My Name is Jenny Ray and I have been the Principal of Stamshaw Junior School substantively since 1 April 2017 however I have been at Stamshaw since 2012.
I joined the school as Assistant Head in 2012 and when the school became part of the Portswood Primary Academy Trust in 2015 I was successfully appointed Vice Principal for Inclusion. The ethos and values that the Trust holds closely match my own educational philosophy and pedagogy and this close partnership working has bought significant capacity for improvement to Stamshaw in terms of knowledge and expertise amongst its staff. As a result, staff have the opportunity to work collegiality and are coached at all levels in the constant drive for high quality education for all.
The strength and knowledge of the Trustees and Executive Board also ensure that, as a Principal within the Trust, I am expertly supported in the face of the tremendous challenge of leading the school out of “requires improvement”. I thoroughly relish the opportunities for professional development I am constantly provided with through the Trust and am enjoying leading Stamshaw to “good” and beyond as its Principal and part of Portswood Primary Academy Trust.