Head Teacher

 

Mrs B Mckenzie - Head Teacher

Mrs Bethan Mckenzie Assistant Headteacher and Inclusion Manager

I joined Upland Primary School as a member of the Senior Leadership Team in September 2004 and have been part of the many changes that the school has experienced and the journey it has been on.

During my time at the school I have taught in both Key Stage 1 and 2 so have a very good understanding of pupils needs from an early age to when they leave primary school.

My role is to work with the Head and Deputy in order to ensure that the school is well lead and managed. I am passionate about all children making the very best progress educationally, socially and emotionally in order for them to leave primary school with the tools to tackle the challenges that may lie ahead of them. Ensuring children receive quality first teaching is key to this. Some children require more support to achieve this and that is where matching children’s needs to appropriate intervention is important.

As Inclusion Leader I am responsible for identifying needs within the school and work alongside class teachers and other professionals to ensure children are supported in the best possible way. In addition to this I value the contribution that parents can make therefore I strive to develop good relationships with parents and am always open to any concerns that a parent might have in relation to their child’s academic, social or emotional development.

I am the Designated Lead for Looked After children and work closely with other agencies to ensure children are supported emotionally and academically.

Within my role as Inclusion Lead I am also responsible for monitoring the progress that children who receive the Pupil Premium make. As a school we aim to ensure that the gap in attainment and progress that this group of children make is closed compared to other children.