St Leonards new Head of School, Faith Rew, started on the 1st January, here is an introduction from her:
“It is certainly a strange time to be joining the DCAT team but I have already been made to feel very welcome and part of the team.
I started my Education career as an INA at Red Lake and was encouraged to apply for a TA role at All Saints CE Primary School, Hastings. It was there that I was given the opportunity to join the TA to Teacher route offered through the Excellence Cluster (now Education Futures Trust) at Brighton University. I can only say that at that time working full time as a TA and as a single mum, it was only through the inspiration of others and through family support that I managed to achieve my NQT status a few days prior to my 40th birthday!
The experience at All Saints not only gave me the opportunity to grow as a class teacher but take the fledgling steps into being a member of the SLT. I was offered a new opportunity to build on this at Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary School and it was during my time there that I became Deputy Head, SENCO and part-time Year 6 teacher. I am now thrilled to have joined St Leonards CE Primary Academy as Head of School.
It is my wish that through those that had inspired me to pursue a career in education that I can pass it on and inspire others, both those I work alongside and our children.
I am very much looking forward to working with DCAT and hope that I can meet the team ‘in person’ in the future.”