In March I was delighted to be appointed Headteacher of your wonderful school and have visited a few times already to meet the staff and some of the children. I recognise that it must be a time of uncertainty for yourselves and your children and so have arranged with Mrs Robinson to visit regularly over the next term and get involved as much as I can to aid transition in September. I am so impressed by how the staff team and children are handling the disruption of a change in leadership and all the building work. Thankyou to everyone, there is light at the end of the tunnel!
So, a bit about me. I have worked in education for many years in various roles and am currently Deputy Headteacher of a school in Lancaster. I have a passion for encouraging all children to dream big and consider it a great privilege to provide children with the knowledge, skills, inspiration and confidence to enable their dreams to become reality. I am a trained Forest School Leader with a deep belief in the power of outdoor learning and am looking forward to getting the children outdoors as much as possible.
Outside of school I have two teenage boys, who are both studying hard for their A’Levels and are very involved in scouting. I also sit on the executive committee of our local scout troop. Mr Patterson loves organising expeditions, so we get up to all sorts of family adventures. Over the last few years, we have cycled from Morecambe to Bridlington, trekked across the Austrian Alps, canoed from Inverness to Fort William and cycled from the north to the south of the Outer Hebrides. Lockdown has meant we’ve had holidays with our feet up for the first time in years! Being creative is also one of my favourite pass times, I take a sketchbook and camera wherever I go, am always making things and I love to sing, play instruments and listen to music. It will be wonderful to share these interests in classes soon.
I am really looking forward to September, getting to know the Weeton St Michael’s family and leading the school on the next stage in its journey. Please come and say hello if you see me on the playground over the next few months.