Chair of Trustees' Welcome

Chair of Trustees' WelcomeSimon wood

Based in West Sussex, almost sitting on the beach of the stunning South Coast, I would like to welcome you to New Horizons Academy Trust.

New Horizons was founded in 2016, borne out of the incredible successful transformation of Seaside Primary Academy from its Ofsted designation of 'requires improvement' to 'outstanding', in all aspects of provision, which is focused wholly on 'Everybody Matters, Everybody Succeeds'.

This mantra has served us well to date; as well as having bewen DfE approved to sponsor other schools, we are a National Support School, working with a number of schools across Sussex, and further afield, to ensure children's life chances are enhanced, and every advantage is taken of every potential lifelong learning opportunity.  To help us acheive this, we have a sophisticated infrastructure which allows us to use our talented team of leaders to support local schools across all aspects of school provision in ther specific local contexts.

We are currently in the process of bringing our latest project to life - NEw Horizons Bluebell Academy - a state-of-the-art, purpose-built free school nearby Durrington, which will welcome 420 pupils to meet the ever-growing demand acrosss Worthing for school places.

We believe we have a corporate and social responsibility, a moral imperative even, to ensure that our learning provision meets everyone's needs for the present and for the future and enables all to become successful, happy and contributing members of society.

New Horizons, as a Trust, has its foundation built upon Seaside's success, most recognised through the use of the acronym DREAMS - this is, and always will be, the central tenet of all academies we have the privilege of leading and is embodied through the values of: Diligence, Resilience, Enthusiasm, Aspiration, Motivation and Self-Belief.

In realising that DREAMS do come true, all our children are supported to achieve this through their participation and immersion in our 'Exploring New Horizons 118 Curriculum' - 118 experiences that we beleive all children are entitiled to make memories in before they leave us at 11 years of age.  This is the driving force behind all we do.

With my best wishes,

Simon Wood, Chair of Trustees