Headteacher Page

Our Headteacher

Maryland is well known locally and increasingly, nationally & internationally due to our inspiring Headteacher. In 2022, Mrs Jackson was awarded an MBE for services to education in the Platinum Jubilee Honours List. She was also invited by Buckingham Palace to attend the Queen’sState Funeral.  Then in December 2022, she was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Newham  for services to education and racial equality.

Newham’s mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz gave a speech at the awards ceremony outlining some of her contributions to Newham as  the longest serving teacher and headteacher in Newham (almost 44 years) and possibly in the country. She praised Mrs.Jackson for her work on equality education and described her as ‘awesome and incredible’.


What else is unique about Maryland Primary School?

“curriculum innovation                    “excellent outdoor environment    “model school”                      “inspire ambitious pupils”   “outstanding teaching                         “one of the highest attendance rates in Newham”  “commitment to safeguarding

Click here to read my Headteacher’s Vision for the year 2023-24.

Some of our past school initiatives have included:

We are extremely proud to have been included in the Parliamentary Review for our curriculum innovation.  Click here to read the article.

Newham Council awards recognize contributions of community – Lorna Jackson MBE was one of the recipients of the Freedom of the Borough Award. To view article please click here

Mrs Jackson, MBE, Headteacher of Maryland School, invited to attend State Funeral of Her Majesty the Queen, Westminster Abbey – Press Release NPW- click here

If you are ever in the area, pop in to see us – we love visitors!

Mrs. Lorna Jackson, MBE, Cert.Ed., B.Ed, NPQH, FOB