CEO Welcome

Dr Keith Watson, Interim Chief Executive Officer


Welcome to the Portswood Primary Academy Trust website. We are delighted to showcase our schools and enable you to see how we work together.

As Interim CEO of Portswood Primary Academy Trust I am delighted and humbled to be leading this collaboration of Academies. This is an opportunity to make an even greater difference to the lives and education opportunities of our pupils. Together we can, and do, make a difference.

Our overarching aim as a Trust is to ensure that all pupils have good or better learning in every single lesson and in order to achieve this we have a culture of working together to ensure that accountability belongs to all, for all. We aim to grow our MAT successfully and in a sustainable way ensuring that we strive for quality, not quantity, with opportunities for all to develop their skills within a culture of coaching and with a passion for learning. We want outstanding Academies for staff, pupils and parents alike.

Our leadership is focused explicitly on the Primary phase and we have a strong moral purpose to ensure that school improvement is focused upon all. We have a collaborative vision, shared values and strong drive for success, whilst respecting the aspects of practice that are effective, distinctive and valued by each individual school community.

The leadership culture of Portswood Primary Academy Trust is to work together and hold each other to account for our collective performance. Rigorous support, challenge and monitoring, coupled with accountability are the keys to our success. Our Academies seek to support and challenge each other to improve outcomes and life chances for all the pupils within our Trust.

Our hope is that our Trust not only appeals to like-minded leaders but also offers a source of positive collaboration and assistance for both leadership, staff and children.

If you are interested in finding out what it would be like to join us then please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to talk to you.