Headteacher, SENDCO, KS2 [Starfins]
Hi! I’m Mel Delauney, Head Teacher, SENDCo and Starfins teacher. I’ve been at Educare since 2012, and in that time I’ve managed to get to know pretty much every stage of the school: I started as teacher of Butterflies and Dolphins, and I have been Early Years Leader and Safeguarding Lead. I have also previously taught all the Starfish, covering for Shannon’s maternity leave when Starfish was one big Key Stage 2 group. Teaching is my second career. I took an on-the-job route to Qualified Teacher Status, and worked at state primary schools in both Kingston and Surrey before joining Educare in 2012.
Before coming into teaching, I worked for Shell and for Unilever, both in the UK and overseas (Sydney and Shanghai).
I am the mother of 3 almost-grown-up children. I live locally in Kingston, and love walking and cycling in our beautiful local green spaces. I always have a book on the go, and I enjoy visiting the theatre.
I have a degree in History from Jesus College, Cambridge.
I believe the values of Educare embody everything education should be, and feel privileged to work with such a dedicated and intellectually curious team of professionals, and with all your amazing children.