Headteacher

Hi, I’m Deborah Howard, Headteacher at Oswald Road Primary School.

I’ve been at Oswald Road since September 2012, becoming the permanent Headteacher in May 2013. Oswald Road is a lovely school with fantastic children, staff and families. The staff work incredibly hard on a daily basis, all wanting the same thing…the very best for the children.

Before coming to Oswald Road, I spent 9 years at a primary school in Withington as a class teacher, becoming Deputy Head from 2005.

In 2010, I moved to a school in Wythenshawe where I worked as a class teacher and Deputy Head. The school I worked in was federated with another school, so there were many opportunities to work across the schools.

My background is teaching Upper Key Stage 2 and I still make time to teach each week as I feel it is important.

Recently, one of the biggest challenges has been liaising with contractors to secure the fantastic new build and extension we now have. I’m sure you’ll agree, this is now a real asset to the community.

I have an open door policy. If you ever want to meet with me, email on d.howard@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk. to arrange or, alternatively, please contact the office.

I am often on the doors in the morning or in the playground at the end of the day, so these are good to times to grab me for a quick chat as well. My room is situated on the first floor of the new build, so, if you’re passing, you’re more than welcome to knock on.

I look forward to further leading the development of Oswald Road and it’s great to be on this journey together.