PE and Maths teacher and Director of the Lower School, Claire Dance qualified at Exeter University, before spending three years teaching at Prospect School in Reading, and then heading for a more exotic location, the International School in Abu Dhabi, before joining Blue Coat in 2001.
Claire is the head of all girls’ games at Blue Coat, including hockey, netball, rounders and fitness sessions. She also helps out with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award expeditions and accompanied a World Challenge trip to India in 2005. She recently obtained a diploma in personal training/sports massage – and now runs fitness programmes for students.
Away from school, Claire does a lot of running, including marathons, and recently completed her second London Marathon in 4 hours 36 seconds. She also enjoys travelling and has visited most of Africa, the Middle East and Malaysia. Claire is married and has two young sons, a dog and two chickens.