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Fleetdown Leadership Team
Head of School
I am absolutely delighted that Fleetdown are joining The Galaxy Trust and will be part of such a caring and supportive family. I have worked at Fleetdown for eight years and started here as a class teacher. I love working in the classroom with the children and watching all our children achieve amazing successes every day at school. I am incredibly proud to work at Fleetdown and it is a privilege to watch all our children grow and develop into inquisitive, enthusiastic and passionate learners. As most of the children and staff here at Fleetdown will tell you, I love visiting my family in Wales in the holidays, eating far too much chocolate and trips to the park with my two children.
Deputy Headteacher & Inclusion Lead
I would describe myself as Passionate, pro-active and committed. I started teaching in 2007 and worked across a range of schools: big, small, mainstream, specialist and independent. I have worked in a number of Dartford schools and I am passionate about supporting families in the local area where I live and grew up. I have experience working with children who have profound learning and physical disabilities which has given me a greater understanding of a range of children’s needs. Everywhere I’ve worked it was clear to me that my passion lies in helping children get what they need to reach their full potential. I come from a big family so I love getting involved in the hustle and bustle of family and school life. I strive for positive outcomes in everything I do, and at a time where the education system is in a period of change, I aim to inform, support, and motivate children, parents and teachers which I feel confident, eager and equipped to do.
I joined Fleetdown in April 2019 as an Assistant Headteacher, having worked as a class teacher and Assistant Headteacher, for several years, in different schools in Maidstone. This September I became the leader of Inclusion at Fleetdown - something I am very passionate about, having been a child in receipt of Free School Meals myself - and am delighted to now be the Acting Deputy Head for Inclusion. I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of Fleetdown's journey and look forward to the road ahead.
Enthusiastic, upbeat and creative are three words that best describe me. Over the course of my teaching career, which began in 2015, I have taught across Key Stage 2 and experienced a number of different roles in senior leadership, subject coordination and mentoring. Since coming to Fleetdown in 2019, I have thoroughly enjoyed familiarising myself with the school and getting to know all the members of the school community. In class, my greatest passions lie within the STEM subjects: my favourite lessons are those filled with curiosity, exploration and discovery.
Outside of school, I enjoy baking, painting and listening to music; hobbies which I love to share with my class when I can!
Assistant Headteacher (SENCo)
I have been teaching since 2003 and I have taught in every year group from Nursery to Year 6.
I am so excited about joining Fleetdown Primary Academy as SENCO and looking forward to working across the whole school to support children who have SEND. I am committed and passionate about improving the outcome for all children regardless of their starting points and additional needs and cannot wait to drive this forward here at Fleetdown. I pride myself on building positive relationships with parents and carers and therefore I always operate an open-door policy - please come and say hello!
Outside of school I have 2 children who keep me very busy, notably as their taxi driver to their numerous social events! However, we love spending time as a family; walking, exploring and trying out our new hobby of paddle boarding!
Before joining Fleetdown, I worked at Oakfield Primary Academy. I started there in 2013 as a School Direct Teacher and worked my way up the professional ladder to become Assistant Head and Trust Maths Lead. During my time at Oakfield, I taught in years 2 - 6 and loved the variety of challenges I faced, and the experiences and memories I made.
2022 is the start of a new teaching and leadership journey for me, and you will now find me in year 2 at Fleetdown. I can't wait to be creating more memories with the children, seeing the wow moments and creating fun, educational opportunities. I am passionate in continuing to create a safe and stimulating learning environment where the children can enjoy and show their passion and love of learning.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, which normally involves us on long walks in the woods with my dogs Obi and Indy.
School Business Manager
I have a lot of history with The Galaxy Trust but am new to Fleetdown Primary Academy. I am delighted to be part of such a hardworking, focused and friendly team and I look forward to many happy years ahead here.