Westwood Farm School

Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,

NSPCC Assemblies

All the children took part in the NSPCC assemblies this week, from Nursery to Year 6. It is important that the children learn what is appropriate behaviour towards them and how to keep themselves safe. Our website has more resources concerning safeguarding if you would like to find out more.

Strike Action

Thank you to all of you who expressed support for those colleagues who chose to strike on Wednesday. There is a real funding crisis in education currently. Our budgets are being squeezed more and more, to the extent that we have to think very carefully before purchasing the basic requirements to support the children’s learning. There are further planned strikes in March, and if staff choose to strike again, I hope to be able to give you some advanced warning. There is, as you know, no obligation for them to do so.

Junior School Heating

Unfortunately, we are no further on with sorting out the heating. It is now in the hands of the Local Authority, who have yet to provide an update on whether they will supply a mobile boiler. I hope to receive an answer to my emails shortly.

 I would like to clarify some points around uniform, football kits are not acceptable, as layers, or for PE at any time. It is mild enough, at the moment, to wear school uniform. So, all children should be back in their normal uniform, as detailed on our website. If the weather gets colder then plain layers can be added, this may be the addition of a sweatshirt or leggings.

Thank you as always for your support,


Mrs Ross and all the Westwood Farm Staff