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 About Our School

Westways is a friendly, supportive and caring school. Our aims are developed with input from children and teachers across the school with an emphasis on securing commitment to our aims from children, teachers and parents alike. Our vision is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children, regardless of race, gender, disability and sexuality will recognise and achieve their fullest potential so that

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 Our Community and Ethos

Our Community Westways Primary School is a co-educational school for the 3-11 age group.  The multi-cultural character and social diversity of our school is both enriching and challenging.  Typically we have families from over 20 different countries speaking almost as many different languages. The international nature of our school offers all of us the opportunity to experience and benefit from other cultures.  We learn

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 Curriculum

Throughout school we promote our key skills of Independence, Resilience, Collaboration and Communication in an age appropriate way. Lower KS2 Key Skills Upper KS2 Key Skills You can also download a summary of the curriculum in PDF format here:- Curriculum_Overview_for_Years_1-6 You can also view the individual curriculums for each year group using the menus to the right or by following these links: Year 1,

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 The School Day

The school day starts at 8:50 and finishes at 3:15. The general pattern of a day is shown below. Foundation Stage 1 – Warwick Morning Sessions 8.45am – 11.45am Afternoon Session 12.15pm – 3.15pm Foundation Stage 2 – Warwick Children begin to arrive 8.45am Registration 9.00am School day ends 3.15pm Key Stage 1 – Mona and Key Stage 2 – Western Children begin to

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 School Further Information

PE Lessons For PE lessons children need a School PE Kit which consists of a plain white T-shirt and black or dark blue shorts/leggings.  We encourage bare feet for gymnastics and dance activities, but a pair of plimsolls/trainers are needed for outdoor lessons.  PE kits should be recalled periodically for a wash. PE bags are on sale at the School Office. Valuables in School

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 Dress Code

Dress Code The general guideline is that children dress in practical clothes and shoes that are comfortable and easy for them to manage.  We have no formal dress code but there is an optional school sweatshirt, cardi and polo shirt which can be ordered from www.schooltrendsonline.com These items must be ordered from the above web site and not from the school office. On the grounds

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 Foundation Stage

Foundation 1 (Nursery Class) Foundation 1 is the first year of the Foundation Stage at Westways and used to be called the more traditional name of “nursery”. We are housed in the Warwick building along with Foundation 2 children -“Reception” class. F1 aims to be exciting and stimulating yet secure and safe, as children make their first move from home or day care to

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 Staff List

Executive Headteacher Mrs Sam Fearnehough headteacher@westways.sheffield.sch.uk Acting Headteacher Mrs Wendy Scott (SENCO /Safeguarding Lead) wscott@westways.sheffield.sch.uk Assistant Headteachers Mrs Caroline Hicks (FS2) chicks@westways.sheffield.sch.uk Mr Charles Hollamby (KS2) chollamby@westways.sheffield.sch.uk Ms Laura Robson (KS1) lrobson@westways.sheffield.sch.uk Mr David Bradley (KS2) dbradley@westways.sheffield.sch.uk F1 Caterpillars Ms Ella Jade jadee@westways.sheffield.sch.uk F2 Dragonflies Miss Zoe Allsop allsopz@westways.sheffield.sch.uk F2 Bees Mrs Caroline Hicks (Mon, Thur, Fri) chicks@westways.sheffield.sch.uk   Mrs Natalie Ford (Tue, Wed) natalie-ford@westways.sheffield.sch.uk F2

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 Map of the School

This plan map of the school is also available in a larger PDF version.

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 Governors

School governors perform an important function at Westways: they help determine the strategic direction of the school, ensure that pupils and staff are safe and both challenge and support the school in tackling weaknesses and bringing about improvements.  The governing body represents the whole school community, and is made up of: The Headteacher 1 other staff governor 3 elected parent governors 1 local authority

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 Achievements and Awards

International School Award The International School Award is an accreditation scheme for curriculum-based international work in schools. The scheme provides recognition for teachers and their schools working to instill a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people. The ISA supports schools to develop the following: An international ethos embedded throughout the school A majority of pupils within the school

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 Pupil Premium

In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding.  This money is sent to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).  From 2012-13, it was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years and children in care of the Local Authority or from Forces families. This

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 Primary School Sports Funding

From September 2013 the Government allocated funding directly to primary schools to support the provision of quality PE/sport.  Each school received £8 000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year – here at Westways that means around £10,000 per year (£10 034 in 2016-17). Our vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium ALL children leaving our school will be physically literate with

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 Ofsted and Performance

The Chief Inspectors Report Following the full Ofsted inspection carried out in June 2016 a monitoring inspection was scheduled for the summer term to check that progress was being made to address the issues highlighted. This inspection took place on the 8th – 9th June and it was judged that: “Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement…” The full

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 Admission into School

All admissions into school have to be processed through the Primary Admissions Team of Sheffield City Council – for more information click here. Priority is given to pupils in the catchment area or families who already have other children in the school.  Increasingly our pupils come from a diverse area and we welcome these applications. When allocated a place, parents will be invited to visit

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 Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. What information do we collect? We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data: information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length

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 School Policies

The documents on this page are in PDF Format.  They can usually be read in your web browser, or by downloading and opening with a PDF Reader application like Adobe Acrobat (free download here).  The date shown in the title is the date when the policy was first adopted.  Policies are reviewed regularly and the date is only changed if there is a major

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 Contact Us

We warmly encourage any parent/carer who is looking at schools for their children to come and look round the school by contacting the School Office for an appointment. For suggestions or comments that do not need a response or that you would rather remain anonymous, then there is a suggestion box in reception. Westways has a strong sense of community and many parents/carers offer

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