Meet the Head & Pupils
HEAD OF SENIOR GIRLS
Paul Bevis, Head Teacher of Nursery, Girls and Sixth Form, shares his vision and what inspired him to teach:
"Being a head is exceptionally rewarding; just walking into school in the morning, seeing children smile, hearing about their successes and watching them hold their heads high, proud of their achievements."
HOW DO YOU ENSURE EACH PUPIL AT SENIOR GIRLS ACHIEVES HER POTENTIAL?
We concentrate all the School's efforts on the individual and our values and ethos underpin all we do. At Senior Girls we focus on the quality of the journey not just the outcome. We engage in a process of constant improvement and provide an environment that breeds aspiration and achievement through manifold opportunities to succeed. Ultimately, we care for each child and have an unbending belief that they can progress, flourish and succeed. Every girl at Claires Court knows they have something to give.
What is your approach to education?
My door is always open, ready to listen.
I believe in setting challenges and having clear standards and expectations. To develop a girl’s belief that she can accomplish anything that she sets her mind to, so they adopt a growth mindset
Who inspired you to teach and who inspires you now?
My PE teacher at school, because he believed in me and gave me a chance. Sir Ken Robinson is a key speaker in education these days, his talks at TED (see YouTube videos) have challenged the way we educate and championed a new era for a more creative culture in school systems.
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