The Westbrook Trust
The Westbrook Trust is made up of a community of schools that aim to ‘achieve together’. The Trust embraces the chance to collaborate with like-minded schools and academies because we all benefit and learn from the opportunities this brings.
The Westbrook Trust aims to achieve together by focusing on progress, performance, pedagogy, prospects and partnership. What this means in real terms is that everyone in The Westbrook Trust must try as hard as they can … to be the best that they can …in the best way that they can …to get where they want to be … with the help of and helping others.
The Trust believes that the teaching of reading and writing is central to all that it does. This is why we use Read, Write Inc.’ strategies and materials as the cornerstone that guides our work. We apply the RWI 5 P’s which should be evident in every lesson in school and they are: passion, participation, positivity, pace and purpose.
- Brompton-Westbrook received a short inspection in January. The letter highlights the notable successes of the school, including strong links with parents, effective teaching and strong pupil progress. Congratulations to children, staff and governors.
- A recent news article celebrated the pupil outcomes at Key Stage 2 at Byron Primary. The school was ranked 9th out of all schools in Medway for combined progress in reading, writing and maths.
- Trust schools and our associates embarked on our first year of cross-school Action Research. The outcomes were shared by staff and celebrated in July 2018. The evening was a great example of staff and schools 'achieving together'.
- 94% of Year 1 children passed the Phonics Screening in June 2018. This is the third consecutive year that this result was over 90%. Congratulations to all involved.
- Byron became a sponsored academy in January 2016 as part of the Westbrook Trust. Prior to conversion the school was placed into Special Measures. It received its first inspection as an academy in September 2018.
- In the last eighteen months, the Trust has secured grants in excess of £600,000 both for capital projects to improve school buildings and for school development work.
- Congratulations to Byron Primary School for achieving the RRS Level One Award. The Level 1 Award is granted by Unicef UK to schools that show good progress towards embedding children’s rights in the school’s policy, practice and ethos.
- 73% of pupils at Brompton-Westbrook and 67% at Byron achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths - well done to all the pupils and staff involved. The national average was 64% and the Medway average was 62%.
- The Westbrook Trust would like to congratulate the following members of staff who have been successfully appointed as Specialist Leaders of Education in the recent application window: Paula Marie, Amy Prentice, Richard Lock and Kevin Presneill.
The Westbrook Trust is a successful Trust and proud of its reputation for working with and supporting other schools in order to improve pupil outcomes. Our success is due to our strong moral purpose and passion for 'achievement for all pupils'. We believe in building effective partnerships with a range of stakeholders to achieve this. Sharing and collaborating is an essential part of this Trust’s ethos. The Westbrook Trust has close links with The Medway Teaching Schools Alliance and staff play a key role in developing school-to-school support and training programmes with the Teaching School.
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