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...

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...

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...