Welcome to our school. I am privileged to be the Headteacher at Westhoughton High School. I have been in post since September 2021. This is a school with extraordinary character that you can sense even as you walk down the drive. A school that sits at the heart of the community because community really matters to us here. It is my vision that during the time of my Headship this school will continue to grow to be a truly inclusive and restorative organisation that strives to meet the needs of every individual. We are a diverse community of over 1400 students and staff who have built a school centred around excellent relationships. The LEARN values that fly on our flags at the front of our school really mean something here. We genuinely do follow these five core values to ensure that students and staff have the chance to thrive in our school.
Look after each other
Respect each other, yourself and the environment
Never stop learning
The role of a Headteacher is a challenging one and whilst I take the lead on finance, resources, leadership and culture the very best part of my day is spent working with our young people and our incredible staff team. I try to lead the school through decision making that is based on good sense, to do that effectively we work openly with parents, staff, the community and our students. I want everyone to enjoy learning here, staff and students alike. We are by no means perfect, we aim to constantly improve in all that we do. We are committed to being the best that we can be – that’s what it means to wear our school badge.
This is an exciting time for the school. We have commenced a partnership with The Watergrove Trust, a small but growing trust based in Rochdale. The values of the trust align perfectly with those of our school and I am confident that as this partnership becomes formal over the next twelve months that this will support the school as it goes from strength to strength.
Our website gives a flavour of our school, but the only way to really get a sense of what our school is about is to visit us. You will be warmly welcomed.
Mr N S Coe