Monday, 21st January 2019
WELL respected head teacher takes up her latest challenge
A WELL respected head teacher, who has covered the education spectrum from early years to undergraduates, has taken up her latest challenge.
Tessa Fenoughty said farewell to
A part of the Education Village Academies Trust, the school specialises in helping primary children with a range of emotional, social and mental health conditions, ranging from emotional and attachment issues to attention deficit hyperactivity difficulties and autism.
Marchbank, which opened in 2013 in Mowden Hall, caters for children aged five to 11 and draws pupils from Darlington,
“Throughout my career I have taught within every sector of education, from pre-school to university degree level, but this is the first time I have been a part of a special educational needs school,” said Ms Fenoughty.
“I am hoping the role will continue to stretch, challenge and engage me every day to come up with solutions to meet the needs of pupils, staff, parents and carers.”
Birmingham-born, Ms Fenoughty, 55, graduated from University College Wales - Aberystwyth with a Bsc degree in physical geography before taking a role within the Ministry of Defence as a map research officer, producing escape and evacuation material for ex-patriots in
Breaking the monotony of a deskbound role, Ms Fenoughty left to travel around North America for a year before returning to her home city of
Passing her PGCE exams at
Her wide-ranging career continued at
“I got a job at Croftamie Nursery,
An early years position at