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New headmistress for Bushey School

 Published on: 1st September 2014   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Rose Hardy Source William BerdinnerThis week, St Margaret’s School in Bushey welcomes a new Headmistress, Rose Hardy. Mrs Hardy, who is a former Head Girl of St Albans Girls’ School, has moved from St Albans School, where she spent 10 years, most recently as Second Master. Speaking of her appointment Mrs Hardy said: I am thrilled by the opportunity to lead St Margaret’s, which has such a well-established and respected tradition of providing girls with the very best care and education. Being a mother to three daughters and coming from an all-girls education system myself (including university), I have an ingrained passion for the education of young women. I adore teaching and I adore learning because, from a young age, I have benefitted from excellent teachers who have imparted to me the belief that there is nothing limiting about being a woman; women can and do change the world. It is this philosophy that I shall be pleased to bring to St Margaret’s. Mrs Hardy read History at the University of Oxford. In addition, she has a master’s degree in educational leadership and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Welcoming her arrival, Margaret Rudland, Chair of the Governors, said: Rose’s experience and understanding of female education is exemplary. The Board identified her as the perfect candidate to take St Margaret’s into its next chapter. Our 10-year development programme is now underway, which includes the merging of the prep and senior school onto one site, as well as numerous other exciting changes. The future of St Margaret’s, under Rose’s leadership, is extremely bright. St Margaret’s is an independent boarding and day school for girls aged 4 to 18, set in 74 acres of Hertfordshire countryside and boasting some of the country’s finest examples of Alfred Waterhouse architecture. The school was established in 1749 as a refuge for the female orphans of deceased clergymen. Today, the school remains marked by its charitable foundation. Various scholarships are offered by the school, including one totally-funded place each year, which is open to any girl, regardless of background. Please visit www.stmargaretsbushey.co.uk or call 0208 416 4400 for further information.

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