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Manchester High School for Girls

10 out of 10 for Mrs Hewitt

This year marks a very special anniversary for Manchester High School for Girls Head Mistress, Mrs Claire Hewitt, as she celebrates ten years of leading our fabulous School.

Coincidentally, Mrs Hewitt is also the School’s tenth head teacher since it was established in 1874.

Personal development has been a major focus for the School during Mrs Hewitt’s tenure and initiatives have included the introduction of a well-being programme which covers physical and mental health, self-esteem and good citizenship; theme weeks to celebrate success and develop the resilience needed to cope with setbacks and a house system to further build a sense of community and provide leadership opportunities for pupils. More recently, Manchester High was named as North West Independent School of the Year 2019 by the Sunday Times, who also ranked the School top in its 2018 A-level results table for independent schools in the region.

Mrs Hewitt said: “I am so proud to have been part of this fantastic School for the last ten years. In addition to the initiatives introduced to the School during my time here, particular highlights for me have been the opening of the new Sixth Form Centre, which offers not only fantastic facilities but an environment that recognises students’ growing independence.

“I have also very much enjoyed developing links with alumnae which has led to our Futures Programme including our Project Pankhurst mentoring scheme and our regular Insight Into talks, which welcome back former students to share their career experience with our current pupils.

“Listening to girls and parents is extremely important to me as their feedback and ideas are fundamental to future development for the School. I hope under my leadership the friendliness and warmth of welcome at MHSG has grown and every day I feel really privileged to be Head Mistress here. No two days are the same and I have met a wide range of inspiring people; however if you were to ask me what I am most proud of, I would have to say it’s our amazing pupils and what they contribute not only to the School community but to the world outside of Manchester High.”