Louise joined the Trust in January 2018 after a varied career in education, taking up her current post as Head of Academy at Montagu in 2019.
Louise started her career path in banking, dabbled in executive support services and social care before taking on her first role within a school. Louise has progressed through many roles within education, including lunchtime supervisor and teaching assistant positions, prior to becoming a teacher. After qualifying as a teacher, Louise gained experience in different schools, leading on maths, teaching and learning and curriculum before taking up her first leadership post as Assistant Headteacher.
Louise is a qualified SENDCo with the NASENCO qualification and post graduate in vulnerable learners; this is certainly where her experience helps those in need.
Louise starts her day preparing for what’s to come; she starts with her 'to do' list, answers emails, has discussions with staff and briefing different teams before the school day starts. Louise meets with the Assistant Principal, SENCO and Family Worker to discuss any events that have happened which may affect her learners prior to welcoming in parents and children. Louise rarely stands still, completing learning walks around the academy, reacting to queries and concerns, reviews absence and attendance, works with individuals and groups of children, leads and/or observes discussions with the behaviour team and children involved all before playground duties at lunch and the end of the day.
Once the children have safely left site, Louise starts her meetings with staff; discussing the RAG data, liaising with SLT and different year groups to talk about what is happening within the academy. She then tries to prepare for the following day!
Outside of work, Louise loves to read a good book and enjoys watching her daughter play hockey; not often at the same time!
When asked 'Why Delta?' Louise said Delta are a Trust who delivers on what they say. The Trust prepares staff to ensure each academy meets the individual needs of all their children.