Karen McCurdy

I was born and brought up in Bolton before studying for my BA Hons in Religious Education with Educational Studies at St Martin’s College, Lancaster. After graduating, I returned to Bolton and taught in a number of Primary Schools across the town. I spent some time as a Primary Education Consultant with the Local Authority before becoming Deputy Head in a large primary school.

I moved to Bollington in 2009 and continued my daily commute to Bolton until 2013 when our daughter was born. I then had a career break to focus on my family and welcomed our son in 2015. I loved my time with my family but also missed being involved in school life, so I volunteered to become a governor at Prestbury in 2016.

In 2017 I returned to teaching part time at a school in Wilmslow. Since then, I have been fortunate to teach at Prestbury in Year 4, Year 6, Nursery and now in Year 1/2. I have also been part of the Senior Leadership Team during this time.

Away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family, particularly at our holiday homes in Cornwall and in the Languedoc -Roussillon region of France. I am an avid Wigan Rugby League fan and travel with my family to watch as many games as possible. Alongside teaching, I am also a trampoline coach and am Chair of Bolton Trampoline Club where I have been involved for over thirty years.

Being part of the team at Prestbury is very special. The opportunity to enable children to learn and develop as individuals, within the caring Christian environment, is something that is very important to me. I feel very lucky to have been given this opportunity.

Let your light shine that people may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven