We welcome Charlotte Willis to the school as our new Programmes Coordinator.

We asked her a few probing questions…

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Ideally I would prefer to get out of bed in the afternoon but right now, my motivation is my new job. I feel full of enthusiasm and excitement each morning because  really don’t know what to expect each day and everyday a different challenge arises and I learn something new.

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

As I havn’t had any children and I’m not yet successful in my career, I would say that my biggest achievement to date is demonstrated in how close-knit and loving my immediate family are towards each other. For a long time it was just my mum, me and my three younger sisters and now we have two more recent additions to the family in the shape of my little niece and nephew. We have always been so supportive of each other and will all literally do anything we can to help or better one another and so I would say that, so far, my strong family bond has been my biggest achievement to date.

What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?

A typical day for me would be: Crawling out of bed first thing, coming into work and getting home early afternoon, then most days (weather dependant obviously) I put the lead on my little dog Missy and whisk her off to Mothercombe beach for a walk and a bit of rock climbing. Then I’ll go home and wait for my younger sisters to get home from school and help mum prepare the dinner. She’s a fantastic cook! Finally, our evenings are spent watching, mostly, crime dramas such as CSI or Hawaii 5 0.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

I would have to say Beyonce because she is a beautiful, successful, strong, Independent woman and I love everything about her.

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?

I absolutely love watching comedy shows and my favourite is An Idiot Abroad with Karl Pilkington. In series 3 he goes exploring with Warwick Davis; he absolutely terrorises the poor little guy and I couldn’t contain myself. I chuckled my way through the whole series and then watched it all again because I couldn’t get enough!

What is your motto or personal mantra?

I don’t really have a motto but if anyone asked for some advice on life I would say that if you face challenges head-on and you carry yourself with pride and don’t take life too seriously, you will  live a fun and fulfilled life. 

What’s your favourite line from a film?

My family and I are always quoting lines from different films but I would have to say it would have to be either “Sisters! Did you hear what he called you?” (From Hocus Pocus) or “Shut that hole in your face!!” (From Titanic).

What is your guilty pleasure?

Well, I do have a very unhealthy obsession with Justin Bieber – but my most guilty pleasure would be that, everywhere I go, I sing! If I’m driving, the music is up full blast and I’m singing my heart out; While I’m in the bath or doing the washing up, I’m singing my heart out. My younger sisters like to put on performances, for my mum or on special occasions, where they sing and perform a choreographed dance and I’m always the first to join in and get involved.