Headteacher-Mrs Eaglen

About myself........


I have always had links with this area. My family are from High Wycombe, where I was born, and my Grandparents actually got married in St Mary’s Church, many, many years ago. However I grew up in a small village in Devon and that is where I studied to become a teacher.


On completing my teacher training in Devon, I moved to London where I spent my early career teaching in a number of inner city schools. During this time I was able to participate in new educational initiatives and learnt the importance of staying up to date with new educational research. This significantly contributed to my teaching skills and I was recognised by Ofsted as being an outstanding teacher.


"Strong leadership and management, particularly from the headteacher, have greatly improved the quality of education and pupils’ outcomes since the previous inspection." -Ofsted 2015


I became part of the St Mary's team in 2008 when I joined the school as the Nursery teacher and EYFS leader. With a background of teaching in KS1, have also led the KS1 team and taught in KS2. My experience of all Key Stages was crucial as I became Deputy and then more recently Headteacher.


As Headteacher I hold the children's best interests at the heart of everything and recognise every child is special. I expect children to do their best and I have high expectations in relation to appearance, attitudes, behaviour, courtesy and work. It is important to me that we nurture proud, well-mannered children who love learning and excel in everything they do. At St Mary's we work as a team with parents and families to ensure this and to provide for all children the best start in life.


When I reflect on why am I so proud to be the Headteacher of St Mary’s the answer is easy, the wonderful children, staff and community make it such a special place. The sense of team and family is undeniable and that is why it is a pleasure to be Headteacher.


As Headteacher, I am at the school gate welcoming children, parents and families each morning, so I hope to see you there sometime soon!

Mrs Vania Eaglen