Sue Hincks – Helping Shape the Future #FinalistTeacheroftheYear

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Since her arrival as Headmistress at Bolton School Girls’ Division in 2011, Sue Hincks as worked tirelessly to improve learning outcomes for pupils at the School and further afield. Her initial aim “ was to position Bolton Girls among the best performing and most sought after schools in the region.” With regular placings in the top flight of national independent school league tables by EBacc results and all Year 7 places having been full for the last three years, this has been achieved.
During her headship, she has overseen the building of a new shared Riley Sixth Form Centre, the introduction of scholarships, the issuing of iPads to all pupils, introduced a programme of highly acclaimed speakers and enrichment lectures open to the local community, been much involved with local children, typified by the SHINE programme, and with schools and the community, culminating in Bolton School being awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service last summer. Sue is a governor at nearby Smithills School, an ISI Inspector and an active member of the GSA where she represented them on HMC’s Academic Policy Committee, was Chair of the GSA Education Committee (2014-17) and is President-Elect of the GSA 2019.
Sue gained a first in modern languages and history and a PGCE from Oxford. Her first teaching role was in a Peterborough comprehensive before spells at Marlborough College and Gresham’s School in Norfolk. She was appointed Deputy Head of The King’s School, Worcester, the first woman in its history to hold this position, before taking her current role. She enjoys choral music and drama sharing these passions with students everywhere she has taught


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