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About Westlea Primary

Personal Development is both a subject and part of the school’s commitment to providing equality and inclusive practice for all pupils.

Our aim is to teach children how to navigate through life safely, happily and healthily. Children are growing up in a world that is constantly changing and it is the duty of all the staff at school in partnership with the parents to teach the children transferable life skills.

We teach children about the world around them, relationships, emotions, reproduction and health, as well as transferable skills to help with life. We consistently promote the British values and our school values.

Opportunities include:

  • School Council and Prefects
  • Concerts and choir
  • Sporting achievements and representing the school
  • Attending the ‘Field of Remembrance’ service at Lydiard Park
  • Theme days
  • Assemblies and visitors
  • Wellbeing
  • Anti-bullying
  • Celebrating different languages, cultures and religions

The school is currently developing a set of ‘Personal Experiences’ for every year group, which will be launched in September 2022.

In preparation for September 2022, the whole school curriculum is being revised and updated. All of the topics and texts are being reviewed, underpinned by a focus on skills rather than content. In every lesson, we aim to deliver enquiry based learning, supported by oracy and practical activities, which engage and inspire each of our pupils!

Please contact your class teacher or the school office for more information.

The equality act of 2010 replaced nine major Acts of Parliament dealing with equality and discrimination. The act applies to all maintained, independent and free schools, as well as academies.

Everything that a school does must be fair, non discriminatory and must not put individuals or groups of people at a disadvantage. Schools must not discriminate harass or victimise a pupil or potential pupil in relation to:

  • Admissions
  • The way it provides education for pupils
  • How it provides pupils access to any benefit, facility or service
  • Excluding a pupil or subjecting them to any other detriment.

Actions and behaviours that are unlawful:

  • Direct discrimination
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Failing to make reasonable adjustments for disable pupils or staff
  • Discrimination arising from disability
  • Harassment related to a protected characteristic
  • Victimisation of someone because they have made, or helped with a complaint about discrimination.

Public Sector Equality Duty

Since April 2011 schools have also been bound by a part of the equality Act 2010 called the Public Sector Equality Duty. The equality duty replaces the previous three sets of duties on schools to promote disability, gender and race equality through having equality policies and actions for these three groups.

Schools are required to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations
  • To publish information to show how they are complying with the Equality Duty. This must be updated at least annually.
  • To prepare and publish one or more specific and measurable equality objective at least every four years.

School Objectives

To narrow the gap in attainment between groups of pupils.

To continue to improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable pupils to appreciate and value difference and diversity, for example increasing understanding between pupils of different faith communities.​

Equality Objectives

  • To promote pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular emphasis on promoting equality, inclusivity and diversity for all pupils.
  • To sustain our focus on ‘catch up’ and interventions, to narrow the gaps across all groups of pupils following Covid 19.
  • To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement (no parent to feel excluded or unsupported).

The number of policies in school is very extensive, however these are some of the most important policies that parents and stakeholders need to be aware of.

If you would like to know more about a policy or something is not listed, please contact the school office and a paper copy will be available upon request.

View All Policy Documents

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of Service personnel.

Pupil Premium Policy           Pupil Premium Strategy

SIAS, The SEND information, advice and support service (previously known as SENDIASS) provides information advice and support about education, health and social care for children and young people from 0 to 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as their parents and carers.

You do not need to have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan to use this service.

  • We are free, you will not need to pay for our services
  • We are impartial, which means we don’t take sides
  • We are confidential, which means no-one will be told about the things we talk about unless you give your permission
  • We offer training and advice to local education, health and social care professionals.

To find out more about SIAS and how we can support you, visit the SIAS website, the Swindon SIAS Facebook page or our page on the Swindon Local Offer website.