Deputy Headteacher Clare Whitehouse
Hello, my name is Ms Whitehouse and I started at Fleetville Junior School in January 2021. I qualified as a teacher 15 years ago and since then have worked in a variety of schools as a teacher, SENCO, Senior Leader and Assistant Headteacher.
I am excited to have joined the team and cannot wait to support the children and staff on their Fleetville journey now that school is returning to 'normal'.
When I think about people who inspire me, I think about the people that have over come challenges or have fought for something they believe in. I think about the people who have made difference to the lives of others and who never give up even when things are difficult. These are the people that inspire me to become a better person, teacher and mother and make me want to help create a world that is better for future generations.
What is kindness? To me, kindness should not be defined by a list of actions. It should instead be defined as an outlook on life and a natural desire to want the best for everyone. How this manifests will look different for everyone but at the root of everything is a warmth and compassion that people show to one another in both the happiest and saddest times.
The accomplishments I am most proud are, becoming a teacher and becoming a mother. I only decided to become a teacher at the age of 24 and had to return to university to complete my PGCE. It was daunting to return to education and I had to work alongside completing my course. There were difficult times when I wanted to give up but I knew that the hard work would pay off in the end, and it did.