If 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.
Thompson works on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Mrs Black – Personnel Manager
Mrs Black is responsible for managing the recruitment and induction of staff and volunteers. She is also the school’s Health and Safety Co-ordinator. She makes sure that all the necessary safeguarding checks are carried out on anyone who works her, and on our team of volunteers. She also co-ordinates the advertisement of jobs at Bourne.
Black works on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Mrs Bannister – Office Manager
Mrs Bannister keeps the school running! She 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 reading folders.
Miss Baker – Pupil Support OfficerMiss 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 an absence from learning, 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.
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: