In order for students to reach their potential, it is essential that a school has a common set of values, a shared vision for success and a mission statement that centres on giving students the very best experiences and life chances. At Westwood College, our students, parents, staff and board of governors are committed to achieving a level of excellence that secures the success of every student. This requires responsive and resilient students, ambitious and committed staff, and parents who are supportive of the whole educational process. Westwood’s focus on ‘high expectations’ is what underpins our approach. We expect and demand the best from our students and staff, and are committed to supporting all members of our College community. We recognise that every young person is an individual, that all students are creative, and that all students have their own individual talents. We foster a caring and supportive environment and our curriculum offers wide choice whilst emphasising the emotional, physical, intellectual and cultural development of each young person. As an integral part of the community, we apply strong moral values to everything we do and our daily work seeks to support the growth and development of the whole student. Ultimately, our aim is to create a happy, caring and co-operative college community that celebrates learning in all of its forms.
At Westwood College we’re proud of our exceptional students, proud of committed staff team, and proud of the stunning environment in which the College is situated. Our goal is for students to be proud of the achievements of their peers, proud of the College, and most importantly, proud of themselves.
Our Values are:
These Values support our Vision:
To have the highest expectations of ourselves and each other – to set no limits on what we can achieve
This Vision supports our Mission:
To support and enable all of our learners to be happy and to believe in themselves, to succeed in life and to aspire to be all that they can be.
In this section of our website, you will find a range of tasks/activities set by different subject areas. Have a go at as many as you can. There is a prize for the best entry in each subject. More importantly, it will keep your mind active in preparation for starting Year 9 and will also introduce you to some of the topics that you will be covering in the different subjects at Westwood.
For each activity, instructions have been given on how to present your work. Please e mail your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and importantly, please write in the subject line which subject’s task it is, so it can be sent on to the right place. Also, make sure your name appears in the email somewhere.
Please send in your entries by 4 p.m. on Monday 13th July
Best of luck
Head of new Year 9