Mrs Kirsten Stibbon and Mrs Sophie Stephens 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 Stibbon and Mrs Stephens are both experienced school leaders. In the past few years, the school has thrived and grown with the addition of a new classrooms and a cabin room. The OFSTED report of 2021 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 Stibbon characterises Harpley Primary School. ‘I consider myself very lucky to work with Mrs Stephens, lovely children and families, supportive colleagues, and a hard-working governing body.’