Welcome to Mapledene Primary School.
I am delighted and proud to have been appointed as the new Headteacher of Mapledene. I have already been made to feel very welcome and I look forward to meeting all of the children and their families over the next few weeks.
I have worked successfully in education for over twenty years, twelve of which have been at whole school leadership level. My career spans through all age groups - from working with children in a pre-nursery setting to working with children at secondary level. I have an avid interest in education research and have articles published in the International Journal of Science Education and by Optimus Eduation.
My priority as Headteacher is to build upon the excellent work of Mrs Faulks so that the school continues to thrive and flourish on its journey from Good to Outstanding. As a parent myself, I understand how vital it is that schools work in close partnership with parents and the wider community. I believe that achievement and enjoyment go hand in hand and therefore I will ensure that our curriculum is engaging and allows each and every child to make progress. I am sure that you will support our expectations of high standards of behaviour, achievement and attendance.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or concerns. Thank you for your continued commitment to the school and support of the staff and pupils at Mapledene.
Miss Jackie Stephenson