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St Mary's History and Politics teacher, Dr Flint, becomes inaugural HPL Global Lead Teacher

St Mary's History and Politics teacher, Dr Flint, becomes inaugural HPL Global Lead Teacher

Dr Andrew Flint, teacher of History and Politics at St Mary’s School, Cambridge, has been selected as the first ever Global Lead Teacher for High Performance Learning (HPL). In this prestigious role, Andrew will be sharing his subject specific HPL expertise with history teachers from around the world in HPL’s Global Community. 

Andrew has been the HPL Lead Teacher at St Mary’s since the school started on its HPL World Class Status award journey in 2017. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience of implementing HPL in a history classroom, enabling him to support students in his subject area to achieve the very highest results.

Matt Daly, HPL’s Online Community and Teacher Engagement Manager said: "The judging panel was impressed with Andrew's knowledge and enthusiasm for HPL. As our Global Lead Teacher for history, he will be leading a webinar on an HPL history lesson, leading history discussion groups, presenting at HPL events, contributing to history journals and much more as the GLT role evolves.”

Andrew has engaged students in the process of embedding HPL in St Mary’s School, and models high academic standards himself through his ongoing commitment to research and publication. Andrew’s interdisciplinary and cross-curricular approach has led to him creating a wide range of HPL resources, activities, information and guidance for colleagues across all subject areas as well as presenting whole school CPD sessions.

Matt added: “Andrew showed a real keenness to network and share ideas and best practice with colleagues in the HPL Global Community, and we are excited to have him on board. We’ll be inviting applications for more Global Lead Teachers over the next year with a view to building up expertise to cover all subjects and phases."

Headmistress Charlotte Avery nominated Andrew for the role. She said: “Andrew is an outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven track record of excellence in the classroom. He is a superb advocate for HPL with an ability to coach and inspire both students and colleagues.”

Dr Flint said: “I am very excited to become the inaugural HPL Global Lead Teacher. Through High Performance Learning, our students are achieving academic excellence alongside a much wider set of values and attitudes that sit at the heart of our ethos as a Mary Ward School.”

As a High Performance Learning School, we develop an evidence-based set of HPL skills and attitudes. From confidence, collaboration and risk-taking to agile thinking, concern for society and perseverance - we ensure our girls are prepared for study, work and life.

High Performance Learning (HPL) works with schools to embed the HPL philosophy where every student is seen as a potential high performer. 

Its unique teaching and learning framework systematically recalibrates the school and enables students to develop the cognitive skills, values, attitudes and attributes needed for high academic performance and lifetime success. 

HPL offers a range of programmes to enable schools at any starting point to begin their journey towards being an HPL school. The HPL World Class School Award recognises the very best schools in the world and is designed for those at the forefront of educational thinking. For more information, visit