Vicky Ellis MA BSc (Hons) QTS
I am passionate about the importance and value of Early Years and Primary education, giving children the best possible start to school life, whilst fostering a love of learning and a ‘can do’ attitude. I am a firm advocate of placing no limitations on expectations, believing children can only achieve when given the skills to tackle new challenges and the opportunities to do so within a happy and secure environment. Pupils astound me every day, fuelling my enthusiasm for teaching. Since becoming a teacher I have worked in a variety of educational settings; state schools, co-educational and single sex independent schools, as a teacher, subject co-ordinator, Head of Department, Director of Studies, mentor, specialist leader and as an external auditor. These opportunities have also enabled me to gain a unique insight into teaching practices and educational development of children aged 2 to 11.
Having completed my first degree in Accounting and started working life in Corporate Tax, I bring a unique skill set to school life and make the most of the opportunities available to make the best of school facilities and the environment to maximise the potential of young learners and the school community alike. I moved into teaching in 2003 and have never looked back, completing a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management in 2013. The challenge and opportunity for continuous development and improvement which education brings means there is never a dull moment in school life. It’s a very exciting time to be involved in education in such a rapidly evolving, international world.
I feel very privileged to be starting on this journey, leading the Banstead Prep School community to excellence and beyond. This is a unique opportunity to create a forward thinking school, grounded in the solid foundations and values of a traditional Prep School such as respect, nurture and academic rigour, alongside the facilities to enable the broadest of curriculums and opportunities leading to an engaging, innovative and exciting curriculum. It is these combined features which will enable all pupils to maximise their own potential and marvel in the joy of learning, both in and out of the classroom, ensuring achievement in not only academic results but through the pursuit of multiple interests.