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.