Commitment, responsibility and respect are at the very heart of our ethos.


We would like to share the rationale for a joint Headship and how this works in practice. Both of us are experienced and committed teachers and feel that maintaining a teaching role has huge benefits for understanding the needs of the school. We both work full time. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Karen Gregg is the Headteacher and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Sally Dakin is the Headteacher. We teach in the classroom on the other two days. As you will notice, we both take the role on Wednesdays. This day is used for school development. The school has nearly 500 pupils and we feel that sharing the leadership provides a very strong management team.


Karen Gregg & Sally Dakin
Joint Headteachers

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Outstanding School

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Hempshill Hall

Primary School

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OFSTED inspected our school in March 2015. They judged us to be outstanding in every aspect.


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Hempshill Hall is a school that puts the interest and needs of its children first. As a team of staff we strive to do all we possibly can to encourage all of our pupils to fulfil their true potential and develop a lifelong love of learning.

We want our children to learn and flourish in an environment where they are inspired to take on greater and greater challenges, building upon successes and confidently learning from mistakes.

Our school celebrates individual achievement and high standards of behaviour and learning are maintained to ensure that every child makes substantial progress during their time with us.