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New Teachers Complete First Half Term with the Trust

Our teaching staff has been boosted with a group of newly qualified and recently qualified teachers who have joined us this term. The new teachers have joined two of our schools - River Beach Primary in Littlehampton and Rustington Community Primary.

The new recruits recently met for the first time at our head office in Littlehampton. The session provided the opportunity for a friendly and informative welcome to the profession and the Trust. As well as a chance to meet those involved in school improvement across Schoolsworks, the new teachers met other members of the Shared Services Team and the Trust’s leadership. A few of the Trust’s recently qualified teachers, who have been teaching for a year, also joined the session to share advice and provide useful encouragement to the new teachers.

We are delighted to welcome these new recruits to the team. They represent our continued commitment to maintaining a healthy balance of experience and youth in our staff teams. We also pride ourselves on our work to create a strong training process for new teachers to ensure we offer them an excellent start in the profession.

A few thoughts from the new recruits:

Harriett Buck, NQT at Rustington added: "I was a little apprehensive to be teaching Year 6 but I love it and look forward to coming to school every day. It's so rewarding, and I’m very aware that leaders help us manage workload - teamwork really helps!"

Sophie Toone, one of the RQTs continued: "I felt so proud to complete my NQT year last summer. I valued having an experienced group around me; work/balance is always a challenge but the team I work with really help to lighten the load.”

Hannah Walsh, a RQT who joined Schoolsworks after her NQT year at another school, concluded: "My experience at East Preston Juniors is very different; there is lots of support available and staff meetings are effective with strong communication.