Senior leadership team

  • Mrs Gill Humphriss

    Executive Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

    I have been in education since 1993 when I started out as a teaching assistant working for Service Children's Education in Belgium. Over the years I completed my degree in English and Music with The Open University and have worked in a variety of schools in Germany, Dorset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. teaching all year groups. I quickly moved into leadership and have been Head Teacher of 3 schools. Heathcote will be my 4th school to lead as Executive Head. I also lead Stratford Primary School. I am an extremely positive person and instil 'can do' attitudes in the children under my care. I want the children to have fun and look back on their primary education remembering all the good times. I encourage my staff to research different ways they can improve educational experiences for children and have completed a post graduate certificate in educational research; focusing on mathematical learning and behaviour management.

    I am married with one son who is joining The Royal Navy and a step-son who is a General Manager for a number of restaurants. My husband is an electronics engineer and we have a granddaughter who we love spending time with. I love animals and have 2 west highland terriers, a guinea pig and a lot of fish! In my spare time I enjoy tracing my family history, writing, listening to music, visiting new places and walking. I am also a huge Strictly fan and love to dance. I have been known to break into a waltz or a Charleston in assembly.

  • Mrs Kim Abernethy

    Head of School and Designated Safeguarding Lead

    After graduating from the University of Warwick with a joint honours degree in Philosophy and Psychology, I took some time to travel around the world. It was during this time that I had the pleasure to teach in a school in Fiji which confirmed to me that I wanted to be a teacher. Since getting my teaching qualification, I have taught across the primary year groups in different locations including London, Solihull and Shanghai. I am a creative and imaginative individual and thoroughly enjoy using stories, poetry and art to capture the children’s interest and push their learning further. I look forward to developing the curriculum at Heathcote Primary and supporting staff in delivering outstanding lessons where children can thrive, enjoy and be proud of their learning.

    In my spare time I enjoy travelling and exploring new places. I always need a project to be working on and can often be found busying myself behind my sewing machine or with a paintbrush in my hand. I also enjoy keeping fit through calisthenics, dance, pilates and taking part in outdoor assault courses such as the Wolf Run.

  • Mrs Cassie Shirley

    Assistant Head Teacher/Year 1 Class Teacher and Pupil Premium Champion

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  • Miss Anna Cowcher

    EYFS Lead and English Lead

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    Also Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mr Nick Harwood

    Y6 Teacher and Maths Lead

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    Also Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Miss Tabitha Bradburn

    SENDCo and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

    See under SENDCo for biography