Mrs Kilbey's portrait is drawn by Willow-Mai (Year 5) in the style of Gustav Klimt. (You can find out more about the artist at the bottom of this page.)
Mrs Kilbey is our head teacher. We asked her some questions to find out more about her:
What was your favourite subject at school?
I loved learning and enjoyed most of the subjects, but I did especially love music and went on to learn lots of musical instruments, eventually studying music at Lancaster University.
What do you like to do when you are not at school?
I love sport and really enjoy playing netball and hockey. It's good fun watching my children playing sport and acting too. I also enjoy going to church on a Sunday morning with my children.
What is your favourite football team?
Whilst not being a huge football fan, I have followed in my Dad's footsteps and watch how Nottingham Forest are doing each week. Dad lived in Nottingham as a child and supported Forest growing up. He was an excellent footballer and hockey player himself, and played for Mansfield Town FC for a short time, but decided he really wanted to be a teacher instead. I followed him in becoming a teacher too!
Klimt was a master of symbolism. He didn’t like to talk about his personal life or work. “I am convinced that I am not particularly interesting as a person. There is nothing special about me,” he once said. “I am a painter who paints day after day from morning until night.” But the details he did leave behind tell a different story. Klimt was an artist who passionately studied his craft and boldly rebelled against the establishment; who was shy but enchanting; who wore caftans when he painted; and who adored his pet cat, and—perhaps most of all—women.