Westward House School Curriculum
Suited to each pupil
Westward House School follows the Welsh National curriculum in the medium of English, but approaches it in a way that best suits each pupil.
We focus on enriching individual talents as well as providing an innovative education that extends our pupils in many ways.
We offer a full range of GCSEs and A'levels taught by subject specialists and also offer other qualifications that may be more appropriate to highlight an individual’s strength.
Numeracy and Literacy skills are at the core of what we do in every subject and we have specialist programmes for those with SpLD. We develop high levels of competency in word processing and the use of technology and use this throughout the curriculum. Social skills, collaboration and developing a resilient approach to problem solving are also a focus throughout our work in the classroom, at our Outdoor School facility and also at our Creative Hub Studio.
We offer a wide range of academic subjects at each Key Stage which are taught in a thematic way and by promoting individual pupil engagement in the learning process. Pupil voice is extremely important to us and pupils have input into topics we study, how they connect to their learning objectives and the personal targets they are working towards. Pupils are always directly involved in reflecting on their own learning process.
Assisted by highly experienced and supportive teachers in a very nurturing environment, the pupils are enthused, inspired and excited about learning. Having fun, being creative and “thinking outside the box” is part of what we do, making sure that stress and anxiety is never part of our education.
We have a clear understanding of each pupil’s needs and strive to ensure that they reach their potential both academically and socially.
For us, a child’s education should be as individual as they are. Our approach at Westward House ensures each child or young person has a positive life-affirming sense of self-worth.
Our approach to the curriculum allows individuality and uniqueness to be acknowledged and celebrated.
We do not measure successful outcomes simply by exam grades, there is so much more to what a successful outcome looks like for our children and young people, but 100% of our GCSE pupils passed last year at Westward House and Eastward House.