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Westwood school progress recognised

Published: 18/11/2015

Earlier this year Westwood CP, Buckley was removed from Estyn and County Monitoring after four years of intensive challenge and change and in recognition of this significant achievement the school welcomed Huw Lewis AM Minister for Education and Skills and Carl Sargeant AM for Alyn and Deeside as they visited the school. Improvements of £450k to the school building and grounds include three new classrooms, new pupil, staff and disabled toilets, a medical room, a new staff room, a re-surfaced Foundation Phase outdoor area, improved access points to the building and improved security measures. Westwood CP is also sharing good practice in Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 with other schools, especially the quality of feedback to pupils, the generally high standards of pupil work and innovative ideas such as the provision of watches to every child from Year 2 to Year 6 to wear in school to ensure all children are able to tell the time. “Carl Sargeant, Alyn and Deeside AM said, “Westwood Community Primary School has really turned itself round under a strong Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Chair of Governors with help from Flintshire County Council. The school we see today is achieving well and crucially the pupils are so happy and engaged. It was really important that we came to celebrate the hard work being done here and I know that the Minister for Education and Skills Huw Lewis was very impressed with what he saw.” Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis AM said: “I was delighted to visit Westwood Community Primary and see at close quarters how the school has turned its fortunes around. I was extremely impressed with the improvements the school has made to its grounds and facilities, improvements which would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of the Headteacher, Mr Nicholson, his teaching colleagues and the governing body. Cllr. Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education and Youth said, “The school has made fantastic progress in recent years and I am sure that the dedication, hard-work and commitment of the teaching and support staff and the governing body will ensure that the school will go from strength to strength.” Head Teacher, Rob Nicholson said, “I am immensely proud of how far we have come as a school over my six years as Head Teacher. “It was a privilege to host Mr. Lewis and Mr. Sargeant as they visited our wonderful school and I would like to extend an open invitation to anybody who wishes to visit the school to see for themselves how far we have come and what we are seeking to achieve.” Note to Editors Pictured in the attached photograph are (left to right): Cllr. Neville Phillips, Cllr. Ron Hampson, Clare Homard, Principal Primary Officer Carl Sargeant AM, Headteacher Rob Nicholson, Chair of Governors Peter Shone, Huw Lewis AM, Deputy Headteacher Jayne Williams and Cllr. Chris Bithell Cabinet Member for Education