Frances Plummer

What do you enjoy about your role?
I love connecting with people and talking about Skippers whether it’s to our current parents, our alumni or those who are visiting the school for the first time. My job is very varied which I really enjoy and I’m always working with different people across the school as well as the parent community.
My four children came to the school and after they left I couldn’t bare to leave so asked for a job and have now worked here for over 12 years!
It’s made me realise it’s good to try new things as I even enjoy doing all the social media which is something I really thought I’d hate.

What do you love most about Skippers?
There is an amazing energy in the school that makes me want to come in each day and puts a smile on my face. It’s not just being around the children that makes me feel happy, all the staff are incredibly supportive of one another and we make each other laugh. Skippers is like an extension of my family so this makes it easy for me to be so passionate about it.
It was the amazing view and the opportunity for the children to be able to run free and be themselves that sold the school to me in the first place when I looked around as a parent moving down from London 25 years ago.  I still love the view and often just need to go outside and gaze at the horizon  particularly if I have been sitting looking at a screen for too long!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself
I’ve written a diary every day for the last 25 years and I love playing Kubb!