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Meet the Head & Pupils


Margaret Heywood, takes over from Paul Bevis as Head of Senior Girls in September 2017:

"My vision is to contribute to the school’s mission of providing a unique education by continuing to be an exemplary pupil focused school."

Head of Senior Girls Margaret Heywood

In September 2017 Claires Court will welcome a new Head of Senior Girls, Mrs Margaret Heywood.

Well known to the pupils and parents (many of whom she taught), Margaret is a familiar face at the school, having worked as part of the girls’ community at the College Avenue site for 33 years.  She joined the school as the teacher in charge of PE in September 1984 when it was known as Maidenhead College for Girls.

More recently, Margaret has held senior leadership roles including Deputy Head Pastoral, and has supported the outgoing head, Paul Bevis, who is leaving to explore new educational opportunities after over 40 years as a teacher, the last six at Claires Court.

Describing herself as the heart of the school, the new head said, “I have always said that whilst Paul has been the head, I have been the heart of the school, I am delighted to be taking over from such an inspirational leader.  My vision is to continue to provide a unique education where we are an exemplary pupil-focused school; where we inspire, educate, challenge and support all girls to reach their highest level of learning and personal development.  I believe all young people can learn beyond expectations and we can do this if our pupils are happy and have a sense of belonging.”

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