• The Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Broad Heath Primary School
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Coventry, West Mids

“Nothing is a barrier”. During her 20 years as Headteacher, Jane has created a culture with no barriers to what children and staff can aspire to and achieve, or to the communication and collaboration between diverse communities and cultures.  

An “inspirational ambassador” within a community that is in the country’s bottom 20% for social deprivation, Jane has selflessly devoted her life to the school and the Foleshill community.  Pupils join from exceptionally low starting points, yet their end of Key Stage 2 results are often stronger than National results. Many families within the school community have no or limited education and come from a variety of countries, often with poor language skills on entry.  

Jane has been instrumental in achieving dramatic changes. Her strong financial management has been critical in building an exceptional school site, which includes a purpose-built swimming pool, a large adventure playground, a Science and Engineering pod, a Camping pod, a radio booth and a large all-weather pitch.