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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
Want to get busy in the kitchen and practice your French or Spanish? Try .Tweet us some photos of any recipes you try 👨‍🍳🇫🇷🇪🇸 https://t.co/9Wxzrtt4RH
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3 days ago
As per the Government guidelines we are working hard to ensure we are ready to welcome back Year 10 & 12 on 15th June. Year 10 parents, if you have not already could you please fill in the form letting us know if your child will return on the this date. https://t.co/1NnH287NzG
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3 days ago
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2 weeks ago
Year 11 pupils holding offers for September with Warwickshire College please check your emails for transition activities sent out to you today from .
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2 weeks, 2 days ago
Amazing to hear that Callum's virtual athletics scores put him in 6th place out of over 500 participants in the county. https://t.co/UWIQ9SLeu4
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2 weeks, 2 days ago
An amazing idea from Josh in Year 7 using as inspiration for his Design and Technology project https://t.co/ATqH3HIsfK
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2 weeks, 2 days ago
Excellent Design and Technology work from Charlotte in Year 7 Well done🙂 https://t.co/lOA12uC5LI
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3 weeks, 1 day ago
More brilliant work, this time from Amelia in Y8. https://t.co/GQ0IidZDXm
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3 weeks, 1 day ago
That is awesome work Callum!! Looking forward to hearing how the cricket goes. Tune in to if you want to get involved with PE and sport challenges. https://t.co/qnSyOjx127
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3 weeks, 1 day ago
Year 12 students thinking about an apprenticeship? Apply for The Sutton Trust Summer School! https://t.co/gmpe4df8P6
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3 weeks, 2 days ago
is a local project that we hope to be working with on new projects when we return to school
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3 weeks, 2 days ago
Attention singers! The are offering live singing workshops on their YouTube channel every Wednesday at 2pm. Sing ‘n’ Shine is a great opportunity for all ages to start singing and be creative during lockdown! 2pm today! https://t.co/5aSe9NcnDU
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3 weeks, 2 days ago
Good Morning. we hope you’re all safe and well. Can you give Mr Kingham’s School Games Virtual Challenge a go when you pop out for some exercise today? Follow the basic steps below and score the best you can. https://t.co/f2oGfPxL3Z
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3 weeks, 3 days ago
Year 11 don't forget College Virtual Open Day Wednesday 13th May bookings online at https://t.co/cSfvbkYEDI
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3 weeks, 4 days ago
Year 11 look out for Virtual Open Events on 18th June, information on how to join at https://t.co/HEpaJqtb3Z https://t.co/DoNQuOucDb
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1 month ago
Some more fantastic work, this time sent in by year 11 pupil Summer. https://t.co/5OHFsKk58x
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1 month ago
Year 11 students holding offers from for September a reminder again of their reassuring plans for applicants. https://t.co/MjqI7BMJQL
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1 month ago
Absolutely brilliant D&T work from Charlie in Year 7. Well done to everyone who is staying productive and don't forget to email in your work to your year team lead. https://t.co/yBrxvRCWWb
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1 month, 1 day ago
Miss Hodge has posted this link to some fabulous, interesting and useful careers talks by eminent speakers - follow the link to the Careers section of the school website for more information (its the last doc when you land on the Careers newsletters page) https://t.co/KIR0R3RZ6I
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1 month, 3 days ago
For those of you missing books, is offering some free audiobooks here: https://t.co/9iLUGf32Sf They include Harry Potter in other languages for those after a challenge 📚 🎧 🧙‍♂️ 🇫🇷🇪🇸
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