachable every member of staff is. They all know our son and all his quirks and how to help him be the best that he can be, whilst feeling calm and empowered to try and challenge himself.”

Year 8 parent 2022

The Westwood Academy is one of the founder members of the Kenilworth Multi Academy Trust (KMAT) which was formed in 2019. Our partnership with Kenilworth school offers many exciting opportunities for our pupils and allows us to offer an exceptionally wide sixth form provision. Thanks to our location we also have powerful working relationships with the University of Warwick that also benefit all of our pupils.

 

 “My name is Lois and I am the head girl of The Westwood Academy; I am proud to have that title for many reasons and as much as people say I am a credit to this school, I will always believe that this school is a credit to me.”

Lois Head Girl 2022-23

 

“My name is Boffah, I am the Head Boy of this awesome school. I feel very honoured, and privileged to be welcoming you to this fantastic school. What we can promise you is an unswerving dedication from a talented group of staff and students who believe passionately in giving the very best opportunities to all the young people within our school.”

Boffah Head Boy 2022-23

 

Our amazing and unique achievements rely on a special relationship between our parents, our staff and our pupils. A truly successful education can only be achieved if we get this right. We welcome visitors into school and I extend an open invitation to all to come into school and see for yourselves our school at work.

Ms H T Lawrence
Head of School

 

3 days ago
Year 13 have enjoyed discussing #ídolos in A Level Spanish, deciding if is a good role model using to read newspaper articles about him 🎾 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/X8vehBDhCM— The Westwood Academy () November 30, 2023
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3 days ago
The Sixth Form Leg Wax was painfully successful 😣 🦵We are donning our ‘taches for the day to raise awareness 🚀 pic.twitter.com/owY7A01Cym— The Westwood Academy () November 30, 2023
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4 days ago
Exciting opportunities for the development of the Kenilworth Multi Academy Trust.https://t.co/sI1pa0OvE1— The Westwood Academy () November 29, 2023
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1 week, 2 days ago
Lovely to have the boards out again for a game of Guess Who to practice describing people in Spanish 🇪🇸👩🏻👨🏼‍🦱👨🏽‍🦰🧑🏾‍🦱 pic.twitter.com/ns4PAXfYdl— The Westwood Academy () November 24, 2023
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1 week, 3 days ago
Year 13 have had fun practising Spanish grammar this afternoon with a quick 🇪🇸 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/0A8rqSA8WV— The Westwood Academy () November 23, 2023
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1 week, 5 days ago
Y13 chemistry students getting to grip with mechanisms pic.twitter.com/MOdMR8TV25— The Westwood Academy () November 21, 2023
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1 week, 5 days ago
Year 7 enjoyed a full day at , beginning with tours and ending with designing their own university! Just don’t tell them we tricked them into learning about life after school! pic.twitter.com/CZDD68IRNp— The Westwood Academy () November 21, 2023
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1 week, 6 days ago
Year 10 won their FA schools national cup round 4 match tonight 5-4 vs Abbeyfield, Northampton. We didn't make it easy for ourselves but just did enough. pic.twitter.com/ajYRIez11K— The Westwood Academy () November 20, 2023
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2 weeks, 4 days ago
Rock climbing club in full swing! pic.twitter.com/82yf4poP7T— The Westwood Academy () November 15, 2023
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3 weeks, 3 days ago
Well done to the year 10 football team who just did enough to reach round 4 of the national schools cup. The match went to penalties and we were hugely grateful to the brave boys who stepped up to score and save penalties to see us through. pic.twitter.com/T6r4C0Rfxt— The Westwood Academy () November 9, 2023
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3 weeks, 3 days ago
Basketball league results:Yr 7 lost to PK 16- 6 Year 8 & 9 won by 3 points vs PK. Great start to the season for our KS3 teams and a huge thanks to the KS4 pupils and parents who supported the games. pic.twitter.com/EC8ebjwS4K— The Westwood Academy () November 9, 2023
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3 weeks, 3 days ago
Three happy faces and rightly so after a 5-1 win playing for The West Midlands vs South Yorkshire.Harry, Max and Josh are in year 10 and we are hugely proud of them. pic.twitter.com/PPwie4jLR7— The Westwood Academy () November 9, 2023
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3 weeks, 4 days ago
All years enjoyed our careers fair today. With over 75 visitors representing a wide range of career sectors and partners from FE and HE joining us. Pupils asked fantastic questions and engaged brilliantly with activities. Well done Westwood! pic.twitter.com/U6YRMgq3m3— The Westwood Academy () November 8, 2023
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1 month, 1 week ago
Our Yr 8 Boys Football Team played against yesterday in a hard fought encounter. WW took the lead with LH valiantly fighting back to draw level, we then made it 3-2 before scoring a late goal to make it 4-2. Thanks again Lyng Hall⚽️Have a great half term all.— The Westwood Academy () October 27, 2023
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1 month, 1 week, 1 day ago
Year 7 are practising their speaking in Spanish with a paired gapfill 🗣️ 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/KEKkMQ5NYf— The Westwood Academy () October 26, 2023
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1 month, 1 week, 3 days ago
It’s that time of year where year 12 psychologists need to form attachments to their eggs! 🥚👶🏻 pic.twitter.com/RakGKmBDwf— The Westwood Academy () October 24, 2023
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1 month, 1 week, 3 days ago
If you’re thinking of continuing study at A-Level, come along to our Information Evening 🧑‍🎓 pic.twitter.com/acqH0oQfKw— The Westwood Academy () October 24, 2023
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1 month, 1 week, 4 days ago
Delighted to have Yui from work with pupils in Year 7 and 8. In an amazing collaboration between Computer Science and Music pupils are learning how to make video games creating characters and music. Thank you for this fab careers insight! pic.twitter.com/Y7RulgNnpK— The Westwood Academy () October 23, 2023
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1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Landed! See you at Birmingham International Rail Station at approx 21.15 🛬 — The Westwood Academy () October 19, 2023
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1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
We’re heading for runway, waiting for the go for takeoff. 2h30 flight so hopefully landing around 21.15. Please keep an eye on Google with FR2157 to stay updated. 🛫 please meet us 30 mins after arrival time at Birmingham International Train Station— The Westwood Academy () October 19, 2023
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