I love it here because...

Emma Goodwin

Principal of Oakley Vale Primary School

How long have you lived or worked in Oakley Vale?

I have been Principal of Oakley Vale since September 2014, so just over 3 years.

What brought Oakley Vale Primary School to Oakley Vale, how long has it been here? (up to 100 words)

Oakley Vale Primary school was opened in September 2008 to serve the local community of Oakley Vale in Corby. In September 2013 it joined the Brooke Weston Trust.

What do you love about living/working in Oakley Vale? (up to 100 words)

It is great to be part of a relatively new community which continues to grow in diversity. We are very fortunate to have a great site of which the school is built which allows the children to have a creative learning environment both inside and within the grounds.

What makes Oakley Vale Primary School special, both in Oakley Vale and the wider Corby area?

Oakley Vale Primary school is special because it recognises the potential of everyone within it and supports both children and adults to achieve their full potential. Children are able to learn in a creative and inspirational environment. The children and staff are caring towards others and work hard with many fundraising events both nationally and locally. The school has raised money for Lakelands Hospice which is very close to the school.

If you were to describe Oakley Vale with five words, what would they be?

I would describe Oakley Vale as: creative, aspirational, ambitious, opportunist & collaborative.