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. 

Responsibility for: ICT, Music