On the 1st January 2020, I became the new Headteacher at Westlea Primary School following a 3 month period as the Acting Headteacher. In addition to leading the school through the pandemic and winning the National SEND Award for Inclusion, so much has happened since I became the Headteacher. In summary, I would like to share my vision for the school.
Westlea Primary School is a vibrant school, with just over 280 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 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 are relevant to the children's needs both now and in the future.
Ethos & Values at Westlea
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.
School Council and Prefects
Concerts and choir
Sporting achievements and representing the school
Attending the 'Field of Remembrance' service at Lydiard Park
Assemblies and visitors
Celebrating different languages, cultures and religions
The school is currently developing a Citizenship Award across the school, which will be launched in January 2022.
Vision and Values
Westlea is a school where anything and everything is possible. The Westlea Vision and Values have evolved from the desire for all of us to: ‘Dream, Believe and Achieve’ thought L.O.V.E. (Learning, Opportunities, Vision and Educational Excellence).
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