Bourne Primary School

Eastbourne

Our Office Team

IIf you ring or visit our school office, you will be greeted by one of our office staff. Their job is to ensure the school runs smoothly, and they are often the first port of call for queries you might have. If they cannot help you themselves, they will know who the best person to speak to is – often it will be your child’s class teacher.


Mrs Thompson – Finance Manager

Mrs Thompson is responsible for all financial matters at the school. She plans and manages our budget and any other income or grants, as well as the payments made by parents and carers for trips, extended services, etc. She is a member of the Governors’ Finance Committee. She is also responsible for managing the catering contract we have with Chartwells.

Mrs Thompson works on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays



Mrs Ayling – Personnel Manager

Mrs Ayling is responsible for managing the recruitment and employment of our staff, co-ordinating the advertisement of jobs and induction of new staff and volunteers, ensuring all the necessary safeguarding checks are carried out on anyone who works here and for our team of volunteers. She manages Personnel records and provides employee relations support to staff. Mrs Ayling is the school’s Health and Safety Co-ordinator and also ensures we are Data Governance compliant.

Mrs Ayling works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays



Mrs O'Niell - Admin Officer

Mrs O’Niell answers the phone, deals with queries and sends out texts and emails, as well as writing letters, organising trips, and managing Early Birds and Night Owls. She also sells uniform, PE kits, water bottles and book bags.




Miss Baker – Pupil Support Officer

Miss Baker is responsible for ensuring the pupils at Bourne have the best possible attendance. It is her you should speak to if your child is going to be absent for any reason – whether that is to request a withdrawal from learning form, or to report that they are unwell. She also supports all the pupils with Medical Needs, and ensures that inhalers, epi-pens and other medication are up-to-date. She is our Lead First Aider. Miss Baker also deals with all pupil admissions to Bourne Primary School as well as being a Deputy DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead).



At Bourne, we are very fortunate to have a supportive and friendly parent body. Our parents recognise that educating children is a process that involves partnership between parents, class teachers and the school community. As a partnership, our parents will understand the importance of a good working relationship to equip children with the necessary skills for adulthood. For these reasons we continue to welcome and encourage parents and carers to participate fully in the life of our school.

If you have any concerns, worries or problems, the staff at Bourne are approachable and willing to discuss any issues calmly for the best outcomes for the child. We ask all members of our community to remember that adults’ behaviour is often imitated by the children, so we expect everyone to be:

  • Respectful
  • Calm
  • Polite

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