We are running an auction to try to raise funds to take some pupils on a narrowboat experience during the Autumn Term.
A lot of items, experiences and tickets have been generously donate by local businesses, including meal vouchers, transport tickets and experience days. Prices start from £1.00 and there’s something for everyone.
Nottingham City council (with the support of the Governing Body) is proposing to increase the size and capacity of Westbury Special School to 120 places. Consultation on these proposals will run from Monday 16 May to Sunday 19 June.
Letters have been sent to parents/carers of pupils, staff, and governors to outline the reasons for the proposal and offer an opportunity to respond to the consultation. There are several ways to respond:
Complete the response form enclosed with the letter and return to the school office
Huge congratulations to all the pupils at Westbury who are now published authors!
As part of our Westbury Book Festival back in the Spring term, all our pupils submitted stories, poems and other pieces of writing to be published in our very own book.
Mrs Ramage ran a whole-school assembly to introduce the book and Key Stage Leaders read out their favourite stories before giving out the books.Every pupil should now have received a copy of the book to keep.
We gave parents and carers the opportunity to purchase extra copies of the book and we have a few copies left, so if you are interested in having another one, having seen what it looks like, please contact the school office.
Westbury is celebrating books and reading during a month of activities that will conclude with Key Stage 2 taking part in World Book Day on 3rd March.
In February we had a visiting author in Key Stage 2 and the whole school took part in our second Blind Date With A Book event for Valentine’s Day, with each pupil receiving a wrapped book to keep that they had been set up on a ‘date’ with!
We are writing our own book of pupil stories and poems that will be professionally published later in the year through the ‘We are Writers‘ programme. Pupils had an opportunity to design the picture for the front cover, with the winning entry designed by Luke in Mrs Routledge’s class.
Pupils will each receive a copy of the book and there will be an opportunity for parents and carers to purchase additional copies.
Other events and activities will take place in-class and we aim to encourage all pupils to develop their love of reading for pleasure.
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.