Donna Ashlee is an assistant principal at Brockhill Park Performing Arts College. She is responsible for areas including raising the aspiration and attainment of the More Able cohort and leadership of the school’s working farm. As a farmer’s wife and daughter, she is passionate about the benefits outdoor learning bring, food security issues and where food comes from, sustainability and the link to children’s health. In 2017 Brockhill Farm won the Bayer FACE Future of Farming Champion Award.
Brockhill Park Performing Arts College is a large Secondary school sat up above the Cinque Port of Hythe, overlooking the English Channel. Every morning Brockhill students arrive at school dressed smartly in blazers and gather in friendship groups, some in the playground, others in the canteen - but that is where the similarities with other schools end.