As a learning community, we believe that everyone working at the school is continually learning and is entitled to appropriate professional development. We work closely with the North Herts Teaching Alliance and other providers, and all staff work within our appraisal system to ensure they are supported and given the right tools to succeed. Do get in touch if you would like to learn more about how we support all staff to succeed in our friendly and supportive community.
Head of KS3 and Science Teacher
Fearnhill is such a welcoming and friendly school that I keep coming back for more. I came to Fearnhill as a student from 2003-2008, returned as a cover teacher from 2012-2013 and have been teaching at Fearnhill permanently since 2014. It is a community built on respect, where staff and students are genuinely happy for others’ successes. The ‘Fearnhill Family’ is a regularly used phrase and I couldn’t agree with it more. This has been created and maintained by the kindness and caring nature of all its members. As a staff body we work tirelessly to help promote happy and successful young people who are capable of overcoming the world’s challenges.
In my spare time I love to play sport, in particular squash. When I’m not running around, or changing my little boy’s nappy, I love sitting down with a nice meal to watch a movie or read a book.
Inclusion Leader - Maths, Business & Computing
I came to work at Fearnhill when Norton School closed in 2003 so I have now been here over 16 years! I really enjoy working at Fearnhill. The staff and students are amazing, working together to create an incredible environment to allow students to learn and grow.
I support in Maths, Business and Computing lessons. It’s wonderful to see students learn new skills and grasp concepts they previously struggled with. I also supervise the Before School Club in the canteen from 8am each day. It’s really nice to greet the students as they meet up with their friends before the school day begins.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two grown up sons, my eldest son teaching at a Letchworth Primary School. I also have an adorable cat called Flossie, who is very demanding!
Head of English
I started my teaching career many years ago in Hitchin and then, after moving to London, I worked as a Head of English in a south London school for 5 years. Although I loved the buzz of the city, I was keen to return to Hertfordshire and actually worked part-time at Fearnhill a number of years ago following the birth of my son. Even back then, I remembered the community feel of the school and this was one of the reasons I was keen to return to Fearnhill in 2018. I have worked at a number of local schools and, for me, Fearnhill is a very appealing place to work. I enjoy the ‘family’ feel of the school and the way both staff and students show that they are proud to be members of Fearnhill School.
When I’m not teaching, I love baking, reading (obviously) and playing the piano.