Jennifer Warr, 35, is currently Vice-Principal at Budmouth Academy in Weymouth.
She joined Aspirations Academies Trust in 2013 as an Assistant Principal at Rivers Academy in West London before moving to Magna Academy in Poole and then to her current role.
She reveals how her career has been nurtured thanks to Aspirations and allowed her to do what she does best – helping children to realise their full potential.
Mrs Warr said: “Before I joined Aspirations, I was working at an all-girls public school in Ascot.”
“Working in the state school sector you see how much more of a difference you can make to a child’s social mobility.”
“Teaching is not just about grades; it’s about enriching a child’s present and future, and I believe that you have more of an influence shaping that in a state school.”
“There is that rigour and drive to high standards and wanting a student to achieve their potential.”
“Grades don’t set you apart in the real world, it’s access to networking opportunities and experiences. At Aspirations we have flexibility over the curriculum and the opportunities we provide. Students study our unique No Limits curriculum, so offer No Limits, Applied Trans-disciplinary Learning and also the chance to travel abroad on our annual NASA visit.”
“This all provides opportunities to develop skills that are of value to employers.”
“In terms of my career development, Aspirations see your potential and provide you with plenty of opportunities to be promoted.”
“Aspirations is an excellent trust to work for. You feel that you’re part of one big team.”