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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

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Everyone welcome. Small amount of tickets available on the door. Arrive 6.30pm to get a seat. We look forward to seeing you . .. but remember... don't feed the plants! 🌱⚘🌵⚘🌱
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Thank you for coming, we hope you enjoyed it!
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Unlucky to the year 7 football team who lost 3-2 to PK in the cup tonight. The boys played brilliantly. https://t.co/BwJRfPUvPv
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It's opening night for Little Shop of Horrors, this year's musical production! Still some tickets left to buy on the door for just £5 each - 7pm start. It's going to be a great show!
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Plastic Palace display work coming along today for the Big Bang Competition 2020! https://t.co/VVPoU8JqcH
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We'd be grateful if anybody could complete our , this will help us with our statistics. https://t.co/306va8MSqa
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Massive thanks to yourself and Simon Farndon for all of your help with the sound production for our show and helping to strengthen the real theatre experience for our cast crew and audience https://t.co/p12PuBkuRI
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3 days ago
Huge Congrats to our Year 8 Boys and Girls teams today who both won the sportshall athletics competitions. The county finals is up next at Warwick university on the 18th March
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6 days ago
Looking for reading inspiration? Why not take a look at our display to capture your imagination? Regardless of your favourite subject, there’s a book for everyone to enjoy.📚🙋‍♀️👏🏻🙋‍♂️📚 https://t.co/LN2U8DZptw
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1 week ago
Next week is show week! Don’t forget to buy your tickets for Weds 19th - Fri 21st Feb @ 7pm (£5 each). The whole cast and crew have been working hard to prepare for our man-eating musical https://t.co/kbMLNTrY4U
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1 week ago
22 days to go until World Book Day at Westwood... Which character are you coming as? 📚🙋‍♀️🧑‍🎨🦹🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/WJITqkobsU
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Westwood dancers enjoy free lollipops in the interval of the Red Shoes at Birmingham Hippodrome. 🥰 https://t.co/lSy1iWR5yO
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Year 8 pupils in awe of the amazing climbing wall at Warwick University. Thankyou for hosting our visit , life as an undergraduate looks fantastic! https://t.co/s57MoH8dq8
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Amazing job from our year 7 athletes today. The boys finished in 3rd place and the magnificent girls won, qualifying for the county finals in March. 👏👏🥇🥉👏👏
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Well done to the year 7 netball team this evening in their match against Coundon. The girls are continuing to improve week and week and cake out as convincing winners tonight. A special well done to tonight player of the match Alexsie! https://t.co/OZepKqMATG
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A fantastic afternoon today at the Year 7 Sports hall athletics competition. The students performed brilliantly! The girls won on the day and have now progressed to the county finals. Well done girls! https://t.co/decgkSfZ5o
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1 week, 3 days ago
Westwood dancers get star treatment at the Warwick Arts Centre. https://t.co/r4odTrb0zk
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1 week, 2 days ago
Unfortunately the Year 8 football match tonight is off due to waterlogged pitches. We will rearrange for after half term.
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1 week, 3 days ago
Really informative workplace visit to this morning. Big thankyou to Matthew our tour guide and fantastic to see our ex pupils doing so well on engineering apprenticeship programmes. https://t.co/DJdJxrSvXS
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