I have the greatest privilege in the world by being a head. I am able to help mould the education of our children and ensure they get the opportunity to develop life long learning skills. I was once told by a teacher that I might never do any good in life, because I constantly asked too many questions! So it was then and there I decided to teach, so no child felt like I did that day!
My career started in Newham, East London in a school full of 950 pupils! It was a huge Victorian building, with no fields for miles. This is why looking out at our beautiful facilities at Oakmeadow makes me grateful. I then travelled south west to Plymouth, as I married a sailor! After four fabulous years I returned to my hometown and worked for two years at secondary, before returning to primary and pursuing senior leadership. Every year I have spent in education I feel grateful for, it’s a pleasure to work with children and I’ve never met a teacher who isn’t committed and passionate about what they do.
So it’s my experiences of being a ‘questioner’ and my complete dedication to doing my best, giving my best that I bring every day to Bayston Hill. This is why I promote the asking of questions, I encourage all the pupils and the community to be a part of your school and never let anyone make you feel you cannot achieve!