Mary-Jo Hill

16 Jul 2020
Today we will get to know more about Jane Gardener, Headteacher at Sandringham and West Newton Primary and Flitcham Primary Academies.

Everybody it’s busy, which makes this ‘Know your Head’ interview.

This week continues to be filled with the task of re-visiting and completing the 40 plus pages of the necessary risk assessment documents in preparation for September. The balance of what is possible, with what is practical whilst fulfilling the overarching purpose of school veers from the obvious to the sublime. It is no mean task and I know that a lot of thought and hard work has gone into these.

That is the third interview of the ‘Know your Head’ series. With this project, Coach for School Improvement wants to celebrate the great and continuing work of Norfolk’s headteachers in our community.  We are so pleased to present another Head to you today who is working relentlessly right now for the next academic year.

As always, the interviews are published here and also on our Instagram @coachforschools. Today we will get to know more about Jane Gardener, Headteacher at Sandringham and West Newton Primary and Flitcham Primary Academies. We thank Jane for making the time and, without further notice, introduce her to you.

Reading? (apart from the Dfe e-mails)

‘The Binding’ by Bridget Collins – It is so brilliant I do not want it to end!

Watching?

‘Normal People’ – isn’t everyone?

Preferred social media?

Definitely Facebook.

Most useful social media for school during lockdown?

The school website has been the most useful during these times.

What is keeping you grounded during this time?

Walking in the countryside every chance I get, open water swimming in lakes and sea and, of course, my amazing group and local Heads!

Unexpected positive outcomes?

I found out that the more I do physically the better I sleep, the more effective and reenergised I am for the next day.

What are you looking forward to?

Walking from Norfolk to my hometown in Buckinghamshire over the holidays.

A wish for September and / or next academic year?

For everyone to come back safe and well.