Executive Headteacher at Rye College, Rye Community Primary School and Starfish Pre-school
Prior to Mr Blakelock's current appointment he was headteacher at Trinity Church of England Primary School and a senior leader at Bishop Justus Church of England School. The focus of his work has always been ensuring the child is placed at the centre of provision. Barry believes the best education is an inclusive education - where the diversity of the real world is reflected in every classroom to the benefit of all learners.
Headteacher at Rye Community Primary and Starfish Pre-school
Kelly is an experienced leader in Primary Education, having worked in a variety of leadership roles throughout her career. Kelly has previously held the roles of EYFS, KS1 leader and Deputy Headteacher. Kelly has also lectured at a local university on the initial teacher training programmes and has for many years been on their interview panel for new undergraduates and post graduate trainee teachers as part of her lead mentor role. Kelly firmly believes that we need to educate the “whole child and that the child should be at the centre of everything we do.” She believes that “all children need equal access to opportunities and an education which prepares them for life and lifelong learning”.
Vicky qualified as a Teacher in Wales in 2007 specialising in Early Years. She joined Rye Primary as Early Years Lead in 2014 and leads the school Village Project. Vicky teaches in Minnows class and spends regular time within Starfish. Vicky holds a pediatric first aid certificate, an NPQML in leadership, is one of the school's DSL's and a subject leader for Music and RSHE throughout the school. Vicky oversees the teaching and learning within Starfish Pre-school and both Reception classes.
Pre-School Educator - Maternity Leave
Kat joined us in 2017, initially working as bank staff, but we were delighted when she was able to join us full time. Kat holds a Level 3 NVQ, pediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates. Kat leads on the planning and provision of the "Talk for Writing" programme in the nursery and has a passion for arts and crafts and creating artwork with the children.