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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
In Spanish, French and Italian, "decisions" are something you "take" like a train that leads you somewhere new, whereas in English you "make" them like little pieces of your own creation. But in German you "meet" them, like friends. Aren't languages beautiful?
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1 day ago
Huge well done to our Sixth Form Council and Yr11 Student Leaders for organising our cake sale. Total raised: £524.25!! An incredible achievement for the wonderful charity 🍰 🧁 https://t.co/3eWvgBIWen
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2 days ago
Westwood summer school hits the headlines https://t.co/sifnqavVc0
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2 days ago
Don’t forget to enter the EuroDayofLangs poster competition- see for details. Entries in by Monday 🇪🇺 https://t.co/yz9kCZFpSq
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Year 10 back in the kitchen cooking dishes for their Mock Coursework https://t.co/JwIPfKN9h8
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Year 11 Catering trialling dishes for their Final Coursework https://t.co/CN4NY53pDo
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4 days ago
Year 9 loving a bit of translation in Spanish 🇪🇸 ✍️ 🎲 https://t.co/FLnKc4Zliq
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Year 7 Army workshops, mental challenges...this one needs some serious thinking skills! 🤔🤔 https://t.co/KiMjOgGExP
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Love the teamwork and communication skills that Year 7 are using to cross the lava. Not to mention resilience! https://t.co/yKInrQha9Q
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A blindfolded Mr Northwood putting himself in the hands of his team! https://t.co/Kwn3I28j0s
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Getting to grips with the Toxic Barrel challenge! 💥 https://t.co/Cs9T5SXjMu
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4 days ago
Guess who's back?! Army skill building workshops with Year 7 today 😃 https://t.co/INDXcYgKGP
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4 days ago
We are excited to be planning a Work Experience Week for Year 10 pupils in July 2022. If any parents have contacts in a particular employment sector or could provide a placement July 11th to July 15th please contact the careers department at Westwood.
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4 days ago
Big shout out to Joshua in Year 10 for being accepted onto a virtual work experience with the RAF! 🙌😃 lots more opportunities through Speakers For Schools Experience advertised on Satchel One!
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So many amazing career ideas from Year 6 pupils at Open Evening! https://t.co/lY8RPV4qYC
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The 3 amigos are in Paris 🇫🇷 💬👩‍🎨👩‍🎨👩‍🎨 https://t.co/rrdOCIzxhf
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Lo siento, quiero estar en México 🇲🇽 https://t.co/O1TM6UK8Vv
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Zac is feeling great in Paris 🇫🇷 💬🧑‍🎨 https://t.co/ZyPHmggQI8
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Spanish greetings from Paris 👋🏼 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 💬 https://t.co/Iz6LiPEswk
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