Herne Bay Junior School
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Appointment of Headteacher

I am delighted to inform you that the governing body has appointed Melody Kingman as Headteacher at Herne Bay Junior School.  As you will know, Mrs Kingman has been Acting Headteacher since September 2017, when Mrs Nation left the school, and has previously served as Deputy Headteacher for five years.  She will take up her new appointment from the beginning of Term 4.

The governors were looking for a remarkable Headteacher who has the passion and commitment to lead Herne Bay Juniors in its mission to provide an outstanding education for all its pupils.  Much has been achieved in the last three years and the school is now ranked as 7th in the county in the Kent Real School’s Guide.  After a rigorous recruitment and selection process, extending over two days, the governors have confidence that Mrs Kingman has the qualities needed to embed and build on this success.

I would like to thank the many staff and children who were involved in the selection process.  The children were, as always, a credit to the school and to you. 

I know you will join me in congratulating Mrs Kingman and continue to give her your upmost support in the future.

Jackie Smith

Chair of Governors, Herne Bay Junior School