Teaching, Learning and Assessment


It is our aim to ensure that every student achieves whilst at Westlands. To do this we make sure that we are:

  • offering a broad, balanced, relevant and appropriate choice of subjects for each individual’s needs
  • providing appropriate qualifications to engage all learners at KS4 which enable progression onto level 3 courses.
  • promoting a love of learning across the curriculum in a wide range of discrete subject areas
  • securing high achievement in literacy and numeracy
  • provide stretch and challenge for all
  • equipping pupils for their role as citizens
  • encouraging pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds
  • developing problem solving and thinking skills
  • providing opportunities for students to question, analyse, evaluate and synthesise
  • developing an awareness of spiritual, social, moral and multi-cultural understanding
  • encourage habits of independent learning to become resilient learners
  • supporting learning needs of ALL students
  • encouraging out of class learning to enrich all students’ education and develop leadership skills
  • providing opportunities to prepare students for post-16 and beyond
  • providing high quality careers education so students are prepared for their next stage of learning
  • encouraging students to engage with an enhanced curriculum to stretch and challenge our more and most able learners


Use the Curriculum > Subjects link to the right to find out how each subject department implements a curriculum to achieve the goals.


The impact of our teaching, learning and assessment can be seen in the Performance data shown by clicking on the link on the right.

Westlands Academy
Eltham Crescent
Stockton On Tees
TS17 9RA

Email: westlands@horizonstrust.org.uk
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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