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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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Teacher of Girls PE, The Westwood Academy, Coventry https://t.co/seotM1aBH4
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Who is behind Mask 5?🎭 Listen to the full clip on SATCHEL ONE for more clues. I wonder who it is? 🤔 Look out for the competition entry form also on SATCHEL ONE and submit your final entry on WBD!📚 Good luck! https://t.co/DbnWhwLzGZ
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Who is behind Mask 4? 🎭 Listen to the full clip on SATCHEL ONE for more clues. I wonder who it is? 🤔 Look out for the competition entry form also on SATCHEL ONE and submit your final entry on WBD!📚 Good luck!📚 https://t.co/dk0YEOugZI
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Just a reminder that the next Wild Wednesday is coming up tomorrow! We can't wait to see what students get up to! https://t.co/Yqj4K3Uhcx
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Can you figure out who it is behind Mask 3? 🎭 Listen to the full clip on SATCHEL ONE for more clues. I wonder who it is? 🤔 Look out for the competition entry form also on SATCHEL ONE and submit your final entry on WBD!📚 Good luck!📚 https://t.co/KcoMEkV3NP
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Today we're excited to launch our 30 Days of Spanish calendar! We invite you to continue the celebration of music & language learning! Created in partnership with of , , & plus input from teachers and HMS tutors https://t.co/iBwdz4ngRb
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Please don't forget all pupils should register in advance for the virtual careers fair and attend during Period 5 on Wednesday 3rd March https://t.co/2cIoUgamaJ
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Can you figure out who it is behind Mask 2? 🎭 This one is tricky 🤔 Listen to the full clip on SATCHEL ONE for more clues. Look out for the competition entry form also on SATCHEL ONE and submit your final entry on WBD!📚 Good luck!📚 https://t.co/1nno26Z6Si
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Here are the final results of the challenge! A HUGE thank you to all the students, parents, carers and staff for your support during this challenge. All of you have made it possible to finish 2nd overall in the city! Well done everyone! https://t.co/X68c7VL9Zs
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🎉WHITTLE WINNERS🎉 Congratulations to everyone placing in the top 5 of the Whittle category🏆 You have all done brilliantly! We will be in contact regarding prizes soon. https://t.co/nRKaHbxbin
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Here it is! 🎭The first instalment of ‘The Masked Reader.’ Can you figure out who it is behind the mask?🎭There will be 2/3 readers each day between now and Thursday to unmask. Look out for the competition entry form on SATCHEL ONE and submit your final entry on WBD!📚 Good luck! https://t.co/tNKjo2myKH
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Watch out for today’s winner announcements! 👀🥇 We will be starting with Mercia group at 12 noon! https://t.co/2cEKJHTOOc
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Happy Friday everyone! Stay tuned for the latest leader board update later today! You’ll see if your school is in the top 5 in your group as we enter the final weekend of the challenge💪🏾 https://t.co/eBBo70AXpi
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Next Wednesday 3rd of March is our second and it is Culture Week! Watch the video for more info about the activities that students can choose to do in Periods 3 and 4. Students will be attending a virtual careers fair in P5! https://t.co/bLcU3h0tXN
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With only 4 days left of the challenge, Ms Lawrence would like to thank you all for your efforts over February, and encourage one last push to secure a podium finish! https://t.co/3UnEyVRXgm
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🌟 SURPRISE MID-WEEK UPDATE: WHITTLE LEADER BOARD🌟 It’s the last week, so why not?! There are just 4 days left to vote! Good luck everyone! https://t.co/DBnvG33ESH
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Time is running out to vote in the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge! You have until 11:59pm on Sunday to vote for your local school while carrying out your daily exercise. With 41 parks displaying a Go Parks QR code, you can easily . Good luck everyone! https://t.co/X7BxDv5aDs
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Year 7 Food Tech have been researching Food miles and their Carbon Footprint https://t.co/07KCLnaz4O
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The Masked Reader is coming to Westwood as part of our virtual World Book Day celebrations!!! 📚Will you guess who is behind the mask each day? Watch this space!!! 🤩🤩🤩 https://t.co/aODPnf7U0U
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The Virtual Careers Fair on the 3rd March is also open to our parents. Many local employers, FE and HE all involved in the event. Don't forget to sign up in advance! https://t.co/2cIoUgamaJ.
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