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  • All through School | The Westgate School | England

    Headteacher's Welcome | Our Ethos View More Our Curriculum View More School Prospectus View More Statutory & Key Information View More Careers Education & Guidance View More Personal Development View More Results & Exam Information View More Pupil & Parent Support View More Miss Lespierre' adventures! This summer Miss Lespierre will be going to Tanzania on a teaching project with the charity 'Inspiring Teachers.' To find out more about... Current Vacancies New vacancies are currently available here Summer Holiday Activities For a some fun, fabulous suggestions for activities over the summer holidays, from days out to Museums, local events to clever crafts at... Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award by Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Congratulations to everyone involved, we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award... Fabulous Focaccia! From concept idea to finished product, Year 8 pupil Hannah C produced this fantastic Art of Bread focaccia in her food preparation and... Pupil Area, Home & Remote Learning View More Enrichment & Clubs View More Parent Area View More

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    Leader of Year 7 The Westgate School Logo Year 7 My name is Mrs Fyvie-Rae. It is a pleasure to support our pupils, alongside Mrs Pearson, as they make the transition into year 7. Year 7 is an incredibly important year, as pupils come together into our community and get to know each other and the school. We have a fantastic, thorough transition programme that starts in the May of Year 6 and continues into the Autumn term of year 7. The transition programme focus' on pupils developing their confidence and building relationships with key colleagues in school and eventually with the peers in their tutor group. Our core themes of Be Kind, Be Respectful and Be Responsible are at the centre of everything we do. For parents, there will be opportunities to attend Partners in Learning events and Parents' Evenings, from which you will receive information around your child’s progress and guidance on how to support them in their learning. ​ I look forward, once again in supporting your child on the next part of their education journey. ​ ​ Good partnership and communications remain key, so please do not hesitate to contact your child's tutor using contact@westgate.hants.sch.uk to raise any questions or issues. ​

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    KS4 GCSE Curricular The Westgate School Logo Years 9 - 11 Curriculum ​ In recognition of the strong progress made by pupils at The Westgate throughout Key Stage 3, we begin our Key Stage 4 curriculum from Year 9. Careful planning of the timetable and options process allows us to increase the range of subjects from which pupils can choose for Year 9, before making a gradual reduction in the number of subjects taken in Year 10 according to the individual’s strengths, interests and in consultation with parents and pupils. ​ The Year 9 curriculum is characterised by broader opportunities for pupils to experience new subjects such as Photography, Media Studies and Sculpture as discrete option subjects. Meanwhile, the great majority of pupils will continue their learning in Humanities, MFL and Arts subjects to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is experienced. ​ Where appropriate, some subjects will begin teaching some of the GCSE specification content during Year 9, using the opportunity to broaden pupils’ experiences of the subject matter and therefore, enabling a richer learning experience. This is the case for example in Year 9 English where pupils undertake an extended study for ‘Macbeth’ (a GCSE text) having already read at least two other Shakespeare plays in Years 7 and 8. ​ By the end of Year 9, pupils will have a second opportunity to focus their learning as they choose their subjects for examination entry. Again, we expect all pupils to continue with a Modern Foreign Language and we strongly encourage pupils to consider a subject in Humanities because alongside a range of other subject disciplines, qualifications in these disciplines are a sound foundation for post-16 learning. The school takes a varied approach to the organisation of teaching groups to ensure that the challenges of learning in different disciplines are effectively met. ​ Throughout Years 9 to 11, Maths and Science will focus on the GCSE syllabi and a choice of either Double or Triple Sciences. Pupils who are achieving highly in Maths will have the opportunity to achieve greater depth in their learning with aspects of statistics included in the schemes of work. Nearly all pupils will take GCSE English and Literature in our school as part of their core provision. Where pupils have particular interests in Music or sport for example, the school provides ample opportunities for them to pursue their interests even if not taken as an examination subject. We actively promote these opportunities in our school and are keen to celebrate the achievements of our pupils in their participation of these additional learning opportunities. Our thriving extra-curricular music and sports programmes in which a great majority of pupils participate, are a key part of the all-through school provision, facilitating rich learning opportunities where younger and older pupils are working in partnership and learning together. ​ ​ View the list of GCSE courses and their curriculum. Further information on specific curriculums can be sourced by following the exam board links.

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    The Westgate School Logo Transition Booklets and Information ​ Year 1 Transition Presentation 2022 ​ Year 1 Transition Booklet 2022 Year 2 Transition Presentation 2021 ​ Year 2 Transition Booklet 2021 ​ Year 3 Transition Presentation 2022 ​ Year 3 Transition Booklet 2022 ​ Year 4 Transition Presentation 2022 ​ Year 4 Transition Booklet 2022 ​ Year 5 Transition Presentation 2022 ​ Year 5 Transition Booklet 2022 ​ Year 6 Transition Presentation 2022 ​ Year 6 Transition Booklet 2022 ​ Year 6 Summer Learning Resources Statutory Word List Spellings High Frequency Words Summer Learning Challenge

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    Year 8 & Year 9 Options The Westgate School Logo ​ The Option Process - Year 8 and Year 9 ​ Pupils have the opportunity to personalise their curriculum at the end of Year 8, then refine these choices at the end of Year 9. The Year 9 curriculum is characterised by broader opportunities for pupils to experience new subjects such as Photography, Latin, Media Studies and Religious Education as discrete option subjects. Meanwhile, all pupils will continue their learning in Humanities to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is experienced. The School takes a varied approach to the organisation of teaching groups to ensure that the challenges of learning in different disciplines are effectively met. By the end of Year 9, pupils will have a second opportunity to focus their learning as they choose their subjects for examination entry. Again, we expect all pupils to continue with a Foreign Language and a subject in Humanities because alongside a range of other subject disciplines, qualifications in these disciplines are a sound foundation for post-16 learning. Where pupils have particular interests in music or sport for example, the School provides ample opportunities for them to pursue their interests even if not taken as an examination subject. We actively promote these opportunities in our school and are keen to celebrate the achievements of our pupils in their participation of these additional learning opportunities. ​ Options Flyer​​ ​ How to log into options online Please see the Year 8 Options PPT video link below. Please see the Year 9 Partners in Learning (Option choice) PPT video link.

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    KS3 Curriculum The Westgate School Logo ​ Year 7 and 8 Curriculum ​ In Years 7 and 8 (Key Stage 3) pupils follow a balanced curriculum including the core subjects of English, Maths and Science alongside a wide range of Foundation subjects. In English and Maths the curriculum builds on the core skills that pupils will have learnt at Primary school, extending their experience and application of these skills to a deeper level in readiness for the challenges of Key Stage 4 (Years 9 to 11). In Science, the focus is on enquiry led learning, linking scientific exploration with real world examples and drawing together a number of strands in scientific thinking from biology, chemistry and physics that enables learners to see the relevance to every day life. ​ Strong partnerships with our linked primary schools mean that all pupils, regardless of where they attended primary education, will experience a curriculum in these core subjects that builds on their prior learning to ensure that rapid and sustained progress is made throughout Key Stage 3. High quality teaching means that at The Westgate, we recognise that young people’s talents and challenges vary across subjects and therefore, whether an individual needs individual support or greater extension, we are able to respond to this through our curriculum design and delivery. ​ In addition to the core subjects, our curriculum includes discrete teaching in History and Geography, and the combined teaching of Citizenship, PSHE and Religious Education. Modern Foreign Languages, the Arts, Technology, Computing and Physical Education are all part of the weekly timetable and delivered in purposefully designed teaching areas that maximise learning opportunities. We have specialist teachers in all subject areas whose enthusiasm for their subject resonates through the Units of Enquiry that pupils experience in Key Stage 3. ​ ​ View the KS3 subjects. ​

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    Computing and RE Curricular The Westgate School Logo Computing At Westgate, using computers is factored into the curriculum delivery of all subjects. Westgate has 7 IT suites as well as ‘trolley’ based portable computers available across faculties and the primary phase. At KS4 the Computing curriculum is delivered through a combination of Computing lessons, integration with other subjects and through personal development lessons. The Personal Development lessons focus on the safety aspects and reporting of concerns. All subjects use Computing as part of their curriculum access and delivery. Pupils will develop their knowledge often by using focused research requiring effective use of the internet. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop their IT literacy and capability using subject relevant applications, particularly in Maths, Design & Technology and Media. ​ Most subjects make use of Computing for effective home learning management, exam preparation and revision helping develop skills required for both GCSE and beyond. Developing and applying analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills are part of the GCSE Computer Science course and in addition aspects of these skills are developed within other subjects including Maths and Science long term Curriculum map for Computing at the Westgate School 2022-23. ​ Religious Education ​ At The Westgate School, Religious Education aims to inspire all pupils to engage with life's big questions. We encourage all pupils to think deeply, creativity and to challenge each other's assumptions and misconceptions. Our aim is for all pupils to be able to develop an acceptance of a wide range of faiths and to develop an understanding of different cultures and belief systems. ​ RE is provided for all pupils in our school through dedicated curriculum time and, as part of our wider programme of Personal Development. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from RE and if you would like to do so, we welcome a discussion with you. Please use the contact@westgate.hants.sch.uk email address marked "FAO the Senior Leader responsible for Curriculum - RE ". ​ Long Term Curriculum Map for RE at the Westgate School 2021 -22

  • Support Vacancies

    Support Vacancies View Teaching Vacancies School Groundskeeper All-Through View Reprographics/Administrative Assistant All-Through View Senior Administrative Assistant (Trip Co-Ordinator, Job Share) All-Through View Senior Administrative Assistant - Safeguarding All-Through View Exam Invigilators Secondary Phase View Early Years Assistant (Bank Team) Nursery View

  • Exam Invigilators

    < Back Back Exam Invigilators Location Secondary Phase Job Type Casual Contract Closing Date ​ ​ Advert ​ Profile ​ Application .doc ​ Application .pdf ​ About The Westgate School. ​ Learning Together ​ If you require any further assistance, please emai l recruitment@westgate.hants.sch.uk The Westgate School is situated in an easily accessible area of Winchester, close to the railway station. It is a high-achieving, over-subscribed "Good" (Ofsted 2016) school. We are committed to safeguarding children. Interested in teaching? Visit the the Winchester Schools Partnership for more details. winchesterschoolspartnership.org

  • Senior Administrative Assistant - Safeguarding

    < Back Back Senior Administrative Assistant - Safeguarding Location All-Through Job Type See advert Closing Date ​ ​ Advert ​ Profile ​ Application .doc ​ Application .pdf ​ About The Westgate School. ​ Learning Together ​ If you require any further assistance, please emai l recruitment@westgate.hants.sch.uk The Westgate School is situated in an easily accessible area of Winchester, close to the railway station. It is a high-achieving, over-subscribed "Good" (Ofsted 2016) school. We are committed to safeguarding children. Interested in teaching? Visit the the Winchester Schools Partnership for more details. winchesterschoolspartnership.org