Schoolsworks Academy Trust

Our Core Values . . .

Schoolsworks Academy Trust

Maximising potential

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Cultivating curiosity

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Sustaining positive relationships

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Developing the whole person

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Being child centred





Latest News

Reflections on my NQT year

First day of school nerves kicking in; packed lunch at the ready, missing my mum, trying not to get lost, hoping I’m going to make lots of new friends… I take you back to 2017.  It’s my first official day at Edward Bryant School but no, I’m not four years old. I’m an NQT! I can draw a lot of similarities between my NQT year and my first year at school. There’s so much to learn, so much to go wrong but so much fun to be had too. It’s impossible to go a day without smiling and it’s safe to say that I love my job! I was asked recently whether...

A Question of Numbers

When you reach the holidays it becomes possible to listen to WH Davies’ advice and take time to stop and stare. So with two thirds of the year complete, there is a chance for me to stop and contemplate my role within Schoolsworks Academy Trust. I have been asked to support the rollout of Inspire Maths across all the schools in the trust and as a consequence have managed to accidentally end up with a visitor badge from most of them! As a head of school, I had previously looked at how we were finding the 'new' 2014 maths curriculum difficult to...

Why are we a MAT?

We’ve recently completing some analysis of the results our first ever staff survey as a multi-academy trust (MAT).  Although our schools have been running their own surveys on and off since they joined Schoolsworks this is our first attempt to ask consistent questions and seek to learn from our 400 or so employees what they think of working for us.  It’s been a useful and insightful process for us all... First of all, we were pleased to receive some very positive responses about how people felt about working in our schools and in the Trust....

Two Head of School appointments announced

Two Headship appointments, as a result of internal promotion, will take effect in the Trust in September 2019. Michael Tidd, current Head of School at Medmerry Primary School in Selsey, will take up the position of Head of School at East Preston Junior School. Dave Lott, who is currently Acting Head of School at East Preston Juniors, will become Head of School at Medmerry. Our collegiate approach across all seven of our schools focuses us on delivering strong outcomes for children across their whole school experience; academically, socially,...

The ramblings of a Head

The dream job? New to headship? A collection of thoughts… By Marie Smailes, Head of School, Rustington Primary School I’m actually a Head! I was appointed this time last year as the Head of Rustington Primary; a large school with supportive parents, an established reputation and a history of both good attainment and progress so I must have done something right at interview! But... is it what I expected? I’ve had lots of experience as a Deputy Head in a range of different situations and as part of a team which took a school from RI to Good. So...

Staff Focus

Rhiannon West - Edward Bryant School

Hi! I’m Rhiannon and I’ve just finished my NQT year at Edward Bryant School. It was never my plan to stay in the area after graduating from university but after completing my final school placement at Edward Bryant, I knew I’d struck gold and so refused to leave! What set Edward Bryant apart from my other school placements was the incredibly welcoming and friendly atmosphere. I didn’t feel like a student, I felt instantly like part of the team and that feeling has only grown as I’ve been welcomed into the Schoolsworks Trust as a qualified teacher. Being part of an academy that so highly values the wellbeing of both staff and the children alleviates much of the stress that is commonly associated with teaching. Every moment of the day, I feel supported by my colleagues and I know there is always someone to lend a hand, share an idea with and even save me a slice of cake!