New Head for Monmouth School for Girls

Fri, 13 Jul 2018
New Head: Mrs Jessica Miles

The Board of Governors is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Jessica Miles as the next Head of Monmouth School for Girls.

Currently the Head of Queen Margaret’s School in York, a day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18, Mrs Miles will take over the Headship in April 2019.

Mrs Miles graduated from Oriel College, Oxford in Spanish and Linguistics and gained her PGCE from King’s College, London.

She has extensive teaching experience, initially as a Spanish teacher at Dulwich College where she worked her way up to become Head of Lower Sixth and was mistress in charge of rowing.

From there, Mrs Miles taught French and Spanish at Sherborne School and was also a boarding house tutor before moving to be Deputy Head and Head of Sixth Form at Leweston School in Dorset.

Mr Audley Twiston-Davies, Chairman of Governors, said: “We very much look forward to welcoming Mrs Miles to Monmouth School for Girls next April.

“She was selected from an impressive field of candidates and we are confident that she will have the vision and dynamic leadership qualities needed to develop further the girls’ school and continue to build the successful collaboration with Monmouth School for Boys following the launch of co-educational teaching in the Sixth Form in September.”

Confirming her new appointment, Mrs Miles said: “I am honoured and delighted to be joining Monmouth School for Girls at such an exciting time in the school’s history.

“It is a unique school with an ethos that aligns with my own vision for education by combining academic achievement and co-curricular success.

“I will strive to build upon the obvious strengths of the school and to develop excellent working relationships with pupils, parents, staff and the wider local community.

“My husband, two sons and I are hugely excited about joining the family of Haberdashers’ Schools and making our home at the heart of such a wonderful community in Monmouth.”