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Clare Priest

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Me professionally:

After graduating from Keele University in 2004, I worked in a number of different sectors before moving abroad for 2 years. When I returned to the UK, the timing was right to follow my dream of becoming a teacher and I completed my PGCE in French with Spanish, again at Keele.

I then worked at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy in Blurton for 7 years teaching GCSE French and Spanish. During my last few years there, I was given the opportunity to teach primary languages in some of our local catchment area schools as part of a funded local authority venture; it was a lightbulb moment for me when I knew my future lay in primary education, not secondary. 

By sheer serendipity, the opportunity at Edenhurst arose at the same time and I was thrilled to be able to return to my old school, which I had loved as a child, to teach the subjects I loved too. I feel fortunate every day to be a part of Edenhurst, it is a joy. 

Me personally :

I spend a lot of my time with my two wonderful daughters, running them around to their different social and extra-curricular activities. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, eating out or heading up to Manchester for food, drinks, shopping…

During the recent lockdown, I did a lot of cooking (like most of us!) and finally perfected my roast dinner, I am now especially proud of my yorkshire puddings! I also enjoy reading when I can and have recently started CrossFit which I’m becoming addicted to.

Random fact about me:

I lived in South Carolina, USA for two years, which is where my older daughter was born. She has dual citizenship of the UK and USA. My dog once caught a snake in the back garden there!

I solo climbed Scafell Pike in the Lake District to raise money for Marie Curie after they cared for a friend of mine. I nearly got lost but it was a fantastic experience.


Why Edenhurst?

Why Edenhurst?