Mrs Claire Hargrave – Head Teacher
Miss Stacey Laws – Head of School First Base Ipswich AcademyRead more
After achieving a degree in Psychology, Stacey began her career working with children in nursery, residential care and special school provisions. She then trained as a teacher, specialising in early years education. She has spent many years teaching in Key Stage 1 within a variety of mainstream settings. Stacey gained the SENDCo accreditation in 2016 while working in mainstream education and had a particular interest in supporting vulnerable and challenging children to be included and to achieve their best. She then transitioned to working in alternative provision. She was successful in her application to become Senior Teacher at First Base Ispwich Academy, before then becoming Head of School. In 2018 she became a licensed Thrive practitioner.
Stacey has a strong commitment to the children at First Base and to securing the very best outcomes for them. She believes that all children have the right to an inclusive and positive educational experience. She leads staff at First Base Ipswich Academy in providing a nurturing and understanding environment which enables pupils to thrive.