Liz-Huxley-Capurro

Liz Huxley Capurro

Position: Head of PSHE
Department: PSHE
Qualifications: BSc, MA

Contact Information:
Telephone: 01280 818340
Email: lhuxleycapurro@stowe.co.uk, exams@stowe.co.uk

Life before Stowe

Originally I trained as a Registered Nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. I worked in a number of centre London hospitals as well as Harley St  and the British Nursing Association and have lived and worked overseas, mostly in voluntary roles in Spain, The Netherlands and Chile. I worked at St Clement Dane’s School in a role that combined Academic Administration, PSHE teaching and Pupil Welfare.

What do you enjoy most about your subject?

PSHE offers such a huge variety of topics and ones that are constantly evolving. It helps us understand the rapidly changing world of the teenager and the influences they face whilst allowing us to impart the knowledge and skill sets needed to help manage those challenges. The subject allows us to cross over with other elements of their curriculum and help them understand the interconnections.

What do you enjoy most about Stowe?

The Stoics - they always bring a smile to your face. The odd quip in a lesson that brings laughter or a quiet ‘thank you’ after delivering a difficult topic in the lesson or managing a very full day of exams always goes a long way to restoring your equilibrium.

What is your favourite lesson?

My favourite lessons are the ones where pupils get into what can only be described as enthusiastic discussions whilst at the same time asking lots of questions on any given topic. The passion and ranges of opinions expressed help you appreciate how engaged the Stoics are in the world around them...and that they are using those phones for something other than Snapchat

What do others say about you?

That depends on which hat I am wearing!  For the Stoics and exams, then strict but fair and the person to talk to if they have any issues.  If it is PSHE, then they see a very different persona, one that I would hope they see as warm with a sense of humour.

Other hats at Stowe

Head of Academic Administration and Exams –within this role I manage the school timetable, Public Exams, the publications of our compliance documentation and oversee staff cover, Parent Teach meetings and Internal Exams.
I am an Academic Tutor to both Fifth Form and Fifth Form Stoics and non-resident tutor in Walpole.

Passions

I volunteer at a local Rugby club and at other levels within the RFU.  My children all of whom have attended Stowe and the two eldest are now forging their own careers. I love to knit Aran sweaters, the more complex the better and enjoying walking my Working Cocker who at 12 continues to prove that age is just a number!

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