“I was originally drawn to teaching as I have a real passion for helping children progress and learn.

“Once I advanced to an Acting Deputy Headteacher position, I enjoyed the opportunities that I was given to develop my leadership skills and work beyond the school environment. I recognised the impact that I could have on so many children rather than just one class, enabling all learners to be the best they can be.

“The most rewarding part of the role is seeing confidence increase, learners inspired to learn and take risks. The impact of seeing this from pupils, parents, staff and those within the wider community supports my belief that a school is so much more than bricks and mortar.

“I believe that with the right attitude, support network, drive and commitment the role of a Headteacher can be extremely rewarding and encourage anyone with an interest in leadership to consider supporting a school community in this way.”

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