My name is Louise Page. I graduated as a teacher with a first class honours degree in 1991. Prior to becoming a Headteacher, I had been a Deputy for a total of 8 years in two different schools; a small one form entry school and a large three form entry primary school in Coventry. Following completion of the National Primary Qualification for Headteachers, I became Headteacher here at St Saviour’s C of E Primary.
My priority is to ensure that our children have the best education possible and all of them make fantastic progress. I want all our children to become well-rounded citizens of tomorrow and believe that we must give them every opportunity to develop their sense of social, spiritual and moral responsibility.
Over the years, I have been on the Governing Body of a number of schools, both as a staff governor and a community governor. The role has changed significantly over the years, with the growing importance of the role governors’ play in setting the strategic direction of the school, along with ensuring correct financial management and providing challenge to the leadership team.
Together with the Governing Body, as your Headteacher I will provide clear direction for the school and demonstrate commitment, ideas and energy alongside organisational and management responsibilities.
I have been a parent governor for about 2 years now. The school is very endeared to my family as we have been associated with it for about 22 years. My own children have been attending since 2007 and at present 3 of them attend.
I am a full time mum and work part time as an ESOL tutor and as a parent/toddler group co-ordinator at Adderley children’s centre.
My previous roles were as a tribunal clerk for the Ministry of Justice and as an adjudicator for the Department of Works & Pensions. These roles have given me the opportunity to meet and work with people from all walks of life and communities. Dealing with their issues and finding the best way to solve problems has provided me with invaluable experience in my role as a parent governor.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Social Science and to enhance my prospects career wise as a parent governor I completed a child care course in 2016. I want to help the school provide the best possible education and outcomes for all the children and get our school back to its ‘Outstanding’ rating
I have been the Headteacher at Adderley Children’s Centre for 10 years.
I have worked passionately in the early year’s sector for 40 years. My posts during this period have included working as a teacher in nursery and primary school settings; a deputy head teacher in an integrated early years centre and a lecturer in further and higher education in Coventry. Since 2001 I have worked in Birmingham as a head teacher of three nursery schools and children’s centres.
My early year’s background ensures extensive knowledge of children’s early leaning and development, their starting points and the next stages of their educational journey.
I have significant leadership experience and as National Leader in Education this work extends my role into primary school settings.
I have always been keen to develop strong links with the local primary schools. St. Saviours is a well-respected school within the Saltley area and many of the children who attend Adderley Children’s Centre transfer to this primary school. When the opportunity to become a governor at St. Saviours I was delighted to accepted on the board. I look forward to supporting Louise Page ant the other committed governors to ensure the school’s successful journey.