Jenny is Headteacher of Frederick Bremer School in Walthamstow, North-East London. Frederick Bremer is a diverse community school of 900 pupils. The school was recently featured in Channel 4’s ‘Educating the East End’, and one of the reasons the school agreed to participate was to promote community education and it’s pivotal role in local communities. Her passion is in part derived from seeing the fundamental impact the 11+ exam had on her family and friends growing up in the London Borough of Sutton.
Jenny joined the school in September 2012, her first headship at the age of 39. She had previously worked for 8 years as Deputy Headteacher in Hammersmith and latterly in Haringey. She is committed to community education, and has spent her career working in inner city London communities. She came into teaching late after studying Modern History and Politics at Sheffield University, after pursuing a wide range of alternative careers (from teaching English in rural Greece, smashing plates in a Greek restaurant in Sheffield to running a video shop).
Jenny remains an active teacher, and a passionate advocate for the craft of the classroom. She loves her job, and being able to spend her days with the funniest, quirkiest and positive people she has ever met.