Barnes school has played a major part in my life from the age of five years old.
A snowy day and a step into the unknown, no pre-school visits in those days. There began my love of school, learning and a life-long love of reading.
Outside learning was Nature on the timetable, in reality spending time in the garden with it’s pebbled paths and flowerbeds. So different now with our wonderful outdoor classroom.
About thirty years on and I am back in the classroom where it all began, this time the start of thirty plus years of introducing children to their future in education.
During these years my own children began their journey into learning. Of course at Barnes!
Many changes evolved and the school became the vibrant, exciting and challenging place it is today.
I now serve on the Governing Body as Vice Chair to support the current dedicated staff in their efforts to carry the Academy forward into the future.
Barnes, my forever love.