Richard Rule- Executive Headteacher Bourne Partnership
As Executive Headteacher of The Bourne Partnership, I have over the past few years been privileged to witness and contribute to the development of a strong and effective collaboration between Hadlow and Shipbourne Schools.
As a partnership, we agreed that was essential for both Hadlow and Shipbourne schools to maintain their unique character, culture and climate. Where resources and staff were shared it was because both schools would benefit. Currently, Hadlow and Shipbourne share a bursar and SENCo and I am directly employed by the partnership as Executive Headteacher.
I believe that the strength of the partnership comes from a genuine desire to do the very best for the children in our care. As a result both schools are flourishing, learning from each other and held in high regard by their local communities and the Local Authority.
I believe that from their first day of school to last day of Year 6, children in our care should experience the awe and wonder of the world. Primary schools are very special places where education provides the solid foundations for future learning. It is the role school staff to create a culture and environment in which they can inspire and encourage their pupils to develop a thirst for knowledge, genuine curiosity and a desire and determination to excel.
Nicole Chapman- Hadlow Head of School
I am overjoyed to be stepping up as Head of School at Hadlow Primary, as the new Partnership between Hadlow and Shipbourne begins. Since graduating with a degree in Primary Education, I have developed my teaching and leadership in a range of schools and I’m now furthering my expertise by completing a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Despite my leadership role within the school, I am still a dedicated Class Teacher and teach in Cherry Class (Year 2) one day a week. I am passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people and feel both pride and privilege when I know that I have had even the slightest impact in a child’s life. I am very excited about the forthcoming year and beyond.
Terri Daters- Shipbourne Head of School
It is a real privilege to be Head of School at Shipbourne and to have played a part in the formation of the Bourne Partnership. I joined Shipbourne School in 2013 as Senior Teacher and Maths lead, having spent the rest of my teaching career in a much larger local school. Working in a small village school brings with it many exciting opportunities, and it is extremely rewarding getting to know every family so well, as the children grow and ready themselves for the their individual futures. I am very excited to have the opportunity of working collaboratively to ensure the future for our school is bright for everyone that walks through our doors.