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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 10 Catering are embracing Veganuary by researching different factors that affect food choices and the differences between Plant and Animal based foods https://t.co/L1fKwXnoKh
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Year 10 Catering have been creating Superfood Salads to develop their knowledge of Nutrients https://t.co/xx0BJZ6i8d
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Well done Year 8, your Multicultural dishes are amazing! https://t.co/tO33Ncmr1I
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Thank you to all the Year 8 Parents/Carers that supported their child to cook a Multicultural dish, they look delicious! https://t.co/bKBMk8SFw0
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A view from one of the year 7's windows....a really beautiful drawing! https://t.co/T7thikSgxo
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One of the lovely pieces of year 10 drawing from yesterdays lesson. https://t.co/TztgztFa7U
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2 days ago
Congratulations to Alisha in Year 11 and James in Year 10 on successful applications for Virtual Work Experience! Opportunities for pupils in KS4/5 listed on Satchel One. A great way to get an insight into a career, develop skills and looks great on your CV!
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2 days ago
Fabulous work from Ivany in Year 8 for our celebration of keyworkers competition. So colourful and eye catching and truly celebrating the dedication of all our store workers during the pandemic https://t.co/HQBEu7yQE3
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Year 11 pupils interested in apprenticeships are running virtual taster sessions for Business, Motor Vehicle, Construction, Childcare and Hospitality. Book online through the website. https://t.co/OWRSqvCwsS
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Year 11 pupils interested in creative pathways have a virtual open event coming up. Book online. https://t.co/BGR6zFuco4
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4 days ago
Year 8 Food Tech have been researching Food from different Countries, Creating Mood Boards and looking at the different ingredients https://t.co/W5Pv1dJxlN
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Even more amazing Scones!! Well done Year 7 Food Tech https://t.co/9j5yTMMf3S
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More Amazing Scones from Year 7 Food Tech! https://t.co/80bMLFpj3w
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Year 7 Food Tech creating design ideas for their Scones https://t.co/40w89tKt9E
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Thank you to all the Year 7 Parents/Carers that supported their child in the Scone practical, Fantastic results! I hope you Enjoy! https://t.co/9O1lxzvVLq
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Year 7 Food Tech have been discovering the ancient origins of Popcorn! Well done Oliver for making your own! https://t.co/JMR3PR6kEi
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1 week ago
Year 8 French are loving Pictionary on ⁦⁩ this afternoon to describe their free time hobbies. Can you guess what they’re drawing? 🇫🇷 https://t.co/yzwzkEpXQ0
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⁩ Live! Still a favourite for vocabulary practice in MFL 🇫🇷🇪🇸 https://t.co/B8gBGLn7Na
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Year 9 have been enjoying games to practice Spanish vocabulary 🇪🇸 https://t.co/8hrYZC0rv2
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