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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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Year 11 Catering practising Higher level skills Nearly ready for your final GCSE Practical! https://t.co/7fOEmT7Z9U
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Year 9 are enjoying developing their employability skills with this morning. Leah and Acacia working on leadership and listening skills doing puzzles blinfolded! https://t.co/Dhr6y6aqrE
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Extremely muddy football game for our 6th formers cup game tonight. Playing alongside 6th form vs President Kennedy, the boys played well throughout but came out on the wrong side of some tough breaks. 3-0 at the end. Great spirit all round.
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6 days ago
An excellent team performance against Foxford in our first League match of the year! A tight game, but Westwood coming out on top in a 26-18 win! Fantastic performances all round but back to back 3 pointers from James built a lead which we maintained throughout! https://t.co/0U1pVwKmpI
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Charlie has been racing spheros this morning with https://t.co/fIVxto9oTP
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Rehearsals for Little Shop of Horrors are going well. So proud of our girls singing in 3 part harmony! https://t.co/z1wHhAaKPW
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A spook-tacular Yr7 Halloween disco 🎃👻💀👹 last night. Thanks to Yr12 Student Council & Charity Team for organising 👏🏼 💃🏻 https://t.co/PaK6SGXc7Z
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We hope you are enjoying your yesterday we were talking all things related to the students at at their Careers Fair. https://t.co/JtLTweNFXl
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Hard lines from our year 7 rugby team tonight saw us take a commanding lead vs . The 2nd half saw us concede some early tries and go behind. Our boys dug deep & crossed the whitewash in the dying seconds to snatch a worthy draw. 7-7. Fantastic values all round. 🏉💯🔥 https://t.co/uSe26izUzw
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Brilliant watching 7 of our year 11 pupils trialling for Warwickshire Rugby tonight at . They worked hard and gave everything and certainly performed to the required standard. We are very very proud of them all.
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Today we have been talking about the capabilities, the industries and future by inspiring the future Operators at The WestWood Academy Careers Fair. So much more than just Drone Photography & Filming. for . https://t.co/MOgUiJ3lGl
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Great to be at talking to students from all years about our courses and Apprenticeships! https://t.co/G6OsKkccOP
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Today our lovely recruitment officer, Hope, will be at careers fair. https://t.co/YhXOfM4Org
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Today we are supporting the Westwood Academy in Coventry supporting their annual Fair. https://t.co/eVTUlx0swf
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Edward and Suzanne are at today promoting the benefits of joining the construction industry! Nice to see fellow contractors and and thanks as always to for the great literature 👌 https://t.co/qTFckAWza7
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Huge well done to the Y7 boys football team last night who came up against a strong Lyng Hall side. The first half was one to forget but we came out stronger in the 2nd half and played some nice football and created numerous chances of which we finished one well.
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Sam finding out about careers in construction and getting to grips with PPE! https://t.co/OaVIrsV1Wf
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Year 7 are loving finding out about careers in drone photography with Nigel from https://t.co/mzvsuHJ416
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