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:
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.