We would like to welcome Caroline Ingarfield to Olive AP Academy -Suffolk (Central). She has joined our team this term as our new OA-SC Deputy Headteacher.
Caroline’s teaching career began in a large secondary and sixth form school in Cambridge. She went on to work at another secondary school as Head of Lower School with responsibility for 600 students from year 7-9; working closely with staff, students and their parents/ carers to ensure every child had what they needed to succeed in their transition to Key Stage 4.
During her time teaching in Cambridge she also was selected to play for ‘Cambs and Hunts’ senior ladies cricket team. Caroline has also represented England in their U19, U21 and Senior Lacrosse teams.
Caroline went on to become Assistant Principal in a secondary school in Suffolk and was then promoted to Vice Principal in charge of student behaviour and welfare and day-to-day management of the school.
Caroline says. “I have been in post for just under a month and feel I am already part of the furniture here at OA-SC. My role is to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the academy, look at our curriculum provision and ensure it meets the needs of all our learners. I can categorically say that I am loving the challenge that this role brings and look forward to working in partnership with Helen Fortes to continue in the quest to provide excellent alternative provision for all our students.”