Head Teacher

  • Mrs Jane Farren

    Head Teacher

    If you’ve met me, you’ll probably know how passionate I am about Norton School. I love coming to work every day. The children are fantastic, happy and inspiring; the teachers and support staff are visionary and caring and there is a real buzz within Norton School community.

    Here are some other facts about my life in no particular order:

    •I have been teaching for 24 years
    •I have been a Head Teacher for 6 years
    •I am vice chair of the TDP ( local cluster of 41 schools)
    •I believe in seeing the best in everyone
    •I know that children learn best when they are happy
    •I am close to my family (I have 2 amazing grown up boys and an identical twin sister- she’s the naughty one!)
    •Norton School is my extended family
    •I enjoy running (I can run for ever but not always in the right direction)
    •Favourite film: Waking Ned Devine (Irish; brilliant!)
    •Favourite song: Elbow ‘One Day Like This’ or anything jolly
    •Favourite quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther king