Our Head of School


“Building a solid foundation and a love of learning in the early years is crucial in ensuring children reach their full potential and grow to become life-long learners with a passion for new knowledge”

- Janette Boukadida   

  • B.Ed  (2:1), University of Hertfordshire, 2006 
  • Teacher from 2006 - 2014
  • Deputy Headteacher - 2014-2016
  • Deputy Headteacher 2016-2020
  • Head of school - 2020 -

As an EYFS specialist, I believe that having a quality EYFS experience builds the foundation to an effective education and that every child is entitled to a high quality education regardless of background and starting point. All children have the right to access an outstanding, current, broad and balanced curriculum. Key to supporting children to succeed at schools is the development of effective parental involvement and working with parents to show them how to support their child’s learning is a real focus for myself and my team.

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What does leading a primary school mean to you?

I feel both humbled and proud to lead such a skilled team at Sybourn. 

I myself am passionate about providing all children with a quality education as this is what every child deserves. If our children leave Sybourn with a breadth of knowledge and are happy, kind and caring with a drive to succeed, then I know
that the staff (and myself) at Sybourn have been successful
in our roles as educators.




What is the one thing about Sybourn Primary you wish more people could see or experience?

This is a difficult question, as there are many things that make Sybourn the unique, caring and wonderful school that it is.

I think that the main thing that I’d like people to see would be the amazing staff that we have and the dedication they have to the Sybourn children and families. I have had the pleasure of working in numerous schools over my career and I can honestly say that the attitude and passion that Sybourn staff have is truly unique. They are utterly focused on ensuring that the children they teach get a quality education and that the needs of all learners in their class are met.


What are you the most proud of achieving in your tenure as Head of School at Sybourn Primary School?

This has been my first year of headship and what a year it has been! 

I feel very proud of the offer the Sybourn children were given during the lockdown. Ensuring that we were meeting the needs of all children (both pastorally and in terms of education) was something that was difficult, but we managed to achieve with hard work and ensuring that the children’s education and well-being was always the focus. 

Since the school has reopened, we have maintained that vision, keeping our standards high and focusing on ensuring that all Sybourn learners make rapid and sustained progress regardless of the lockdown. 


 “Education continues to evolve and change -I believe, for the better. At Sybourn, we pride ourselves in adapting and growing our curriculum, ensuring that our learners are fully prepared and have the skills to live a successful life in Modern Britain. If our children leave Sybourn as happy, confident, kind and knowledgeable people, than we have succeeded as educators”

- Janette Boukadida