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Posted on: 17/11/2017

HeadTeachers Blog 17/11/2017

Dear Parents/Carers,


I have asked Mr Farrell if I could use some of his ‘thank you’ email to add to the newsletter for parents/carers to read...
Westfield Junior School was awarded Primary School of the year last night at the Hinckley and Bosworth Sports Awards. This is a magnificent achievement considering the geographical area ranges from Ratby, Groby, Leicester Forest East, Kirby Muxloe, Hinckley, Barwell, Earl- Shilton, Market Bosworth and surrounding areas.

I would like to thank everyone that supports School Sport and PE and who took the time to support our nomination. I would also like to thank Ainsley and Erika for teaching specific dance and fitness lessons, Mrs Adams for maintaining the sports council and especially Mr Woodward who works alongside me and coaches our children on a weekly basis.

This is an incredible achievement for our school and for those that have played their part in our school offering a first-class PE provision for the last 4 years. Everything from our structure of PE lesson plans (teachers and Extended Schools Coordinator), CPD offer for staff, pupil voice with our sport council, staff PE track-suits, pupil PE kit, specific fitness coach, dance specialist (curriculum link), outdoor gym, a range of fantastic equipment with the introduction of lacrosse and archery, pre-cycling proficiency offer for years 3&4 pupils, introduction to wheels for our MLD pupils, on-site competitions and off-site competitions (all school teams - girls and boys - have their own sports kits).

There are many other initiatives that we teach and offer to promote the importance of School Sport and PE to our children. The walking track and the ‘daily mile’ is a recent addition to our school that promotes this importance too, as well as the emphasis that we place on Healthy Schools’ week, where we often have sports professionals in to talk to our children about commitment and discipline.


As we have asked you all to support a few good causes already this term (Sponsored Walk and Jeans for Genes Day) where pupils could dress up, plus the lower school pupils dressing up for the ‘Heroes and Villains’ day last week, we felt that we would support Children In Need with a Talent Show – this has become such a Westfield tradition! We charged the audience 20p to watch and the performers 50p to perform and a great time was had by all! Again, brilliant acts and many talented children performed to the whole school. The winners will be announced on Monday morning in assembly and will collect their prizes from me. In addition to the Talent Show, the School Council and Mrs Charity held a cake sale in the hall to support this worthy cause. We will let you know what the total donation to the charity will be as soon as we can.

Best wishes, Margaret Greig

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