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Welcome to our new Shaftesbury School Headteacher

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Mrs Donna London-Hill, who has taken on the role of Headteacher of Shaftesbury School. Donna was previously Deputy Head at Poole Grammar School and her vision is a continued commitment to high standards, inclusion, and social mobility.

Donna says “It is a privilege to have been appointed and entrusted with taking over the job of leading such a wonderfully caring school, which has been incredibly well led by Mr Farrer; to whom I wish much success as he moves onto St Laurence School. I know he will be sorely missed by the whole school community.

The school we are building together is based upon our three core values of aspiration, action and achievement and are underpinned by the Christian foundation centred on Galatians 5:22-23, which is communicated and lived out through the Fruit of the Spirit. Where every member of the community is encouraged ‘to be the best they can be’. These core values, along with the staff having the highest expectations of every student, guide my desire to ensure that we are able to inspire confident learners, who will leave Shaftesbury School with a really good level of knowledge, skills and experience to flourish in an ever-changing world.

My commitment to our school community is to be a visible and approachable Headteacher; one who truly champions our students and their many achievements and is committed to the long-term success of the school. In doing so, I am keen to harness the views and energy of our community by holding regular parent forums in the months ahead”.

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