Matthew Arnold School - Part of the Bourne Education Trust
Important letter from Alex Russell, Executive Headteacher of the Bourne Education Trust
Parent Drop In Session - Wednesday 16th July 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Drop-in open sessions for parents and carers. Meet the leadership team no appointment needed - dates below
Meet the Leadership Team and raise any ideas and concerns
Open Sessions for parents and carers
4.30‐6.30pm no appointment required
Meet the Leadership Team: Next is on Wednesday 17th September 4.30pm - 6.30pm in the BRC with Mrs Gould, Acting Headteacher.
For more information, please call Annie Bowen on 01784 429621
Sessions will be held in the BRC (Business Resource Centre) at Matthew Arnold School
Session dates throughout the year are as follows:
Alex Russell - Executive Headteacher
Alex Russell, Epsom and Ewell High School
This is his second headship having first been appointed headteacher of The Beaconsfield School in 2005. He moved to EEHS in 2009. OFSTED described his first headship as ‘visionary and inspirational’ (that made) ‘a significant impact on the school and provided excellent overall leadership’. EEHS was in special measures when he took over and languishing in the bottom 5% nationally for student progress. He guided the school to a good judgment in just 9 months and by 2012 it was performing in the top 2% nationally for value added. In the school’s most recent Ofsted report in March 2012, the inspection referred to the school’s ‘transformational journey’ and the headteacher’s ‘determination for excellence in everything that the school does.’Alex has a track record of developing future leaders from within EEHS. In the last 18 months four of his colleagues have been promoted to deputy headships in other Surrey schools. Alex is ...
James Kibble - Executive Headteacher
James Kibble, Salesian School
James was appointed as Head at Salesian in September 2006, prior to which he was Deputy Headteacher at SJB in Woking. Over the last seven years the school has been transformed into one of the highest performing in the country. Ofsted has described James’ leadership of this transformation as “outstanding, innovative and exemplary”.
During this time James has twice served as Interim Executive Headteacher, firstly to oversee the opening of St. John Bosco College in Wandsworth between December 2010 and September 2011 and more recently at Jubilee High School to bring it out of “Notice to Improve” between April 2012 and September 2013. James mentors and supports a number of new headteachers and three members of the Salesian leadership team have gone on to headship in the last two years. James sits on Secondary Phase Council and the management board of the North West Short Stay School and is Chair of the secondary headteachers of the Diocese of Arun...
Mary Gould - Acting Headteacher
Thank you for visiting The Matthew Arnold School website. The school is at a hugely exciting stage in its history, having recently joined the Bourne Education Trust as a sponsored academy. Together we will transform teaching and learning and make the school an outstanding place to be for students and staff every lesson, every day. The school will have a new and inclusive feel to it in September, as we welcome many new staff from the trust to key positions. The appointment of young, dynamic teachers across all departments has brought a real sense of energy to the school. Teachers come to work with us because they want two things for your child: a love of lifelong learning and a real drive for success.
We are absolutely clear that success means exam results; ensuring your child gains the qualifications he or she needs to compete at the very highest levels will be at the heart of everything we do. But we want everyone to enjoy this journey - a journey that is only just...