Mags is the headteacher of Westcourt Primary and Nursery School and is driven by the belief that all children need to be given the same opportunity to learn and succeed. As the leader of a school in a challenging area it is imperative that pupils have consistency and routine in school. This allows them to learn and ensures that they feel safe and secure within the school environment.
She is passionate that pupils take ownership of their learning and that they have strategies in place for when it is challenging, knowing that making mistakes is part of learning. Pupils need to be given opportunities beyond the curriculum, it is therefore important that they are given opportunities to go on trips and to have visitors into school.
It is her responsibility to model the high standards that are expected from staff and pupils alike. This includes the everyday, such as the use of manners, to dealing with difficult and challenging situations. Positive wellbeing is key to all that is done in school.