The villages lie on the Holderness peninsula with Easington between the coast and the River Humber and Patrington is 7 miles further inland toward Hull.
As primary schools, the two academies worked as a collaboration from September 2011 with a shared headteacher but separate boards of governors. They became sponsored academies with the William Temple Academy Trust on April 1st 2014.
The role of shared deputy headteacher was started in January 2016 when the leadership structure of the academies was reviewed.
The role is currently 80% at Patrington and the teaching role is currently there in year 3 for 40% of the working week and 20% at Easington in a leadership role.
The two school staff teams work well together, meeting for joint professional development meetings each week. We are a friendly team; staff join us and like to stay, resulting in a fairly static team over the last few years. Our current deputy headteacher leaves us to pursue other interests out of schools but still within education.