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GSA
GIRLS’ SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION
The Girls’ Schools Association represents the heads of many of the top-performing day and boarding schools in the UK, and is a member of the Independent Schools Council.
The GSA encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a largely girls-only environment. GSA schools are internationally respected and have an impressive global reputation for excellence in and out of the classroom; with academic rigour, innovative practice and wide-ranging extra-curricular activities attracting pupils from around the world. They are also widely recognised for their exceptional record of examination achievements, with high results in STEM subjects and 96% of pupils progressing to university.
Twenty-first century girls’ schools come in many different shapes and sizes. Whether they are day, boarding, junior, senior, large, small, urban or rural, the educational provision they provide ensures girls don’t just have equal opportunities, but that they have every opportunity to realise their potential as active, equal, confident and competent leaders, participants and contributors. Former GSA school pupils are among the most noteworthy high achievers of the UK and indeed the world. They include world leading scientists, international charity campaigners, famous actresses, foreign correspondents, Olympic medallists and business women at the highest levels.
Members of the GSA share a commitment to the values and benefits of single-sex schools for girls, and a belief that the needs and aspirations of girls is always the main focus. Staff in GSA schools are specialists in the teaching of girls, and provide positive role models to encourage girls in all that they do.
The GSA provides its members and their staff with a full programme of professional development and support, to assist them in remaining fully up-to-date with all aspects of their profession. The Association also aims to inform and influence national educational debate and is a powerful and well-respected voice within the educational establishment, advising and lobbying educational policy makers on core education issues as well as those relating to girls’ schools and the education of girls.
Officers 2018
 
 
President:
Gwen Byrom
Loughborough High School
Vice-President:
Charlotte Avery
St Mary’s School, Cambridge
President Elect 2019:
Sue Hincks
Bolton School (Girls’ Division)
Treasurer:
Antonia Beary
Mayfield Girls
 
Officers 2019
 
 
President:
Sue Hincks
Bolton School (Girls’ Division)
Vice-President:
Charlotte Avery
St Mary’s School, Cambridge
President Elect 2020:
Jane Prescott
Portsmouth High School GDST
Treasurer:
Antonia Beary
Mayfield Girls
 
Committee Chairs
 
 
Boarding:
Samantha Price
Benenden School
Education:
Ruth Weeks
Edgbaston High School for Girls
Membership & Accreditation:
Claire Hewitt
Manchester High School for Girls
Professional Development:
Nicola Botterill
Bruton School for Girls
Sport and Wellness
Ashley Clancy
The Ladies’ College
Universities:
Rachel Dent
The Abbey School
 
Regional Representatives
 
 
East:
Elizabeth Thomas
Abbot’s Hill School
London:
Millan Sachania
Streatham & Clapham High School GDST
Midlands:
Ann Clark
King Edward VI High School for Girls
North East:
Sylvia Brett
Harrogate Ladies’ College
North West:
Sarah Haslam
Withington Girls’ School
Scotland (to Dec 2018):
Anna Tomlinson
St Margaret’s School for Girls, Aberdeen
Scotland (from Jan 2019):
Dorothy MacGinty
Kilgraston School
South Central:
Jane Gandee
St Swithun’s School
South East:
Anna King
Notre Dame School
South West & Wales:
Felicia Kirk
St Mary’s Calne
 
Secretariat
 
Chief Executive:
Vivienne Durham
Membership Director:
Jane Carroll
Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive:
Jeven Sharma
Membership Manager:
Jannette Davison
Conference & Events Manager:
Emily Hall (maternity leave)
Conference & Events Manager:
Davina Chester (maternity cover)
Digital Manager:
Imogen Vanderpump
Communications Manager:
Rachel Kerr
Finance Manager:
Janice Lightley
 
Girls’ Schools Association
Suite 105, 108 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA
Tel: 0116 254 1619 • email: