We are delighted to announce that Jo Ford will be joining us as our second Reception class teacher!
Jo grew up in the local area and attended St Bede's as a child so really understands our local community. She will be joining us from St John's Infant School in Chatham where she is currently EYFS leader. Jo is an exceptional teacher and in her first year of teaching was voted Kent's Newly-Qualified Teacher (NQT) of the year. Jo’s first teaching role was in a brand-new school so her experience of the opportunities and challenges that this brings will be invaluable as we establish Hatchlands in our first year.
Jo is relocating back to the Redhill area and I'm thrilled that we were able to appoint her. She is passionate about the emotional well-being of her pupils and her knowledge of Forest School, Talk for Writing and Maths Mastery fits beautifully with our curriculum plans for Hatchlands. She will be a terrific asset to our school.