I have always loved teaching. I feel especially honoured and privileged to be the Head teacher of Maidenbower Junior School, a school that my two children enjoyed attending. For me, every child is special and each class teacher brings a unique quality to the teaching and learning. When a child learns something for the first time, no matter how old they are, that is a magical moment. Through our dedicated and enthusiastic team, my aim is to help each child to realise this magic.I am particularly proud of the positive culture we have already created, as shown in our shared values and fantastic achievements. Our school stands proudly at the heart of the Maidenbower Community.
MJS has played a significant part in my life for the last 18 years since it opened in 1999. In that time I have taught all year groups. People often ask me why I have never moved on to another school. My reply is always the same. I really enjoy the place, my colleagues, the children and the parents. I am immensely proud of MJS. Why would I want to work anywhere else?
My current role is Deputy Head with responsibility for the lower school (years 3 and 4). This has given me the opportunity to work even more closely with staff, the children and their parents. I am also the designated safeguarding lead within the school where I have responsibility at both a strategic level within the school and on a day to day basis.
I take great pleasure in being part of a such a hardworking and supportive team and relish my present roles.
I am currently Deputy Head Teacher and love working at our school. I am in charge of Upper School (Year 5 and 6) and lead on assessment through the school. I am passionate about developing children's sporting opportunities and organise the provision of extra-curricular clubs.
I have worked at Maidenbower Junior School for 13 Years, My role is very varied and no two days are the same, as I am responsible for HR, Finance, IT and Premises.
For fun, I also run a very successful school netball club, which has managed to retain the "High Fives" Netball tournament cup for 7 consecutive years.
This is my sixth year at Maidenbower and I am really enjoying the new challenge of the Special Education Needs Coordinator role. It is great being able to support and work with children, parents and staff from across the school. Being a SENCO is different to being a teacher in class and I am learning new things about Special Needs every day.