Headteacher: Mrs S. Dickinson
Meopham School is a small 11 to 18 co-educational school in a rural setting with a strong family ethos. They strive to achieve excellence in traditional academic subjects. Meopham School became an Academy as part of the Swale Academies Trust in February 2013. The school, located in the heart of the village of Meopham, is committed to teaching within traditional classroom spaces, in small teaching groups. The school has entered an exciting stage of its development and is looking forward to a newly built school which will be completed by December 2017 as part of the Priority Schools Building Programme. The size and design of the new school will further facilitate our traditional teaching approach and family ethos. Meopham School was rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in our November 2014 Ofsted inspection. The report states that “Students make rapid and sustained progress” and “A culture of continuous improvement and learning is clearly evident”.
Suzanne Dickinson, Headteacher
Suzanne has been the Headteacher of Meopham School since August 2014. In November 2014 she successfully led the school through its Ofsted inspection, which resulted in the school being judged as Good.
Suzanne’s previous role was as Deputy Headteacher at the school. During this time she played what Ofsted described as an “instrumental role” in the school’s rapid school improvement journey, taking the school from Notice to Improve to Good in just over two years. Prior to this, Suzanne was Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Data and Assessment, having been promoted from her original role as Head of English.
Suzanne was awarded the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in May 2015.
"The Swale Academies Trust provides regular and helpful support to the academy. It carries out regular external reviews of teaching to corroborate the findings of school leaders. The trust’s Principal visits the academy weekly to provide valuable support for the headteacher. Leaders and teachers have opportunities to learn from others in the trust."