The Westborough School



The summer holiday starts on Tuesday 20th July, at 1.30pm.  Return to school is Thursday 2nd September.

  YEAR 6 - you have been wonderful!   

  Prepare to be even more AMAZING!  

 

Welcome to The Westborough School. We hope that you will enjoy exploring our website and discover for yourself why we believe that The Westborough School is such an exciting and vibrant place to learn. 

At The Westborough School we provide a happy, caring and safe environment for our children.  We work very hard to ensure that your child's experience of school is a positive one, which promotes a love of learning.  

Children in our school come from a variety of cultural backgrounds; they have different religions and speak different languages. We celebrate and value this diversity.  We encourage the children to be proud of their own culture, religion and language and to show respect for those of others.

The curriculum in the school is well planned and priority is given to developing high standards of literacy and numeracy, as well as the creative curriculum. Our work is supported by innovative use of resources and additional staffing to meet the individual needs of the children. We work hard to ensure each child reaches their full potential and for them to become life-long learners.  

We aim to provide a high quality education at Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum through exciting Outdoor Learning, inspiring lessons and an engaging topic based approach.  

We have very positive relationships with our parents and they are vital in helping us to achieve our aims. Home and school work together and the support and co-operation of our parents is greatly appreciated.

We are a welcoming school that is willing to listen.  We respond to your questions, concerns or suggestions and would love you to visit our school.  We look forward to meeting you soon.

Tonya Brook,

Headteacher

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You can find out everything about our school by starting at the Essential Information page, and then exploring the other menu links at the top of the page.

 

Safeguarding 

Should you have a safeguarding or child protection issue you wish to discuss, the designated staff in school to contact are Katy Doucy or Tonya Brook.  Alternatively you can ring the Southend Local Authority First Contact Team on 01702 217007. 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT ANNEX TO OUR CHILD PROTECTION POLICY  COVID-19 Annex to the Child Protection Policy

 

Pupil Privacy, GDPR

Find out how, why, where and when we store and process pupil data. Updated policy HERE.  

Our School Day  -   is different, due to the pandemic! 

Individual days and times will be advised via email and text.

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In normal times our school day is:

Monday to Thursday 8.30am-3.10pm and Friday 8.30am-1.30pm.

Children should be in school by 8.20am ready for the bell to ring.

Please note - the back gate (Gainsborough Road side) will not be open until 8.00am.

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 Westborough supports KOFUP!  Find out more HERE.

Dear Children, 
 
If you look carefully at the map of Africa, a very big continent, you will find Lake Victoria, a very big lake. Kenya is a country beside that lake and it is there that the children of Westborough are saving lives.
You collected £2473.43p. which is helping the children who attend St.Lukes mini Nursery in a place called Manyatta. The Nursery is for children who live in a very poor area called a slum. If you Google you will find out that a slum is a horrible place to live. Due to too much rain and too much sun crops fail to grow, despite the hard work of the adults.  Families depend on crops for food. There are no supermarkets to pop into and even if there is food for sale most families can't afford it. Parents go without food to feed their children. They risk their own health but a sick Mum or Dad can't help their children. Covid has made the situation much worse.
 
Going to school is not an option for the children as most Nursery Schools charge fees and they insist on the correct uniform.  Parents just don't have the money to pay.
 
This is where Team Westborough comes to the rescue. The money you raised will help to  pay the fees, buy the uniforms, pay the salaries for the teachers who often work for no money and provide at least one meal a day for the children. That will probably consist of small fish called omena caught in Lake Victoria and ugali made from maize flour. That food saves lives. 
 
What an amazing thing to achieve through acts of kindness. The children don't know you but they know how important you are in their lives. They and their families always ask me to thank you and your families. They often say that they can't believe that you are willing to help children you don't know. 
 
A BIG THANK YOU to you all.
From Mr Bennett and the trustees of KOFUP.
 
 
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Challenger Multi-Academy Trust

The Westborough School is part of challenger multi-academy trust.  You can find out more HERE.

Challenger Multi Academy Trust

C/O Kempston Challenger Academy, Hill Rise, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7EB

Tel: (01234) 290900   Email: jcarr@challengermat.org  

www.challengermultiacademytrust.org 

 

 

 

 

Here is your link to find out about nursery and reception classes for all those children starting in September.  We are sorry you haven't been able to visit while we are teaching and learning in 'bubbles', but you can find out all about being at Westborough by clicking on the link below.

Headteacher:  Miss T Brook.

Congratulations Westborough.  Well done everyone who took part in Virtual School Games over the summer and enjoyed our virtual sports day!  Thank you Mr Funa for all your hard work.

    

The Westborough School wins 2nd place
in the Best School Grounds/Make Southend Sparkle Competition, 2019. 
Congratulations to the Gardening Club
and Miss Smith.