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Notre Dame School

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Drama facilities have a wow-factor, notably the 370 seat Elizabethan-style theatre, which is nonagon shaped (best for acoustics so picks up even the tiniest voice from a nervous performer). Parents have come to expect polished productions (of which there are many – recent examples including Daisy Pulls It Off and Oklahoma). Outside the prep, there are planters for young gardening enthusiasts, adventure playground and treehouse, where lessons are sometimes taught as part of the emphasis on outdoor learning...

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Mrs King has 20 years’ experience of secondary education, in a variety of settings. She has been involved in teacher training, as a visiting lecturer, a mentor in the Graduate Training Programme and as a PGCE mentor. Mrs King has written extensively for Oxford University Press for their Secondary Geography publications department. Mrs King is responsible for the management of the Senior School, working closely with the Principal and the Head of the Prep School to ensure Notre Dame School delivers excellence in education from Nursery to University. ...Read more

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Since 2013, Anna King MEd MA PGCE FRGS, previously deputy head of the senior school and before that, a teacher in middle management at St George’s, Ascot. A Cambridge geography graduate and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, she has 20 years’ experience of secondary education. She has also written for Oxford University Press secondary geography publications department. Teaches some geography and history to year 7s ‘as it’s a good way to get to know the girls’ and pupils clearly relish the fact that she knows most of them by name, although girls further up the school told us they ‘don’t see her that much except for assemblies and sometimes in the corridor.’ Noticeably youthful and fresh in her attitude, she has brought about significant change to the school and is much liked by...

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