Meet the Heads Up Mastermind Heads

Beth Dyer, Headteacher, Nine Acres Primary School, Isle of Wight

Nine Acres Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school where the most pupils are of White British heritage.

The school’s vision:

We are a school in which everyone is ‘Striving for Excellence’.

Cindy Acres, Headteacher, Westrop Primary School, Swindon

Westrop Primary School is an average-sized primary school and has grown in size since the last inspection. The proportion of pupils who join the school in the middle of a key stage is higher than is typical of other primary schools.

The school’s vision:

We will grow a great school with deep roots that champions everyone to achieve.

The heartwood of our school is we love and nurture everyone within it regardless.

The cradle of our branches creates a happy place that allows everyone to blossom.

Our golden leaves grow from our children’s joy and successes.

And together we plant the seeds that create a love of lifelong learning that will grow within our children, always.

Claire Westcott, Headteacher, Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

Meridian Community Primary is a larger-than-average primary school in which numbers are rising where the vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

The school’s vision:

At Meridian Community Primary School our vision is to provide a safe, supportive, caring and stimulating learning environment where our children achieve their full potential in all areas of development, fostering a love and enjoyment of learning which will equip them for every future challenge.

Eileen Ollieuz, Headteacher, Highshore School, London

Highshore Special School provides education for pupils who have moderate or severe learning difficulties where all of the pupils have a statement of special educational needs.

The school’s vision:

You are on a great adventure and we are right here with you.

There are many exciting places you will discover and explore.

When you’re ready, you’ll be able to set out on your own.

Helen Nicholson, Headteacher, Stanton School

Stanton School is a 3-form Junior School, with a high number of pupils who speak English as an additional language as well as those who are eligible for free school meals.

The school’s vision:

Building the foundation for success.

Ian Scotchbrook, Headteacher, South Harringay Schools

South Harringay Infants school is an average size two-form entry community school in the London Borough of Haringey.

The school’s vision:

Our school is a thriving village ready to welcome those who have travelled from near and far and need a place to belong.

Our village welcomes all people, and, those who struggle to feel at home will be enveloped within our heart, because time and care is taken to support those first tentative steps.

As village elders, we’re excited by the variety that village life brings. We try to make every day better than the last.

We prepare our people for their time when they will join another village, or even create their own.

Janine Burton, Headteacher, Webheath Academy Primary School

Webheath Academy Primary School is a slightly larger than average school where most pupils have White British backgrounds. A number of minority ethnic groups are also represented in the school. 


Joanna Savidge, Headteacher, Clockhouse Primary School in Havering

Clockhouse Primary School is a large, 3-form entry, primary school, with a higher than average number of pupils eligible for free school meals and a higher than average number of pupils with an EHCP.

The school’s vision:

We are not just a school, we are home!

We lay the foundations for each individual’s future and for dreams to be fulfilled – whatever they may be.

No two bricks are the same but are accepted for their uniqueness and are placed in their own special way to meet their needs.

The cement bonds us together as a family to keep us strong, stable and safe.

We are all safe and happy under one roof, we are protected from the elements and prepared to weather every storm.

The key to success unlocks the door to future achievements unseen before.

The windows show us the reflections of our future self as ready, respectful and responsible adults.

Collaboratively, together our home is decorated with challenge and the rooms are furnished with fun.

All around, a variety of trees grow naturally from the seed of success, with nurture and care anything is possible

So we are not just a school, we are a home that provides a champion for all as well as timeless experiences and skills for a brighter future

And that is why we are called Clockhouse

Ring the bell, we’re always here!

Julie Lawrence, Headteacher, Bedgrove Infant School

Bedgrove Infant Schools is a larger-than-average-sized infant school.

The school’s vision:

Every child will have the confidence, self-belief and resilience to embrace challenges and strive to achieve all aspirations.

Every child will have empathy and compassion for all those around them, developing the foundations needed to become a responsible and respectful member of the community and the wider world.

Linda Hothersall, Headteacher, Eastgate Academy

Eastgate Academy is an average-sized primary school. It converted to an academy in July 2014 and the school is a part of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust where the majority of pupils are White British.

The school’s vision:


Yourself, others and your environment


In your achtevements, community and heritage


make healthy decistens for your mind and body


Be brave and value your mistakes


Be passionate about your future

Nicole Essex, Headteacher, The Meads Primary School

The Meads Primary Schoo is an average-sized primary school where most pupils are from White British backgrounds.

The school’s vision:

Here every child is valued and successful. How? We root them in kindness and compassion. We branch out to our community, gathering and embracing their views and beliefs, but more importantly their dreams for their children. Because together we stand tall and grow the fruits of our learning and our children’s future.

Richard Jenkins, Headteacher, The Meads Primary School

The Meads Primary School has a much larger student body than the average primary school and has a high proportion of students who speak English as an additional language and pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds.

The school’s vision:

Imagine a school where everyone’s kind;
A place where respect and acceptance you’ll find.
Where teachers work hard, go beyond and above,
Where children receive unconditional love.

Imagine a school where everyone’s valued,
And encouraged to choose a more positive attitude.
A school where everyone’s welcome is warm
Where responsibility and resilience are taught as the norm.

Read the full vision here.

Ruth Boon, Headteacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Wansted, London

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school where half of the pupils are from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds and a smaller number speak English as an additional language.

The school’s vision:

From the moment your young star begins to shine in the sky of Our Lady of Lourdes, they are a part of something bigger.  They are part of a galaxy of stars where, throughout every step of their journey, they have opportunities to be inspired, and to believe in themselves in all that they do. They are never alone. There is always someone there to protect, teach, nurture and guide your precious star, through their unique orbit of growth. 

From afar, you will see your little star shine amongst a community built on kindness and mutual respect. As you journey through a galaxy of learning, preparation is key, that they may illuminate wherever life may take them. Pride and warmth will radiate through your growing star, until they are at their brightest, independently shining their light on those who love and care for them.

Let your young star join our glowing constellation.

Sharon Hillyard, Headteacher, Exhall Cedars Infant, Nursery & Preschool

Exhall Cedars Infant, Nursery & Preschool is an infant school that has a larger than average number of pupils who speak English as an additional language, are eligible for free school meals and have SEN support.

The school’s vision:

This is our promise…

Let us show you what’s in our hearts. 

Every child will flourish to achieve whatever they desire.

No river will be too deep.

No mountain will be too high.

We will be your guiding light at the beginning of your journey. 

We will be your map and compass.

If the ground becomes uneven and you should stumble and fall, trust us to catch you in our comforting arms and guide you along that rocky path.  Let us navigate you along the challenging roads ahead and together we will emerge from the shadows and into the warm light of the sun.

 Like your guide rope we will keep you steady and safe, linking us together with your families and community.  We will hold hands to grow in strength and resilience, to climb and reach the summit of your potential. Like the sunflower turning towards the sun we will blossom with brightness and glory. 

Remember our promise and keep it in your heart as you continue on your journey. Be proud, you did it!

Zoe Rollinson, Headteacher, Lanesfield Primary School

Lanesfield Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school where less than half of the pupils are White British with the remaining pupils coming from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds, but predominantly Indian. Most pupils speak English at home as their first language.