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  • Governors| westgate-home

    Governors Board of Governors The Westgate’s board of governors consists of fifteen members drawn from the school’s parents, colleagues and local community. The board has three core functions: ​ Ensures clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction Holds the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff Oversees the financial performance of the school and makes sure its money is well spent. ​ Governors at The Westgate are all members of either: The Curriculum Committee, which monitors educational progress at all stages from nursery to KS4, learning environment and pastoral support system, or the Resources Committee , which is concerned with finance, staffing matters and facilities. Safeguarding is a constant priority and appears on every committee and Full Governing Body meeting agenda. As well as committee work, governors may have additional monitoring responsibility for aspects such as health and safety, SEN or safeguarding. Finally, governors are also linked with different aspects of strategic school functions and undertake regular monitoring visits. ​ Chair and Vice Chair of Board of Governors and Committee Chairs ​ Penelope Catchpole - Chair Responsibilities - Link Governor for SEN inc LAC, Primary Phase & Nursery link governor ​ Penny has been a governor at The Westgate since 2010, initially as a parent Governor and currently as a co-opted Governor. Her three children all attended The Westgate and all have now graduated from university. ​ Penny has lived all over the UK and settled in Winchester in 2001. She ran her own legal practice for 10 years and then spent nearly 6 years working in Children's Services at Hampshire County Council. Penny is a member of the Curriculum committee having been a past Chair. ​ Christopher Sermon - Vice chair ​ Responsibilities - Resources Chair, SFVS/FMSIS Auditing Chris has been a governor at The Westgate School since 2014, initially as a parent Governor and currently as a co-opted Governor; having previously served for eight years as parent governor at Western Primary School. He became Chair of the Resources Committee in 2018, and vice-Chair of Governors in 2021. ​ Now retired, Chris is a Chartered Accountant specialising in financial regulation and customer protection. Born and brought up in Winchester, Chris trained initially in London (including a year at the Bank of England) moved to Hungary for five years, then worked throughout Central and Eastern Europe before settling down back in Winchester. ​ He has two children, both of whom have now left The Westgate and are currently studying at university. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Please contact the school office i f you would like to contact one of our Governors. Contact us ​ S tatutory Governors’ details ​ Instrument of Government Variation ​ Governors' Code of Conduct ​ Policies approved by the Governing Body ​ Declarations of Pecuniary Interests ​ Governor Meeting Attendance ​ Should you wish to look at the minutes of the FGB meetings, please make an appointment with the school. ​

  • All through School | The Westgate School | England

    18/09/2024 - Secondary School Open Morning in (9.00-11.00) 19/09/2024 - Secondary School Open Evening (17.00-19.00) Join us for an unforgettable journey of discovery! Experience our vibrant community, explore our facilities, and meet our passionate educators at our Open Morning. Don't miss out—mark your calendars now! Booking information coming soon. At The Westgate School our values and ethos are based on the fundamental belief that we are a community of learners - adults and pupils alike - in which every individual should be enabled to enjoy learning, develop as a happy and healthy individual who is able to make a unique and positive contribution to society: learning together, achieving excellence. Mrs Dean - Headteacher Welcome | Ethos | Prospectus Learn More Our Curriculum Learn More Personal Development | Pupil Support Learn More Enriching the Curriculum Learn More Connect with The Westgate School Music Mayhem Summer Holiday Activity Days GO WEST ARTS SUMMER SHOWCASE POSTER Instrument Hire Open To All Pupils Under 18 Admissions Learn More Results & Exams Learn More Vacancies: Work with us Learn More Pupil Area Learn More Statutory & Key Information Learn More Careers Education & Guidance Learn More Open Events Learn More Parent Area Learn More Winchester Linked-Schools Partnership Learn More

  • Policy Documents | The Westgate School

    Policy Documents Statutory Policies Documents (including next review dates) Further admissions details may be found on our admissions page Parents on school behaviour and exclusion - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Financial Statement can be found below. Owing to the unique nature of The Westgate School and its running of a nursery provision, the financial benchmarking tool does not provide a wholly accurate picture of the school's position in relation to other settings. Admissions achor Data Protection Admissions Policy 2023/24 ​ Download Behaviour Policy (October 2024) Download Child Protection Policy (October 2024) Download Curriculum Policy (March 2025) Download Early Career Teachers & Initial Teacher Training (February 2025) Download Financial Statement 2022/23 (September 2023) Download Governors` Allowances (February 2024) Download Online Learning for Pupils & Parents (Incld. Return to Learn) (January 2025) Download Remote Education Provision - Summary Information ​ Download Safeguarding Policy (November 2024) Download Admissions Policy 2024/25 ​ Download Capability Policy (February 2025) Download Code of Conduct (September 2025) Download Data Protection & GDPR (June 2025) Download Early Years Foundation Stage (February 2025) Download First Aid & Administration of Medicines (June 2025) Download Health & Safety Policy (May 2025) Download Pay Policy - Teacher & Support colleagues (October 2024) Download Resolving Workplace Issues (February 2025) Download School Uniform Policy (March 2025) Download Admissions Policy 2025/26 ​ Download Charging & Remissions Policy (June 2024) Download Complaints Procedure Policy (May 2024) Download Discipline – Employees (February 2025) Download Equality Objectives & Diversity Policy (March 2025) Download Gender Pay Gap Report (March 2025) Download Mobile Device Policy (July 2025) Download Relationships, Sex & Health Education (July 2025) Download SEND Policy (February 2025) Download Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions (November 2025) Download Safeguarding menu Data Protection Careers Additional Policies (including next review dates) Allegations of abuse against staff: Procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff can be found in Annex 5 of the Child Protection Policy Critical Incident plan (2023, February) Please contact the Headteacher for information. CCTV System Code of Practice Freedom of Information Uniform Policy Safe use of ICT Staff Anti - Bullying (June 2025) Download Best Value Statement (March 2025) Download Colleague Absence and Cover (July 2025) Download Covid - 19 ​ Download Emotional Wellbeing (September 2024) Download Fire Safety Management (January 2025) Download Gender Pay Gap Report ​ Download Governors' Allowances (July 2026) Download Malpractice (in conjunction with NEA policy) (September 2024) Download Non Examination Assessment (September 2024) Download Performance Management FPL (February 2025) Download Recruitment (September 2024) Download Smoking and Vaping (July 2025) Download Sustainability Policy (June 2025) Download Whistleblowing - Procedure for Protected Disclosures (July 2025) Download Work Experience (Janurary 2024) Download Assisted Instrumental Purchase Scheme (September 2024) Download CCTV Systems Code of Practice (June 2025) Download Communication Policy (July 2025) Download Education of Looked After Children (November 2024) Download Exams Contingency Plan (March 2025) Download Fitness & Suitability for Work (November 2024) Download Governor Induction (SEP 2025) Download Home Learning (March 2025) Download Management of Drugs Related Incidents (January 2025) Download Nursery Admissions (November 2023) Download Performance Management IPP (February 2025) Download Restrictive Physical Intervention (July 2025) Download Social Media Communication (September 2024) Download Teaching and Learning (March 2025) Download Whistleblowing Policy - Exams (November 2024) Download Wraparound (July 2025) Download Attendance (October 2024) Download Careers and Employability (September 2024) Download Continuous Professional Development (September 2024) Download Educational Visits (May 2025) Download Feedback , Assessment & Reporting (September 2024) Download Freedom of Information (June 2024) Download Governor Training (July 2026) Download Learning Beyond the Classroom - Primary Phase ​ Download Managing Allegations Against Pupils by Peers (October 2024) Download Online Safety (July 2025) Download Pupil Groupings (May 2025) Download Safe Use of ICT for School Colleagues (May 2025) Download Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development (November 2024) Download Uniform (March 2025) Download Word Processor (September 2024) Download Uniform

  • Street Dance - Integr8 - (Yr 3-6)

    Street Dance - Integr8 - (Yr 3-6) Tuesday 3:20 - 4:20 pm Y1-2 Tuesday 4.30 - 5.30 pm Y3-6 < Previous Enriching the Curriculum Primary Clubs Next > Fun Street dance classes are organised by Integr8 Dance using e xperienced and qualified dance coaches. There is a cost for this club. Sessions cost of £6.70 per session - payable termly. Please book by phoning: 01962 808398 or by emailing: info@integr8dance.com Children will take part in fun warm ups and activities, learn dance routines and have opportunities to add in choreography. Children will learn different street styles such as Hip hop, Locking, Popping and Breaking to lots of their favourite music. Children will also have the opportunity to take part in one of our Dance Offs in local theatres each year. For new students - there is a one off set up fee of £15 which includes an Integr8 t shirt and bag.

  • Primary Phase Clubs

    Enriching the Curriculum Primary Phase Clubs Primary Phase - Clubs & Activities ​We are very excited to be able to offer a large variety of extra-curricular activities. These clubs currently run both before and after school. There are clubs available for all pupils, but please be aware that some clubs specify which year groups are able to attend. You will be aware that some clubs are offered by teaching staff and that others are organised through outside agencies. We aim to offer as broad a range of clubs as possible however these may change on a termly basis, depending on staffing and availability of facilities. Clubs will not normally run in the first week of term and may occasionally need to be cancelled at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. Whilst we always try to give as much notice as possible and understand that last minute changes can cause logistical and childcare problems it is important to remember that these clubs are enrichment activities and are not intended as a childcare facility. Clubs are coordinated with our wraparound childcare so that children attending are escorted to wraparound after their club has finished. We offer a wide range of after-school activities, our clubs are popular and as a result are oversubscribed. We try to keep allocation of places fair for everyone and we will continue to review our processes to ensure that this remains the case. We do expect that the same high standards of behaviour and respect is expected from all pupils within these clubs with each other and the colleague running the club. These clubs are due to start the week of the 11th September 2023, they will run all through the year, unless otherwise stated by the club teacher or coach. Please see the clubs below and if interested or have any queries contact the coach / teacher named alongside each club. Art Club - Flying Colours (Yr 1-6) Learn More Feeba Summer Camp Learn More Mandarin (Yr 3-6) Learn More Platform Dance Summer School Learn More Squash Club (Yr 3-6) Learn More Ballet Starz (Year R to 6) Learn More Fencing (Yr 3-5) Learn More Multi Sports Learn More Relax Kids - mindfulness classes (Yr 1-4) Learn More Street Dance - Integr8 - (Yr 3-6) Learn More Barracudas Activity Day Camps Learn More Girls Football (Yr 1-6) Learn More Netball/basketball club Learn More Saints Football Foundation (Y 1-6) Learn More Tennis Learn More Drama Club (Yr 3-6) Learn More Karate Learn More Orchestra (Yr 3-6) Learn More Singing, Dance and Drama Learn More Wraparound (Yr R-6) Learn More

  • Relax Kids - mindfulness classes (Yr 1-4)

    Relax Kids - mindfulness classes (Yr 1-4) Tuesdays after school, 3.20-4.20 pm < Previous Enriching the Curriculum Primary Clubs Next > Relax Kids Oraniser - Jules Ryan The classes will include: music and movement, fun mindfulness games, basic stretches, self massage, belly breathing techniques, positive self talk and relaxing story visualizations. Children will learn to recognise their emotions and learn fun techniques to help themselves to calm down (self regulate). There is a cost for this club of £6.50 a session If interested please email your interest to Jules : relaxwithjules@yahoo.com For more information visit Jules website www.relaxkids.com

  • Secondary Exam Information & Timetable | westgate-home

    Secondary Phase Exam Information & Timetable Results & Exams Examinations at The Westgate School ​ The school uses a wide range of assessment techniques to monitor pupil progress and help ensure all children continue to move forwards with their learning. In addition to classroom-based assessment and tests, at key times throughout their secondary school journey pupils will take more formal mock examinations - these are a vital way of preparing pupils for what they will experience in their real GCSEs. They help children develop their revision skills; their time management; their emotional resilience within exam conditions; as well as their exam technique - and they provide teachers will invaluable information which we use to inform our curriculum planning in the months leading up to the GCSE exams. ​ Pupils will sit formal mock examinations in: ​ The summer term of Year 10 (after the Year 11 GCSEs are finished) The autumn term of Year 11 (a few weeks before the Christmas holidays) February of Year 11 for English, Maths and Science only ​ Exact timetables will be published to pupils in the build-up to each exam series and can be found below. Tutors and colleagues within school will work with pupils to reassure, support and prepare them for these mock examinations, and parents will be provided with information in our Partners in Learning events throughout the year. ​ Attendance at exams Attendance is vital in this last year. Every day missed has an effect and poor attendance clearly affects results. Even more important is ensuring that pupils attend all examinations and arrive in good time to ensure that they are mentally prepared to walk into their exams and achieve their best. We work closely with our Attendance Manager, and penalty issues may be issued, should attendance be poor.​ Revision ​It is vital that you help and support your child plan and structure revision time, ensuring the build-up to both Mock exams and the real GCSEs is used effectively.​ Work and wellbeing ​Year 11 can be a stressful year as pupils prepare for their examinations. We follow a programme in Tutor time which tries to anticipate possible issues in terms of stress. Possible helpful site: anxietyuk.org.uk - exam-stress Preparing to sit your exams Download ​The Westgate School's Centre Policy Download Information for Candidates - Non-examination assessments Download Information for Candidates - Written Examinations Download Year 10 Mocks Timetable 2024 Download GCSE 8 Top Tips for Exams Download Privacy Notice Information Download Unauthorised Items in an Examination Information Download GCSE Summer timetable 2024 Download Exam Information for Candidates - Coursework Assessments Download Information for Candidates - Using Social Media Download Warning to Candidates Information Download ​ ​

  • OFSTED | The Westgate School

    OFSTED Information The Westgate School is Outstanding Overall effectiveness - Outstanding The 5 areas are: The quality of education - Outstanding Behaviour and attitudes - Outstanding Personal development - Outstanding Leadership and management - Outstanding Early years provision - Good ​ We are proud that “Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary” and “Relationships between staff and pupils are remarkably positive”. The report notes that “pupils achieve exceptionally well” and in last year’s GCSE results, a progress 8 score of 0.89 was achieved with 43% of all grades being 7-9. ​ The exceptional outcomes achieved by pupils in The Westgate School are reflected in the overall attainment, which was the highest of all state schools in Hampshire, and is in the top 7% of all schools nationally. Ofsted report Nov 2023 ​ Ofsted letter to the school from HM's Chief Inspector ​ Ofsted linked document explaining grading ​ Ofsted report Sept 2022 ​

  • PSA | The Westgate School

    The PSA We are proud of the strong relationship the School has with parents and carers and never take this for granted. As a parent, you can expect to receive timely information about your son/daughter’s progress whether they are learning in our Nursery, Lower or Upper Schools. Throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage parents will receive regular updates on learning – including photographs of key milestones which we look forward to celebrating with you. Similarly, in the Lower and Upper Schools, regular reports provide detailed information about your son/daughter’s progress across the curriculum, with information about how their learning can be moved forwards. Lower School and Nursery colleagues are available for informal discussions on a daily basis whilst Upper School colleagues can easily be reached via email. In the Upper School, your son/daughter will have a tutor and Year Leader responsible for the co-ordination of their care and learning; these colleagues are key points of contact for you. ​ We are grateful to our Parent Staff Association for their enthusiastic support of our school. Over recent years, their fundraising activities have made a significant contribution to our learning including through the purchase of a high quality grand piano for our Upper School hall on which many pupils have the pleasure of performing. The PSA also supports rewards for pupils in school as well as other projects such as the purchase of outdoor seating for pupils. The committee meets regularly with members of school staff to plan key events and agree priorities. Your support would be much appreciated and even if you aren’t able to commit to joining the PSA, there are regular and enjoyable events at which you would be most welcome including: our Year 7 Family Evening, quiz nights, our staff versus parents cricket match and, the Christmas Fair. ​ Please do come and join us - The Westgate School is a unique place and we need parents of children of all ages to make this work for everyone! To get in touch with us you can contact the PSA Chair by emailing us or contacting us via our Facebook page The Westgate School PSA. All of our events, event volunteering opportunities and news is available on our website the Westgate School Psa please do register so that we can communicate with you! You can also find us on Twitter - TWS_PSA . ​ What is the PSA? The Westgate School Parent Staff Association (PSA) has one simple aim, which is "to advance the education of the pupils of the school". We achieve this by raising money to directly support projects agreed with the school, which otherwise would not be possible. In recent years, we have funded the pupil reward and recognition scheme, new library books, and equipment such as table tennis tables, climbing walls and frames, lighting and lighting desks, projectors, football goals, as well as various workshops to support learning. We aim to encourage a strong school community by organising events for both pupils and parents throughout the year to give parents a chance to meet. ​ ​ How can you get involved? The PSA is run by a committee, which you can join if you are the parent or guardian of a pupil at the school or a member of the school staff. This Committee meets about six times a year, to plan major fundraising and social events, and discuss other areas of potential fundraising. Meetings are in the early evening, lasting about an hour. Our major events will also have smaller groups of people who meet to focus just on one event / fundraising stream outside of the main committee. If committees aren't your thing, you can still help by attending events, donating raffle prizes, helping out on a bar, or on a Christmas fair stall, donating second hand school uniform (or helping to organise and sell second hand uniform) or even just buying raffle tickets, or being a supporter of our School lottery. We hopefully have something everyone can contribute to in some way! ​ Westgate PSA Calendar is being updated ​ ​ The Westgate PSA have joined with Stikins Lables where you can order labels, etc at a discounted rate. To order from Stikins please click here ​ Charlie Damant, PSA Chair

  • Wraparound (Yr R-6)

    Wraparound (Yr R-6) Morning and after school care Monday to Friday < Previous Enriching the Curriculum Primary Clubs Next > Westgate Wraparound is based at Westgate's Primary Phase and provides breakfast and after school provision, five days per week for primary school aged children. ​ Breakfast sessions begin at 8.00 am and run until the start of the school day which will include a healthy breakfast (served until 8.30 am). After school sessions will begin at 3.20 pm and run until 6 pm Monday to Friday. Each session will include a light tea. ​ Where other specialised clubs run after school on Westgate's campus (run by external providers, additional fees payable), Westgate Wraparound colleagues will ensure that your child is taken and collected from the club and their light tea will be saved for them. ​ Places are in demand. please download the Westgate Wraparound Parent Handbook and Expression of Interest Form below and return to Admissions (Wraparound) 2023-03-17 Flyer and Expression of Interest March 2023 .pdf Download PDF • 377KB 2023-03-17 Parent Handbook March 2023 .pdf Download PDF • 440KB

  • Authorised Absence Request

    < Previous Parent Area Next > Family holidays and school holidays Children have 13 weeks annual holiday from school and school holiday dates are published well in advance online. As such, all parents/carers are expected wherever possible to plan and take their family holidays at this time so as not to disrupt their children’s education. Education law states that parents do not have a right to take their child out of school for a holiday during term time. Only in exceptional circumstances may a headteacher grant permission for leave; and it is the headteacher’s decision on whether the absence is exceptional and how many days to approve. If you would like to apply for an authorised absence from the headteacher, please complete the below form and send it to reception@westgate.hants.sch.uk ​ Parents/carers who take their child out of school without the absence being agreed and authorised by written permission from the school can be issued with a penalty fine. ​ Authorised Absence Request Form. Advice to Parents and Carers Leaflet - Amended February 2019 (1) (1) .pdf Download PDF • 230KB

  • Prom Committee leader and PSA link

    Prom Committee leader and PSA link < Previous Pupil Leadership Next > As the senior council representative for Prom Committee, I make sure that the year 11 prom is fun and accessible for everyone. This includes being very organised in orchestrating fundraising events for the prom and being involved in all the other aspects such as the yearbook. Then, communicating this to the other senior council members and teachers. We also support the PSA (Parent and Staff Association). We ensure that the school and parents work together in order to raise money for school projects. We suggest projects through speaking with other groups and organise pupil involvement.

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