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South Essex Academies Trust (SEAT) is a developing group of schools that believe in the value of working together.

Established by Westwood Academy, as the next step in their journey, SEAT is for both vulnerable schools and those judged Good or Outstanding.

Why should you consider joining if your school is GOOD and you want to move to OUTSTANDING.

Joining a group of like- minded schools will enable you to secure and maintain your current quality provision and through school to school support address those areas you identify as needing to improve to move your school to the next level.

What you put in you will get out. It is likely that there will be a vulnerable school in the Trust either in a category or who may not sustain their current GOOD judgement. By supporting this school your school improves because staff have the opportunity to use their skills and develop new ones to enable others to succeed.

Drawing on the expertise of others with the common focus on improvement in outcomes for children for all involved removes the anxiety that another institution is imposing ‘this is the way to do it’ doctrine. This would go against the values, approach and purpose of the Trust.

The purpose is to create a ‘family’ of schools for mutual support and development in order to maintain and develop at all possible levels.

Sharing provision across the Trust is about increasing capacity through school to school support. Initially sharing expertise from Westwood in areas:

  • School Improvement
  • Early Years
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • SBM
  • Leadership including governance
  • Supporting succession planning through Leadership development for all levels from NQT to NPQH this is because we have supported Leaders here at Westwood and from other settings.

Click here for details of a summary of how staff and their expertise can be shared in these and other areas.

The Executive Head brings to the Trust a wealth of current knowledge and understanding focused on School Improvement. He is currently a lead Ofsted Inspector and has recently completed a secondment to Essex Local Education Authority to support schools,

The Directors and Executive Head teacher welcome the opportunity to discuss what this might mean for your school.