Village school welcomes new head of early years

Helen Hoy, new head of early years at Sibford School, with pupils.
Helen Hoy, new head of early years at Sibford School, with pupils.

A new head of early years has been appointed at Sibford School.

A qualified teacher, Helen Hoy has spent the past 15 years teaching in a range of junior schools across Oxfordshire.

In 2010 she became a qualified Forest School Leader and in 2012 she qualified as a Support for Learning specialist.

She has also conducted research for Learning through Landscapes, a UK charity dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning and play for children.

Helen said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Sibford. The school is in a wonderful country setting making it ideal for outdoor learning and Forest School sessions. It also has some fantastic facilities, such as a dedicated music school, sports hall and also an indoor swimming pool, where children as young as three can learn to swim.

“I love teaching early years and it is a real privilege to be involved at the very start of a child’s education.”

Children can join Sibford School in the term that they turn three years old.

The school is recognised by the Government’s free child care scheme which currently allows pupils in early years to receive up to 15 hours per week of free entitlement.

>> Sibford School will be holding an early years open afternoon on Wednesday, September 30 between 2pm and 3.30pm.