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Ebbsfleet Green Primary School appoints Joanne Wilkinson-Tabi as head teacher

Parents eyeing up school places for their kids are invited to mull it over with some cheese and wine with the newly-appointed head teacher.

Ebbsfleet Green Primary School, based on the new Garden City Estate, will accommodate more than 400 pupils when it opens in September.

An aerial image of the Eastern Quarry at Ebbsfleet Garden City taken last year (20415159)
An aerial image of the Eastern Quarry at Ebbsfleet Garden City taken last year (20415159)

The Maritime Academy Trust, an educational charity tasked with managing the facility, will be hosting an open evening for prospective pupils next Monday between 3pm and 8pm.

Mums and dads will get the chance to discuss the enrolment process with the new head, Joanne Wilkinson-Tabi, over some nibbles at the Oxford Lifestyle Show Home in Southfleet Road, Ebbsfleet.

It will be the second new primary school to open on the garden settlement after Cherry Orchard Primary Academy in 2017.

A third academy to be built on the Springhead Park development near Gravesend was announced this week.

Ebbsfleet Green will serve the new residents of the estate where there are already more than 400 homes built and occupied.

A block of two-bedroomed apartments was also added to the site this week, forming part of a wider project delivering 950 homes for the Garden City.

Joanne Wilkinson-Tabi will be taking on the role of headteacher when the school opens.(20630998)
Joanne Wilkinson-Tabi will be taking on the role of headteacher when the school opens.(20630998)

Ms Wilkinson-Tabi will be taking on the role next September in addition to continuing her existing duties at Greenacres Primary in Eltham.

The head teacher, who has been involved in the education sector for 25 years, is looking forward to meeting parents and getting started.

She said she is keen to discuss how the trust's curriculum could be adapted to reflect Ebbsfleet's fascinating garden city status and make "Ebbsfleet Green the number one choice for families".

"I can’t wait to get to know my new community and discover the talents of local children," she said.

"At Maritime we embrace collaboration, critical thinking and creativity so if you want your children to be the thinkers and creators of tomorrow, please join us at the cheese and wine evening and other forthcoming events."

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