It is my pleasure to welcome you to Westlands School and to thank you for visiting our newly developed website. Whether you are a parent, student (past or present), prospective employee, or just browsing, I hope you will find lots of things to interest and inform you.
Westlands is part of Horizons Specialist Academy Trust. For more about the Trust and its vision visit the HSAT tab.
Each school is managed on a daily basis by a Head of Provision which, for Westlands School, is Pete Ewart. I will leave it to him to tell you more about the school and its unique characteristics.
Executive Head Teacher
Horizons Specialist Academy Trust
Westlands is a school for pupils who have Social, Emotional and Behavoural Difficulties. Our secondary site (where I am based) is in Thornaby which is located at the southern end of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees. We also have a primary site for pupils aged 6 to 12 which is called Green Gates and is situated in central Stockton. You can link to their unique website by clicking here.
We are the only school in the Borough that caters exclusively for young people with BESD and have a special and important place within the community. The wider range of partnerships that we have developed all have a very positive impact on the school and its pupils.
There are many exciting opportunities for pupils of all ages at Westlands . In addition to our core curriculum we offer a range of therapeutic, sport, craft , horticultural and workshop activities . We also offer an array of GCSE and vocational qualifications which students can attain throughout KS4. Our pupils are at the centre of everything we do and we aim to give every one of them who joins our school an exciting and engaging fresh start in education.
I hope that you enjoy browsing through our website, I am sure that you will find that the way in which it is constructed will provide you with new insights into the school and what we do. As I am new to my post I would welcome the opportunity to meet you, so please come and visit us. Just call the office on the number on our contact page and make an appointment.