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Catherine Bartholomew

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Me professionally:

After receiving a B.A. (Hons) in Education with Psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff, I trained to be a teacher at Cambridge University and qualified in 2000. During my twenty years of teaching, I have worked in three state primary schools in Nottingham and have taught all year groups from Reception to Year 5. I have had a variety of additional responsibilities during my career and from 2010 I was also Assistant Head Teacher at a large Primary School. This role included leading the Early Years and Key Stage 1 departments. I was also the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and was in charge of Pastoral Care during this time. After relocating to Newcastle under Lyme, I joined the Edenhurst family in January 2017, where I am the Form 1 Form Tutor and PSHE Lead. In September 2021 I was promoted to Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Key Stage 1 and the EYFS.

Me personally:

I live in Newcastle under Lyme with my husband Charles, daughters Isabella and Charlotte (who both attend Edenhurst) and my rescue cats Paddy and Percy. Outside of school, I spend the majority of my time with my family. I am a keen walker and try to go on a walk at least once a week, regardless of the weather. I also enjoy travelling and have had the privilege of travelling to a large array of countries and have experienced many different cultures. I have a genuine love of books. Most of the books I currently read are to my children and I am pleased to see that they have also developed a fondness for books. I have a number of classic children’s books safely tucked away for when they are older and I look forward to when I can share these with them. 

Random fact about me:

I travelled to Japan by myself, landed at Osaka Airport during a tornado and had to sleep on a bench in the airport overnight. During the same trip, I experienced a fairly large earthquake!

I seem to have a habit of bumping into famous people. To name but a few – Princess Diana in a department store, David Beckham in a hotel where I was working, Richard Branson on a flight, Boris Johnson at the Olympics!


Why Edenhurst?

Why Edenhurst?