Policies and documents.

Paper copies available on request, for free, from the school office.

We have a range of policies, statements and documents which we use to guide the effective operation of the school.  Some of them appear in specific parts of the website related to the area in which they apply (for example, see the “Curriculum and assessment” tab for our curriculum policy and our assessment policy, or our “Attendance” tab for our attendance policy, and so on).  In this section, we have tried to capture other documents that may be useful or that explain in a transparent and accountable way how we operate in the academy.  Some of these documents are statutory, some we put on because we think they are useful to our stakeholders.

In addition, as we are part of the South Essex Academy Trust, there are a number of policies that apply to all of the academies in the Trust.  They are listed separately below, along with Trust meeting minutes.

Link to South Essex Academy Whole Trust Policies


Attendance Policy

Assembly & Collective Worship Policy

Business Continuity Plan

Behaviour & Anti-Bullying Policy

Addendum to the Behaviour Policy;

Catch Up Funding Strategy Statement

Charging and Remissions Policy

20210716 Westwood Academy COVID19 Risk Assessment and Outbreak Management Plan

Drug & Substance Misuse Policy

Equalities Policy and Objectives

Extended School Activities Policy

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Funding Agreement June 2011

Guidance on Infection Control in School

Parent Consultative Group – Terms of Reference

Photographic & Video Images Policy

Safer Recruitment Policy

Security Policy

Sex & Relationships Education Policy

Strategic Plan (School Development Plan)

Strategic Plan Pupils