We are proud to develop our curriculum to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of all our pupils.  The following areas explain why we deliver the curriculum in the way we do.  At a trust level, we have a curriculum policy: –

The South Essex Academy Trust Curriculum Policy.

At Westwood, we have worked to develop our approach to best meet the needs of our school community, explained here: –

The Aims of the Westwood Academy Curriculum.

How we realize our curriculum.

Our Curriculum Outcomes.

How can you find out more information about the curriculum?

For a general flavour of what the curriculum looks like in each year group, these summaries are a great place to start.  Find out more about the curriculum in each year group by clicking the appropriate year group below.  If further information is required, please contact the office who will arrange a conversation with either the class teacher or a member of the school’s leadership team.  Also on each year group page is information about the national curriculum for each year group, listed here for your convenience: –

EYFS Curriculum Parents Guide for Reception

New Curriculum Parents Guide for Year 1

New Curriculum Parents Guide for Year 2

New Curriculum Parents Guide for Year 3

New Curriculum Parents Guide for Year 4

New Curriculum Parents Guide for Year 5

New Curriculum Parents Guide for Year 6

For more detail about the National Curriculum, please click here.

Our approach to teaching reading.

In order to teach reading, we use a number of strategies.  A summary of these can be found in this document:

Our Approach to Reading and Phonics.

Paper copies of information and policies are available on request, for free, from the school office.