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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 following a creative arts pathway college are offering a range of virtual information and guidance. https://t.co/xFnhSM5bgI
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1 day ago
School GAmeZ Day 4 - D - Dodgeball Challenge - Balance Catch We would love to see you all being active, keep us updated with your efforts using & tag https://t.co/t9nkW9YAFn https://t.co/Wa6md9487Y
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2 days ago
Mr B's Bookshop has a new You Tube channel where you can access live readings of favourite children's books. (also some great readingrecommendations for adults) https://t.co/ZzCMzoH2sy
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3 days ago
The world heritage city of Bath have some secondary school project resources on their website https://t.co/OPwAHvO7w3 about 3/4's of the way down their documents link page. If you would like to do some history on the lovely city of Bath click on the link and download the pack https://t.co/2ZbNpi0jAs
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4 days ago
Well done to everyone who is working through the home learning set on Show my homework. If you are struggling to log in or have any questions then please get in touch using one of the following emails: https://t.co/Xe9Spl4t9n
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4 days ago
Any concerns regarding careers and next steps please contact Miss Hodge by email on wd-careers.co.uk
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1 week ago
We hope you are all safe and well. With regards to safeguarding our pupils, if you have any concerns and need to speak to Amanda or Ms Dalglish you can email safeguarding.co.uk or text/call 07787990523
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1 week ago
Year 11 pupils who have made applications to Coventry College will be called for interview as soon as the current situation allows. Please see updated plans from the college. https://t.co/OtM5c0fQFj
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Any Year 11 pupils considering applications to Warwickshire College they are still contactable for advice and guidance about their courses. https://t.co/2UbWhNRcGt
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1 week, 1 day ago
Year 11's can book onto this apprenticeship event at Coventry College by emailing sbarker.ac.uk https://t.co/Qy9JWEYqbk
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1 week, 1 day ago
to our recent production of Little Shop of Horrors. Very much looking forward to starting on the next one when we are back in school. For any students interested in performing arts there are lots of performances being live streamed online. https://t.co/sYkwpVyNgj
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1 week, 2 days ago
For those of you who like a bit of structure in your lives; here is what various celebrities are offering for free to help with your education while we are closed: 9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://t.co/JpYwzXpRG0 10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman https://t.co/Jh6iRcIKDc
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1 week, 2 days ago
doing our bit for our local NHS. Sending in these (currently not needed due to school closure) newly sanitised Science polycarb face goggles to Coventry & Warwickshire hospital tomorrow via the relative of a member of our staff who is frontline NHS. https://t.co/Y3DgXL4XJ7
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1 week, 2 days ago
Can you help our local NHS staff with providing polycarbonate face shields (goggles) for frontline NHS staff. If you can help supply these vital PPE resources please email EPRR.nhs.uk. Full details click on the photo https://t.co/eLpVsP5S73
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1 week, 2 days ago
For colleges/Year Head queries please use the email addresses as provided in the letters sent out last week - link here https://t.co/mCXPHHg773
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1 week, 2 days ago
We will be shutting down school reception from midday today. However we will still be fully available via email. For all general enquiries please use the main school email - admin.co.uk
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1 week, 2 days ago
Plus from those nice people at a link to free resources that are normally subscription or require payment; includes workouts, meditation, audio books, guitar lessons, Maths lessons via , ballet & opera from https://t.co/kHyLn4kuxR
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1 week, 2 days ago
Dear parents & carers - please see the link below to https://t.co/r17u8LUHyf who will be sharing a series of age appropriate worksheets for parents to complete with children at home based around the theme of online safety. https://t.co/HuMEdFGV24
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1 week, 2 days ago
Well done Alexsie and everyone else who has planned some exercise today. https://t.co/AnmvrlAoVc
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