The Leadership Team:
Julia Foulger, Headteacher
Julia Foulger has the school running through her veins; she attended as a pupil, then as a parent before joining as a KS2 teacher in 2003, becoming Deputy Head in 2012 and then Head in 2014. Having completed a Humanities degree, she trained as a Primary Teacher on the job at Green Street Green School. In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her family, now scattered across the country, meeting friends for coffee and running Messy Church once a month at St John’s Church, where she has been a member since she was three.
She says: I love school! There is not a day passes at St David’s without something amazing happening. The staff I am lucky enough to work with are brilliant and the children never fail to surprise us with the many things they achieve. Becoming part of the Wishford group of schools has widened our horizons and introduced us to new colleagues and friends. My hope is that I can help to inspire all the pupils who are lucky enough to attend St David’s to become confident, well-rounded children fully equipped for the next stage of their education.
Sherrie Page, Deputy Head
Sherrie was inspired to become a teacher at the age of 11 by her PE teacher, and hopes that she too will inspire others to always be the best that they can be and follow their dreams. Teaching enabled her to combine her love of sport and travelling and she spent an exciting 10 years teaching in the Bahamas.
She says: I love teaching here at St David’s – I have been here for over 20 years. I am excited by the wonderful changes that have taken place since we became part of an even bigger family, the Wishford Group. In my role as Deputy Head, I aim to support my colleagues, parents and children in every way possible.
Sarah Handy, School Business Manager
Sarah began her association with St David’s when her son joined Reception in 1998, followed by her daughter in 2000. Little did she know then that she would end up working there!
Prior to family life, Sarah worked as a PA to a director of a large retail chain – she still loves shopping!
Sarah quickly became involved in the life of St David’s whilst her children were here and when she was offered the chance to become school secretary she jumped at the opportunity. Since joining the Wishford group, Sarah’s now become School Business Manager and somewhat of an expert in social media and a host of other challenging roles.
Sarah says, ‘I can think of no better place to work, I feel privileged to be part of the lives of so many wonderful children and their families. The support we receive from all our Wishford colleagues is wonderful and I know the school will go from strength to strength whilst maintaining its very special family feel and ethos well into the future’.
When not at work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, walking, meeting friends for coffee and travelling.
Lawrence Mutti, Site Manager
I am delighted to have joined the Wishford group at St David’s Prep as Site Manager. My association with the school began when my son joined as a
pupil and I became involved as a member of the PTA over a number of years.
My previous job was as a member of a site team in a large independent school and prior to that, I worked in various facility service roles in private sector companies.
At St David’s Prep, my responsibility is to ensure the infrastructure workings of the school runs smoothly – including all the things you see and many you cannot see! Heating, lighting, cleaning etc. are all essential to ensure that pupils, staff and visitors have a safe and comfortable environment in which to work and study.
I enjoy seeing the development of the school and contributing to such a successful and dynamic establishment with all its excellent open spaces where children thrive.
Debbie Wright, KS1 Co-ordinator and SENDCO
After completing her BEd at Birmingham University, Debbie spent the first 12 years of her teaching career at a school in Merton for pupils ages 3-19 years old with learning difficulties. She was fascinated by the psychology of learning and through part time study with the Open University she completed a Psychology degree, followed by a Masters in Education. Since joining St David’s in 1996 she has taught across all of Pre-Prep and Lower Key Stage 2, had responsibility for several curriculum areas and enjoyed co-ordinating the SEN provision. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with family and her menagerie of animals to look after at home!
She says: At St David’s, I feel privileged to work with such lovely pupils and their parents. There is a real sense of family within the school. We are lucky to have a beautiful school field and it is a pleasure to be out there on a sunny day watching the children enjoying the space.
Chloe Slim, School Secretary