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New Head of History – Mrs Phillips

1st September 2020

Megan Phillips has been appointed Head of History at King Edward’s, effective from September 2020.

Mrs Phillips first joined King Edward’s in 2017 as a History teacher, prior to this she taught at Tiffin School in Kingston, where her role included Acting Head of Department and teaching A-level history at the boys’ grammar school.

After graduating from the University of Oxford (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) Mrs Phillips travelled to China to teach English. Upon her return to the UK, she enrolled on a Graduate Training Programme as a pathway into teaching. Her position at St Michael’s Catholic College, in Southwark, London provided an excellent training ground for a career in teaching and also enabled her to hone her skills as a Gifted and Talented Coordinator.

Speaking about her future role as Head of History, Mrs Phillips said, “The history department at King Edward’s is in great shape and I’m delighted to see the strong results that our pupils are achieving. Teaching at King Edward’s is a real privilege; we have such a wonderful diverse pupil population, both in terms of a broad range of backgrounds as well as representing over 40 nationalities. This unique pupil community benefits not just the pupils but also the staff in so many ways and is a key factor in helping our children develop the required skills to thrive in the real world that awaits them when they leave the supportive school environment. Looking ahead, I’m hoping to expand the reach of History beyond the classroom, through initiatives such as our trips provision and the introduction of a History Society.”

Mrs Phillips lives near Woking with her husband and two children.

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