WGSF Appoints First Head of Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School

Wakefield Grammar School Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Gill as the Head of Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School. Mrs. Gill becomes the first Head of our new co-educational school for boys and girls and will join the Foundation in April 2021, enabling her to be involved in the preparations for the school opening in September 2021.

Mrs. Gill has been a Head teacher since 2016 and has held senior roles in a number of primary schools in South Yorkshire including Stadbroke Primary School in Sheffield and Laughton Junior and Infant School. She has been the Head teacher of an outstanding primary school in Rotherham and is currently Head teacher of a school in challenging circumstances, where she has been asked by her current employer, a Multi-Academy Trust, to lead an improvement programme as a result of the school’s previous poor performance.

Mrs. Gill is an experienced school leader whose motivation in her own words is ‘an unwavering desire to offer an outstanding education for all children’. She will bring to the Foundation her experience in leading different schools which along with her enthusiasm will ensure that our new school offers the very best environment for our youngest pupils.

Mrs. Gill has a background in Yorkshire having grown up and attended school in Beverley before going on to study at the University of York where she gained a BA (Hons) in History and Education. She obtained her PGCE from the University of Hull and has more recently completed a Masters in Teaching and Learning from Sheffield Hallam University. Mrs Gill also has a qualification in Special Educational Needs and is a specialist in this area.

Mrs. Gill said: “I feel honoured to have been chosen to lead Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School. I am passionate about ensuring we meet the needs of every pupil, and family, and giving the pupils the best foundations for their journeys through Wakefield Girls’ High School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. I am looking forward to meeting the pupils and getting to know the Wakefield Foundation family.”

Simon Chamberlain, Chair of Governors at Wakefield Grammar School Foundation, said:

“We are delighted to be appointing Emma Gill as the inaugural Head of Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School. Emma has outstanding leadership qualities and we have every confidence she will deliver the vision to enrich the education of our youngest children in this fantastic new school.”

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