Headteacher's Welcome Message
I am very proud that from the 1st January 2020, I became the new Headteacher at Westlea Primary School and would like to share some of my vision for the school in the new year ahead.
Westlea Primary School is a vibrant school, with just over 300 children on roll. The school comprises of 11 classes and a Special Resourced Provision (SRP) for children who are physically disabled. All of the SRP children, along with others with complex learning and emotional needs are all fully integrated into the mainstream school. At Westlea, I will strive to ensure that all of the children will be at the heart of every decision we make, so they are happy, safe and confident. All of the educational opportunities and experiences will be relevant to the children's needs both now and in the future.
I strongly believe that children learn through real situations, therefore it is essential that each teacher plans thought provoking lessons in well planned environments which accommodate the individual needs of each child. Also, outdoor learning should be an integral part of the school curriculum for children of all ages, supported by a commitment to physical education, music and the arts. A priority for the new school year will be to revise the curriculum, so that it is engaging and able to foster a passion for learning within each child. Ultimately, every pupil should leave Westlea as a resilient young person, with high aspirations and lasting memories that will prepare them for later life.
During the year, I want to further develop the dedicated school team, to promote high standards across all aspects of school, from behaviour management to embedding the new dress code. In addition, I want to develop positive relationships with parents, the local community and the other schools within the Linked Academy Trust. I firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school, so would hope that each parent is an active partner in their child's education.
As the new school year progresses, further information about our revised curriculum, our extra-curricular activities and other changes will be added to the website. However, if you would like to visit the school, please contact the school office because you can never replace the first-hand experience of seeing our unique and very inclusive school at work.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Mrs Sarah Sumner MA Education