Exciting news from High Peak School
Our specialist day and residential school High Peak, Cheshire has appointed a new Principal. Anne Price took up the post in October 2018.
Anne joins the school, which supports young people aged between 7 and 18 with social emotional and mental health difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, moderate learning difficulties, autism, Asperger’s and other communication and sensory difficulties having worked in the special education sector for over 35 years.
She therefore brings specialist experience in managing emotions and challenging behaviour as well as an innovative and holistic approach to teaching and learning.
Anne is passionate about encouraging young people, staff and families to aspire to things they never thought possible by working together and breaking down the barriers to success.
She said: “I am privileged as Principal to have it within my power to make things happen – so watch this space to see the employability, vocational and enterprise opportunities that will start to burst forth at High Peak”.
Her career began by working in farming and she got into education after seeing an advert from a local college seeking a teacher of animal studies and horticulture. She quickly progressed from an unqualified teacher, gaining B Phil Ed (Special Education) at Birmingham University and an MBA from the University of Wolverhampton into senior management.
She adds “I became the Principal of a residential specialist college, where I also held the responsibility of Registered Manager. I have held the post of Director of Education at David Lewis working with children and young people with epilepsy and then became Head Teacher of Inscape House School, working with children and young people with an autistic spectrum condition”.
Lee Reed, Kedleston’s Chief Operating Officer said: “We’re delighted to welcome Anne into the role of Head Teacher at High Peak School. Her extensive experience and understanding of the support the children need to help them achieve all they possibly can is a huge asset to the school.”