No amount of training can prepare you for this role and the ups and downs of daily life leading a school.  Today, I arrived at work to ensure I was ready for the day of meetings stretching ahead of me jumping from working out the logistics of builders being on site, to HR, to what paperwork was needed for the website knowing that the day would be interrupted by the daily emails, phone calls and knocks at my door.

What I realise throughout my day is what a privilege it is to be in this role and at the heart of all my decision making is the wonderful children I have had the opportunity to meet and work with.

the children in our school are my first priority


At the end of the day, it was a special assembly and a child had approached me earlier asking if I was going to be able to make the assembly as he missed me when I couldn’t make it.  It hit me that no matter what paperwork was waiting or demands sitting in emails, the children in our school are my first priority.  I did go to the assembly and had time to watch the whole school’s eager faces beaming at the children winning awards and proud parents looking on; that this is why I do the job I do and there is no other career I would choose.