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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
It’s been a while since Yr7 Spanish played Un Boli, Un Dado to practice translation 🖊 🎲 🇪🇸 😁 https://t.co/pqf45trysZ
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2 days ago
🏆🏆🏆🥇We did it!!!🥇🏆🏆🏆 Coventry cup football champions for the 1st time. What a game & what a team performance, winning 4-1 in the end in a truly entertaining game. Huge thanks to all the supporters tonight & to for hosting us on such a superb ground. https://t.co/f7duh84Vqv
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3 days ago
Huge well done to all of our year 7 & 8 athletes tonight. Everyone gave it their very best and the team came away with quite a few medallists including 2 Coventry Schools champions. A brilliant night of Athletics. https://t.co/oisx7mAHLt
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4 days ago
Year 7 getting stuck in with a game on in Spanish today 🇪🇸 https://t.co/KWWgGUUphr
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4 days ago
Yr12 have had a great time at UCAS Convention at today researching possible courses and universities 👩‍🎓 👨‍🎓 https://t.co/7O6Cwv81mj
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5 days ago
Year 9 pupils are making the most of their final week on the Esports programme at Warwick University https://t.co/COvRYP92j6
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6 days ago
Fantastic effort to all of the DofE-ers - great weekend and we are super proud of you all! See you at school tomorrow! https://t.co/D8LCEjH2Yx
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1 week ago
The Duke of Edinburgh group are expected back 20 mins late. They will be arriving at 17:50 at the school.
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1 week ago
And… they’ve finished the walk! Now time for lunch 🍝 https://t.co/6Nvbc06G2f
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6 days ago
They’re up, dressed and tent striking! Ready for Day 2 of the Bronze DofE! https://t.co/0Yn4y3rovc
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1 week ago
Everybody is happy and have striked tents, cooked, eaten and are now even washing up!! https://t.co/YnCUFqSGXg
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1 week, 1 day ago
The Bronze DofE group are enjoying the Peak District! ⛺️🌿 https://t.co/rVUV4YIQuT
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1 week, 1 day ago
A comfortable 38 run win for the year 8 cricket team last night vs Finham in the Coventry schools cup. Players of the match Eshanth and George. All of the boys were amazing and have so much support for each other. A joy to watch. https://t.co/oyVFOMpShA
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1 week, 4 days ago
have all the moves and some! Miss Howells getting ideas for tomorrow's dance lessons. Year 7 pupils loving it 😮😮🙌🙌 https://t.co/W8d3OEIv0h
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1 week, 4 days ago
What a glorious day for tennis. Huge thanks to for coming over for a match tonight - we all agreed that we could have played on all evening. All of the players had fun and got a great experience of singles and doubles. Looking forward to the next match already. https://t.co/C89SS2niPA
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1 week, 4 days ago
Year 7 pupils excited to see Diversity Connected at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham https://t.co/RBaHkl6R3Y
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1 week, 4 days ago
Year 11 leavers just a reminder we have our last open event of the academic year tomorrow 5-7PM. Learners interested in attending can book via the following link; https://t.co/jXC6BxCCi5
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1 week, 4 days ago
Data, Timetabling and Assessment Manager, The Westwood Academy, Coventry https://t.co/ROOuZS3N0M
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1 week, 4 days ago
7 intrepid members of staff battled Snowdon this weekend in the worst of conditions to raise money in memory of Mrs Dalglish. £2000 raised so far for Shine a Light. Donations massively appreciated. https://t.co/NYLSqPF2iI https://t.co/EjbVuF532O
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