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Headmistress shortlisted for prestigious award

Headmistress shortlisted for prestigious award

Headmistress Charlotte Avery has been shortlisted for the prestigious i25 award, which recognises the independent sector’s top 25 leading influencers and innovators.

The shortlisted 25 influencers and innovators will be invited to a gala dinner in London on 21 March 2019, at which the winner of the award will be announced.

Ms Avery is an educator and administrator of 25 years’ standing. President of the UK Girls’ Schools Association for 2017 and Headmistress of St Mary’s School, Cambridge, she is regularly invited to contribute to UK debate about education for girls, in the media and through seminars: as a panellist and host on female leadership and strategic influence at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; at two Westminster Education Forums: women in the workplace; next steps for science education and STEM skills provision. She is a governor of three schools and an inspector.

Part of the nomination includes St Mary’s partnership with St Bede’s Inter-Church School,  a local state secondary school. This partnership has evolved to include a range of academic, vocational, technical and extra-curricular initiatives for students in both schools.

By learning together, our students and those from St Bede’s gain insight into different experiences and perspectives – a great preparation for life.

Ms Avery said: “I am thrilled to be have been shortlisted, and I am thoroughly looking forward to meeting the other nominees at the event in the new year.”