A graduate of Surrey University, Mrs Heard has taught full time for twenty-five years. She began her career in a Northampton lower school and since then has taught in schools in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, across all primary age groups and the Early Years Foundation Stage. Her senior leadership roles have included Deputy Head and Headteacher in two primary schools.
Mrs Heard has a passion for promoting the science curriculum and providing pupils with opportunities to ask questions, investigate and work scientifically. She has participated in the Primary Science Quality Mark programme and is committed to developing positive attitudes towards science throughout the school.
She is also an enthusiastic pianist and church organist who has led the primary music curriculum in a number of schools and enjoys accompanying the pupils in assemblies and performances. Mrs Heard leads the choir in events and competitions, encouraging all to have fun whilst singing.
Her aim is to provide all pupils in the Junior School with a fully rounded education and personalised learning journey, thus enabling all pupils to achieve their best.