In my role as Senior Assistant Head Teacher, responsible for Personal Development/Mental Health Lead, I have had the pleasure of working alongside Anna Bateman for the past 4 years.
Anna has strategically guided our school in improving and ensuring that our mental health provision across the school is wholly effective. I can not praise enough how valuable Anna’s expertise, insight and approach is with all matters linked to mental health. Anna’s support and guidance has also contributed significantly to our promotion of pupils’ wider personal development which was reported by Ofsted as extremely effective – “Leaders place as much emphasis on personal development as they do on academic excellence”– Ofsted October 2021).
Every colleague in our school who has had the opportunity to work with Anna is wholly positive about working with her. Anna radiates warmth and positivity in all that she does.