A Coventry teacher has returned to her former primary school as interim head to help make a difference to the lives of the children and give something back to the place which first inspired her to go into education.

Megan Scullion has been appointed as Interim Head of School at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, part of the Romero Catholic Academy.

She joins the school from her joint role of Strategic Lead for School Improvement at the Academy and Year 6 teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School.

As well as leading the school, she is also set to make a number of changes to the school environment, including creating a more welcoming front office and remodelling the school hall.

Despite the challenge of starting her new position during the third lockdown, Megan said that all of the staff were extremely well prepared to deliver remote learning to pupils.

She said: “It’s a real honour to be appointed as head of my former primary school.

“I have so many fond memories of my time at St Gregory’s – it’s always had a special place in my heart so it’s fantastic that I’ve been given the opportunity to give something back and make a difference.

“My former role within the Academy meant that I already had a good knowledge of the school and its processes, and I already knew all of the staff.

“Starting as head of school during the third lockdown has been challenging, but the whole team were very well prepared.

“It’s also meant that I’ve been able to explore positive changes that can be made within the school, such as re-designing some areas to create an inspiring learning space and give the children somewhere that they can be even more proud of.

“The children are at the heart of everything we do, and I hope to make their time at the school as memorable as possible.”

Megan is being supported in her role by the school’s Executive Principal Paul Madia.

He said: “It is fantastic to welcome Megan as interim head of school at St Gregory’s.

“She has a significant amount of experience in both staff and curriculum development as well as in teaching.

“She is very enthusiastic about delivering a well-rounded education in an environment where children can foster a passion for learning, develop high aspirations and make memories. I wish her every success in the position.”

Photo: Megan Scullion has been appointed Interim Head of School at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School.