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Mrs Sarah Howard

I have been Head Teacher at Christ Church since September 2020, having been Acting Head from 2018. Previous to that I was Deputy Head from April 2013. I joined the school to work part-time after the birth of my daughter in September 1995. I became full-time in 2001 and have taught in a variety of year groups since. I have enjoyed taking the role of PPA teacher, which gave me an opportunity to work with all ages of children. I have also worked successfully alongside other members of staff. My experience as a classroom teacher, working with such a supportive team and wonderful children has been extremely rewarding.

I became Head of KS2, then attained the post of Assistant Head whilst still classroom based in the Upper Juniors. In May 2012, I was asked to be Acting Deputy Head. I found I enjoyed the challenge, variety and new opportunities presented by the role and proved myself successful in it, so I decided to apply for the post in April 2013 and was proud to be awarded the job! Since then, I have been involved in the further development of our school, such as the establishment of our Teaching School and am very grateful for the opportunities I have been offered- throughout my time at Christ Church, as Deputy Head and ultimately as Head- and the encouragement I have received to keep moving forward, challenge myself and improve.

I am very proud to be the Head of our wonderful school and of the fantastic school community of families that we have.

I have been married for over 30 years to David and have two great children. Megan, who studied Zoology at Leeds University and is now a Keeper at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Daniel, who is a talented drummer, musician and cook.  I enjoy walking, swimming and reading. I like to work on my vegetable garden! Courgettes are my most successful crop!

In February 2015, Dave and I experienced an amazing holiday in Norway, where we were lucky enough to see the spectacular Northern Lights, on a number of occasions, in all their awe-inspiring beauty!

Before becoming an Associate Member of the Governing Body as Deputy, I was the Teacher Governor for a number of years.