We offer a range of school clubs, primarily during lunchtimes and after school. These do change regularly so remember to look at our Clubs pages for more information on what's available this term.
At Westfield attendance is very important.Our target attendance each week is 95%.
Please encourage your child to attend school every day!
Westfield has an excellent record of attendance and
punctuality. All pupils are encouraged to adopt good time
keeping as part of their training at school.
We realise that families may have to take pupils out of school on extended visits abroad from time to time, but this must be done during school holiday times if possible.
Pupils check their personal record of attendance and
punctuality weekly with their form teacher.
The attendance for all classes during 2015/2016 was 94.27%.
Percentage of half-days 4.65%
Unauthorised absence 1.08%
We love to see our children arriving on foot. The best way to start the day is with some fresh air and exercise, for those children living close our school this is the best choice. If families live further away it would be great if you could still consider parking a short distance away from the school and walking for some of the journey.
There is limited parking outside the school is in the identified parking areas so as not to endanger children and cause great inconvenience to local residents. Please help us to keep the children safe by parking safely and by not parking opposite the school entrance.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for parents to bring their cars onto school premises. The head teacher may grant permission for exceptional reasons.
Before and after school care
There is a range of choice available for before and after school care.
We hold an up-to-date list of registered childminders at the school. If you would like more information simply contact us.
Before and after-school care
There is a local before and after-school care club at St Joseph’s School which is directly next door.
We would ask parents/carers to name every item that their child brings into school. We do try to find any articles of clothing or equipment to the children quickly, but we this is much easier if everything is named. You can use name tags, either sewn or ironed onto clothes, or write your child's name with a permanent marker. Please can you check the name is still there as these can fade.
If your child has lost something please speak to the class teacher or write to us in the school organiser. Most items are quickly found and returned. Children can at times, take the wrong items home by mistake and we work with families to rectify these mistakes quickly.
We encourage children to take care and responsibility for their belongings and as they grow. There are Lost Property boxes in school, staff will be happy to direct you to these if required.
Good behaviour is essential in school to enable pupils to
concentrate on their learning.
Good manners, good order, good behaviour and care about
personal appearance are encouraged. The Pupils’ Code of
Conduct includes some simple rules designed to ensure the
health and safety of all pupils and adults working in the school.
Our rewards system includes house points, achievement
certificates, trophies, prizes and visits. Pupils identify targets
for improvement regularly with their form teacher. If their
targets are met, pupils receive recognition for their hard work.
We have a clear warning system, so that each pupil is aware
of our expectations on behaviour. If pupils work or behave in
an unacceptable way they are given appropriate sanctions
such as writing letters of apology and kept behind after
school (24 hours notice). For more persistent misbehaviour,
pupils will be on a Target Card, where their behaviour is
monitored by all staff on a daily basis. Serious or repeated,
misbehaviour will result in internal exclusion. If any pupil
continues to behave in a way which may cause harm to
himself or herself or others in the community, then more
serious sanctions would be discussed. Physical intervention
will only be used as a last resort and in line with DfE advice.
The Healthy Schools Scheme provides a structured framework to assist schools with the process of self-review, target setting and action planning, in order to raise levels of achievement and improve the health and well being of its pupils.
Pupils know that there is a 5 step procedure
Name on board
Name in class book
Enrichment Centre – if poor behaviour continues
More persistent misbehaviour results in pupils being on
Target Card. (The Target Cards are Self referral, Stage 1 –
Form Tutor, Stage 2 – Link Team Member, Stage 3 –
Headteacher. The Target Cards monitor their behaviour
daily for a fixed period of time.
At present pupils eat their lunch in the school café. Packed
lunch pupils store their meals centrally and are admitted
with the rest of their form. Meals cost £1.90. Snacks are
also available at break time.
Only pupils who go home for lunch are allowed to leave the
school grounds at lunch-time, with prior permission from
parents/ carers. These pupils must sign