I would like to introduce myself to you as the new Head Teacher at Church Lench CE First School from 1st September 2016. I am delighted to have been appointed and am looking forward to this exciting stage in my teaching career to continue to maintain the outstanding provision for your children.
I thought I would tell you a little about myself and my background. I began my teacher training in London during 1992 where I trained at the University of Greenwich for four years gaining a B.Ed Honours degree. In 1996 I began as a newly qualified teacher at Tardebigge CE First School near Redditch.
I taught Year 3 in my first year, then Year 2 for two years. After three years I moved on to further develop my career as Science leader at Studley Community Infants School in Warwickshire. I taught Year 2 for five years and in 2003 left on maternity leave to have my first child, Georgia. I then decided to have a break from teaching to spend time at home with my daughter. In 2005 my son Charlie was born. I returned to teaching on a part time basis in 2007 with Reception foundation stage, and then in 2010 became full time once again at Tardebigge teaching in Year 2.
I was back at the school I originally began my teaching career and moved onto the leadership scale as the Key Stage 1 phase leader after a couple of years. In 2014 I became the Assistant Head Teacher and during September 2015- March 2016 was the Acting Head due to our existing head requiring time off to recover from an operation. I thoroughly enjoyed this time of my career and although demanding and challenging, it inspired me to become a head teacher! So here I am and I cannot have ever imagined such a beautiful school in a caring, Christian setting to begin my journey as a head teacher. I feel extremely privileged to become part of your community.
Aside from teaching, I have a very supportive family who I am very proud of! My daughter Georgia is nearly 13 and attending high school. She has a keen interest in music and art and loves to play the piano. Charlie is nearly 11 and will soon be finishing his last year at middle school. He is a keen sportsman and plays rugby, football and tennis. In fact most of our weekends are filled with clubs outside of school! My husband, Stewart is a car enthusiast and will often be trekking off to view classic cars or watching Hill Climb racing. I enjoy running and reading when I have the time and spending days out as a family.
I am looking forward to meeting you all in the near future. I do have an open door policy and if you ever want to come and discuss anything you are always welcome.
Mrs Sam Price
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