Samantha Murray

Associate Deputy Headteacher - Learning and Teaching

I graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA (hons) in History and then from Exeter University, St. Luke’s College with a PGCE in History. Both universities provided me with passion and devotion to both the subject of History and Teaching. My teaching career started at a busy school in Hertfordshire where I primarily worked in the pastoral teams as both a Head of Year and a Head of House. During my time in Hertfordshire, I designed and planned a pilot GCSE and was also published in the Cambridge University Journal for Teaching and Learning. I arrived at WIS in January 2011 as a Head of History and since then have held a number of roles primarily in Well-being and Learning and Teaching roles.

As Associate Deputy Head teacher for Learning and Teaching, I am passionate about ensuring that our staff provide the best possible learning experiences for the children and that our teachers are provided with high quality professional development to be at the cutting edge of Learning and Teaching.  Part of my role is also to embed and develop the culture of well-being in our school and I was proud to be awarded the Well-being Award for Schools in March 2021. This is a testament to all of the hard work our teachers put into providing our children with exciting and engaging learning experiences that support both their academic progression and overall well-being.

As part of my own professional development, I am currently undertaking an NPQSL qualification to further enhance my practice and to support fellow leaders in school. I am proud to have been a part of WIS for so long and to have been part of such a supportive community of parents and teachers, where students are at the heart of every decision.


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