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Overview

  West Twyford Primary School is a successful, expanding school which will be fully 2 form entry by September 2018.  We have Nursery and Reception Classes as well as Years 1 to 6: so we welcome children aged from 3-11 years. We transferred into a brand new school building in September 2015.  It has been resourced with the latest technology in the classroom and specialist teaching rooms for SEND, Art, Music, Cooking and group work.  The newly landscaped grounds enable children to be active, creative and enjoy outdoor learning and play.  We have a curriculum garden, hen coop, pirate ship play frame, Junior play frame, quiet areas and a large field. We provide an Education for Life, rich in experiences and interventions that enable children to reach very high levels of academic attainment and also promote social and emotional development.  Our programme of school outings and cultural trips is complimented by our extensive range of extra-curricular activities to enrich pupils' experiences.  We have a specialism in music with a school band and choir that attend national competitions, and we teach a range of musical instruments. Additionally, we have a Children’s Centre with facilities for pre-school care, externally managed by ‘Hungry Caterpillar’. We offer classes for parents, activities for families and a range of service for families with children under 5 years of age.

AboutUs

West Twyford Primary SchoolWe are a ‘Good’ School (Ofsted, 2013) where every child is valued and is encouraged to become the best that they can be - in lessons, through their behaviour and in the contribution they make to the school community and beyond. We have a rich, vibrant and multi-cultural community whose aim is Achieving Together.  76% of our pupils have English as an Additional Language, 21% attract Pupil Premium Funding and we provide additional support to 18% of our children with Special Educational Needs (January 2016). We are a forward thinking school harnessing innovative whole school approaches including: ·         the Singapore approach to teaching Maths, ·         our ‘Visible Learning’ journey as we develop our teaching and learning strategies based on evidenced research and the work of John Hattie, ·         the Enabling Enterprise curriculum which encourages the development of pupils’ life skills including leadership and teamwork.  Key Stage 2 July 2017   Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Reading Writing Maths Reading, writing&maths combined %meeting expected standard and above 83% 76% 86% 83% 69% National Average:  % meeting expected standard and above 77% 71% 76% 75% 61% %meeting higher standard 30% 14% 30% 23% 7% Average progress TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC Average scaled score 106 102 N/A 104 N/A     Our video below captures West Twyford Primary in our old school building, Summer 2015.  

Working for us

Join our rich, vibrant and multi-cultural community whose aim is Achieving Together.  Be a part of innovative whole school approaches including: ·         the Singapore approach to teaching Maths, ·         our ‘Visible Learning’ journey as we develop our teaching and learning strategies based on evidenced research and the work of John Hattie ·         the Enabling Enterprise curriculum which encourages the development of pupils’ life skills including leadership and teamwork. Our new building and grounds offer a beautiful environment for indoor and outdoor learning with state of the art technology, well equipped classrooms, group areas and newly landscaped grounds.  There is a large staff room, separate PPA room and a roof terrace. You will be supported by a strong Leadership Team which is committed to excellence and the development of staff.  We provide thorough induction for all teachers.  Newly and recently qualified teachers will access regular training through Ealing’s central programme as well as that of Ealing Teaching Alliance.  There is a strong network with other schools in Ealing where we work collaboratively on specific projects and share best practice.  We believe in investing in staff through high quality training and career development at all levels. We offer a creative curriculum supported by a wide range of workshops and outings.  With excellent transport links into the centre of London, we take advantage of what the city has to offer and run additional cultural trips for children to experience the arts and music events. We have a counsellor in school for one day a week who is able to provide support and advice to pupils, parents and staff. We have good mix of recently recruited and experienced staff who are highly motivated and supportive: morale and trust is high.  There are good promotion opportunities and a strong commitment to your professional development. There is a good range of staff social activities as well as special events celebrated in school. If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.For more information about School Talent Pools visit www.eteach.com

Our Mission

West Twyford Primary School and Children’s Centre: Achieving Together


Vision

Our vision is to develop happy, inquisitive and resilient life-long learners who strive for excellence in all they do: learners who are respectful, polite and kind, and who take pride in belonging to our school and the wider community.


Mission Statement

•  We aspire to excellence in all we do and we have high academic expectations for all our children, we empower and develop our staff and regularly promote from within.

•  We continually strive to innovate, evaluate and reflect to ensure that we provide the best teaching, learning, resources and opportunities for our community.  We are currently learning the Singapore approach to teaching Maths.

•  We expect and celebrate endeavour and achievement.  Staff are encouraged to lead on projects and contribute to strategy.

•  We encourage children to be confident, resilient, reflective and independent learners – and to be fully engaged with our Visible Learning Journey.

•  We provide access to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, which incorporates the National Curriculum and enables each child to achieve her/his level of personal and academic excellence irrespective of gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic background.  Each class has a termly outing to support their learning; this is supplemented by cultural trips in which we visit the theatre, ballet or opera and other aspects of London’s cultural richness.

•  We provide opportunities that enable children to develop high standards of self-discipline, self esteem, moral values, listening and social skills which allow children to become independent learners and kind, happy and responsible members of society.

•  Teamwork is at the heart of all we do. We respect everyone and treat people the way we would like to be treated.  All staff are valued and encouraged to develop their skills.

•  We are a community school. We welcome, encourage and embrace parental and community involvement. We acknowledge the importance of strong home-school links.  Many staff run workshops and courses for parents to enable them to support the children’s learning.

•  We are a happy, well-organised school that achieves together. We take pride in our school and ourselves.

Local area

Teaching in any country is a wonderful career.  Teaching in London is a wonderful life.

Living in and around the London Borough of Ealing is perfect for young professionals and teachers with the travel bug.  Heathrow Airport and the heart of London are 20 miles away.

The borough of Ealing is a fantastic place in which to live and work. Located in the heart of West London it comprises seven districts - Ealing, Southall, Hanwell, Acton, Northolt, Perivale and Greenford. Each of these areas has unique characteristics, and together they form one of the most vibrant and diverse communities in Britain.  

Ealing Broadway is home to many shops, pubs and parks and Shepherd’s Bush is around the corner, providing access to Westfield shopping centre.  As one of London's busiest boroughs, there are all the recreational facilities you would expect in a lively metropolitan centre, with museums, a local theatre, cinemas, galleries and an eclectic mix of restaurants to choose from. 

Travel in and out of London is simple and inexpensive, with a variety of discount airlines and train options getting you in to Europe and beyond.

If you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life.

 

 

Staff Profile – Rachel Miyamoto, Early Years Leade

I have been teaching at West Twyford for four years now and have felt like a valued member of the school community since my first day.  I came from a previous school with the hopes of moving into a leadership role. The Leadership Team quickly recognised my aspirations and potential and guided me on to the path of Early Years Leader.

I received very practical and specialised training with other Early Years leaders in the Ealing Borough which has helped me gain confidence as a leader. I also had the chance to work with a very inspiring Early Years Advisor which has motivated me and my team to try new approaches to teaching. There have been lots of opportunities to work with other schools on projects such as 'Maths Hubs' as well. I feel very lucky to have been given so many opportunities to grow in a short period of time.

West Twyford is a caring school with very supportive staff and wonderful children. A lot of staff have been here for a long time and I can see why.  

Staff Profile - Alex Hooper, Teacher

I have been at West Twyford for 5 years now and it is a warm, friendly and positive place to work.  In the last two years we have moved into a new school building which has provided a clean, bright and stimulating environment in which to work.  We boast a large field to the rear of the school along with landscaped playgrounds and a ‘school garden’ to the front.

The teaching and support staff are friendly and work collaboratively with each other.  Our ethos is child focussed and based around striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for each pupil.  The school culture, the building design and the approach to whole school learning create a feeling of a unified and caring school rather than one of separated infants and juniors or other groupings.  

My passion and interests lie in outdoor learning and it is important to me that the school have supported me in this by helping me to create a ‘school chicken coop’.  It is lovely to see the children taking ownership of the hens and caring for them on a daily basis.  I feel these opportunities are of huge importance and benefit to the children’s development and learning.  The eggs taste pretty good too.

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