Hello, my name is Cate, and I am honoured to be your newly appointed interim Headteacher.
My time here started last year when I was asked to support the Nursery in developing the curriculum. I have loved every moment of being part of such a vibrant community and am excited to take on my new role as Headteacher. I am lucky enough to have worked alongside Natascha, who has now retired and I am aware that I have big boots to fill!
I have been teaching in Early Years for over 30 years in various roles, and I am fully committed to ensuring every child has the best possible start in life. I keep the child and family at the heart of all that I do and believe every child has the right to a space that encourages them to express themselves uniquely and to be curious and creative.
I am privileged to work in collaboration with an excellent, dedicated and experienced team committed to providing a safe and inspiring space for your child to learn and develop. Together, we strive to ensure Hartcliffe Nursery School comes out of Special Measures by continually improving, enabling us to provide the best possible service for you and your child.
We have had two productive Ofsted monitoring visits with positive outcomes, and we are clear about our next steps to achieve our goals. If you would like to know more, here are the links.
I feel proud of what we have achieved so far, and together, we will continue to ensure that every child receives the best possible care and education to equip them with what they need as life-long learners.
None of this is possible without you. I look forward to meeting you all, building relationships and learning about you and your child so that, together, we can make your child’s time here at Nursery special.
We are here to listen and learn about your child from you. We are keen to hear your views and value your feedback. I will be at the door in the mornings and afternoons, so please come and say “hello”; it would be great to meet you.