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Working in Partnership

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:


  • Central Worthing Locality – this comprises Heene Primary; St. Mary’s Primary; Thomas A Becket Infants; Vale Primary; Bohunt; & Worthing High schools. As well as working closely to ensure the best possible transition for pupils if/when they move between the schools, the schools work together on a number of collaborative projects.            


  • Worthing Locality – in combination with the East Worthing Locality the Central Worthing schools combine to moderate expectations, standards, & judgements in English.


  • Worthing Schools’ Sports Association – the school takes a leading role in this with the Headteacher on the Association’s Steering Group. As well as participating in many whole-Worthing events & competitions, the school also takes a lead in organising and running a number of these (including ‘Time to Dance’)


  • Worthing School Business Managers / Bursars network


  • The South Downs SCITT - we work closely in partnership with this 'Outstanding' SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training), based at Durrington High School, providing placement opportunities for students, a number of who have joined the teaching team at TAB after qualifying


  • Durrington Research School - partnership with DRS not only enables TAB staff to enjoy high quality professional development, it also gives them opportunities to contribute to evidence-based school improvement


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)


Kim Noble  – accredited STEM Leading Teacher & Primary Science Lead Teacher 


Ben Cornford (ICT/Computing Subject Leader) – CEOP Ambassador (supporting e-safety in schools), Microsoft Certified Educator and NAS/UWT County Secretary


Emily Thoms (Class Teacher) – Forest & Beach Schools’ Leader


Michelle Mayes – Forest Schools’ Leader


Karen Butcher (English Interventions Assistant) – ASPIRE tutor and assessor for LSA 'Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools' courses


Toria Bono - Evidence Lead in Education with Durrington Research School


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 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 a 'Hall of Fame' 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.