Ashley Oliver-Catt

Head of School - Cliffdale Primary Academy

Cliffdale is a vibrant, fun, happy and lively school with fantastic pupils and wonderful staff and I have had the privilege of being Head of School since September 2012.  My role is rich and varied every single day and I love it! 

I have responsibility to ensure that our curriculum, our teaching, the learning and the progress of each and every single child is the best that it can be; as well as to promote the professional development of all staff encouraging a culture of ambition and challenge.  I am proud that Cliffdale was judged as outstanding in November 2016 which was a huge achievement.

The Trust

There are many benefits to being a part of the Solent Academies Trust but I think one of the biggest is being able to share the knowledge and expertise of staff right across every possible job role, including senior leaders, teachers, TAs, site and IT staff.  In addition, a joined up way of working including shared vision, values and ethos means that there is a highly collaborative approach to supporting all children, young people and their families.