Can I on behalf of all the Staff at Westbury School wish all of our pupils their families and carers a very happy new year.
I hope that all of our pupils enjoyed the Christmas break and appreciated the gifts that they received.
The school received its own surprise over the holiday period when we were informed that £4.75 million pounds of building work has been approved to create new buildings and expand provision on the school site.
There has been a huge amount of work that has been carried out by senior staff in partnership with local authority officers over the last two years which has brought about this very welcome decision.
The improvements to the site will be beneficial to all our pupils and will be a further factor in promoting their academic success and their personal development. I look forward to keeping you informed as the plans for the delivery of the buildings are announced.
On Wednesday 11 November 2015 pupils from our Key Stage 2 represented our school in the Market Square to observe 2 minutes silence alongside members of the public and officials representing our city community.
The presence of the boys was hugely appreciated by many people in attendance and some took the time to speak to staff and the boys after the event. The behaviour of the boys was exemplary as was the respect for the event that they showed through their conduct on the day.
Mr Dyson saw the boys in assembly before they left for the event and their understanding and empathy conveyed during discussion was remarkable.
Key Stage 2 also had a visit from members of The Royal British Legion who gave a presentation about why we have Poppy day.
Well done to all the boys and their staff. Parents,carers,Governors and the school have every reason to be proud of our young people.
At Westbury School we have a lot of contact with parents and carers throughout the year and towards the end of the summer term we invited them to come into school to speak to current class teachers and meet the staff their children would be with next year.
Lots of parents and carers came in and had a look through their child’s work, There were refreshments in the hall and some helpful reminders about the sorts of foods pupils should be bringing in their packed lunches.
Miss Wilkins collated information about the various support network available to children and families in Nottingham. This included information about health, counselling, self harm a
nd online safety, and attendance issues. Please contact the school if you would like any more information about these issues.
We also had an external provider to showcase the assisted technology available to Nottingham City children. Some of the items had a small charge and they included things such as calendars, timers, and things to help children and young adults to gain independence. School can provide more information and contact details if you are interested and want to find out more.
This is the first time we have held an afternoon like this and it proved very successful with both staff and parents. We have already planned a similar event for next year.