In January 2023 I was delighted to be appointed as the Headteacher of Crowmarsh Gifford Primary School. During the spring & summer term I started to get to know our pupils, parents, carers, staff and the school. Together we revised the vision and ethos, ahead of reopening in September 2023 and starting our first academic year together. Care, Grow, Persevere & Shine are our key values, and we embed them in all we do.
I love being a Headteacher, enabling children and staff to shine. From my twelve-year experience of being a Headteacher, I know it takes compassion, strength & kindness, as well a happy team of like-minded people to make this happen. A successful and happy school depends on all of us working together. One of my core beliefs is ‘treating others as you would be wished to be treated yourself.’
I am available each day at the school gate, before and after school, so please do say hello.
A little more about me....
Hobbies & relaxing
I love holidays with my husband, walks in the countryside, movie nights & crafting; I love making cards.
Some of my favourite things
Italy, Wales, Devon, herbal teas, dark chocolate, meringues, marshmallows, red wine, succulents, scented candles, pinecones, mountains and being by the sea.
I love fossil hunting.
I grew up in Devon, my husband grew up in Newcastle, we now live in the middle in Benson.
I dislike flamingoes!
People that are important to me
My husband Simon & my family; especially my two nieces and three nephews,
Things that make me happy
Seasonal changes: sunflowers, daffodils, sunshine in the mornings, cosy crackling fires, conkers & blackberry picking (to make jam).