Message from the Federation Headteacher

Hello and thank you for your interest in Cledford Primary School

A little bit about me!

I have been teaching since 1984, beginning my career in Wythenshawe. I achieved the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2005, and have been a headteacher for 12 years. Cledford is my second headship and I love working with this school community, where I think there is a very special band of staff, pupils, parents and governors.

I am passionate about children reaching their full potential and ask staff to meet with a senior leader every 6 weeks to discuss every child's progress. I am an English graduate and a reading specialist and am keen to ensure that every child becomes an effective reader as quickly as possible when they join Cledford Primary School. I know my own life would be much duller without a love of literature!

I have introduced 'character education', ‘growth mind-set' and 'SUMO' to the Cledford Primary School curriculum because I think emotional intelligence is just as important as skills development and academic success. (You can find more details in the 'additional information' document.)

I am a keen sports woman and believe in the value of exercise and the outdoors for learning and well-being. I own a 16h chestnut thoroughbred horse and an enthusiastic Labrador who is a trained therapy dog; together they help keep me energised and happy with life! Staff at Cledford provide lots of outdoor learning opportunities, including a 'Forest Schools' approach, led by a trained practitioner. You can see more information on the 'Forest Schools' page.

I am very proud of Cledford Primary School and would welcome the opportunity to show you around and let you see everything we can offer your child.

Mrs AJ Booth
Federation Headteacher

Cledford Primary School, George VI Ave, Middlewich, CW10 0DD