King Edward’s School makes three key appointments

Thursday 22nd February 2018 12:00 pm
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Zeba Clarke, King Edward’s new deputy head

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KING Edward’s School Witley has appointed Zeba Clarke as its new academic deputy head and filled two other important pots.

Mrs Clarke was formerly at King William’s College, an independent international baccalaureate school based on the Isle of Man, where she was head of English and head of academic enrichment.

The one-time journalist who specialised in energy and economics, originally studied for an English and liberal arts and science degree at Aberdeen University and took her Postgraduate Certificate of Education at Sheffield University.

She also has a Masters in educational leadership and management from the Institute of Education.

Mrs Clarke worked for the European School Brussels for nine years, and spent four years teaching in China.

Her role at King Edward’s will include academic development and strategy covering both A-level and International Baccalaurate studies.

“The move to King Edward’s is an exciting one for me,” she said. “I relish the challenges it brings and welcome the opportunity to apply my skills and experience in a new environment.

“While there are some clear similarities between King Edward’s and my previous school, I love the fact that King Edward’s offers pupils a choice of academic pathways, in offering A-level or the IB. I’m also attracted to the diversity and international nature of the student population.

“The genuine commitment to the strong bursary tradition, which is the cornerstone to the school’s evolution, represents a progressive culture – and one to which I wholeheartedly subscribe.”

REBECCA Hallam has been appointed head of careers and higher education at King Edward’s.

Mrs Hallam has spent four years working for The Careers Group, providing a service for the University of London and managed the careers service in a girls’ school and holds a post graduate diploma in careers guidance. “In addition to providing careers counsel for all pupils at King Edward’s, my role also encompasses years seven and eight at King Edward’s partner school, Barrow Hills,” she said.

“My priority is to ensure every student has access to this careers resource and I will be working with individuals to help them analyse their abilities and skills to facilitate a seamless transition into the next stage of their education.”

JENNIFER Lyttle has been appointed the school’s new resident houseparent of Queens’ House.

Mrs Lyttle, who joined King Edward’s 10 years ago as an English teacher, will be responsible for the 36 boarding and day girls in addition to teaching pupils aged 13 to 18.

“It is always a privilege to be given the opportunity to play a pivotal nurturing role in the growth and development of our pupils,” she said.

“For me, witnessing the journey of the girls who join the school as children and leave as confident and capable young ladies delivers enormous job satisfaction and

“I’m proud to be part of this important phase of their lives,” she added.

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