My name is Andrea. I am the Acting Principal at Griffeen Valley ETNS. I have had the privilege of working at Griffeen Valley for the past fourteen years. During that time, I have been a class teacher, special education teacher, Assistant Principal and Deputy Principal. Our school is continuing to grow and develop, and I look forward to working with pupils, staff, and parents to steer GVETNS through the changes ahead of us while celebrating our achievements. I have been the Acting Principal since November 2018 and will continue in this role until at least June 2021. I also serve as Secretary to the Board of Management.
I am wholly committed to the Educate Together Ethos and the core values of its charter; Equality based, Co-educational, Child-centred and Democratically run. As principal I seek to underpin these values in the learning experiences of our pupils and in the day to day running of our school. I have experience of Educate Together as a parent of two children and as a Director and Secretary to the National Board of Directors of Educate Together (2007 – 2014). Prior to working at GVETNS I taught in primary schools in London where I was a Borough Lead Literacy Teacher and member of the schools’ management team.