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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 week ago
A sneak peek of exciting things coming to Westwood in February 2022! https://t.co/xgWc52xeIV
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1 week ago
Huge congratulations to all our badge winners for 2020/21. Topping the school's league table this year is Patrick on 593 achievement points who also earns himself a Platinum badge for surpassing 575 positive points. https://t.co/wvuFePqPme
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1 week ago
That's a wrap on 2020/21. Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer.
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1 week, 1 day ago
Make sure you all pop down to enjoy some summer sport 👍🏻 https://t.co/c2tjiuVhPi
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1 week, 5 days ago
Bushcrafters update on the estimated time of arrival - 4.20pm due to roadworks.
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1 week, 5 days ago
Bushcrafters are on the way home! Estimated time of arrival is 4.15pm
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1 week, 5 days ago
Animal tracking in the wood this afternoon https://t.co/cfJyWsV8wW
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1 week, 5 days ago
A game of predator to start the final day here at bushcraft https://t.co/ZcBuW8HIBs
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1 week, 6 days ago
Afternoon of cutting tools and survival bracelet making. https://t.co/7atFeRFCIa
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1 week, 6 days ago
Parental Reminder - Year 9 parent's evening tonight 5-7pm. Please make sure that you book an appointment with your child's teachers through School cloud. Thank you
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1 week, 6 days ago
SOS emergency first aid…. All casualties survived thanks to the students quick thinking and first aid skills https://t.co/8c186RVtGj
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1 week, 6 days ago
Preparing the Salmon for lunch this afternoon https://t.co/ZxRS5zOSum
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1 week, 6 days ago
Great morning kicking off the UCAS process for Yr12 with Amber from 👩‍🎓 📜 👨‍🎓 https://t.co/OAiZSZck7e
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1 week, 6 days ago
Beautiful sunrise at bushcraft this morning. After a lovely breakfast the students are straight into the first activity of the day https://t.co/xrr5D93kdZ
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2 weeks ago
Goodnight from bushcraft. A fantastic first day. Looking forward to tomorrow’s activities https://t.co/2OCBzxS7S1
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2 weeks ago
It was our absolute pleasure. Thank you for doing such an amazing job. https://t.co/UsSYDxUKmb
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2 weeks ago
Thank you for coming and bringing that awesome game. https://t.co/XWeOkcpfev
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2 weeks ago
What a fantastic celebration this afternoon was!🎉 The last leg of the Torch Relay was completed! Drumming, dancing and sports for all the children - it was amazing to see children active with smiles all around🔥 https://t.co/q9ckzCN3Ad
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2 weeks ago
Thank you for bringing the torch to us. We had so much fun https://t.co/TfgMK4mCP2
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2 weeks ago
Today, some of our many brilliant sports leaders were privileged to be involved in the olympic torch relay. Our leaders created and delivered their own sports sessions to primary pupils. From football to athletics, we celebrated the values of the games. https://t.co/cVt600oXRC
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