Meet kath Follett


our new Housemistress from january 2021

Name: Mrs Kath Follett BA, PGCE, M.Ed

Kath is excited to be taking over as Housemistress of Beale and Thornfield in January 2021. You can currently see Kath's permanently smiley face in School as our Year 5 Form Teacher, teaching English, maths and humanities, and she is also part of the Games Department.

The Follett family arrived in Sedbergh in 2017. Her husband, Rupert, is Head of History at the Senior School and a tutor in School House, and they have three children. Sam and Hannah are pupils at the Senior School, whilst Toby is currently in Year 7.

Kath embarked on a career in primary education after serving for 16 years in the Educational and Training Services branch of the British Army. She studied for her history degree and Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Swansea University, before moving onto Bath for her Masters in Education.

Quick fire questions with kath

Hobbies: Since arriving in Sedbergh, Kath has embraced road cycling, open water swimming and playing the ukelele!

Interesting fact: Kath has just completed her first triathlon, including an open water swim in Lake Windermere, which was stunning (but cold).

Favourite film: 'Calamity Jane' starring Doris Day

Favourite current TV programme: Kath is really enjoying watching the new series of 'All Creatures Great and Small' on Channel 5.

Recommended book: 'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens, which comes thoroughly recommended following a lockdown read.

The song which brings back fond memories: 'Echo Beach' by Martha and the Muffins

Guilty pleasure: A family sized bag of Kettle Crisps.

Favourite ice-cream flavour: Salted caramel (although she has never tried The Milking Parlour version...yet!)

Desert island essentials: Sun tan lotion and a G&T.

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