Headteacher and Mother

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Name: Julie

Job Title: Headteacher

What exactly is that?

Senior management within a school

How did you get there?

I was raised on a very rough council estate in Derby. I always enjoyed school and always did well academically. When I was 16 my parents moved us to another town and half way through my A-levels they moved again. I decided to stay so I could finish them and found myself a small YMCA bedsit. I worked part time and carried on with my A-Levels. When I went to Uni my Dad made it very clear that I would have to fund it myself, which I did!

Describe for us a typical day in your life

I have about an hour to get myself ready in the morning before the madness begins! I have two girls, one aged 10 and one aged 5, so our morning routine can be a bit hectic. We eat breakfast together and I usually have eggs or a bagel with peanut butter. Two mornings a week I drop my girls to school and one afternoon I pick them up after their French tuition. The other pick ups are shared between my husband and a friend. Evenings are spent with my girls and three times a week I train doing CrossFit. Exercise gives me a release from the business of the day and also helps me relax. Its also a great way to do something for myself.

What’s the best thing about what you do?

Every day is different!

What’s the one thing you would change if you could?

Have more time to spend with my team

What did you want to do for a living when you were at school?

Be a teacher!

Tell us about something you were insecure about when you were at school

Wearing glasses was a huge thing for me growing up. I hated them, they were massive! I was able to get contacts when I was 16.

What advice would you have given yourself at 18 if you could?

Trust your own thinking kid!

What’s the title of the last book you read?

Emotional Intelligence and the work place

Please share with us one beauty tip

Always moisturise!

Share with us one money tip you have learned

Try to save and treat yourself. Debt is never a good idea.

Please share one life lesson you have learned

Always think the best in people

Tell us about your favourite recent purchase of £25 or under

Second Wallis trousers from the charity shop! They fit great and were brand new!!!

How can people get in touch with you if they would like more information?

You can email me

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