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Headteacher
Ms M Lowney

I joined the teaching profession as an English teacher, keen to improve the outcomes of young people.  I moved swiftly into a Head of Year role, as I felt a passion for supporting the holistic growth of students.  I led my year group to being in the top 5% nationally for progress in their GCSE year.  During this time I gained a Masters in Education, with a focus on SEN and pastoral care and undertook a National Professional Qualification of Senior Leadership. 

I later moved on to becoming a Head of English and transformed the examination outcomes.  On leaving, the English department had achieved 90% of students achieving a grade 4 or higher, with a progress 8 score of +0.35. 

As an Assistant Headteacher, I oversaw the progress and attainment of the most able students, again transforming the progress and outcomes across the school.  During this time I also oversaw the enrichment programme, which grew to enable all students a broad offering of cultural experiences. 

 

Throughout my following Deputy Headteacher role I returned to my love of pastoral work.  This included successes such as significantly raising attendance, decreasing behaviour incidents and introducing a student leadership team and voice. 

I have exceptionally high expectations from all those around me, and do not accept anything less than someone’s best.  Having trained at a junior international level in volleyball, I fully appreciate the need for hard work and perseverance in achieving a goal. 

I also appreciate the need for balance and thoroughly enjoy reading, the occasional science-fiction television series and sporting competition.  

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