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Welcome to David Leggett Deputy Head

Posted: 28th June 2017

What attracted you to the role at Skippers?

Having worked in the area for a long time it has always been clear to me that the  Skippers’ community is warm, welcoming and creative, and I am really excited to have the opportunity to join the school and be a part of its continued development. I see the Deputy Head role as a  challenging and diverse one that is suited to my core interests, experience and expertise.

What skills and experience can you bring to Skippers?
I have taught in an array of school both in the UK and internationally. I have always been committed to the concept of a holistic , values based and individualised education which allows all pupils , whatever their innate talents, to flourish. 
Why did you decide to become a teacher?
I love working with young people and hearing their ideas, aspirations and questions about life in general.
What’s the best thing about being a teacher?
I love helping students to grow, develop and reach beyond what they ever thought possible. You build positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the wider community and the children teach you as much as you teach them. I have certainly  had moments where an innocent comment from a pupil has seriously hit home and changed my perspective and I believe there is no better job in all the world than mine.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time my wife Mary and I are kept busy by our two young daughters, Evie 5 and Lucie 3. My personal interests revolve predominantly around the family and sport. I enjoy taking part in all sports and watching most of them, especially my beloved Tottenham Hotspur. My holidays are usually divided between travelling abroad and spending time with the family. 
I am simply delighted to be joining Skipper Hill Manor School at this exciting time. The school is clearly in excellent shape and is ambitious and aspirational for its future. The overwhelmingly positive and welcoming atmosphere I experienced on my visits whilst meeting the staff and pupils, made an immediate warm and friendly impression. 

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