Originally Dame Catherine’s was run as a parent-teacher cooperative, which reflected the desire to provide a personal and inclusive environment in which the children, their families, and the staff could work together. This desire is still central to the school’s ethos, and the involvement of parents is vitally important. The school is run by a School Management Team, comprising of teaching staff, elected parent representatives and non parent trustees, and is run as a limited company.
The management team
Headteacher: Margaret A. Whyte
Chair Person: Mark Crouch
Personnel/Secretary: Jane Dawn
Finance Coordinator: Steve Harcourt
Recruitment & communications: Amanda Harmer
Non-Executive: Jose Raine, Julie Tibbert & Salli Gosling
Proprietor: Dame Catherine Harpur’s School Foundation
The teaching team
Headteacher & Key Stage 1: Margaret A. Whyte
Key Stage 2: Deb Bates
Nursery: Fay Younger
Teaching Assistant: Tracey Savva
Details of the qualifications of our fully qualified teaching team are available on request.