Early Years' Teaching Staff | Portsmouth High School

Early Years’ Teaching Staff

Portsmouth High Pre-School in Southsea is staffed by an experienced Early Years’ team dedicated to promoting creativity and curiosity in enquiring young minds.

The Early Years’ team are experienced in all aspects of early education and are passionate about developing each individual child.

Mrs Victoria Fabre De La Grange

Victoria is Head of Pre-Prep and Reception Class teacher at Portsmouth High School and has many years of experience within the Early Years setting.

‘Early years education is the foundation of the learning journey for all our pupils and at Portsmouth High School we provide a nurturing and supportive environment that allows children to flourish both socially and academically. In our Pre-School and Reception classes we strive to inspire, motivate and encourage pupils to be curious about the world around them and instil a passion for lifelong learning.’

‘We understand the individual needs of every pupil and challenge them to explore and develop their thinking.  Working closely with each child we support we develop their resilience, equipping them with confidence and independence to prepare them for their future learning.’

Mrs Abi Nelson

Abi is a Pre-School teacher and through her educational approach every child in Pre-School is given the best possible start to their school life.

She believes bespoke teaching and individual attention are key to helping each child grow in confidence and flourish at the start of their learning journey.

Mrs Jackie Shaw
Pre-School practitioner Mrs Jackie Shaw has extensive experience of delivering excellence within an early years setting. Educated to degree level in Early Years Care and Education, she has built a new nursery from scratch and also worked to achieve an outstanding inspection assessment in a well-established independent school.

Together, the Pre-School team are delivering a strong programme to promote learning, both in academic and social skills to promote a secure foundation for girls as they progress through the school.

Mrs Clare Cane

Pre-School teacher Mrs Clare Cane started her career as a primary school teacher and specialised in Early Years, taking an extra qualification to acquire Early Years Teacher Status. She has worked in a wide variety of settings in both the public and private sector, and is passionate about the importance of high quality Early Years education to give our youngest children the best start in life.

Our approach to early learning provides a great start to educating your daughter. Why not come and see the Pre-School in action and find out more? Please contact Mrs Fergie Cox for Prep School admissions on 023 9282 4916 or e-mail admissions@por.gdst.net to request a prospectus and arrange a visit.