In the pursuit of excellence, it is essential for every school to establish a clear set of aims and ethos. Here at Westcott, we strive to achieve the following:
Be an inclusive school that values and celebrates individuality and differences.
Support children to be independent, confident, well-educated and successful.
Provide relevant experiences which are positive, enjoyable, enriching and memorable.
Promote an ethos of respect, enthusiasm, self-motivation and success.
Provide a safe and happy environment.
Provide dedicated and supportive staff who will work very hard to provide the best opportunities for all pupils.
Value and appreciate the support of parents and the wider community.
‘Safeguarding arrangements are effective, and leaders work with agencies to support families.’
‘The early years setting is good, and children make good progress.’
‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’
‘All pupils, including disadvantaged and SEND students, are making improved progress.’
‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’
‘Leaders in English and mathematics have raised the quality of teaching and achievement.’
‘Funding for pupils with SEND is used effectively, and the trust provides valuable support.’
‘Teaching and learning are good, with some areas being exceptionally strong.’
‘Middle leaders have identified strengths and areas for improvement and have made an immediate impact.’
‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’
‘Current assessment shows that the majority of Key Stage 2 pupils are meeting expectations.’
‘Pupils enjoy coming to school and have a secure understanding of British values.’
‘Pupils have positive attitudes towards learning, and teachers use effective questioning and support.’
‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’
‘Pupil support from teaching assistants is of high quality.’
‘Parents and carers are supportive of the school, and staff are positive about their work.’
‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’
‘Vocabulary development is a focus, and teaching is adapted for pupils with SEND.’
‘I like the Westcott Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in and see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud and happy.’
‘The school has improved outcomes, particularly in reading, writing, and mathematics.’
‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’
‘The school promotes pupils’ personal development and welfare effectively.’
‘Governors provide effective support and challenge to senior leaders.’
‘ Pupils’ behavior is good, with positive attitudes to learning and effective management of behavior.’
‘The wider curriculum provides exciting learning opportunities but needs better sequencing.’
‘Expert leadership in English and mathematics has improved pupil learning.’
‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’
‘PE and sport funding has raised the profile of physical education.’
‘Detailed plans for school improvement are in place and funding is used effectively.’
‘Pupils demonstrate the school’s values and have a strong understanding of different faiths and cultures.’