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A member of the school council was in our midst and, on passing a board featuring his own beaming face and those of fellow councillors, he explained that the school is on the face of it run by the head and the teaching staff but that the school council also in fact has quite a say in what goes on around there. He did, however, lament the veto of a recent request to reinstate crisps as a breaktime snack. ‘Worth a try,’ he shrugged, philosophically. A well-stocked and meticulously organised library is arranged with…

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Katherine Jeffrey MA PGCE MA (EdMg) NPQH. Previously an RE teacher at St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury, head of RE at Woldingham School, deputy head at the Marist School, Ascot before coming to New Hall as its first ever principal and teacher of theology. She has overall responsibility for New Hall School, both preparatory and senior. (The prep school is split into two divisions: pre-prep is headed up by Robin Field, while the preparatory division is run by the head of years 3-6, Alastair Moulton. Both of whom were teachers at New Hall prep before taking on more senior roles).

Katherine Jeffrey was awarded the Institute of Directors’ East of England Businesswoman of the Year Award, followed by a national Independent Schools Award for Outstanding Strategic Initiative. Since 2010 she has...

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