Mrs Michelle Gravett has been appointed as joint Deputy Head and will work alongside Mr Donald and her Co-Deputy Mrs Taylor with specific responsibility for developing the school’s Academic Curriculum.
Michelle brings a wealth of experience to the role with over 18 years experience of teaching, predominately in the state sector. She is an honours graduate from an Ofsted "outstanding" graded teacher-training institution specialising in, Information and Computer Technology (ICT), Design Technology, and Physical Education." Michelle developed her teaching career at Christ Church C of E Primary School in Purley. She combined her Class Teacher responsibilities with roles as a Design Technology, ICT, Literacy, SEN and Early Years Co-ordinator before being made acting Assistant Head Teacher and then Assistant Head Teacher in 2004.
Michelle has successfully contributed to new initiatives during her teaching career including an intervention programme to provide additional and further literacy support during her time at Christ Church School and her involvement on projects such as the Croydon Writing Project, which lead to Christ Church being awarded the Quality Mark. She has a keen interest in sport, and has no less than six Sports Leader Certificates to her name including Badminton, Rugby League, Ruby Union, Tennis, Netball and Lacrosse.