Our Head of School

My name is Ingrid Dowse and I am delighted to be the interim Head of School for Tanners Brook Primary School within Portswood Primary Academy Trust.  I have been part of the school since 2006, first as a teacher, then a year leader, then a Vice Principal and now as Head of School.  All three of my children came to Tanners Brook so the school has a real place in my heart.

During my time here, there have been many changes: in 2013 Tanners Brook infant and juniors merged to become a primary school and a couple of years later, we became part of Portswood Primary Academy Trust and we’ve never looked back!  In our most recent Ofsted report, we deservedly came out as good in all areas.

I am so lucky to be part of this fabulous school and to watch our amazing children blossom in the years they spend with us – helped along the way by a passionate and committed staff team.