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The head wants pupils to ‘be brave, courteous, work hard and follow the school rules’. The junior school children we met certainly demonstrated these traits and were confident and articulate, engaged in their lessons and enjoyed the wealth of extracurricular on offer. They think the school rules are fair and feel bullying is rare.....


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Head of Junior School

Since 2017, Kerry Howes MSc PGCE (early 40s); studied for her first degree in ocean science at the University of North Wales in Bangor. Part-time employment as a qualified tennis coach and support for a child with learning disabilities whilst undertaking a masters in marine resource management at Herriot Watt Edinburgh led to a PGCE at Ripon and York St John and teaching.

Experience in the primary state and independent sectors across the country, latterly at Ashville College, Harrogate and Queen Mary’s Thirsk prior to her appointment as a class teacher here in 2003. Progressed through management posts, to deputy and then a short spell as acting head before permanent appointment.

Clearly delighted to be in post and has an infectious enthusiasm for...

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