What does this all mean?
The Westside Vision and Ethos underpin every aspect of our Education Plan: what we believe in is demonstrated by all that we do at the school.
Academic and vocational focus to get back on track in education – and beyond.
“Struggling students will benefit from a small, stable, caring environment"
Class sizes are never bigger than 8 students, each of whom has an Individual Learning Plan, with each teaching session supported by a minimum of one teacher and one teaching assistant
“Every young person can be successful”
Students can start from Year 7 and stay to Year 11 and sit a number of GCSE and /or vocational qualifications.
“General social skills must be nurtured”
Westside provides an enhanced curriculum, increased vocational options and a day-to-day focus on fostering social skills, manners and communication between peers and between age-groups.
“Families are key agents for change”
The School works hard to reach out to each individual involved in their students’ home lives. Your child will receive a school report every half term which will look at their academic, behavioural and wellbeing progress and parents are contacted frequently to discuss ways of improving students’ development.
“Educational establishments should educate the whole student”
As well as academic mentoring from outside supporters drawn from the professions, we offer our students a programme of extra-curricular trips designed to broaden their horizons and increase their confidence in dealing with institutions and individuals different from those in their immediate home communities.