The Bourne Partnership
On 12 June 2019, the Governing Boards of both Hadlow and Shipbourne Schools voted unanimously in favour of federating the two schools. As of 2 September 2019, the two schools formed the Bourne Partnership, with Mr Richard Rule as Executive Head, Mrs Terri Daters as Head of School at Shipbourne and Miss Nicole Chapman as Head of School at Hadlow. At a quorate meeting on 2 September 2019, opened by Jude Johnson of The Education People, the two Governing Boards were dissolved and a joint federation Governing Board was inaugurated.
Richard Rule- Executive Headteacher Bourne Partnership
It is an honour and privilege to be the first Executive Headteacher of ‘The Bourne Partnership’ and I am very excited about all the amazing things we will be able to achieve together over the next few years.
Primary education provides solid foundations for future learning. I believe that 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.
As Executive Headteacher, I will be drawing on my previous leadership experience, within school and working for The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and National College of Education, to work with the Governing Board, Heads of school and their staff to establish a collaborative and forward thinking partnership that is a beacon of excellence within Kent.
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.
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) two days 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.