Rev. Jenny Gray
People know me as Rev Jen (Jenny), Rector of the Beane Valley Benefice which includes St Andrew and Mary's Watton-at-Stone. I live in the Rectory, Church Lane, close to Watton school. I've been a Community governor since my arrival in the village in 2013 with responsibility for Safeguarding within the school. I work with staff to ensure all our policies and practice are up to date. I also lead assemblies in school and services in church for pupils, parents, staff and pupils at key times of the year – as a former teacher, mum and grandmother I love this job! I try to help children learn more about the Christian faith through visits to church and village activities like the Advent Trails. Part of British Values for schools since 2002 is a duty to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) values across each subject area, creating a strong school ethos with high expectations of behaviour and ethics in which all children can flourish. It's a huge privilege to be part of such a dedicated and hard-working team.