News

26 Mar
Healthy Schools Newsletter

The March edition of the Stockton Healthy Schools Newsletter

26 Mar
Immunisation and Vaccination

Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health. They prevent millions of deaths worldwide every year.

18 Mar
Child Exploitation Awareness Day

Worried about your child online? Free parental workshop

09 Jan
Preparing for Adulthood Event 2024

Do you know what is available to help people aged 13-25 take the next step? Find out here...

09 Jan
CAMHS Training

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is running a series of free CAMHS workshops.

21 Nov
Preparing for Adulthood

Need support for your young person moving into post-16? This could be for you...

09 Oct
We're on Twitter!

Westlands has joined Twitter/X to keep you even more up to date!

06 Sep
School Uniform Support

As it is the start of a new school year, we would like to highlight the pride we take in our uniform.

04 Sep
Change to Lunchtime Provision *UPDATED*

Temporary School Kitchen Closure

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our school kitchen is unable to provide hot food for a short period of time. 

++UPDATE++

We are pleased to announce that our school kitchen is open again and serving a full range of breakfast and lunchtime meals. We would like to thank our students and their parents/carers for their support and understanding whilst the kitchen was out of action.

19 Jul
This is Westlands: Summer 2023

The summer edition of "This is Westlands!" is available.

19 Jul
Summer Reading Scheme

Westlands is taking part in the First News Education Summer Reading Scheme 2023.

07 Mar
Stockton Student Voice

Living in Stockton, aged 14-18 years old with an EHCP? Then have your say!

27 Feb
Preparing for Adulthood Event

Stockton Parent Carers Forum is running an event focusing on the preparation for adulthood on the 23rd of March

27 Jan
Industrial Action

Information regarding planned industrial action

07 Jan
Flu, COVID-19 and Scarlet Fever

As pupils and students return to school following the Christmas break, UKHSA is reminding people that winter illnesses continue to circulate at high levels.

02 Nov
Staying safe with fireworks

As the fireworks season approaches, the night sky will be lit up with firework displays.
With all the sparkle, it’s easy to forget that fireworks can be dangerous if not used correctly and responsibly. This advice
will help everyone to stay safe while celebrating.

20 Oct
Porcine Gelatine

Important information regarding the use of porcine gelatine in vaccinations.

13 Sep
Flu Immunisation

The flu vaccine will be offered to all school children this year.

05 Nov
#AskTheAwkward

CEOP have released some helpful information to start off those "awkward" conversations.

12 May
Fire Service Talks

Westlands had a member of the Cleveland Fire Brigade visit our students to discuss "nuisance fires".

21 Dec
Newsletter Autumn 2020

The autumn edition of "This is Westlands!" is available.

12 Jun
Transition 2024

At Westlands, we understand that moving to a new school can be a big change for students.

By working with parents/carers and other important people in their lives, we believe that the move for students will be a lot easier. We have a staff group who have many years experience of tailoring the transition to ensure that each student is able to maximise their potential. We take pride in being able to help those make the move and set them on the road to success.

Transition Plan 2024

In being able to plan for transition we have already started to work towards the changes:

Already happening:

· Key staff from Westlands and primary schools have already started meeting to discuss individual students so that all student information is passed on

· Key documents and EHC plans are available for Westlands staff to read.

· A letter is being written to inform parents/carers of prospective students of our plans.

· Key staff from Westlands have been to visit some students so that we can build the positive relationships that we encourage.

June/July:

· Continue with meetings between students, Westlands staff and primary school staff.

· Senior Leaders at Westlands will arrange individual phone calls with parents and carers of Year 6 students to ensure you have a full opportunity to discuss any concerns.

· Transition week activities to take place week beginning 1st July in line with Stockton Local Authority guidance

Virtual Tour

Whilst access to the Academy may be difficult for some, we have created a video tour to give new students a feel of the layout and facilities here at Westlands. Take a look and feel at home!

Uniform

The details about the school uniform requirements can be found here. Please contact the school regarding any questions around Academy-produced jumpers.

15 May
Pumping Iron

The Westlands Gym

19 Dec
Rights Respecting Silver Award

We are SILVER!

Contact
Westlands Academy
Eltham Crescent
Thornaby
Stockton On Tees
TS17 9RA

Email: westlands@horizonstrust.org.uk
Tel: (01642) 883030

Information

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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