22 June 2018
Mrs Patricia Adams has been appointed Head of St Mary’s School in Gerrards Cross. She replaces Mrs Jean Ross, who is retiring at the end of this academic year.
Mrs Adams was formerly Academic Deputy Head at Blackheath High School for Girls, which, like St Mary’s, is an all-through school for girls aged 3 -18. She has a wealth of experience in girls’ education, having previously worked in Senior Leadership at Norwich High School for Girls, Oxford High School, where she was Head of Upper School and Head of Spanish, as well as Headington School, Oxford, where she held the position of Head of Modern Languages.
Mrs Adams read Modern Languages at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, studied for her masters in Applied Linguistics at Essex University and returned to Oxford for her PGCE teaching qualification.
Mrs Adams has a clear educational vision that is closely aligned to St Mary’s. Reflecting on her appointment she commented “It is an extremely exciting time to be joining St Mary’s. I look forward to supporting the environment where each individual girl learns and grows, reinforcing both the pastoral and academic provision that prepares them to be committed, resilient and compassionate individuals. I am keen to develop this vision whilst placing a sense of joy and excitement of learning at the heart of the School.”