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Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre

About us

Westover Green is a large, busy primary school in the Somerset town of Bridgwater. we are near to the town centre, and beside the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Each September the school is usually right in the heart of the famous Bridgwater Fair and we open our doors and welcome the travelling Fair children to our school community. Covid restrictions mean that this wonderful event will not take place this year.

As well as having Extended Schools Status (including breakfast and after-school clubs) we have Healthy School Status and are a Dyslexia Friendly School. The school was last inspected in January 2016 and was rated as a Good School with Outstanding Features. In 2017 the school chose to join the Clevedon Learning Trust and we work collaboratively within our family of schools. Additionally, we are a part of the Sedgemoor Learning Alliance and work collaboratively with many other local schools.

The school has always considered the importance of the development of the whole child and with that in mind the range of extended curriculum is impressive, including two residential trips, visits by theatre groups, visits to the theatre, local music and arts festivals and a wide range of sports activities.

The school premises include a specialist Autism Centre, large field, copse, willow walk and wildlife pond, so that although being an urban school, Westover children have the advantage of experiencing the outdoor environment on their doorstep. Always moving forward and looking to improve, we aspire to our motto “Opening the gates to learning.”

OUR LEARNING CHARTER

At Westover Green, we are committed to:

  • providing a secure and safe environment in which our children can learn
  • providing a balanced curriculum which develops and extends pupils’ learning ,through a range of experiences, both inside & outside school
  • a comprehensive approach to teaching, recognising the need for children to understand their own emotions, before they can begin to actively learn.
  • building our children’s self-esteem & self-worth, through mutual respect & understanding
  • seeing our children growing in confidence and self-assurance and so we aim to engender a positive approach in our teaching to encourage these values
  • Including everyone within the wider school community, especially parents/carers
  • encouraging our children to become active, positive members of the community of Bridgwater & good citizens of the UK, Europe & the world.
  • teaching our children about British culture, as well as global cultures, to encourage a respectful attitude to all who live in our world

Our particular aims are to:

  • Help children learn and apply the skills needed to "get on" with other people by developing their emotional literacy
  • Help children develop lively and enquiring minds
  • Help children acquire knowledge and skills relevant to a fast changing world
  • Help children use Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Information and Communications Technology skills effectively
  • Instil respect for other cultures
  • Help children understand the world in which they live
  • Help children appreciate human achievement
OUR GOLDEN RULES

Always think about others
Speak politely and truthfully
Be kind and gentle
Go carefully and thoughtfully