West Heath School

Information for parents

On this page you will find the links to key information relating to topics that impact upon us as educator and for you as parents and carers and the children we support. This of course is not an exhaustive list and we welcome feedback on any provision you feel should be featured to help support our community more effectively.

Exams, Results and destinations – 2015/2016 (Key Stages 2, 4 & 5)

We are proud of the effort and the achievements of our students. For a detailed report of our results and destinations please click here.

Safeguarding & Internet safety:

for information on safeguarding and internet Safety please click here

Pupil Premium

As an Independent School we provide the opportunity for all our students to have access to their education; we provide the necessary clothing, equipment and resources required to enable learning to take place either at school, college or with one of our partner training providers. On this basis our students are less likely to require Pupil Premium to remove barriers to their accessing education. Therefore we work closely with our Local Authorities and students to ensure that monies are spent on items that support future academic progression and help enable the transition to independent learning and personal development.

Parents Group

We are proud of our parents’ group at West Heath. This group is not a traditional PTA in the sense of fund raising and running events at the school. The parent group supports parents and students in finding provision and services to enable better future outcomes, as well as being there for one another when things do not seem to be going to plan. Anyone is welcome to join the meeting, enjoy the company of parents whom understand the challenges and joys of having a child with a diagnosis of need, and of course to drink tea and eat biscuits. If you would like to know more, please contact Rita in the school office.

Meeting dates:

27th September 2017

22nd November 2017

13th December 2017

24th January 2018

28th February 2018

28th March 2018

25th April 2018

23rd May 2018

27th June 2018

18th July 2018

 

The Structure of the School Day:

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Complaints, Concerns and Compliments:

We work closely with parents and professionals to continuously improve our provision, whether this be recommendations or through our complaints process; we are always pleased to hear from you. Last year (2015/2016) we received 3 complaints, one from a student, one from a parent and one from a London Borough. We also acted upon 11 ‘concerns’, where no formal complaint has been made, yet where we have felt it appropriate to record the information and follow up accordingly. We also received 17 compliments from students, parents, Local Authorities and other professionals.

If you would like to contact us with any comments or suggestions, please follow the link below:

Mr James Nunns – Principal & CEO

Our Principal and CEO can be contacted via school reception, email and at the school’s address – please see contact section

Mr Stuart Crookshank OBE – Chair of Trustees

Our Chair of Trustees can be contacted via school reception and at the school’s address – please see contact section

 

We always like to receive feedback on how we are doing, what we do well and where you think we can improve. You can give us a call, drop us an email, letter or arrange to come in and meet with us, any which way, we would like to hear from you.

Alternatively you have the option to leave feedback with Ofsted, please click here or on the logo below

 

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Other information

Autism related:

http://www.autism.org.uk/

Mental Health and wellbeing:

http://www.slam.nhs.uk/

www.youngminds.org.uk

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

General:

www.childline.org.uk (0800 0111)

http://www.familylives.org  (0808 8002222)

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/dedicated-helplines/whistleblowing-advice-line/