AS the first half of autumn term draws to a close, the new head teacher of a South Derbyshire school says she has ‘the perfect job’.
Kellee Cavill took on the role of head of the pre-prep at Foremarke Hall, Repton’s prep school, at the beginning of this term.
She joined Foremarke after being head of Year Three at the international school Repton Dubai.
Her first teaching job was in a Lower School in Bedfordshire, but after two years she returned to her home town of Burton where she worked at Edge Hill Junior School, in Stapenhill, for a decade.
Asked how she is finding her new role, the 37-year-old described it as ‘the perfect job’.
“The children are fantastic; happy, eager to learn and have exceptional manners! The expectations and standards are outstanding, in all areas of school life. Parents are supportive and very involved,” she said.
“The grounds of Foremarke Hall are beautiful and I will never get tired of showing people around. I already feel a sense of pride and belonging.”
It has been a busy start for Kellee with a Royal visit and a busy open morning among the activities she has handled.
She said she has also been putting effort into getting to know all the parents, children and staff and is looking forward to building on the legacy left by her predecessor Ann Pelech.
In her spare time, Kellee plays hockey, enjoys walking – particularly with her two Jack Russell dogs called Oscar and Archie – and watches rugby union - she is a Leicester Tigers supporter.
Foremarke Hall head teacher Richard Merriman said: “We are delighted that Kellee has settled in so well, so quickly.
“She is enthusiastic and determined, exactly the qualities we like to develop in our pupils.
“We are confident the pre-prep, where our pupils aged three to seven are educated, will continue to go from strength to strength under her leadership.”