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Lucy Northern is now Head Teacher at Brandesburton Primary School

Lucy Northen studied at Hymers from 1994 to 2004
OH Lucy Northen competing in Dressage
OH Lucy Northen competing in Dressage

Lucy recently got in touch to tell us about her life since leaving Hymers College in 2004 and how she is now Head Teacher at a local primary school.

I went to university and studied Psychology after leaving Hymers. I wanted to become an educational psychologist. Years ago, you had to have trained and been a teacher to be allowed to apply for the course so I applied and I completed the Graduate Teacher Programme at Stepney Primary School. This was also where I carried out my dissertation.

I loved the school and although initially I had wanted to become an Ed Psych, my heart was with the children of Hull. I loved working in inner city schools.

Later on, I moved to Pearson Primary School as the assistant head. I gained my Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for teaching of maths and writing and became a writing moderator. Whilst in my role at Pearson, I was given fantastic opportunities within the trust to deliver training on writing, maths and work with other school as part of my SLE role.

I then moved to Stoneferry as Deputy Head and continued to work for the Standards and Testing Agency as a lead moderator and whole class teaching whilst leading the school with Jon Raw (Head of School). I loved my time at Stoneferry and completed the NPQH qualification.

Three years later, the role of Head Teacher at Brandesburton came up. I came and was shown round the school by the head at that time, Jo Ledingham. The feeling I got from the school was amazing. Children were at the very heart of everything. I knew from the first visit, I wanted to be part of something so incredibly special.

Outside of work, Lucy competes at dressage and is a long-distance runner, with her most recent race being 50 miles from Beverley to Malton.

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