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LHS HEADMISTRESS TO BE PRESIDENT OF GIRLS’ SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION 30.11.16

LOUGHBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL HEADMISTRESS TO BE PRESIDENT OF GIRLS’ SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION

The Headmistress of Loughborough High School, Gwen Byrom, has been appointed 2018 President of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA).

Mrs Byrom will assume the position of President Elect in January 2017 and begin her term as President in January 2018. The role is a three year commitment and the President carries out their duties alongside their responsibilities as a serving head.

The Girls’ Schools Association represents the head teachers of many of the top performing day and boarding schools in the UK independent schools’ sector. It encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a largely girls-only environment. During her time as President, Mrs Byrom will be the Association’s principal spokesperson, representing the views of its members to external agencies and the media, both nationally and internationally. She will also liaise with other professional associations, universities and government to ensure that the views of member schools on educational issues are heard and that the benefits of a single-sex education are promoted.

Mrs Byrom has worked in a wide range of schools during her teaching career, and in all-girls schools for over a decade. Educated in the maintained sector, she graduated with first class honours from the University of Manchester before embarking on a career in research. She subsequently moved to teaching, where she says she “found her vocation”. After holding leadership positions in a number of schools, Mrs Byrom took up post as Headmistress of Loughborough High School in 2011.

She is honoured to have been elected, saying: “It is a real privilege to represent our schools, and the excellent all-round education they provide. I look forward to sharing good practice, and working closely with institutions and leaders across all sectors of education, as well as promoting all that GSA schools have to offer. This is a very exciting post to be invited to hold and I am very much looking forward to it!”

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