A letter from our new Co-heads
We have worked successfully as Co-Deputy Headteachers for the last six years and will be following the same model to share the headship role.
Our philosophy for education is one which is based around the desire that every child should reach their full potential and feel happy and safe whilst at school. We believe that it is essential to have a very child-centred approach to teaching where praise, encouragement, consistency and challenge are paramount. As the leaders of the school, our main job is to make sure each child is safe, happy and achieving well whilst they are at school.
The whole staff will be spending the next few weeks making sure all the children settle into their new classes and are clear about the high expectations we have of them. We believe children should feel welcome, inspired, safe and supported when they are learning. It is the aim of the whole school team to help each child become a successful learner and well-rounded individual who is ready to make the next steps in their learning journey.
From our experience of being Deputy Headteachers we know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together. Parents make an important contribution to children’s achievements at school; we want to develop the relationship between the school and parents for everyone’s benefit.
West Hill School has a history of providing excellent educational opportunities for all. We are looking forward to developing the school yet further and introducing changes that benefit the whole school community.
Anna Healy and Lisa Carmen
All the important dates for the school years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020
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You can now access our school library catalogue online to help with research, to write reviews and to search for new books you might like to read. You can access the system by clicking on the the link below. Remember to download Microsoft Silverlight the first time you visit.
West Hill is rated as a good school following an Ofsted inspection on 10th December 2018. It says 'Leaders work hard to make sure that all pupils have a wide range of experiences so that they develop as confident, well-informed and responsible members of society.'
At West Hill we are fortunate to have our own kitchen on the school site. Hot meals are freshly prepared each day and are paid for weekly online through www.schoolmoney.co.uk. The daily cost of a school lunch is £2.15. When paying for school lunches weekly, you must pay in advance on a Monday. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals. If your child is in Nursery or in Years 3-6 and you think you are entitled to free school meals, please contact the office who will advise you of the procedure for applying.
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