Meet Our Staff
Headteacher: Jo Riley
We are a 2 form entry Primary School, serving a diverse community in Hackney, London. We are proud of the diversity of our children and their families, and we recognise that all children are unique. We will do all that we can to ensure that our children are able to succeed in the rapidly changing 21st Century and that they will be able to make a valuable contribution to society.
We believe passionately in ensuring that all pupils who attend Randal Cremer leave the school able to excel academically and socially through the provision of high-quality education and a commitment to inspiring all members of our school community to take shared responsibility for themselves and other people.
We believe in a No Excuses culture that ensures that all barriers to learning are removed. We are committed to our 5 core values: 1. High Expectations, 2. Teamwork, 3. Love, 4. Diversity, Inclusion & Equality and 5. Respect.
We have a dedicated team of teachers and support staff and provide a wealth of learning opportunities for all our pupils. We believe that all our pupils should receive high quality education that ensures they enter Secondary School able to access learning through performing at age expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics. We also believe that music, arts, science, computing and sports are also vital if pupils are to be engaged in learning and motivated to achieve the very best they can.
We welcome visits to the school and also run parents workshops throughout the year.
We hope you are interested in finding out more about Randal Cremer Primary School and look forward to welcoming you in person in the near future.
Deputy Head: Morna Scales
As Deputy Head with responsibility for the Wider Curriculum, my job is to guarantee that there is a broad and balanced curriculum in place at Randal Cremer that embeds the skills needed for the 21st Century. I passionately believe in ensuring that all of our pupils have a wide range of opportunities to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally so that they are able to excel at whatever future educational setting they may choose. This academic year 2016-17, we introduced our Drop Down afternoons for children to have more opportunities to experience Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Design and Technology, Digital skills and Problem solving. We are using our curriculum to create good learning partnerships across the whole school and more openly with the community.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, who has been at Randal Cremer for over ten years, I help to shape the direction of the school and share our vision to provide the best education for all of our children. I work closely with the Headteacher to ensure the smooth day to day running of the school and contribute to a strategic view for the school in its community and analyse and plan for its future needs and further development within the local community. I also deputise in her absence. Passionate about teamwork , working with parents and creating a caring, loving and supportive environment for every child in our care, I work tirelessly to ensure that this is a reality every day, in Key Stage One, through the curriculum and within the whole school environment.
Assistant Head Inclusion: Romala Schwartz
I lead the Inclusion Team who are responsible for student care, guidance and support. I work closely with the Pastoral team to ensure that the day to day operational management of students is co-ordinated; that students are able to conduct themselves appropriately whilst feeling safe in their school environment. I have line management responsibility for the SEN department and for the liaison with outside professionals. It is our aim to ensure that all students at Randal Cremer Primary feel valued, work hard and participate in as many activities as possible, regardless of background or circumstance. Sometimes extra support is required for some of our pupils, and I work closely with external agencies to ensure they receive the guidance needed to enjoy the success all of our pupils deserve. I also line manage Dance therapist students from Goldsmith University.