Lucy Davies, Head Teacher, The Firs School

Speaker Biography

Lucy Davies has been a teacher since 1989 when she began work in the maintained sector in Nottingham. Her NQT year coincided with the introduction of the 'new' English National Curriculum and she took on her first leadership position within her first term. Nobody else would lead science at that point! Moving on to a large city centre primary school Lucy found herself in charge of mathematics just in time for National Numeracy Strategy introduction in 1998. She helped lead her cluster of schools through this and also linked in with Nottingham Trent University as a guest lecturer. In 2001 Lucy and her family moved to an expanding International School in the Middle East as the Primary Maths leader. This led to positions in year group leadership and then into music leadership. Later Lucy became Deputy Head of a large Middle School and finally the Head of a Junior school with 14 form entry and 44 nationalities. In 2014 Lucy returned to the UK as head teacher at The Firs School in Chester, just in time to introduce yet another 'new' English National Curriculum. As a life long learner Lucy has always tried to keep up with the ever changing education world; whilst a teacher she has completed her PGCDL (dyslexia), her NPQH and recently her Masters in Educational Leadership.