Woodside is a standalone academy in its own trust but we work in mutual cooperation in a group of Thurrock primary schools: Abbotts Hall, Belmont, Giffards, Graham James, Kenningtons, Tudor Court, West Thurrock and Woodside known as "iPAG" for independent Primary Academy Group. We are all schools who were able to become single academy trusts because we were recognized as being successful rather than needing support and being taken into the trust of a neighbouring secondary school. Staff and leaders from iPAG schools have been working together for some time on staff training and sharing successful practice. We recently decided to involve our children with some IPAG inter-school competitions and other events. The first of these was a Times Tables "Battle" for year 4 children, using the TT Rock Stars platform, starting on Monday 27th February and finishing on 10th March. This was good practice for year 4 before taking national times tables tests in the summer term. Woodside came 2nd in the competition overall and 4M was the highest scoring class.