Ashbourne Hilltop
Primary and Nursery School

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Hazel Jaques Headteacher


I am very proud to be the head teacher of such a successful and well-loved school.

My teaching career has included teaching every year group across the primary age range, from nursery to year 6. Prior to taking up the headship at Hilltop I was acting head teacher for two years at Horsley Primary School where I was also the SENCO and taught years 4, 5 and 6 in a mixed age class. Before this I taught in a wide variety of schools, both city and rural including Parkside, Ashbourne. This has given me knowledge of many settings and a wealth of experiences on which to draw.

I strongly believe that as professional educators we should make quality learning fun and give children a childhood they enjoy in a safe environment.  We should work closely with parents to welcome all children and facilitate the opportunity for them to attend the local school with their peers during their primary years.