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Deborah Shepherd

Deborah ShepherdAs the Headteacher of the Courtyard school, I sit on the Governing Body to inform the members and support them in making decisions which best benefit the pupils.

I am passionate about ensuring that all young people have the opportunities to achieve their potential, particularly those who may find the expectations of modern society a little overwhelming.

I am reminded daily of the strength of young people with additional needs and am in constant admiration of their resilience and determination.

When I do not have my Headteacher hat on, I am a mother to three beautiful children. We love to travel, particularly to Italy and South-East Asia, enjoying the culture, food and sights. I also love to bake, aiming to perfect my lemon drizzle recipe.

Finally I enjoy staying active and challenging myself physically, having completed the London Marathon last year and training to run it again this year.

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Photo of pupils and staff at The Courtyard on a snowy World Book Day

World Book Day The Courtyard turns into a colourful literary festival as students and teachers dress up as their favourite fictional characters in honour of World Book Day

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