Katharine Hurd, Head Teacher
My name is Katharine Hurd and as Head teacher of All Saints CE Junior Academy I have been a member
of the governing body for the last 4 years. Born on Canvey Island in Essex, I have an affinity with areas of challenge and energy and believe strongly that all children can achieve.
I have been a teacher for over 30 years and have worked in a range of settings from rural West Wales to Tower Hamlets in London. I moved to St Leonards with my family over 15 years ago to be near the sea. I have been a school leader and sometime educational consultant since before my children were born (23 years ago). I am a mother of 2 and assess whether I am happy with what I see in a classroom based on whether I would be happy if my own children were in the class. I have a passion for teaching and learning and am constantly looking at ways that teachers and children can be supported to make learning more effective, meaningful and engaging.
My aim as the leader of the school is to support every child to make the best possible progress and to be as actively involved in their learning as they can. I have the pleasure of leading a team of committed staff who work tirelessly to make the school the caring, calm and happy place it is.
Outside of school I love animals and have always had pets. I spend most of my weekends watching my son playing football or Brighton and Hove Albion from the North stand. I also enjoy seeing my daughter ride, walking the dog, decorating and gardening. I have a VW camper van and enjoy spending time on the road (but only if its sunny).