Kerry Hill

Kerry Hill

Head teacher, Eyres Monsell Primary School
Leicester

www.eyresmonsell.leicester.sch.uk

Notable Achievements

  • 2018 Princess Royal Training Award Winner with Eyres Monsell Primary School
  • 2019 finalist for the TES Headteacher of the Year Award
  • 2019 Highly Commended Pearson Head teacher of the Year
  • 2020 Fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching
  • 2021 Princess Royal Training Award Winner with Eyres Monsell Primary School, becoming the first School to achieve the award for the second time.

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Leadership Matters: Kerry Hill

Kerry Hill is the headteacher at Eyres Monsell Primary School, a local authority maintained primary school based in the city of Leicester.

Under Kerry’s stewardship, Eyres Monsell has gone on a journey of significant improvement, with Key Stage 2 progress rates in the top one per cent nationally, despite drawing from an area of significant deprivation.

Kerry Hill is the headteacher at Eyres Monsell Primary School, a local authority maintained primary school based in the city of Leicester.

Career Overview

Kerry has been in education for the past 20 years, becoming a Head teacher in 2012. 

Under Kerry’s stewardship, Eyres Monsell has gone on a journey of significant improvement, with Key Stage 2 progress rates in the top one per cent nationally, despite drawing from an area of significant deprivation, in the lowest 5% nationally.

As head, Kerry has instilled a “no excuses” culture in pursuit of ensuring the very best for every pupil, and this approach led the school to its first ever “good” Ofsted rating in 2018. In the same year, the school received the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award, for its staff training programme linked to mental health and wellbeing and became the first school in the Country to achieve Gold standard in the Mental Health in Schools Award. 

In 2019, Kerry was a finalist for the TES Headteacher of the Year Award in recognition of her achievements and went on to speak at the 2019 national Bett / Education Show in London. 

In 2020, Kerry became a Fellow of the Chartered College and was one of the first ever cohort to achieve a Masters in Leadership of Mental Health In Schools, through the Carnegie Centre of Excellence and Leeds Beckett University. 

Kerry is a passionate advocate for the importance of mental wellbeing and character development in Education. She has written articles for Leeds Beckett University on mental health in schools and has had articles shared as widely as Asia. In 2018 and 2019, Kerry worked with BBC Teach on a series of videos to raise the profile of the importance of teacher mental health.

Listen to Kerry Hill's Leaders Council podcast.

In the News

Eyres Monsell Primary recognised by Princess Royal for excellence in training and development

News | Published August 19th 2021, 12:07 pm

Eyres Monsell Primary School was one of 46 organisations recognised by the 2021 Princess Royal Training Awards, the City & Guilds Group announced this week.Read more →

Eyres Monsell Primary head talks Covid and her school’s approach to catching up on lost learning

News | Published July 19th 2021, 8:39 am

Speaking on The Leaders Council podcast, Kerry Hill, headteacher of Eyres Monsell Primary School in Leicester, discusses how her school has stood up to the challenge of Covid and how it is addressing the issue of lost learning. Read more →


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