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Exam results pride for new head

Wednesday 31st August 2016

RICHARD Owen (47) is the new head teacher at Maidstone’s Maplesden Noakes School.
He was thrust into the driver’s seat just days after taking up the post, as students received their exam results.
Mr Owen was previously deputy head at the Great Buckland school for the last 11 years. 
He has been married for 23 years and his wife is a deputy head teacher in a primary school.  
The holder of a BEd (Hons) and an MEd, Mr Owen said he was extremely proud of his students’ A-level and GCSE results.
He added: “Maplesden Noakes has always been about giving our students the confidence to be the best. Our exam results are the best high school results in the area and I want students and parents to know that they can trust us to give their children a fantastic start in life.
“I am proud of our reputation for outstanding academic standards and pastoral support.
“As head teacher of Maplesden Noakes School my message is simple – I know that every individual can aspire to be the best if they are motivated by self-belief. 
“Our support systems at Maplesden have an outstanding reputation because our expertise lies in building self-confidence and never giving up on our students. We believe in every individual and we believe in our community.
 “Every year, the success of our students, whatever their background, shows that at Maplesden Noakes, everything is possible.”