NHSG - New Head announced at Newcastle High School for Girls

New Head announced at Newcastle High School for Girls

January 29, 2024

Newcastle High School for Girls is delighted to announce that Mrs Amanda Hardie has been appointed by the Trustees of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) as the new Head of Newcastle High School for Girls.

One of 25 schools in the GDST, Newcastle High School for Girls is an independent all-through day school (age 3 – 18) located in Jesmond and Sandyford in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mrs Hardie has been at Newcastle High School for Girls since its formation in 2014, and prior to that at Church High School since 1997. She has been a long-standing member of the Senior Leadership Team, most recently in the combined role of Head of Junior School and Senior School Deputy Head Academic. Amanda Hardie has been Acting Head of NHSG since September 2023 and following a rigorous recruitment process has been appointed as Head with immediate effect where she will continue to champion girls’ education within the independent school sector.

Speaking about her appointment, Amanda said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the new Head of Newcastle High School for Girls. Newcastle High is a wonderful community where every pupil is celebrated as an individual and enabled to be the best version of herself, every teacher a guiding force, and every challenge an opportunity to learn and grow. It is a privilege to lead this incredible independent girls’ school and I look forward to continuing to work with the amazing pupils, staff, parents and alumnae as we secure the future of Newcastle High as a beacon for excellence in girls’ education in the region and beyond.”

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