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Welcome from the Headteacher

Our school is situated in the town of Hinckley, Leicestershire. We are a community junior school with 335 pupils and 60 staff. We have our own gymnasium, a fantastic studio space, a large hall with stage, lighting and speaker system, three playgrounds and a spacious field with a trim trail.

Westfield is a Junior School with strong community links. We provide a high standard of education for pupils in the 7 – 11 age range.

As we share our campus with Westfield Infant School and Westfield Community Centre, we liaise closely. Together we provide care and education for children from the age of 6 weeks to adults in retirement and beyond, through our nursery, playgroup, schools, After School and Pre-school care, school holiday play-schemes and community activity clubs.

We also have a special unit for children with moderate learning difficulties and we liaise with all educational and recreational support groups in the area. 

As one of the 12 schools in the Hinckley Learning Partnership we take an active part in all the Sporting events organised in the area including; football, netball, athletics, and swimming competitions.

We value the individual child and encourage them to take part in our wide curriculum which we share with Westfield Infant School, which is supplemented by many additional after school activities. Many of our staff provide an after school activity at some point during the school year. Over 150 pupils a week attend after school sport clubs. Our extensive site enables community groups to provide additional activities at a small charge and parents are informed of these through the school weekly newsletter.

The aim of Westfield Junior School is to provide the best education possible for all of our children. We are an ECO school and have been awarded the green flag at the highest level a total of five times for our environmental initiatives. We also have a Sports Mark Award for the excellence of our sport provision and the Art Mark for our creative curriculum as well as The International Schools Award. This year we are aiming for the Science Mark and Anti-Bullying Mark.

We believe our school is warm and welcoming where children enjoy a happy, caring, exciting experience in a safe and secure environment.

We value all people in our school and have received the prestigious Investor in People Award every year whilst it was awarded. However the only way to find out if we live up to these accolades is to pay us a visit.

Jane Holt, our Office Manager is always happy to organise a conducted tour of the school if you telephone to arrange a suitable time. The school phone number is 01455 637437.

Mrs M. Greig
Headteacher

Latest News

Posted on: 14/06/2019

Headteachers Blog 14/06/2019

Dear Parents/Carers, WESTFIELD ARTWORK At long last our Resilience Artwork has arrived from the printers and is in the process of being put on show in the corridors of the school. Each piece shows one of our Westfield Resilience Words e.g. Integrity, Enthusiasm, Optimism, Curiosity. Most of our pupils will recognise their artwork which will be on display for many years to come. The pieces are wonderfully colourful and vibrant and definitely add some ‘ooh la la’ to the school. YEAR SIX PGL RESIDENTIAL Last week 50 pupils and 7 members of staff plus one of our Governors spent an exciting week on the Isle of Wight. The following activities were tried by (nearly) all: abseiling, vertical challenge, aeroball, tunnelling, survivor, Jacob’s ladder and problem solving. In the evening we had a campfire, a disco and an orienteering activity. Mr Lambert organised some brilliant afternoon activities: Osborne House (Queen Victoria’s home), Allum Bay where we saw glass blowing and sweet making plus an afternoon at the local beach where everyone got soaked – luckily the weather was great all week (until Friday). Thank you to all our wonderful staff who gave up their time to come with us: Mrs Elwell, Mrs Smith-Phelps, Mr Millar, Mr Lambert, Mrs Charity, Mrs Mayfield and Mrs Chattaway, one of our Parent Governors. YEAR TWO FAMILY BREAKFAST It was really great to see so many families come to our school to have breakfast with their children who will be our new year three pupils next year! There were over 100 tickets sold and hopefully everyone had enough to eat. I would like to thank our catering staff, as well as Mrs Elwell, Mr Stynes and Mrs Holt, who all came in at 7am to start cooking. Thank you also to Mrs Charity, Mrs Smith-Phelps, Mrs Halliday, Mrs Richards-Jones, Mrs Mayne, Miss Haggie, Mrs Carsley, Mrs Patten, Mrs Rowe, Mrs Sodiq, Mrs Cheney who all came in early to support this event – I hope I have not forgotten anyone!! YEAR SIX DANCES This week, our year six pupils have started learning their dance routines for their Leavers’ Party – the theme is ‘Queen’ and I have had a great week listening to the music (which I love) and having a quick peek at what they are doing. The dance-off is going to amazing this year!! Best wishes, Margaret Greig
Posted on: 24/05/2019

Headteachers Blog 24/05.2019

Dear Parents/Carers, It has been a very busy week this week as we have been recruiting for a Head Teacher. All the candidates who attended the interview process were very impressed by the children in the school who were fantastically well-behaved and showed that Westfield pupils are the best – we already know this! I was very proud of them all. Our School Councillors showed candidates around the school and did us proud. It is good to know that our school is seen as welcoming and a lovely environment – we try to please! PARENTS’ EVENINGS This week, as well as lots of other things going on, we have had Parents’ Evenings for pupils in years three, four and five. It was great to see so many parents and carers coming into school to discuss their child’s annual report and their progress at school. Hopefully, there were no surprises on those reports or when you spoke to your child’s class teacher. YEAR SIX PGL RESIDENTIAL We are off to the Isle of Wight on the 3rd June for five days. This is a first for Westfield pupils as we usually go to Lincolnshire in October. 51 children are going as well as 7 members of staff. The children will be doing all sorts of climbing and team activities as well as visiting Osborne House (Queen Victoria’s IOW home) and other areas of interest as well as spending time on the beach. Hopefully, we will have great weather too! Pupils who have opted to stay in school will have a week of fun activities. The coach will be arriving at school on Monday at 10am, leaving at 11am (ish) but luggage can be dropped off at school from 8am. Any medicines (obviously except those needed through half term) and any pocket money should be dropped off at school today. 3S CLASS ASSEMBLY Well done to 3S whose class assembly was fabulous! These children are definitely ready for year four. I am always impressed at how quickly the pupils from the infant school become junior school pupils and are able to meet our expectations and mature in year three. PARENT GOVERNORS Can I remind parents/carers that should they have a worry about their child, the correct procedure is to speak to school staff – the class teacher, Head of Year, Deputy Head, Family Liaison, SENDCo or Head Teacher, depending on the worry or issue. Parent Governors should not be asked to bring parental concerns to the Governing Body meetings as Governor duties are strategic rather than day to day running of the school. I would just like to add here that we are still looking for another Parent Governor. If you feel you would be able to do this important role for your child’s school, please contact the school office. Best wishes, Margaret Greig
Posted on: 17/05/2019

Headteachers Blog 17/05/2019

Dear Parents/Carers,   YEAR SIX SATs Team Westfield has been brilliant again this week! The year six pupils have completed their SATs and had a McDonald’s treat today (thank you to Mrs Cheney for collecting that). All staff who supervised the tests were impressed by the positive attitudes of our pupils and their focus throughout the week. Lots of staff throughout the school invigilated the tests and other staff covered missing colleagues so everyone was involved one way or another. The admin staff, especially Mrs Holt, were as usual organised and efficient. She ensured that the test papers were locked away and in the right place at the right time – not an easy task. Although the DfE says that the tests are not formal, a lot of procedures have been built in to maintain the integrity of the testing system and this involves many staff members ensuring all goes to plan. Mr Lambert, who is Head of Year, made sure it all went well and I would like to thank him and his team for all their brilliant teaching throughout the year.   PARENTS’ EVENING NEXT WEEK This term, we are having Parents’ Evening for years three, four and five on Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May. You should have already booked an appointment through the online system and we look forward to seeing you to discuss your child’s report and progress and give you a chance to look at your child’s books. I am also on site should you want to speak to me. For year five parents and carers, the teachers will be in the school hall. Thank you to all the parents and carers who completed the comments slip about their child’s report – much appreciated! 3S ASSEMBLY NEXT WEEK Next week, it is the turn of Miss Seavers’ class to perform their class assembly to the school and to their families. The assembly is all about self-control. They will be looking at ways of making good decisions and then showing how self-control can help you to become successful in your talents. Looking forward to seeing that assembly! SANDALS!! Can I remind parents/carers that pupils should not be wearing open-toed strappy sandals to school as they offer no real protection against the everyday hazards of a busy school. Keep the lovely, sparkly sandals for outside school!   Best wishes, Margaret Greig
Posted on: 10/05/2019

Headteachers Blog 10/05/2019

Dear Parents/Carers,   We have had a very busy week, trying to cram five days worth of lessons into four days. Not an easy task. The school has been very calm this week although we had a couple of our year four boys playing with a football in the inner yard after school on Tuesday which is not allowed. The children have had a reminder about the rules in assembly this week. They should not be playing with any balls in the yards or on the field before or after school unless it is a sport session or football/netball match. Pupils should be going straight home after school and not lingering to play on the school site. Only pupils who are at school clubs should be on site.   ANNUAL REPORTS You should have received your child/children’s school reports this week (on Tuesday). We hope you will give us feedback by completing the slip enclosed with the report. Parental comments are always welcome.   PTA FILM NIGHT On Wednesday after school, 80 children stayed on to watch ‘Mary Poppins’ which had been organised by the PTA. Thank you to Mrs Elwell, Mrs Cheryl Wright and Mrs Cheney for their time and good organisation! Look out for Film Night next half term.   3A CLASS ASSEMBLY Today was the turn of Mrs Adams’ class to perform their class assembly. Although they did not have a full week to try to get in some rehearsals, it was fabulous – all about resilience, friendship, teamwork and being positive. As Mrs Adams is the PSHE Subject Leader, it was exactly what we are trying to teach our children at Westfield. Well done all!   COFFEE STOP Please join us from 2:30 onwards for cakes and refreshments or buy some cakes to take away for the weekend. Cakes are 50p each – a real bargain!!   SATs Everything has been done and we are ready for next week. It is one of the most important weeks in our school as the outcomes are used to judge whether our school is good and whether our lovely year six pupils are at the expected standard. As we know, children are much more than whether they do well in tests and a school is much more than its SATs results – rant over… We wish our year six pupils a successful week and we promise we will look after them especially well. McDonald’s Treat on Friday!! As parents/carers, you just need to make sure they have a good sleep and are on time in school. Toast will be provided in school on test days.   Best wishes, Margaret Greig
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