Rydal Penrhos has announced that Lucy Davies has agreed to stay on as head of prep school.
The former Rydal School pupil has been hugely popular since taking up the role in August, and Mrs Davies has now removed the interim tag from her position. She will be leading the thriving school on a permanent basis, going forward.
Having completed a degree in anthropology at Durham University, Mrs Davies worked in marketing before moving to Exeter University to take her teaching qualification. She then worked in two different maintained schools in Nottingham, holding management positions in the subjects of science and maths, as well as being in charge of different year groups.
Mrs Davies then took the decision to work abroad and became head of mathematics at a large primary school in Qatar. During her years in the Middle East, Mrs Davies held various leadership positions until finally becoming the head of juniors, holding responsibility for nearly 1000 students.
She then completed a second postgraduate qualification in dyslexia and learning, as well as her National Professional Qualification for headship. This led to Mrs Davies becoming head of the first prep school in 2014, in addition to completing her Masters in educational leadership at Chester University.
Mrs Davies saidl “As a former pupil of Rydal School, I feel extremely privileged to have been asked to continue in my role as head of prep. The school certainly gave me a love of learning and I know that it still has that special blend of academic rigour alongside excellent individual pastoral care.
“I have always enjoyed teaching and leading learning. My leadership style is collaborative, and I like to think I am organised, passionate and approachable. I like clear systems that work and that everyone understands.
“Rydal Penrhos certainly is a strong, well-resourced and vibrant school with wonderfully committed staff in all departments, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far.”
Words by Riana Dixon