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...

Downsbrook Primary School news

Here at Downsbrook the school improvement agenda is in full swing.  In just over a term, with the valuable support of colleagues within Schoolsworks, we have made many significant changes with more to come.  We are delighted that many of these have been noticed by a...

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...

After Headship . . . what next?

After Headship… what next? It was a quiet morning in early August when I packed up my final box of bits – a whistle, some books and big ball of blu tack – and finally left my headship at Rustington after 11 happy years. Driving five minutes across town, I...