Jupiter Community Free School

...for a better future

Sue Attard

Sue Attard - Principal

Date Appointed: 02/05/2014

Date Stepped Down: 31/08/2017 

Appointed By: WHCFS Trust

Term of Office: N/A

Pecuniary Interests: None


3/3 Full Governing Body 2015 2016

5/5 Full Governing Body 2016 2017

Link Class within school: N/A

Area of Expertise and School Focus: School Leadership

I am Principal at Jupiter and Hatfield Community Free Schools sharing my time equally across both sites. I have taught for forty years drawn to the job as a passion for wanting to see children flourish and speak about what is on their mind. I have been a Headteacher for twenty four years in three schools. I have experienced six OFSTED inspections in different settings as a Headteacher with outcomes of outstanding overall each time. I believe in allowing each child and member of staff the space and time to grow through well planned coaching and mentoring. It is important that the bigger picture of strategic vision is shared by all in order to take advantage of all the talent we have. My Doctorate research is “listening to the voices of primary aged children and learning with them”. This life work is about making sure we can understand fully what children know and understand as they move onto their next learning steps. Adults who unlock the hidden potential around them make the largest gains in everything they do and I believe that is how I work. I love being in the classroom alongside the children and adults seeing the very small moments of joy unfold into deep and meaningful experiences. I work tirelessly to make sure everyone is noticed and has an opportunity to weave their magic to make out schools the best place to be. Being a Principal is the best job in the world!

I am lucky to have an adorable family who put up with my workaholic tendencies my husband Roger of 40+ years and my son and daughter now grown up and ready, hopefully, one day to given me some grandchildren. I enjoy walking my little dog I have taken on from my mum due to her illness and trying to keep fit at the gym. My other passion is going on holiday to experience and understand different cultures across the world.