Headteacher’s Introductory Letter

Dear Parents,

I am delighted to be introducing myself to you all as the new headteacher of Garboldisham Church of England Primary School from September 2020. I hope that you share my excitement as we face new challenges and opportunities in the months ahead.

I come to Garboldisham having been the headteacher for the past five and half years at Old Buckenham Primary School and Nursery and, during the past three years with Rockland St Mary and Surlingham Primary Schools’ too. Before Old Buckenham, I was the headteacher at Wortham Primary School in Suffolk.

I am married and have two children in their twenties who both attended Garboldisham C of E Primary in their last few years of primary school education when, as a family, we moved up from the Isle of Wight to Norfolk.

I believe that the role of a headteacher is such a privilege and I feel very fortunate to be asked to work with the staff, children, families and community of Garboldisham.

During this summer term I have begun working with Mrs Burns and Mrs Kett. I shall be spending a number of days in school so that I can begin to get to know everyone. This should ensure that the handover of the school for my start in September is as smooth as possible. With our staff team, I aim to work hard in ensuring that children receive the best outcomes possible in their learning and personal development. Our vision statement says we wish to find joy in being the very best that we can be.

I look forward to a time when we can all be back in school, and with this optimism,

I hope to meet many of you at the gate before and after school this September – please come and introduce yourself.

Until that time, I wish you and your families a safe, sunny and enjoyable summer.

Yours sincerely,  
Mrs J. Humphrey   

Interim Head Teacher Introduction

I am pleased to introduce myself as interim head teacher at Garboldisham VC Primary School for the summer term.

My previous headships have been in the West Midlands and also in Norfolk.

This is a challenging time for us all but we are working hard to ensure we provide the very best experience for your child, be that in school or through home learning.

I will be meeting with Mrs Humphrey, who is taking on the role of headteacher in September, to achieve a smooth transition.

I look forward to meeting you all during the remainder of this term, albeit at a social distance.

Maureen Burns


June 2020

  • Permanent
  • 20 hours per week
  • Term time + 80 hours
  • Salary Scale C – £9.3636 – £9.5507 per hour
  • Required as soon as possible

We are looking for a caring, approachable and hardworking cleaner for our rural village school as soon as possible.

We are seeking applications from individuals with: 

  • High standards 
  • Basic maintenance/DIY skills
  • Experience of cleaning in a school or similar environment 
  • An understanding of safeguarding, GDPR and confidentiality 
  • The ability to relate well to all members of our community

In return we can offer:

  • A warm, supportive and friendly place to work 

Hours of work:

Monday to Friday

7:30am – 8:30am (this could be negotiated, for the right candidate)

3.30pm – 6.30pm. (negotiable)

In the current situation we can offer visits to look round the school after 3:30pm in order to observe social distancing.   Please contact Joanne Green via email office@garboldisham.norfolk.sch.uk if you would like to talk through the post or hear more about our school.

Closing date: Wednesday 17th June at 5:00pm.
Interview date: To be confirmed

Garboldisham Church Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Daily Learning at Home

The following sites all have great resources for daily learning at home – have a look and see what suits you best.

You could ‘mix and match’ with the projects that  are on line.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/garboldisham Purple Mash weekly/daily activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  BBC Bitesize daily activities

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources  DfE resources to support home learning