Educating our girls is a privilege. We take our roles very seriously and recognise the level of responsibility this brings. We have a wonderful team of dedicated staff who value the relationships with parents as well as the girls.

Miss Emily Hair

Miss Emily Hair

Head of Junior School

I have been teaching for 15 years and have a passion and commitment to ensuring all children in my care have the very best educational offer possible. Knowing the importance for a child’s future success and happiness of getting the early years experience right underpins our excellent nursery offer. In our nursery we immerse the children in engaging environments with skilled, compassionate staff to ensure each child rapidly builds strong foundations in their learning and develops their self awareness, confidence and independence.

Mrs Jo Purvey-Tyrer

Mrs Jo Purvey-Tyrer

Deputy Head of Junior School

During my 22 years at Northampton High, I have had the opportunity to teach across the entire age range from Nursery to Year 6. This has given me a precious insight into the transitions and progression that every child experiences in their development. At Northampton High School we have a strong, caring, family ethos and high staff ratios which means we can nurture individual pupils so that they not only thrive but are celebrated as an individual. I firmly believe in the importance of growth mindset and the incredible potential of every child, whatever their starting point.

Mrs Clare Bing

Mrs Clare Bing

Nursery Manager

I have been managing the nursery and preschool at Northampton High since January 2020, and have managed nurseries and out of school provisions in general for over 20 years. My favourite part of working with children in Early Years is that no two days are the same, and that we can offer so many opportunities to every child, supporting them to grow and develop and to give strong foundations for them to build on through their school career.

Miss Kelly Hillery

Miss Kelly Hillery

Nursery Room Manager

I have been working here for over 7 years, with my main focus being in the nursery where I have worked with  girls from 2-4 years in all rooms. I pride myself on being a good role model for the girls and the main point for comfort and reassurance. I have a NVQ level three in childcare and a diploma in playwork. My favourite part of the nursery is the outdoors, the garden area is set up like a classroom where the girls have the same opportunities and experiences that they could have in an indoor setting.

Miss Gemma Hewitt

Miss Gemma Hewitt

Nursery Nurse

I have worked at Northampton High School for 3 years with all age groups within the Nursery. I gained a Level 3 in Early Years over 16 years ago therefore recently refreshed my knowledge by completing a BA Hons Degree in Early Years Playwork and Education, a Level 6 qualification. My favourite feature within nursery is going with the girls to our on-site forest school, sharing their experiences within the outdoor learning environment.

Miss Lindsey Hillery

Miss Lindsey Hillery

Nursery Nurse

I have been working within the childcare provision for over 18 years both in the public and private sector, working with a range of ages ranges from babies and children from 3 months to 12 years, and have a NVQ level 3 in childcare. I have learnt so many different techniques and tools to put into practice within the setting, and my favourite part of working within pre school is seeing the different personalities and the uniqueness of each child shine through.

Mrs Jane Mason

Mrs Jane Mason

Nursery Nurse

I completed my level three (NNEB) child care qualification in 1991 and later went on to pass my early childhood studies degree and achieve my level six qualification (early years teacher status).I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings in many varied roles including a early years officer in a social services nursery, a preschool manager, a nanny and a childminder. My favourite areas in our nursery are the loose parts and exploration area as it allows the girls so much autonomy to their play and creativity.

Miss Michelle Cooke

Miss Michelle Cooke

Nursery Nurse

I am a qualified nursery practitioner and have worked with young children in one capacity or another for the past 25 years. I have worked in schools and also in private homes where I have been on the other side of the process of finding the right nursery and settling in. Within the nursery I teach French to the pre-school class and this is my highlight of the week. It is very rewarding to see the children enjoying the session and hearing how they, in turn, ‘teach’ their families at home.

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