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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 don't forget to accept your offers from by 13th August to be eligible for virtual enrolment! https://t.co/2aN1AOSMsa
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Lots of useful information and support available for Year 11 learners on the applicants hub! https://t.co/tPvNuKeI4r
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Year 11 learners holding offers from don't forget that you can accept your place now by sending your name, date of birth and stating that you wish to accept your place to hello.ac.uk
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Don't forget resources available to support Year 11 and Year 13 . https://t.co/lvUJisuX5h
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Year 11, Year 13 and parents the Careers and Enterprise Company have published a series of booklets aimed at supporting and preparing pupils and parents for next steps https://t.co/CQae8EqieR
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Educational Psychology Team at Coventry C C have asked that we share the survey below with parents and pupils. It is about return to school in September during Covid 19 & they would like your views. It takes 5 minutes & is open until 31.8.20 https://t.co/uuIv0WDv8F
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Excellent Lantern from Charlie in Year 7 for the 'Tin Can Challenge' project for Design and Technology #Outstanding https://t.co/Rw7ZkjCoQM
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Excellent cake baking from Ethan in Year 10, just what he needed after creating his Knowledge Organisers for Hospitality and Catering Revision, Well done 🙂#Oustanding https://t.co/86omVMkiUL
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are offering you the chance to take part in new summer activities. These will take you away from your screens, to be creative and think about your future in a hands on way. https://t.co/DgTVL5GBf9 https://t.co/y4vd7XTX6P
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are offering you the chance to take part in new summer activities. These will take you away from your screens, to be creative, ask questions and think about your future in a hands on way. https://t.co/DgTVL5GBf9 https://t.co/D1Icaa5rzs
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are offering you the chance to take part in new summer activities. These will take you away from your screens, to be creative and think about your future in a hands on way. https://t.co/DgTVL5GBf9 https://t.co/2ZothXzIZk
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Superb cooking from Charlie in Year 7 for his Food/Design and Technology 'Tin Can Challenge' project. https://t.co/kFK5GHUKHX
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Well done Abraham in Year 7 for creating a delicious meal in the 'Tin Can Challenge' https://t.co/jBHmzhvPN3
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Have a look at the poster below for a fantastic opportunity for any tennis enthusiasts! If you’ve never played before and fancy trying the sport - have a go! https://t.co/OGuvwiVoFA
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Virtual job fair open now for 2 weeks https://t.co/pumZguiLom
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Details of Aspire2Be Sports Academy transition work for any 15-16 year olds interested in this pathway beyond Year 11. https://t.co/SJexbs8pyS
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Another interview for the Level 3 BTEC class this morning. Chris is a physiotherapist who has prior experience of working for Reading FC with their academy, and being the team physio for Parasnowsport GB, working with elite para athletes. https://t.co/ra4IpcJBYE
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