Katie Pratt - Head of Psychology

Katie joined Dauntsey’s in 2012 and is Head of the Psychology Department. She teaches Lower and Upper Sixth Psychology as well as some Lower School Religious Studies lessons. She is also a Tutor for King-Reynolds House, one of the two Upper School girls' day houses.

Prior to joining Dauntsey’s, Katie had been head of department and taught Psychology and Religious Studies in a range of schools in the independent and state sector.

More about Katie ...

What do you enjoy most about your subject? 

Psychology is fascinating and there is always more to discover about human behaviour, what motivates us to act as we do and how our brains function. I enjoy teaching classes in which students ask questions that develop their understanding and challenge me to think more broadly about my subject. I'm enjoying new aspects of the course that encourage us to look more at how psychology is used and look beyond theory to application.

What do you enjoy most about life at Dauntsey’s?

Dauntsey's is a vibrant community. I really enjoy working with bright and well-motivated colleagues. The glue in this community is the pastoral support and I really enjoy being a Tutor here.

How do you spend your holidays/time out of school?

I spend nearly all my time outside of school doing things with my kids (like crafts or science projects) or for my kids (like taking them to clubs and general household chores). We have a lot of fun together!

If there's any time after that I like to play football despite my team always being bottom of the league! I also enjoy crafts, gardening, reading and TV.

If you could have a “superpower”, what would it be and why?

I'd like to be able to fly. I wouldn't use my power for good or evil, just fun!

Which book is top of your pile right now?

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley