Dallington is a unique school with a strong tradition of inclusive, child-focused learning which was founded by the fearlessly innovative Mogg Hercules MBE, over forty years ago.
Mogg has now stepped down as Headteacher and has appointed me in her place and I am honoured to become part of the incredibly strong and established Dallington team that led the school to an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ award in January 2018.
I am quietly confident that I have a huge amount to offer the Dallington community, not least my thirty years of excellent and vibrant teaching and leadership, gained in many diverse schools around the world.
All my work and innovation has been underpinned by my belief in every child’s fundamental right to experience an education that nurtures a belief in themselves as valued, empowered and informed; to be challenged to expect the best of themselves and of the adults in their lives – in school, in the home and in their communities.
Many of the children I have taught and worked alongside have been destined for positions of great influence in their countries – nurturing these minds and helping them to deeply understand the world they will inherit has been the greatest responsibility and one that I continue to carry as I take up this new challenge with Dallington.