Mrs Wyatt was previously Headmistress at our sister school, Eaton Square Kensington. We are so excited to welcome her to The Lyceum family, we had a quick interview so we can get to know her a bit better!
Let’s start on the important stuff, what is your favourite colour and why?
Yellow is my favourite colour. For me it represents sunshine and happiness. I always paint my office yellow as it makes it warm and friendly.
What do you love about working in a School?
Schools are dynamic places to work in and I find that every day is different and exciting; each morning I look forward to seeing what the new day will bring. Children are inspiring company and their joyful outlook on life is a daily reminder to be positive. I also love working with people and I get a lot of pleasure from developing a positive school environment where the parents, staff and children all feel valued.
What was your first impression of The Lyceum?
The children are delightfully friendly and naturally confident. When I was introduced to them as their new headmistress they welcomed me so warmly I felt as though I had known them for ever. The parents and staff are equally lovely and I know that I am going to have a very happy time at the school.
What do you believe is the most important aspect of education today?
Our children will need to be prepared for the future, whatever that may hold. Therefore, we will need to develop their ability to think intelligently, to be creative and to be emotionally and physically fit. The curriculum will need to be broad so that it is intellectually demanding, artistically challenging and it builds strong hearts and minds.
What do you hope to achieve with The Lyceum in the next five years?
We will be moving into the new Worship Street building over the next year and so the future is very exciting. We will have room to ensure that both the core curricular subjects and the arts are accommodated, and the outdoor space will provide a safe and secure oasis of calm for our children to relax in between lessons. The new dining room will provide healthy and nutritious food and the local sporting facilities will enable the children to develop their fitness further. I hope to bring yoga onto the curriculum and develop a ‘mindfulness programme’ for all.
I believe that over the next five years the school’s reputation will grow and the Lyceum will be known in London for its outstanding academic, artistic and sporting prowess. It will be a highly successful two-form entry school where the pupils will be renowned for their fine manners and their positive outlook on life.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy yoga, gardening, walking in Richmond Park with my family and have recently taken up painting.
If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
I would like to be a dolphin as they are cheerful and friendly creatures. I also love the sea.