New headmistress for Alderley Edge School for Girls

Alderley Edge School for Girls has appointmented Mrs Helen Jeys as its new headmistress. She will take up her position on September 1st 2016.

Helen and Sue Helen and Sue

Following a national search and a rigorous selection procedure, the school received applications from a number of high-calibre candidates, with four long-listed for interviews and three candidates being invited back for the final round.

Almost the full Governing Body were present for this including the Provincial of the Sisters of St Joseph and the Provost of the Woodard Corporation.

Candidates were asked to undertake a wide variety of tasks over the two days of interviews including meetings with the head girls of both junior and senior school, taking a meeting of the senior management team, leading a school assembly for the senior pupils, interviews with various groups of governors and a presentation to the full board.

All the governors were unanimous in agreeing that Mrs Jeys was their first choice candidate, as she impressed them hugely throughout the process and the feedback from all the various parties was overwhelmingly positive.

Mrs Jeys was offered the position and accepted immediately.

Mrs Jeys joins AESG from Manchester High School for Girls, where she has been deputy headmistress (pastoral) since 2012.

Mrs Claire Hewitt, headmistress at Manchester High School for Girls, commented “I am delighted for Mrs Jeys and I am confident that she will be an excellent headmistress. However, she will be greatly missed by the staff, girls and parents at MHSG”.

Mrs Goff added “I am very sad to be leaving Alderley Edge School for Girls at the end of this academic year, but delighted to be handing it on to such a competent, delightful and impressive new Headmistress.”



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