Mrs Sara Willoughby - Headteacher
I trained to be a teacher in North Yorkshire in the 1980’s. On completion I joined the Hampshire pool of newly qualified teachers and was called to interview at Hook-with-Warsash where I took up post in September 1989.
The school at that time had nine classes and the Headteacher was Alan Bremner. I initially taught a year 4/5 mixed class and have since taught throughout the school. The classes I have taught have ranged in size from 24 to 37 pupils. I spent one year teaching a class in the Environmental Classroom. I have been responsible for many curriculum areas over the years including PE, RE, PSHE, History, Geography and English.
During 1996 Chris Hines was seconded to another school and I was given the role of acting Deputy Headteacher. On the retirement of the existing post holder in 1997 I was promoted permanently to the position of Deputy Headteacher. In September 2013 I took up the role of Headteacher.
I am a Governor by virtue of my position as Headteacher and am a member of the Pupil Discipline, Curriculum & Early Years Committee, the Finance & Personnel Committee, the Forging Links Committee and the Governance and Audit Committee and of the Marketing, Promotion & Media Working Group. I also attend meetings of the Pay & Appraisal Committee.
I have completed certificated Safer Recruitment Training. I am the Academy’s Accounting Officer.
Pecuniary and other interests: none
I became a Governor in November 2013
Updated October 2019