Stanley Grove Primary Academy welcomes Amy Footman in the role of Head of School after seven years of working at the school. Amy has made strong contributions in many areas, particularly community links, improved outcomes for SEN pupils and mindfulness.
After joining the Stanley Grove team as a class teacher in 2008 having studied at Warwick University, she became Assistant Vice Principal with responsibilities for SEN, Inclusion and Safeguarding in 2012. Her personal interest and passion for Special Educational Needs led her to complete both a MA in Inclusion and the National Award for SENCOs through Manchester Metropolitan University.
Another of Amy’s passions is bringing Mindfulness to BFET schools. Amy says that having a mindfulness practice supports her in her work. She teaches the Paws.b mindfulness curriculum at Stanley Grove and is a trainer for the Mindfulness in School Project.
Amy is proud to be Head of School at such a unique and inspiring academy. For Amy, Stanley Grove should be a school that is at the heart of the community, giving children rich new experiences and leading research to improve outcomes for pupils. She is looking forward to finishing the current refurbishments, which will provide children and staff with fantastic new learning spaces, all weather sports facilities and engaging outdoor provision.