Welcome from the HeadmistressI consider it my great privilege to be Headmistress at Westfield School, an independent girls' school that continues to lead the way in providing a stimulating education relevant to today's world with an international outlook. Providing a high academic education especially tailored for girls is expected from any fee paying school but we really do believe Westfield is special. It gives each girl a sense of worth, whatever her individual strengths and qualities. We are proud to say... Small enough to care, large enough to excel!
Our girls here at Westfield regularly achieve excellent academic results which enables them to go on to great universities, after all we are still the top school in Newcastle and Northumberland at GCSE. They perform at the highest level in sport, music, art and drama and they enjoy an extraordinary range of extra-curricular activities. All of this helps to forge each girl's particular skills and qualities at a deeper level than any string of grades can ever reflect. After all, there are no A*s for determination, integrity, responsibility, kindness, common sense or a positive attitude to life.
I therefore had to ask myself what do I want for a Westfield School girl in the future? My answer was simple.
I want to prepare her to face the challenges of being a successful but more importantly, happy, confident, curious and creative young lady.
In the future when girls at Westfield are ready to leave school, I want them to be better equipped for a life in which, both at work and in the home, they can make their mark in the world. I want them to know their own mind, be independent of thought making decisions when they need to, but be comfortable working with a team and possess the enthusiasm and drive that will inspire others.
From the moment a child begins her school life at Westfield, she will be given every opportunity to develop the skills that will transform her into a confident young woman ready for the future and all it holds; whether it be the children in early years working together to create a colourful mosaic for their entrance hall, girls in the Sixth Form developing and marketing their own business or girls becoming involved in Round Square International Service projects across the world.
At Westfield School, girls learn how to think creatively, to recognise each other's strengths and talents and inspire each other to work together to achieve their common goals. In this, we are continuing the spirit and vision of our founders who sought to empower and equip young women to use their talents to make a difference in their world.
I take very seriously my responsibility to work in partnership with parents to support, encourage and inspire your daughters as they prepare for life in university and beyond. There is certainly something special about Westfield and I would be delighted to give you a tour of the school so that you can experience at first hand this very special atmosphere.
Mrs Catherine Jawaheer, BA Hons (Liverpool) PGCE, DASE, NPQH