Full name: Faye Fenton-Stone
Birth place: Kent
Marital status/children: Married with two children.
St Peters, Huntingdon, then UCL, University of London for my degree in History and PGCE. Qualified with PwC in London as a chartered accountant.
Name of previous school and role there:
King’s College School, Cambridge as Deputy Head of Pre-Prep.
Why King’s Ely?
King’s Ely has a strong reputation locally and when I came to look around King’s Ely Acremont before deciding whether to apply, the warmth, manners and curiosity of the children were utterly compelling. The Acremont ethos of believing in extremely high standards to create a deeply caring community with the aim of allowing each child to discover their potential mirrored my own educational beliefs.
What are your main priorities in your new role?
My priority before all things is the children. I am very much looking forward to getting to know them, their learning habits, their ambitions and what makes them laugh. When a child feels supported, relaxed and happy they are in their optimal learning environment to reach their full potential and achieve at whatever they put their minds to.
With the support of the talented team at King’s Ely Acremont, we will continue to develop a robust, broad and inspiring curriculum, and so create an irresistible learning experience. And by achieving a genuine and collaborative approach between staff and parents we can jointly achieve impressive results in supporting the development of our children.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would like to use my telepathic powers to encourage kind thoughts and actions in the minds of those not able to consider the needs of others. We could do with more kindness in the world.
Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:
Firstly, I would like to take Bear Grylls with me as I am not very practical and I would make a poor attempt at foraging and fire making!
Secondly, I would have to pack a small library of Victorian novels. Finding the downtime to read can be tricky and some Hardy or Gaskell would be a real treat.
Finally, a wind-up radio! I believe such a thing exists? I love to listen to music. My home is a cacophony of music from drums to piano or violin. The dogs attempt to bark even louder and I am quietly humming along! My favourite music depends on my mood, so the ability to switch channels would be great. I am also an avid listener to current news and affairs and I couldn’t go a whole week without knowing what was going on in the world!