Ashley Oliver-Catt

Ashley Oliver-Catt
Head of School

A little about myself

I live with my partner, half way up the A3 in a small village called Liphook. I very much enjoy my drive down to Portsmouth each day when the sea comes into view at the end of the dual carriageway!  During my spare time I enjoy catching up with friends and family, photography and going to the cinema or theatre.  I also really enjoy relaxing on a hot sunny beach in the holidays…especially on a Greek Island!

What excites me about my role

I have had the privilege of being Head of School at Cliffdale Primary Academy, since September 2012. We have been on an incredible journey of improvement in that time and I am extremely proud of the many successes that we have had at Cliffdale over the past five years, not least of which is our recent judgement of ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted in November 2016.

I am constantly impressed by the amazing children at Cliffdale and genuinely enjoy watching them learn new skills every day, grow in confidence and develop as independent individuals.  Each and every one of them comes into school each day with a smile on their face, ready to learn. 

The staff at Cliffdale continually strive to ensure that our pupils reach their fullest potential, always thinking of new, creative and dynamic ways of presenting the learning. The combination of wonderful children and brilliant staff really does make Cliffdale such an exciting, vibrant and brilliant place to work ~ no two days are the same and I love it! If you haven’t been to see us yet, what are you waiting for?!