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School Development

The Matthew Arnold School - Part of the Bourne Education Trust

These are exciting times for The Matthew Arnold School. From September 2014 the school has been run by an experienced team dedicated to bringing about a rapid transformation in the school now that it has joined the Bourne Education Trust, a Surrey-based multi-academy trust. The results of this transformation were evident in the dramatically-improved GCSE results the school acheived since 2016. 

The School Strategic and Development Plan

The Matthew Arnold School's mantra of 'Going for Great' and 'Every Day Students Achieve' jointly underpins the focused strategic direction of the school. Roles and responsibilities are designed and reviewed regularly to ensure that the key areas of teaching, outcomes for disadvantaged students, attendance and progress for all continue to make accelerated gains.

Click here to view the School Strategic and Development Plan 2018 - 2019



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Mary Gould is a very experienced member of the Bourne Education Trust, and is now in her fifth year of headship at The Matthew Arnold School. She has successfully led the school from special measures when she joined in 2014 to a good Ofsted judgement in 2018. The GCSE results since she came to the school have improved dramatically - now the best-ever for the third year in a row - and her vision for the school is that it continues to provide the best possible education for the children in the local area every lesson, every day. She has built up strong leadership at all levels of the school. She works full-time at the school.



                            BET Cluster Lead:

S Price

Mr Price is a very experienced headteacher who currently leads the Chertsey/Addlestone/Staines  Cluster of the BET, which includes The Matthew Arnold School. He has led three schools from special measures to good judgements, with Ofsted recognising his outstanding leadership. He is a trained Ofsted inspector, coaches new-to-post headteachers and works as a consultant to support a London school to further improve its outcomes at GCSE. He is part of a Department of Education expert panel in advising other schools on how to ensure sustainable school development. 






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