Pippa’s Guardians are delighted to welcome Caroline Heath, joining us as an Area Manager looking after our students at Cheltenham Ladies College.

Caroline lives near to Cheltenham with husband Andrew and their three children, Leah, Isabelle and Elliot, all three of whom have been in attendance at local schools, and while eldest daughter Lea is soon to graduate from Oxford Brookes University, youngest son Elliot is about to sit his A Levels.

Welcome to Pippa’s Guardians; Caroline Heath

Caroline graduated from the Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy in Birmingham and begun her career working at Heartlands before moving to the City General Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. After travelling in Australia and New Zealand, Caroline and her husband settled in Cheltenham where Caroline’s career in Paediatric Physiotherapy led her to specialise in neurology and neonatology – including medical care of newborn infants. Caroline worked in the community for Worcester Health and Care NHS Trust for twenty-two years before joining Pippa’s Guardians, with her experience working with every age group of children and their families translating superbly into the Area Manager role. Caroline understands the value of communication and keeping parents updated and involved, and her home life has also given her insight into the various opportunities and challenges that international students experience through raising her three children; she had this to say on looking after her new students:

‘I have always been heavily involved in my own children’s lives, particularly in extracurricular activities from helping with coaching at their swimming club to daily music practice. These wider activities are so important in developing a rounded and well-balanced child and I will certainly encourage your child to make the most of all the opportunities available to them at school and taking up new interests and developing new friendships. All of this will help your child to reach their full potential whilst balancing their academic demands in the classroom.’

Ben Hughes, Pippa’s Guardians MD, said: ‘Caroline understands that transitioning into a new school can be a daunting as well as exciting time, and her presence in your child’s life will be one of reassurance and encouragement, supporting your child through whatever challenges they might face; Caroline’s experience makes her a wonderful asset to the Pippa’s Guardians team and we’re looking forward to working alongside her.’