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  • Secondary, Primary & Nursery School | The Westgate School | Hampshire

    The Westgate School Hampshire's first 4 - 16 'all-through' school Ad-Hoc Nursery Spaces. View more Welcome to the Nursery View More Welcome to the Primary Phase View More Welcome to the Secondary Phase View More Welcome from the Headteacher View More Parent Area View More Pupil Area View More Admissions School Info Contact Safeguarding Calendar Payments Bookings Clubs & Lettings Primary Phase Links Coronavirus Updates Secondary Phase Links Colleague Links Pupil Support Headteacher's Blog View More Duke of Edinburgh's Award View More Winchester Teaching School Alliance View More Ad-Hoc Nursery Spaces View More Child care for Primary Phase F riday 27 and Monday 30 November 2020 (Inset Days) 8.30 am – 5.30 pm View More

  • Primary Phase useful links | westgate-home

    Useful Links Primary Phase For primary phase pupils you can view learning materials uploaded by your teachers via the links below. Also see the link for Story Time with Mrs Woodall. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Assembly Story time with Mrs Woodall Home School Art Gallery Useful social distancing guide Submit IT Login Query Virtual Sports Day The Day Explorer explorer.theday.co.uk/ Access details will be issued to pupils shortly. ​ Lower School Library Catalogue

  • Newsletters | westgate-home

    Newsletters ​ KS1 Lower School Newsletter 2020 ​ Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 18 September 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 11 September 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 4 September 2020 here ​ Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 22 July 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 17 July 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 10 July 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 3 July 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 25 June 2020 here Please click to view the KS2 Music Weekly Wonder PPT here Please click to view the KS1 and Year R Music Weekly Wonder PPT here Please click to view the KS2 Music Weekly Wonder PPT here ​ Please click to view the KS1 Music Weekly Wonder PPT here ​ Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 19 June 2020 here Please click to view the Yr R Music Weekly Wonder PPT here ​ Please click to view the KS2 Music Weekly Wonder PPT here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 12 June 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 5 June 2020 here ​ Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 22 May 2020 here ​ Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 15 May 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 7 May 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 1 May 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 22 April 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 3 April 2020 here ​ Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 27 March 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 20 March 2020 here ​ Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 13 March 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 6 March 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 28 February 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 14 February 2020 here ​ Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 7 February 2020 here ​ Please click to view Hampshire Cultural Trust - What's On Winter 2020 here ​ Please click to view Partners in Learning Poster 7 February 2020 here ​ Please click here to view the Lower School newsletter 31 January 2020 Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 24 January 2020 here Please click to view the Lower School newsletter 17 January 2020 here Please click to view the ower School newsletter 10 January 2020 here L ​ ​ YEAR 1 Newsletters ​ 18 July 2016 Newsletter ​ 27 June 2016 Newsletter ​ 16 May 2016 Newsletter ​ 09 May 2016 Newsletter ​ 25 Apr 2016 Newsletter ​ 18 Apr 2016 Newsletter ​ 21 Mar 2016 Newsletter ​ 14 Mar 2016 Newsletter ​ 07 Mar 2016 Newsletter ​ 22 Feb 2016 Newsletter ​ 08 Feb 2016 Newsletter YEAR 4 Newsletters ​ Spring newsletter 2019

  • Secondary Phase useful links | westgate-home

    Useful Links Secondary Phase For Secondary phase pupils view and download work uploaded by your teachers on the Pupil Sharepoint Here you will find subjects categorised into folders. Pupils will be able to navigate folders to find resources and work uploaded by class teachers. ​ Access pupil emails here Use your usual school computer access details on this login page (see picture below) please do not put your email address in the 'logon name' section. You need to add the username you use to sign into computers at school. Your password will be the same. ​ ​ For assistance with a pupil's online account details click the button below. ​ ​ You may also download Microsoft Office Products for your mobile devices from the app stores below. ​ ​ ​ The above links require your username and password to your school email account. See guide links below: How to install Office Products (for free if you have a school account) Install Microsoft Office products on your device for free. Providing you have a school account you can install Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other Microsoft Office software on your Windows PC, Mac, Android and iPad/iPhone - Please note some devices may not be compatible. See device requirements. Windows PC / Apple Mac how to install Microsoft Office ​ Android device how to install Microsoft Office ​ ios (iPad/iPhone) device how to install Microsoft Office Please note apps may not be available on all devices. Check specification details where available. The Westgate School does not have control over third party content and therefore cannot be liable for external content nor damage to your equipment. It is your responsibility to take the appropriate precautions. Always supervise children when online. Office 365 Mail GCSE information menu ​ Learning resource centre ​ Career Companion ​ Kerboodle ​ theday.co.uk Access details will be issued to pupils shortly. Echalk Access details will be issued to pupils shortly. ​ - Historical catalogue of The Guardian and The Observer online) Click on 'Start my Research', then 'General/Secondary Education' Proquest Access details will be issued to pupils shortly. ​ ​ Library Search Upper School Library Search Submit IT Login Query Install Office on PC / Mac

  • Statutory & Other Key Information | westgate-home

    Statutory Information | SEND | GCSE Results | Data Protection Statutory Information Read More Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) | SEN Information Report Read More GCSE Examination Results Read More Data Protection Read More ​ Request a paper copy If as a parent you are unable to access information on our website please either come into the school or use to request a paper copy. contact@westgate.hants.sch.uk ​ Parent & PSA Menu

  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award | westgate-home

    At The Westgate School we have a thriving DofE group with over 50 Year 10 pupils participating each year. We carry out training as part of our Deep Learning Day programme and then in the summer term travel to the New forest to complete our expedition section. ​ ​ ​​For more information please see https://www.dofe.org/ ​ ​ Please click here to view the D of E Participant Enrolment form. ​ ​ ​Please click here to see our suggested Kit List. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a nationally recognised scheme designed to extend the life experiences of young people. We are the biggest DofE school centre in Hampshire. Participants choose to support our school community through volunteering to read with Lower School pupils or, by helping at after school clubs. Others look further afield and volunteer in our local communities. Pupils are required to engage in a range of skills that may include: producing art, musical compositions or learning a new sport. Perhaps the most exciting section is the Expedition. We work with pupils in planning their routes, choosing and cooking their foods and how to pack and carry their loads over the two day journey. We start small, with pupils walking for a day with small day sacks, then progress to carrying and cooking food outdoors before the Practice and Assessed Expeditions which are taken in the New Forest. Throughout the whole adventure our large number of trained colleagues are on hand to guide and support. Parents are also helped: for many, it is the first time that they have had to let their child lead the way - but it's a wonderful opportunity for young people and something that we are proud to offer in our school. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • Key Information | Lunch Menu | Uniform | westgate-home

    Secondary Phase: Key Information | Lunch Menu | Uniform Admissions Follow the link to our admissions page Authorised Absences For authorised absences please follow the following link for more information: Authorised Absence Request Lunch Menu Innovate Catering Service ​ The Main meal price for 2020/21 will be £2.30 in line with local Authority guidance for Hampshire Schools. ​ Please click below to view the latest menus for The Hub and Hatch catering services. ​ ​ 2020/2021 Menu ​ Please click here to view the Biometric Information ​ ​ Please click here to view the Allergen Customer Notice Uniform: Upper school Purchasing Uniform ​ John Lewis You can purchase all of the uniform (apart from the new style environmentally friendly blazer made from 100% recycled plastic drinking bottles) from John Lewis. John Lewis offer on line shopping services. If you purchase from John Lewis, it can be delivered to Waitrose, Winchester. www.johnlewis.co.uk ​ ​ Skoolkit You can purchase all of the uniform from Skoolkit. Please click on here to view the Skoolkit Westgate uniform list. Please see the Skoolkit price list below. ​ School Uniform Price List 20120/2021 ​ Pupils must have a bag that is suitable for carrying A4 exercise books and the equipment listed above - handbags are unsuitable. ​ Uniform Reminders ​ The Westgate School is proud of it's pupils and believes that the uniform should reflect the high standards of our learning community. Consequently, all pupils attending The Westgate School are required to wear the correct uniform (including to and from school) without exception or negotiation. ​ We are proud of our supportive culture that enables us to work in partnership with pupils and parents/carers in order to consider individual needs. If you would like to discuss this, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Year Leader. ​ Please view the uniform reminde r. ​ ​ CORRECT UNIFORM ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Girls BLAZER - New style blazer (only available from Skoolkit) School Blazer - Black with school badge* SCHOOL TIE Burgundy school tie with logo; any damaged ties must be replaced – the logo must be visible and the front of the tie worn to belt length. Clip on ties are compulsory for ALL years. JUMPER School's grey v-neck jumper with stripe around collar; the jumper must be worn from October half-term through to the start of summer term. SHIRT Plain white shirt (not fitted) with conventional collar suitable for a tie; must be worn tucked in at the waist at all times; top buttons must be done up SKIRT Regulation Charcoal grey, pleated knee length skirt (skirts must not be above the knee or rolled up); or charcoal trousers or pinafore (purchased from Skoolkit)* SOCKS/TIGHTS Plain black or grey ankle socks./black or neutral tights TROUSERS Regulation grey trousers Please reload Boys TROUSERS Regulation Mid- grey trousers (these must be worn correctly at the waist and with no extremes of style)* BLAZER - New style blazer (only available from Skoolkit) School Blazer - Black with school badge* SCHOOL TIE Burgundy school tie with logo; any damaged ties must be replaced – the logo must be visible and the front of the tie worn to belt length. Clip on ties are compulsory for ALL years. JUMPER School's grey v-neck jumper with stripe around collar; the jumper must be worn from October half-term through to the start of summer term. SHIRT Plain white shirt with conventional collar suitable for a tie; must be worn tucked in at all times. top buttons must be done up SOCKS Plain black or grey ankle socks. Please reload

  • Secondary Phase Year Groups | westgate-home

    Top of Page Year Group Leaders Year 6 welcome Year Groups (7 -11) Year Group Leaders | Year 7 Introduction Year Group Leaders YEAR 7 Key Stage 3 Leader of Y7 Mrs Fyvie-Rae Read More YEAR 8 Key Stage 3 Leader of Y8 Mr Damant Read More YEAR 9 Key Stage 4 Leader of Y9 Mr Searle Read More YEAR 10 Key Stage 4 Leader of Y10 Mr Sambrook Read More YEAR 11 Key Stage 4 Leader of Y11 Mr Howes Read More Please note year leaders may change for the next academic year Year 6 welcome This video includes a virtual tour of the school and a presentation by Mrs Fyvie-Rae Head of Year 7. Also during the video you will get to meet some key colleagues from our support team, house leaders and house captains. Year Groups (7 -11) The curriculum at Westgate's Upper School is uniquely shaped by the breadth of expertise available in its all-through setting. There are several 'threads' that run through the curriculum and inform Westgate's teaching and learning. In particular, colleagues adopt a Growth Mindset where pupils understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and learning and persistence. Pupils are encouraged to have high expectations of themselves and to develop resilience in their learning. At The Westgate, we believe that the curriculum should enable all pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for a successful future. The curriculum is designed to provide learners with a rich experience of different subjects and learning opportunities. In Yrs 7 and 8 pupils follow balanced curriculum including the core subjects of English, Maths and Science alongside, a range of Foundation subjects including the Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages, the Arts, Technology, Digital Studies and Physical Education. In addition, pupils are actively encouraged to participate in learning beyond the classroom including field trips and wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. We aspire to all pupils becoming skilful and accomplished in their learning through focused practice and production of high quality work. In Key Stage 4 (Yrs 9 to 11), pupils have the option to select from a range of subjects that they wish to pursue through to GCSE/examination level. The core subjects of English, Maths and Science continue to form the backbone of the curriculum because we believe that all pupils should leave our school with a strong foundation in these subjects. Owing to the structure of our extended Key Stage 4, we are able to afford pupils the time to deepen and extend their learning in their chosen subjects. Pupils are encouraged to take a Modern Foreign Language and at least one Humanities subject alongside their choice of a range of practical and artistic courses. Our school has a successful tradition of balancing high achievement in the academic disciplines within a rich ethos that also promotes practical subjects, such as Technology and Physical Education, as well as the expressive arts. We believe the curriculum should ensure that pupils’ physical and emotional wellbeing is nurtured through their learning. Pupils’ learning is enhanced by five Deep Learning Days which are calendared throughout the year, allowing pupils to immerse themselves in the learning of a particular subject. The creative and performing arts hold a special place in Westgate's curriculum and provide opportunities for all pupils to create, perform and explore their emotions, imaginations and understanding of the world around them. To enhance our arts curriculum, there are regular opportunities for pupils to experience school productions and musical events. The School’s carol concert in Winchester Cathedral and annual drama production are some of the highlights of the school year. Pupils' confident and assured use of new technology is developed through its application across the curriculum. Discrete skills in coding and programming are taught with the aim of enabling all pupils to be confident in the use of technology. If following Media Studies or Photography, pupils will also develop their creative skills using technology through the production of short films or through the use of digital media. Pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural awareness is explicitly taught through our programme of Citizenship, PSHE and RE (CPR). The tutor and house programmes afford opportunities for pupils to put into practise their learning in these areas by participating in a range of activities including supporting charity events and discussing current affairs. The School actively promotes values and behaviours of tolerance and respect – preparing young people positively for life in modern Britain. Through the School’s reporting system, surveys and Curriculum Group, pupils are encouraged to reflect and comment on their learning experiences in our school. We believe this partnership is central to our success: learning together, achieving excellence.​​​​​ ​

  • Curriculum Overview | westgate-home

    Curriculum Intent ​ The Westgate School’s curriculum reflects two principles: firstly, of acquisition – where pupils are taught to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills in each subject domain in order to apply this learning to new situations; and secondly, participation – that pupils need to develop the skills to engage positively in different situations. In doing so, pupils further their learning and sense of belonging. In some subjects, such as Science, the emphasis lies more heavily on the acquisition of knowledge whereas in a subject such as Drama, the skills of participation pre-dominate. In every lesson we expect adults to consider how best to facilitate pupils’ active participation in their learning – including “thinking hard” – and, to use the School’s core approach to teaching and learning so that pupils experience a coherent learning journey. ​ In every subject, leaders are designing and evolving their curriculums based on the golden threads of learning from Year R to Year 11 in their particular domain. Planning is based on clear objectives, using misconceptions as opportunities for rich learning and, facilitating greater depth in pupils’ knowledge rather than greater curriculum coverage. The specified curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and KS4 syllabi however, the School believes strongly in ensuring that the ‘hidden curriculum’ – how pupils learn about themselves and society in the way that we organise ourselves as a school – has a positive impact on the individual child. We strongly believe that access to cultural capital is an entitlement of every pupil, and we are regularly reviewing our curriculum to increase opportunities to access learning about different cultures and diversity. We also have a specified ‘Wellbeing Curriculum’, which sets out the universal provision for all pupils, and we are developing our practice to facilitate even greater inclusion in extra-curricular provision in school. Moreover, as part of our ongoing learning, we involve pupils proactively in curriculum development through our received curriculum reviews and, our pupil leadership groups. ​ ​ At The Westgate School our curriculum is not intended to lead learners to fulfil their potential: our intention is to unlock the individual’s potential and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to be able to learn in different situations throughout their lives. ​ Our teaching is inclusive using a Mastery approach. Children are taught as a whole class with fluid, peel away groups: “Master Classes” for support and extension as needed. For Key Stage 1 Years 1 and 2 and Key Stage 2, Years 3 - 6 children follow the statutory national curriculums. Children are taught to read through discrete synthetic phonics sessions using the Government Letters and Sounds scheme. If pupils are absent teachers ensure they catch up on learning using a pre-teaching model. This is carried out as the children come in to school in the morning. Class teachers contact home if children are absent for more than three days to organise learning at home for pupils, if appropriate. ​ Westgate EYFS Vision Statement Our aim throughout the Westgate Early Years is to provide every child with a happy, secure and stimulating environment in partnership with parents and carers. ​ We believe every child is unique and our Early Years’ team have high expectations of what all our children can achieve. We support each individual to overcome any barriers to learning so that they can all reach their potential. ​ Through play-based, active learning in our Nursery and Reception Year we provide each child with a range of engaging opportunities to stimulate their creativity and support their development. We value the importance of the indoor and outdoor environment to develop children’s thinking, problem solving and communication skills. Our unique All-through School provides many exciting opportunities. ​ Colleagues promote and encourage a Growth Mindset to allow all children to develop through effort, good teaching, learning and persistence. We are committed to giving our children the best start to their education, teaching them skills which ensure their current well-being and future success. "We are ambitious for all our children to develop a lifelong love of learning." ​ ​ Our curriculum is built around the EYFS Characteristics of Effective Learning: ​ Playing and Exploring ​ Finding out and exploring Playing with what they know Being willing to 'have a go' being engaged ​ Active Learning ​ Being involved and concentrating Keep trying Enjoying achieving what they set out to do Being motivated ​ ​ Creating and Thinking Critcally ​ Having their own ideas Making links Choosing ways to do things ​ ​ ​ We integrate our School Values into our curriculum and everyday interactions. They are to be caring, be respectful and be responsible. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Long Term Plan ​ Please click here to view the Year 1 Long Term Plan. ​ Please click here to view the Year 2 Long Term Plan. ​ Please click here to view the Year 3 Long Term Plan. ​ Please click here to view the Year 4 Long Term Plan. ​ Please click here to view the Year 5 Long Term Plan. ​ Please click here to view the Year 6 Long Term Plan. The Early Years Foundation Stage provision at The Westgate School ~ Year R Our children are nurtured within a play based curriculum which is broad and balanced using indoors and outdoors spaces with both adult led and child initiated learning. The play is enjoyable, devised to promote thinking and problem solving, and improve language competence and encourage the exploration and investigation of materials. Our specialist Early Years Foundation Stage Leader oversees provision in both our Lower School Reception Year and our Nursery, ensuring continuity for all children who progress through this route as well as from other settings. Our aim throughout the Westgate Early Years is to provide every child with a happy, secure and stimulating environment in partnership with parents and carers. We believe every child is unique and our Early Years’ Team have high expectations of what all our children can achieve. We support each individual to overcome any barriers to learning so that they can reach their potential. The Early Years Foundation is framed around the characteristics of effective learning playing exploring active learning creating thinking critically These provide a framework for learning upon which our curriculum in the Primary and Secondary Phase are built. We believe that a firm foundation in Year R and an early mastery of the basic skills enables all pupils to successfully access the wider curriculum as they progress through the primary years and beyond. Initial reading and writing skills are taught in Reception using the Government Letters and Sounds scheme which provides pupils with a rigorous and thorough grounding. Early Mathematical skills are taught using concrete resources and though purposeful play. Children are taught to apply their early skills in different everyday situations. Curriculum Intent Implementation and Impact ​ Please click to view the Curriculum Summery booklet here ​ ​ ​ Year Team Curriculum Letters ​ ​ Please click here to view the Year R Autumn Curriculum Letter 2020 ​ Please click here to view the Year 1 Autumn Curriculum Letter 2020 ​ Please click here to view the Year 2 Autumn Curriculum Letter 2020 ​ Please click here to view the Year 3 Autumn Curriculum Letter 2020 ​ Please click here to view the Year 4 Autumn Curriculum Letter 2020 ​ Please click here to view the Year 5 Autumn Curriculum Letter 2020 ​ Please click here to view the Year 6 Autumn Curriculum Letter 2020 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Partners in Learning ​ Please click here to view the Partners in Learning PowerPoint presentation. ​ Please click here to view the Primary Phase Curriculum. ​ ​ Please click here to view the Curriculum Intent. Learning Beyond the Classroom ​ Please click here to view the Home Learning Model for the Lower School.

  • Open Events | westgate-home

    Open Events ​ Secondary Phase ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Secondary Phase Open Events ​ ​ Secondary Phase Virtual Open Week: 21 - 25 September 2020. Please join us for our Virtual Open Event Week, Monday 21 to Friday 25 September 2020. During this week you will be able to take a virtual 360 degree tour of The Westgate School and enjoy our special video with talks from our Senior Prefect Leadership team. ​ ​ On Thursday 24 September between 5.00 - 7.00 pm you will be able to book a ten minute appointment with a colleague and you will be able to view Mrs Dean, Headteacher's address which will be accessible between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm. ​ ​ The Westgate School Virtual Tour (being updated) ​ The Westgate School Video (being updated) ​ Please book an appointment with a colleague here (being updated) ​ Mrs Dean, Headteacher's Address (being updated) ​ ​ ​ ​ Primary Phase Open Mornings ​ Tuesday 20 October 2020 (9.30 - 11.00 am) (tbc) ​ Wednesday 18 November 2020 (9.30 - 11.00 am) (tbc) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

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