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Sam Scott - Executive Headteacher - Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School & Market Drayton Junior School

Samantha (Sam) has been the Head Teacher at Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School since 2008. She has a BA Honours in Sports Science and Theology graduating from Chester University in 1991 and gained her PGCE from Keele University in 1996.


She began her teaching career as a newly qualified teacher in 1996 at Market Drayton Junior School, progressing to Deputy Head Teacher at Stoke on Tern Primary School by 2000. In 2004 she was appointed as Head Teacher for Moreton Say School and achieved an Ofsted rating of Good in 2007. To further her career she moved to her current role in 2008, taking over the responsibility for improving the schools’ Ofsted rating from requires improvement. This was achieved by Sam and her team in 2013 with Market Drayton Infants being rated as Good for the first time ever.


Sam is dedicated to improving education in Shropshire and the standards within the school and is regularly involved in County wide initiatives to improve academic standards. These initiatives have included, but are not limited to:


  • Working as a consultant Head Teacher to provide support to other schools on behalf of the Local Authority.
  • Representing schools from the Market Drayton area on the Local Authority Central Policy Group.
  • Supporting the North Shropshire School Alliance in bidding for funds to develop collaborative working to improve standards in early years.
  • Headteacher representative on Shropshire Children’s Trust Board.


Sam has an interest in working with children with Dyslexia which was recognised in 2017 when she won the Head Teacher award at the Shropshire Dyslexia awards.


Away from work Sam is a keen sports woman playing Netball in the South Cheshire League and is an avid supporter of Stoke City FC.

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