Education specialist Susie Drake has taken over from Ted Haslam as Head of the Nursery and Pre Prep at Aysgarth. Susie joins Aysgarth with vast experience of children’s education from 0 – 11 yrs of age, following 5 years working for North Yorkshire County Council as a school advisor and previous to that as a Deputy Head in Skipton.
Susie lives near Harrogate with her husband and has two children. Susie says, “I am delighted to be back in a school. I am looking forward building on the happy environment we have here. I thrive on ensuring children are excited to come to school - I want every day in the Pre-Prep to provide rich experiences for our children and create learning memories which will remain for the rest of their lives”.
Anthony Goddard, Headmaster of Aysgarth School says, “We are very lucky that someone of Susie’s calibre is taking on this role to help us build on the happy, successful school that she inherits”.
Three other new members of staff at Aysgarth include Chris Wood from Cothill House School, Joanna Rawson as a High Level Teaching Assistant and Richard Sowden, as Assistant Director of Music.