My name is Jo Sawyer and I am the Headteacher at Park Grove Primary. I have been at the school since April 2013. I am from York and all of my family live close by. I have worked in five schools in total, in four different local authorities. Before Park Grove, I was a headteacher for 5 years in Qatar, in the Middle East. This gave me the opportunity to be enriched by a truly multicultural environment. I have always been a strong believer in celebrating difference and we have the same philosophy at Park Grove. We see every child as an individual with something special to add to our community.
I love my job because I get a buzz from seeing the children learn and grow each day in an environment where they feel happy and safe. I really enjoy working with the team at Park Grove because everybody cares so much about the children and they all go ‘the extra mile’.
In my spare time, I love to travel, see new places and learn about other cultures. I read a lot and like nothing more than lazing in the sun (when we have any) with a good book. I am a member of a gym, but like many people, I don’t always find the time to go! I have been teaching myself to play the guitar for a number of years but I’m not quite ready to ‘go public’!
I hope you enjoy looking at our colourful and vibrant website and finding out more about the children, parents, governors and staff that make up the community of Park Grove.
Contact Miss Sawyer – firstname.lastname@example.org