Welcome from Mrs Foster

I am very excited to be taking on the role of ‘Head of School’ at St. John’s this year and
am really looking forward to working with all the children, staff, parents and carers.
Having been at Winyates for 6 years, working alongside Mrs Firth and the leadership team, I feel that I am in a very privileged position to begin this new role with prior knowledge of St. John’s. I have a passion for teaching andlearning and have taught in all year groups from Y1-Y6, before becoming Head of School at Winyates. I have a keen interest in maths and feel strongly that no child should ever feel like maths is ‘not for them’ – a phrase I have heard too many times, from many adults.

I enjoy learning myself and am a keen horse rider and martial artist – two disciplines where I am forever learning! I have a real love of animals, which has stemmed from growing up on a farm, and I now live in the countryside and enjoy being in the outdoors, particularly long walks with my dog! I know that some children and parents already know and recognise me as ‘Miss Lomas’, but I will be getting married during the summer holidays and joining the St. John’s team as Mrs Foster!