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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
Y7 musicians have been composing some experimental vocal pieces. This group have created an airport soundscape using just the voice. https://t.co/F6fum8mENt
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1 day ago
Brilliant to see so many pupils playing rugby for and on Friday night and Sunday in some fiercely contested derbies. Tomorrow night our joint Westwood and U16 team play in the Coventry Cup tournament. Good luck to all involved.
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2 days ago
Year 8 Bread based pizza Mamma mia! Sei magnifico! https://t.co/dU6KnGyHF7
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2 days ago
Year 7 2nd Practical - fantastic Pizza pin wheels, lots of different flavourings https://t.co/IMnReh2shb
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2 days ago
Year 11 Catering practising recipes for their Coursework, getting ready for final GCSE Practical. High level skills on show https://t.co/aMUeF3CtY6
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2 days ago
Sixth Form RAG Week starts today! Events include classroom cleaning 🧹 , PJ day, free range cake 🧁 sale, pie face & karaoke and sponsored head shave. Halloween 🎃 party (after half term)
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3 days ago
Prospective new students were in for a real treat this morning at the 'Alice in Wonderland style' tea party that awaited them in the English department! Did you solve the riddles and help Alice to escape Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts❤ today?🍰🧁☕ https://t.co/XLMGswVZtV
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4 days ago
Humanities are ready to welcome prospective parents for 👋🏼 🗺 ⚔️🇪🇸🇫🇷 https://t.co/EYwcyxTlN1
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4 days ago
English students had a fantastic time last night at watching a spectacular performance of "Blood Brothers." Great production! https://t.co/akXyQ31PsL
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6 days ago
To celebrate week students had a go at making their own percussion instruments out of recycled materials today with some excellent results https://t.co/328OVKfzoW
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6 days ago
Some excellent Islamic Art going on in year 7 maths today https://t.co/F4nD4kOSWc
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1 week ago
Year 9 Food Art: creating Art with food https://t.co/klvhXDE9SU
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1 week, 1 day ago
Well done to our year 8 and 9 netball teams tonight. Recording their first wins of the season. https://t.co/h4aWIbV0wL
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1 week, 2 days ago
10E1 playing 'A Game of Social Class' to support their study of Willy Russell's 'Blood Brothers' https://t.co/x9pp0qJCdP
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1 week, 2 days ago
More fantastic work from Year 10 for the Tunnocks Teacake Challenge in Arts week https://t.co/ddbQYijNfe
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1 week, 2 days ago
Year 10 Tunnocks Teacake Challenge, 1 teacake to be professionally presented using skills and techniques. Westwood Arts week https://t.co/nnE1P4BIU7
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1 week, 2 days ago
Year 9 Food Art Creativity and imagination on show....... https://t.co/2Ws8nUkoMC
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1 week, 2 days ago
Year 8 Spanish are describing daily routine: whose routine would you prefer? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 🇪🇸 https://t.co/Dafq0splMr
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1 week, 4 days ago
Our Yr9 (& two Yr8’s) football team had their first fixture of the year last night. We were beaten but worked really hard against an experienced Plenty of positives to take out the game. Well done boys. https://t.co/57tbb9gqLX
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1 week, 5 days ago
Looking forward to working with you again soon!
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