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At Westward House we believe there is no hierarchy of status, only of roles.

We are very proud of the talented and caring people who make up our team of staff  and their commitment to our school values.  

Academic and School Liaison Lead– Caroline Hide

Business Manager Liaison - Peter Davies

Pete is the school business manager at our sister school, Eastward House, based in Cardiff. Pete has a BSc and considerable experience in SEN/Autism support.  Peter has that rare quality of strength together with a gentle manner and has worked for the school group for a number of years. Our pupils will always be in good hands with Pete around.

Pastoral Lead - Harry Thomas 
Harry has a First-Class Honours Degree in Football Coaching, Development and Administration out of the University of South Wales (Cardiff). He has previously worked for Swansea City Football Club as an Education Coordinator where he oversaw the implementation and delivery of Premier League funded education programmes across Carmarthenshire. This role included completing literacy and numeracy interventions, social action projects and organising events. Harry has also worked as a GCSE Physical Education Teacher at Castle School (Pembrokeshire).

Harry is our Pastoral Lead and part of our Senior Management Team. He is also our Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP), Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (ALNCo) and First Aid Lead. Harry is currently in the final stages of completing a Level 5 in Leadership and Management (ILM). He will be able to put this qualification to great use with us here at Westward House School. Harry also has a Level 3 in Education and Training (AET/PTTLS), Level 3 in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (AfPE), Level 3 in Supporting Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing, Level 3 in UK Disability and Inclusion for Coaches and Volunteers and a Level 2 in Safeguarding Children.

Art Teacher -Karl Davies  

Karl is a qualified teacher  with an extensive teaching experience leading a department and has also had a long and successful career as an accomplished artist and children’s book illustrator. Karl has a terrific “think outside the box” approach! 

Teaching Assistant and ELSA - Cissy Harrison

Cissy has worked as a teaching assistant supporting those with learning needs for a number of years both on a 1:1 basis and in small groups. She is committed to continuing professional development, has recently qualified as an ELSA and has taken courses in Autism, Dyslexia, Global Development Delay and various other practitioner's courses to enable her to assist in delivering ALN provision. Cissy is calm, kind and always encouraging. Her gentle manner and mindful approach is always very much appreciated by the children and staff she supports.  

Teaching Assistant - Grace Embra

Grace has been with us as a pupil at our sister school, Castle School, since the age of eleven. After successfully completing her A'levels with top grades, Grace is working with us while she undertakes a teaching degree with a specialism in ALN and a specialist qualification in Dyslexia. Grace is intuitive and a natural teacher with a passion for supporting children with SpLD.

Additional Teaching Staff

At Westward House we offer a range of over twenty GCSE and A'level options including English Language/ Literature, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Psychology, Business, Sociology, History, Geography, RE, Spanish, Latin, Computer Science and Computer Information Technology. These subjects are taught in a blended learning approach that allows pupils to work at their own pace and with as much overlearning as they require. Pupils have an online subject specialist tutor in each subject and teaching is also supported by many specialist subject teachers who are part of another independent school. We also offer BTEC qualifications in Travel and Tourism, Cookery and Sport Leadership. Welsh, (and other preferred GCSE options), may be available on request, as well as peripatetic teachers of musical instruments. 

 

We also have supportive relationships with outside specialist practitioners that we can call upon for outsourced advice and consultancy to support our pupils who may need additional help in areas of Occupational Therapy and SEND.

The owner of Westward House School is Mrs Harriet Harrison who should be contacted in the first instance with all enquiries from prospective parents, LEAs, external agencies and professionals.  

Harriet Harrison

Addlepitts, LLawhaden, Pembs, SA67 8DX 

Company number: 14045238 

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