There are regular reports to parents and parents' evenings. This, combined with our open door philosophy, ensures that the needs of each girl are met.
We are proud of the partnership between home and school with parental involvement at every stage.
In addition to all the academic guidance and support given by individual members of staff, each girl has a Form Tutor who is responsible for monitoring her progress and to whom she can turn for help and advice. Girls are encouraged to consult the Headmaster at all stages.
The Form Tutor group is an important unit within the school, presenting assemblies and enabling girls to assume positions of responsibility from a very early age.
Our 'Big Sister, Little Sister Scheme' runs in both Junior House and Senior House and provides a link between younger and older girls. Our Lower 3 (Year 6) girls take on responsibility for a member of our Early Years and will play with them at break or lunchtimes, spend some time reading with them and will keep an eye out for them generally. In Senior House a member of the Lower 6 will have one or two new Senior girls, usually in Upper 3 (Year 7) as their 'Little Sisters'. Regular events take place and there is a weekly juice and biscuits break where Big Sisters can catch up with their Little Sisters to share experiences and check everything is going well.
Bullying is not tolerated at Westfield. Any hint of this kind of anti-social behaviour is dealt with promptly and effectively. Having such small classes means that behaviour both in the classroom and around school is closely monitored and everyone benefits from a positive learning environment.