Mrs Emma Kerr
Mrs Kerr joined Egloskerry Primary School in September 2008 and now oversees Primary Standards across the Primary Schools in our Trust. She is also the Principal Designate at Launceston Primary School, which opens in September 2021.
Mrs Kerr holds the National Practitioner Qualification for Headship (NPQH), has a BSc (Hons) degree in Business and completed her PGCE teacher training at the University of Plymouth's Exmouth campus (Rolle College). Prior to being a teacher she worked in London buying programming for ITV but moved to Cornwall in 2005 to train as a teacher, be closer to family and enjoy being by the sea.
She has taught in a variety of schools, across all age ranges, in both Devon and Cornwall and also in Sydney, Australia. Mrs Kerr is the Prince's Teaching Institute (PTI) South West Hub lead, and Co-Lead Nationally, delivering high-quality and subject specific Professional Development for teaching staff. The South West Hub consists of 22 schools and positively impacts hundreds of staff and thousands of pupils.
A keen petrol-head, Mrs Kerr started the Greenpower Goblin project at Egloskerry in 2008; children design, build and race electric kit cars. She thoroughly enjoys delivering lessons through a cross-curricular topic led approach to learning. Mrs Kerr is now a Trustee of Greenpower Educational Trust. She has a keen interest in polar exploration, especially Shackleton, and has enjoyed sharing this with the children via her 'Antarctica' topic work. She is a member of the Geographic Association Early Years and Primary Phase Committee and regularly writes articles for publication.
Mrs Kristina Harrison
Mrs Harrison joined Altarnun Primary School in March 2017 after working in various educational roles throughout Cornwall, England and for the Ministry Of Defence (MoD) schools in Germany. She also holds a BSc degree in Deaf Studies from the University of Bristol and completed her SCITT teacher training course at Cornwall College. During her 15 years in education, Mrs Harrison has been an Advanced Skills Teacher, EYFS Moderator, Children’s Centre Teacher, Deputy Head and Principal. After 13 years in Senior Leadership roles, she is now extremely proud to be the Executive Principal for Altarnun and Egloskerry Primary Schools.
Having taught right across the primary age range, with experience in large MOD schools and small rural schools, her passion and educational approach is grounded in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) ethos of exploratory and immersive learning. She is dedicated to encouraging the children and teams she works with to achieve their full potential, by promoting positive psychology and well-being so that they can thrive and succeed as resilient learners.
Having moved back to the family home in Cornwall, with her husband, two children and two dogs, Mrs Harrison loves to explore the wonderful counties of Cornwall and Devon in her camper van; walking, cycling and navigating the beautiful moors, beaches and coast paths.