Working in Partnership
As a school we believe it is vital to work in partnership with other schools, educational & community providers. These links support the pupils’ learning as part of the curriculum, in its widest sense, and staff development through learning with, from and on behalf of others.
Locally we work in partnership with other schools as follows:
Attendance Support Worker
Newly Qualified Teacher training & development
Headteacher network meetings
A number of the staff also share their expertise to support & develop others – these include:
John Gadd (Headteacher) – Treasurer of the West Sussex Primary Headteachers’ Association; President of NAHT (West Sussex Branch)
Pip Hide (Year Leader) – Local Authority Lead Moderator (Assessment)
Kim Noble (Science Subject Leader) – accredited STEM Leading Teacher & Primary Science Lead Teacher on behalf of the Millais Teaching School Alliance
James Garner (Assistant Headteacher) – Specialist Leader in Education (SLE)
Ben Cornford (ICT/Computing Subject Leader) – CEOP Ambassador (supporting e-safety in schools) and Microsoft Certified Educator
Emily Thoms (Class Teacher) – Forest & Beach Schools’ Leader
Karen Butcher (English Interventions Assistant) – ASPIRE tutor and assessor for LSA 'Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools' courses
As a school we also make the most of others to help us evaluate our practice, and these include Ofsted / HMI / National Leader of Education (NLE); Local Authority officers; & other Headteachers and Senior Leaders. The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) also work in partnership with approximately 25 other West Sussex, East Sussex & Surrey schools as part of a leadership cluster programme led by John Yates (John Yates International). The SLT is also currently working with other senior leaders in West Sussex Junior schools (in partnership with the Local Authority), focusing on common issues.
We work in partnership with external moderators and other schools to check and validate our assessment judgements.
Our school’s Eco-work as an Ambassador School involves supporting other schools (& providers) as they develop their Eco- and FairTrade provision, while the school plays an integral role in the local EYE (Eco, Young & Engaged) Project established by Tim Loughton MP.