Principal's Message

A message from our Principal
Welcome to Westlands Academy, part of the Horizons Specialist Academy Trust, where our commitment to excellence is woven into the very fabric of our educational ethos.
At Westlands, we pride ourselves on our unwavering dedication to the holistic development of our students. Our SHAPE framework guides our daily efforts, ensuring that Safety, Health, Attendance, Progress, and Employability are prioritised in everything we do.
S - Safety: We place the safety of our students at the forefront, ensuring they possess the knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe in all aspects of life.
H - Health: Our focus extends beyond academic achievement to the physical and emotional well-being of our students. We strive to equip them with the tools to maintain their health and well-being throughout their lives.
A - Attendance: Recognising the vital role attendance plays in academic success, we foster a culture of regular attendance, encouraging students to strive for excellence in this regard.
P - Progress: Our aim is for every student to make progress, academically and in their social, emotional, and mental health aspects. We provide tailored support to ensure each student reaches their full potential.
E - Employability: We are dedicated to preparing our students for success beyond the classroom, equipping them with the skills and qualities necessary for future employment opportunities.
The vision of the Trust is simple yet profound: "Providing infinite opportunities, ensuring the best education for our children and young people." We strive to do more and to do it better every day, supported by an excellent staff team committed to nurturing the talents and aspirations of our students. We can only do this when we apply our Academy motto: "Forward Together". Our work with you, our young people, and the support networks available, will ensure that the vision is achieved.
Central to our values is an inclusive and caring approach. We champion all children and young people, understanding their individual needs and providing the necessary support to help them flourish. Our positive ethos fosters a supportive learning environment where every student feels accepted, respected, and valued. Through collaboration and partnership, we work together as a community to share best practices and support one another in achieving our shared goals.
I hope you find the information that you need here, plus more besides. If you still have a query, please do contact us using the details below. 
Warm regards,

Stephen Thomas


Westlands Academy

Westlands Academy
Eltham Crescent
Stockton On Tees
TS17 9RA

Tel: (01642) 883030


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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