New Head of School
Westvale Park Primary Academy opening September 2020, appoints new Head of School.........
Head of School
Susan qualified as a teacher in 2009. Since then, she has taught throughout the primary years, spending time teaching in Nursery, Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Susan became a Special Needs Coordinator in 2013 and an assistant head teacher in 2015. She has been a Designated Safeguarding Lead and in charge of Looked After Children since 2016. Susan has led Quality First Teaching initiatives, and been inclusion leader in two schools. She currently leads on Pupil Premium funding, budgeting and strategy. Susan has overseen the development of a range of subjects, including Maths, and Science, and redeveloped curriculum offerings in Early Years Foundation Stage. Most recently, she has implemented a 'compassionate school’ program. Susan is passionate about utilising research based teaching methods, and has a keen interest in child development and neuroscience psychology. It is Susan’s vision that a school should be an extension of family, nurturing an environment that leads to both academic success, emotional literacy and lifelong well-being. In her spare time, Susan enjoys ballroom dancing and spending time with her two young girls, husband, cats and dog.