Headteacher at Westonbirt will leave in next academic year
WESTONBIRT School pupils will say goodbye to their popular headteacher after 13 years at the helm.
Mary Henderson will leave the school at some point during the next academic year to pursue her own outside interests.
She said: ““I have relished every aspect of my role as head and have particularly enjoyed getting to know the girls and working with the girls and staff alike. “Much has changed during the past 13 years and I am confident that I will leave the school in good heart and well placed for the future.” Mrs Henderson joined the school as head of modern languages in 1996 and became headteacher in 1999.
During her headship, the school has received its best ever-GCSE results, with 61 percent of students gaining A*-A grades in 2011.
Chair of governors, Dermot McMeekin said: “Mary has been a terrific headmistress for the last 13 years, and has successfully presided over many key developments in Westonbirt’s history.
She will leave the School in a strong position for the future. I speak on behalf of all the Governors past and present in thanking Mary for her passion and dedication to Westonbirt School.”
Westonbirt is currently in the process of interviewing for her successor.