Meet the Head
Claire Boyd took up her post at Sydenham High Junior School in September 2014. She has a BA Hons in Politics from Royal Holloway, University of London and a PGCE from Roehampton University. With teaching experience ranging from early years to KS2 as well as preparing children for the transition to senior school, Ms Boyd has risen quickly through the ranks, becoming Head of Lower School at Ravenscourt Park in 2010.
Ms Boyd’s approach to education is firmly rooted in Sydenham High’s ethos of finding each girl’s spark and enabling her to tackle her future with confidence.
“I am passionate about ensuring that every child is offered the opportunity to develop their personal confidence and sense of self – alongside attaining skills, knowledge and understanding – so they can be successful and fulfil their potential. They should feel happy and secure as well as intellectually challenged. There are so many pressures on girls today that I believe we need to help them develop resilience so they are ready for each and every challenge that will come their way. Sydenham High has a strong and proud tradition of enabling each pupil to be the best she can be – and that’s what I want to deliver for all the girls in my care.
“My personal saying is: ‘Better Never Stops’. Celebrating success is important but we should always be looking for ways to improve and meet new challenges. The world around us doesn’t stand still so neither can we.
“From the very beginning the school has aimed to offer a first-class education to its girls and fill them with the sense that anything is within their reach. With a commitment to delivering a contemporary approach to education, a broad, challenging curriculum and excellent teaching I hope to continue making Sydenham High Junior School the first choice educational setting for parents to choose for their daughters.”
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