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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

3 days ago
Excited for Career Ambassador training with and some of our Year 8 and 9 pupils next week!
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3 days ago
The Big Yellow Bus is visiting Westwood from on Monday 7th February. If you are in Year 11 and would like to find out more about apprenticeships sign up in mentor time. https://t.co/1YRAK82OvQ
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3 days ago
Intense concentration on translation skills today in Yr8 Spanish ✍️ 🇪🇸 https://t.co/BkPPI0M1FW
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5 days ago
Great values from the KS3 badminton team who came up against a far weaker team from FP2 and decided to show real respect in their matches. The team are always thankful for a game and always train hard so now look forward to a tougher test. Well done to all involved. https://t.co/CrghUcF7ii
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5 days ago
Another win for the girls netball team tonight! 1st quarter started off a bit rocky finishing 6-2 down. With some excellent interceptions we brought it back to 6-6 in the 2nd quarter. Then the girls stormed ahead working really well as a team, finishing the game with a 13-9 win!
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5 days ago
The Maths department have launched a new online platform for student homework this week. The website is called Hegarty Maths, and students will be talked through the log in process during their lesson. Parents/Carers have been sent a letter with more details included.
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5 days ago
A final challenge of the lesson for Year 9 Maths. Tough ask for period 1 but great effort shown by all with a bit of time available next lesson to try and get those 10 achievement points! https://t.co/AX6t0DUmTu
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1 week, 4 days ago
Year 10 Spanish are trying out the board games they created for eachother 🎲 💬 🇪🇸 https://t.co/PQ4X6wLvIH
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1 week, 5 days ago
Great work from Year 10 today in our workshops with following the Barclays programme. Thinking about what it takes to be resilient https://t.co/uLTIcMOjwQ
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2 weeks ago
Online booking now open for Warwickshire College open events for Year 11 pupils https://t.co/1AbOoLFDAq
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2 weeks, 3 days ago
Starting the new year in Year 9 Drama with some detective work. We’ll be studying Careers in Theatre and looking at The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time! This week we were playwrights and directors https://t.co/MctC4sqLTS
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2 weeks, 3 days ago
One Pen, One Dice 🖊 🎲 to practice translation in Year 7 Spanish - so competitive 😆 https://t.co/4acXz5IKNW
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2 weeks, 5 days ago
Ganadores 👏🏻 🏆 https://t.co/CxmKEdYeEV
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2 weeks, 5 days ago
Enjoying one last day of Christmas games for Spanish revision with Year11 🇪🇸 🎅🏼 https://t.co/exSZc7e6M6
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2 weeks, 5 days ago
Robo de Tarjeta (Sentence Stealers) going down well with Year 7 practising their new Spanish vocabulary 🇪🇸 💬 https://t.co/LjPgFxUO7j
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1 month, 1 week ago
Incredibly generous donations from pupils across the school, safely delivered at for the Food Bank. Thanks for organising Sixth Form Charity Team 👏🏻 https://t.co/AbKGZPaoFA
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1 month, 1 week ago
This year’s 6th Form Student Council Christmas collection has been for Canley Food Hub based at Canley Community Centre. Sincerest thanks to our whole school community for giving so generously to help those in need this Christmas  https://t.co/qDrvi1ChOY
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1 month, 1 week, 1 day ago
Staff Christmas Quiz arranged by the 6th form student Council. £120 raised for . Winners were "the team on the far left" aka Mr Northwood, Miss Corry, Miss Carter, Miss Shaw and Mr P. https://t.co/nSnk5biqqj
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