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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

 

2 days ago
Sixth Form are wearing blue and green today in support of 🔵🌎🟢 pic.twitter.com/rkwFswNR5r— The Westwood Academy () April 22, 2024
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4 days ago
This week, we celebrated a wonderful milestone for one of our students at The Westwood Academy; Micaiah Lukalu in Yr9, is now a published author! ‘Max: The Rifts of Time’ is available on Amazon.https://t.co/CjN62Q7xTh#publishedauthor pic.twitter.com/BodUefr7z0— The Westwood Academy () April 20, 2024
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5 days ago
Year 9 are designing their own app in Spanish to practice describing how they use technology 📱 🛜 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/FgVmaBQolo— The Westwood Academy () April 19, 2024
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2 weeks, 6 days ago
The Silver DofE-ers have finished day 2 of their qualifying expedition. They have had 2 very long days of walking with only 1 more to go! We have done well with the weather considering the dreadful forecast! Proud of their fantastic resilience and teamwork! pic.twitter.com/wnyGd39nnW— The Westwood Academy () April 4, 2024
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1 month, 1 day ago
Student Council delivered the Easter Egg collection to Canley Food Hub this morning. Thank you to everyone in all school year groups! Your donations were gratefully received and will put a smile on someone's face this Easter. Happy holidays 🐣 pic.twitter.com/HdjFvVtFjP— The Westwood Academy () March 23, 2024
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1 month, 4 days ago
The PGL Netball tour was a blast! The girls had such a good time with lots of great netball played with the year 8’s finishing 5th and year 9’s 3rd (bronze). They had lots of fun taking part in the activities with some conquering their fear of heights. 💜 pic.twitter.com/Lm80AiI9l0— The Westwood Academy () March 20, 2024
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1 month, 4 days ago
A fun and interactive day celebrating the Hispanic world with 50 Year 8 pupils on campus yesterday pic.twitter.com/mUDo1B6rfm— Routes West Midlands () March 20, 2024
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1 month, 4 days ago
A fun and interactive day celebrating the Hispanic world with 50 Year 8 pupils on campus yesterday pic.twitter.com/mUDo1B6rfm— Routes West Midlands () March 20, 2024
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1 month, 6 days ago
The cast of high school musical have had a brilliant tech and dress run today day, putting together the final touches before opening night on Wednesday! There are still tickets available on Parent Pay for all three nights. We would love to see you there! pic.twitter.com/J2fuI1PyYJ— The Westwood Academy () March 18, 2024
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1 month, 6 days ago
We welcomed Anna from who delivered a fantastic workshop on Ukrainian culture and translation. Year 7 contributed great ideas on very sensitive topics and translated an entire story! pic.twitter.com/j2hypXsnIB— The Westwood Academy () March 18, 2024
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1 month, 1 week, 3 days ago
Yr10 Spanish are describing their beautiful apartment in Barcelona to practice speaking and listening for prepositions 🇪🇸 🗣️ 👂🏼 ✍️ pic.twitter.com/XrenCaiKmj— The Westwood Academy () March 14, 2024
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1 month, 1 week, 6 days ago
Year 13 Psychologists are using their knowledge of the top down and bottom up approach to offender profiling to solve some murder mysteries! ? 🕵🏻🧐 pic.twitter.com/45pdCyXryl— The Westwood Academy () March 11, 2024
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1 month, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Our school choir have been working on an Andrew Lloyd Webber medley this term - enjoy the Phantom of the Opera! pic.twitter.com/vlJxYHMVdF— The Westwood Academy () March 7, 2024
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1 month, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
¡Feliz Día del Libro! Yr 7 have been reading Oso Pardo 🐻 by pic.twitter.com/aKnQH3w3C9— The Westwood Academy () March 7, 2024
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1 month, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Y13 Spanish students enjoyed a trip to to watch Almodovar’s Volver starring 🎦 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/9gTygvbxRF— The Westwood Academy () March 5, 2024
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1 month, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
KS4 & KS5 Psychology students visited today and attended some fantastic workshops on Animals in Danger and Animal Behaviour, allowing them to draw consolidate their knowledge on animal communication and observation methods! 🐒🦍🐯 pic.twitter.com/rhgOvydccQ— The Westwood Academy () March 5, 2024
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1 month, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Westwood students worked with MA students from & actors in their production of Split Second. The students saw the devastating after-effects of knife crime on a community via the performance based on a true story. Thanks to for invite! pic.twitter.com/Q39u7MnfVr— The Westwood Academy () February 26, 2024
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2 months, 4 days ago
Year 13 have been learning about and budgeting with in preparation for living independently at university 💷 pic.twitter.com/rflfuOSOtL— The Westwood Academy () February 20, 2024
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2 months, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Early finishers in Yr8 are enjoining using to practice directions in Spanish 🇪🇸 🗺️ pic.twitter.com/HM6V2h83Jt— The Westwood Academy () January 26, 2024
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3 months ago
Well done to our wonderful Year 7 MFL Spelling Bee 🐝 participants 👏🏻 🇪🇸 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/EDoB5X0mqB— The Westwood Academy () January 24, 2024
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