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Schoolsworks Celebrates Three Good Ofsted Ratings

Schoolsworks is celebrating after three of its schools were awarded Good judgements last term. We have now achieved an impressive ten consecutive Good judgements across six of our seven schools since 2013.  The success is especially notable given that the most recent inspections were carried out using the new Ofsted framework, with Rustington Primary School one of the first schools in the country to be inspected following the changes. 


The Ofsted reports for each school praised Schoolsworks for its ability to support and challenge school leaders and for the knowledge and skills the we use to help improve each school. In the East Preston Junior School report Schoolsworks was noted to have been influential in ensuring that the school has improved since its academisation in 2017. 

Chris Seaton, CEO, commented: “These inspections have allowed us to see first-hand that the new framework is a refreshing and brave approach from Ofsted with the emphasis on the wider curriculum, healthy relationships and maximising every child’s potential.  Although challenging, the whole process felt like a step forward and a very good fit with our own values.” 


He continued: “Ten consecutive Good judgements is a remarkable record, a great tribute to our excellent leaders and staff teams, and one of which we are extremely proud.  We have been delighted to see Ofsted noting the contribution the Trust has made to school performance, and we look forward to continuing our work to support and challenge each of our schools to become even better over the years ahead.”


Three good ofstedsChris Seaton, CEO of Schoolsworks celebrating with Dave Ayers, Head of School at River Beach Primary School, Marie Smailes, Head of School at Rustington Community Primary School and Michael Tidd, Head of School at East Preston Junior School and pupils