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New Principal Appointed at Hampshire Collegiate School, Embley Park

Published by Embley on Thursday 9th of January 2014

The Governors of Hampshire Collegiate School (HCS) Embley Park, are pleased to announce that Mrs Emma-Kate Henry has been appointed Principal, and will join the school in January.

Prior to attaining a Post Graduate Certificate at the Institute of Education in London, Mrs Henry was educated at the University of Kent where she read English Literature and African & Caribbean Studies. Mrs Henry joins HCS after five years at St Christopher School in Hertfordshire, where she is now Deputy Head. Before that she was a senior member of staff at Surbiton High School which is, as is HCS, part of the United Learning group. Mrs Henry's previous management and teaching experience is extensive, covering inner city comprehensives, a selective single-sex independent school, a City Technology College and two co-educational independent schools, one day and one boarding.

Throughout her career Mrs Henry has demonstrated clear leadership and management skills and a proven ability to achieve top academic results for her students.

Mrs Henry will be relocating to the school's campus at Embley Park with her husband and her eight year old son, who will be joining Hampshire Collegiate Prep School.
'I am delighted to be joining the vibrant, aspirational community at HCS. This is a place where potential will be untapped by dedicated and professional staff and where ambitions should be uncapped,' said Mrs Henry.

Photograph: Newly appointed Principal of Hampshire Collegiate School Mrs Emma-Kate Henry

Emma-Kate's appointment follows the resignation of HCS Principal Hector MacDonald who, after more than five years of committed service to HCS, has decided to pursue and develop other stimulating projects, overseas. Whilst at Hampshire Collegiate School, Hector increased numbers in boarding and the Sixth Form by over 40% and 70% respectively. He used his international connections to bring a global perspective to the school, establishing cricket tours to India and recruiting interesting and energetic students from over 25 countries. He worked hard to raise standards and reinforce a sense of need for high aspirations from everyone. As part of a shared vision he has developed both the Learning Outside the Box and Learning outside the Classroom programmes to the school, making innovative education a distinctive feature of HCS.
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