Sue Jepson was appointed Headteacher in September 2019. Prior to this, Sue started work as the Deputy Headteacher at Barnes Primary (formally Westfields) in January 1999. At that time the school had one form of entry. A number of families in the local area around the school didn’t send their children to Westfields. During her time at the school she has worked closely with three Headteachers to ensure that the school has become a very successful, thriving and flourishing two form entry school. Sue passed the National Headteachers Qualification and has an MA in Education.
Prior to working at Barnes Primary school Sue worked in Thailand for six years at Bangkok Patana International School. Bangkok Patana was a large school with seven forms of entry. It catered for pupils from Nursery (aged 3) to International Baccalaureate (aged 18). During her time there she had several significant areas of responsibility. At Barnes Sue leads on strategy and direction; standards and quality assurance; appointments and personnel; assessment and data analysis and the school budget. She teaches Year 6 pupils for five sessions a week. In addition, Sue offers consultancy and support work to other schools and leads National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML) and National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders NPQSL training.