Mrs Ann Beardall and Mrs Kirsten Stibbon are the federation co-head teachers of Harpley and Great Massingham C. of E. Primary Schools Federation. Their aim is to foster a ‘love of learning’ throughout the schools, and to enable every pupil to use their primary school years as the chance to build secure foundations for their secondary learning, and onwards.
Mrs Beardall has been at Harpley School for fourteen years, and Mrs Stibbon, an experienced Head has been here for 2 years. The school has thrived and grown with the addition of a new classrooms and a cabin room. The OFSTED report of 2016 states that school leaders and the staff team “create a nurturing friendly environment where pupils feel safe, and are valued as unique individuals.”
‘This is a lovely school with a family atmosphere’, is how Mrs Beardall characterises Harpley Primary School. ‘I consider myself very lucky to work with Mrs Stibbon, lovely children and families, supportive colleagues, and a hard-working governing body.’