Job Title: Principal
Time at Airthrie: 34 Years (January 1983)
I took over as Airthrie's Principal in January 1983 having qualified as a teacher in 1971. I love the unique homely environment and charming buildings which are full of character. The School has undergone a considerable amount of modernisation and expansion to provide the appropriate facilities required for today's education. We continue to embrace technology and change whilst retaining our longstanding values. We have a large garden and are ideally located next to the Cheltenham Ladies' College sports complex, which we use daily.
As a school we endeavour to promote happiness and well-being, respect and good manners in every child. From this base comes a growth in confidence and self-esteem - and inevitably success follows. Each year, Airthrie's excellent final results show pupils achieving 100% success in independent school entrance exams together with a number of cross curricular scholarships alongside local Grammar school places.
Our staff and I work very hard to secure the school's continued success, and we look forward to welcoming new pupils to the Airthrie family.