Tamsin Preston

I am pleased to be the new Headteacher at St Erme with Trispen Primary School. I am now in my 23rd year of teaching, having qualified as a teacher in 1996, at Exeter University. I began my teaching career at Trenance Infants School, then moved to Nanpean CP School. I then worked as a Primary National Literacy Consultant supporting teachers and schools across the County and also lectured for the learning Institute. I then moved to St lssey C of E Primary before taking up a senior leadership position at Wadebridge Primary. I am also a County moderator for Early Years.
My key values are honesty, loyalty, trustworthy effort, collaboration, give it a go attitude, positivity, and clarity.
My education philosophy is excellent teaching, high expectations – (there is no excuse for underachievement), exemplary behaviour, know every child, depth before breadth, time for learning – every minute matters – no wasted learning time.
I am married to Mark and have 3 children, Harrison, Kyla and Rhia. I enjoy reading, walking, tap dancing, holidays abroad, watching action films and baking. I’m learning to like camping and have a brown belt in karate! I love frogs! I get annoyed by bad drivers and poor manners! One day I will walk the Great Wall of China! My secret passion is Bon Jovi and Dirty Dancing!