Susan Chrysanthou is the Headmistress of Furzefield Primary School in Merstham.Merstham is a London overspill housing estate enclosed on two sides by motorways and on a third side by a main railway line. Not surprisingly it has its social and economic challenges. Rising to such challenges is this Primary School. It is large with 513 pupils. Walking in you immediately sense the vibrancy of the place, the commitment of the staff and the good well being of the pupils. Everything is focussed on the needs of the young people, with a breakfast club, a Nurture Room (for those with emotional needs), support for children in their homes and parental help.
All this doesn't happen by decree or magic but by inspirational leadership. Well done Susan and her loyal staff!