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, emotionally and developmentally. We aim to manage this through the creation of small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate. The heads, senior leadership teams and staff in all of our schools are enabled to create close partnerships to share best practice and create excellent opportunities for professional development.

We are delighted that Michael and Dave are taking their next steps in headship within the Trust, and are committed to ensuring that we offer every opportunity to our leaders and future leaders so that they can progress their careers in line with their own professional development. These internal appointments allow us to provide an excellent transition for each school, its staff, children and parents – as well as the Heads themselves – and Michael and Dave will be working closely with one another ahead of September and beyond to provide both schools with strong leadership and ongoing support.

Both Medmerry Primary and East Preston Juniors have been awarded a Good judgement by Ofsted.