Mr and Mrs Goodwin with staff and governors of the school. August 2012
I first came to Barton St Lawrence School as Acting Headteacher in September 2007. The intention was that I should return to my own school and my own post as Deputy Headteacher once a permanent headteacher had been appointed. However, I quickly fell in love with the place and applied for the permanent position. I was delighted to be appointed to the substantive post in January 2008 and have been here ever since!
The school was very different then with only three classrooms and 52 pupils. Since then our number on roll has more than tripled, we have seven classrooms, a nursery and breakfast and after school club. The school may be considerably different but I love it just as much today as I did all those years ago!
Though I am largely office-based now, I am still passionate about teaching and I aim to get into class as often as I can. This includes covering lessons for teachers who have appointments or are on a course, accompanying class trips and leading worship. You will find me out on the school yard with the children before school each morning. I also enjoy attending PTFA events and am an active member of the PTFA Committee.
When I am not in school, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my granddaughters, Annabelle and Bea, and walking my dog. I also enjoy travelling, gardening, playing the flute, knitting and sewing.