In June 2018, our Head Teacher, Ms Fox, won the prestigious TES award for Lifetime Achievement!
The accolade came as a complete surprise to Ms Fox at the TES Awards night — she wasn’t even aware that she had been nominated!
Ms Fox, said: “I’m very touched to get the award for something I have enjoyed doing for the last 40 years.
“It’s the best job in the world. I have loved coming to work and I know I’m very lucky that’s the case.”
Ms Fox was nominated for a TES Lifetime Achievement Award by Ms Tully - Deputy Head at Fulham Cross. Ms Tully herself won one of Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s Civic Honours in the most dedicated teacher category last year.
Ms Fox has worked in just two schools in her career, spanning several roles – both of them in Hammersmith and Fulham. She started as a home economics teacher at Hurlingham Girls’ School (now the Hurlingham Academy) in 1976 before joining Fulham Cross in 1985 as head of sixth form.
The Fulham resident has taught three generations of some families at Fulham Cross. Some pupils have had their grandmothers and mothers study there.
“I love this school, my heart is in this school,” she said.
“It never feels like coming to work. There’s something about this school that draws people in – it’s happy place. A happy and successful place.”
She said she is proud of Fulham Cross’ success. It’s rated outstanding by Ofsted and is consistently among the top two percent nationally for pupil progress.
The award was well-deserved - the dedication and commitment Ms Fox has shown to teaching and to Fulham Cross is evident to everyone who visits the school.
Watch the interview with Ms Fox here.