Our Vision

Our vision is to provide an inspirational educational experience to encourage lifelong learning and fulfil all of our pupils unique God given potential.

A moment of reflection

 A moment of reflection


Dear Parents / Carers

 Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely festive break. The children have made a fantastic start and have settled well.

I am delighted to be writing to you as the new Headteacher of Sholden C of E Primary School. I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been chosen to lead this wonderful school and would like to introduce myself.

Having grown up in I Deal, I know the community well. I studied at Canterbury Christ Church College before starting my first teaching job at Mongeham Primary School, Deal. In the year 2000, I moved to South-East London where I taught in a range of primary schools. The skills and experiences I have acquired working in these schools have provided me with valuable and rewarding experiences.


I returned to Deal in 2011 where I have been the Deputy Headteacher at Deal Parochial C of E Primary School since. In this time I have worked closely with the other schools in the DEALT and established good working relationships within the community.


As a parent of two boys, I understand that parents wish for happy children who flourish and who feel safe at school; and I will endeavour to support you in this goal.  I am passionate about children's learning and about them having opportunities that enrich their lives; enhancing their spiritual and moral well-being through God's guidance and fostering their aspirations so they can soar to success. I believe learning should be inclusive and inspiring through an enriched curriculum.

I am looking forward to working with the whole community; we have a committed staff and enthusiastic, engaging children.  I will be listening to the views of the pupils, parents and the wider community with an aim to lead the school on its journey to success; working in partnership together.

I look forward to establishing and fostering good relationships and links with you, with our local churches, our partner schools in the DEALT and the wider community.

I have high expectations of the children and will continue to expect excellent behaviour, a positive growth mind-set attitude to learning and for them to arrive on time, ready to learn, wearing the correct uniform.

Please do come and introduce yourselves to me, I will attempt to be at the gate before and after school each day. I look forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks.

Kind regards


Dawn Theaker



Clubs start again next Thursday 17th January 2020.

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