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Exciting teaching is the norm, delivered by notably dedicated staff. Barely a worksheet or textbook in sight. Maths often involves puzzles and investigations. Science might include the dissection of a sheep’s heart and lungs. Everything introduced in an engaging way and the girls are genuinely enthusiastic about their learning. On the day we visited, one teacher ...

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Since 2012, Helen Lowe BA Oxford Brookes, LGSM Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Previously drama teacher at St Paul’s Girls’, curriculum co-ordinator at Lady Eleanor Holles juniors, and head of juniors at King’s House, Richmond. Loves being head, stating convincingly that ‘it really is the best job in the world, even with all the challenges.’ A live wire with a funky appearance to boot: bright pink lipstick, cool glasses and statement hairdo. The girls love her warmth and straight talking. Not intimidated by pushy parents and no favourites among staff. She explains, ‘I treat everyone the same and that makes people feel safe.’ Fulsome parental praise. One father described her as ‘inspiring’ – ‘She knows the girls incredibly well and really understands them.’

Unsurprisingly for such a ball of energy,...

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Our well resourced Learning Enrichment Department supports children with mild learning difficulties and also those who find accessing the curriculum challenging in relation to their peers. Additionally, the most able girls are extended in English and Maths. The children are mainly taught out of the classroom in specialist rooms, in small groups.

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