Belleville Wix Academy

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Headteacher’s Welcome

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent, so I am delighted that you have taken time to have a look at our website to explore what we offer at BWA and that you may wish to come to see us in action one day soon.

This is an immensely exciting time for us at BWA.  In September 2018, I took up the headship of this wonderful, unique school and it is an honor to have been appointed as the first headteacher of this new school.  As an experienced headteacher and National Leader of Education, I am truly excited about the future and working with the school community to make BWA the school of choice for our local families. I feel very fortunate to work within an organisation that places the quality of teaching and the needs of children at the heart of all they do. The school converted to an academy in August 2017 and joined the Quality First Education (Q1E) Trust. A MAT (multi academy trust) established by Belleville Primary School; a very well respected school in the local area.

As a staff team, we are all committed to the development of every child at our school; our priority is to ensure that your child is safe, and flourishes, during their time with us, in partnership with you – the most important people in your child’s life. Our staff have access to a wealth of expertise through the support offered by the Directors of Q1E Trust and their close working partnership with the Belleville staff. Every week, the teachers in each year group, across both schools, come together to plan the teaching and learning for the following week. Our weekly staff training is also shared with Belleville. These opportunities offer exceptional professional development for our staff as well as ensuring we are delivering a consistent and high-quality educational provision for all our pupils.

Pupils at BWA are offered an array of opportunities to thrive and to find a passion for things that matter to them personally, as a unique individual. Every day I have the great privilege of being surrounded by happy BWA pupils who love coming to school and feel safe. They really do love to learn both in and out of the classroom and I am very proud of the manner in which everyone at BWA works together to create such positive experiences for every pupil. Our pupils leave BWA as happy, confident and well-rounded individuals, ready to face the challenges ahead.

Our Q1E motto is “United and Unique.” For Belleville Wix Academy, this means that we maintain our special, bicultural community feel. We have shared our site with Ecole de Wix, a French primary school which is annexed to the Lycée Francais Charles de Gaulle, for over twenty years.  In turn, we have shared a bilingual stream provision with Ecole de Wix for over ten years.  These precious relationships continue, whilst we work together to ensure that all our children receive an equal and fair education, according to their needs, no matter which learning route their parents have chosen for them.  Our sense of shared community is enhanced by building routine opportunities for all children onsite to play together, eat together and wherever possible, learn together. All pupils wear the same, simple uniform, which has contributed enormously to the children’s sense of togetherness and belonging.

We would be delightedto show you around our school to see it in action. I believe this will help you with your decision making process of establishing if you feel that we are, or might be, the right school for your child. Should you have any questions after visiting our website today or after a school tour we encourage you to never hesitate in contacting us on 0207 228 3055 or email admin@wix.wandsworth.sch.uk, we would be very happy to answer your queries.

 

Miss Séana Henry
Headteacher