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Curriculum

At Westfield we deliver a curriculum that leads to Outstanding Achievement for All. Broad and balanced, it provides exciting and enriching learning experiences, and is designed to improve the life chances of every student. It enables successful next steps and ensures every pathway to further study, training and employment is accessible to all. For every Westfield student, everything is possible!

Ambitious and Enriching

Through our ambitious and enriching curriculum, we ensure learning is continually built upon, knowledge deepened and challenge provided for all students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (for further information about how we support students with SEND please visit our SEND page. We are committed to supporting our students to attain exceptional outcomes at all stages of their school life: achieving beyond expectations. In order that students attain the highest levels of academic success, we develop their cognitive load. To support this, we have embarked on further curriculum development founded in The Science Of Learning programme to help students increase their capacity to remember, embed and utilise their learning in the long-term.

Alongside our unwavering commitment to academic ambition and curriculum breadth, we are mindful that our curriculum must also be responsive and grounded in research and development. To that end, all our teachers, support staff and school leaders work collaboratively to develop their practice through focused and impactful programmes of continued professional development (CPD). This ensures that our practice is continually honed to offer the very best for our students. Our collaborative and rigorous approach to seeking out, adopting and refining the best curriculum practices for our students is a real strength of the school, and in recent years we have begun to see the positive impact our research-based approach has on our students’ learning experience and the quality of student outcomes.

We are aware that a successful curriculum must not only ensure high levels of academic success for all, but also consider the development of the individual, allowing our students to flourish by adopting a plethora of transferable skills and attributes that will ensure they succeed as moral, confident, communicative and responsible citizens, ready to face the challenges of life beyond Westfield. Our curriculum development focus for 2021-22 and beyond seeks to enrich the lives of all our students further, through research-based curriculum and responsive teaching strategies which focus on the development of social capital. This, coupled with our wider curriculum offer such as the Duke of Edinburgh's award, the myriad of sports and arts clubs on offer and variety of out-of-the-classroom experiences, allow us to provide the rich tapestry of learning that will help our students foster positive attitudes to learning now, and a love of learning well into the future.

For further information about the Westfield curriculum, please contact Mr D, Griffiths, Deputy Headteacher.