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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. It was judged as good in all areas by Ofsted in June 2018, and it has seen four consecutive years of improvement in outcomes. Indeed, the last three years have given us the best results ever at GCSE. Our Progress 8 score in 2018 showed that The Matthew Arnold School provides some of the best progress in the borough and across the Trust.

The School Strategic and Development Plan

The Matthew Arnold School's mantra of 'Every Day Students Achieve' underpin 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 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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