Akeley Wood School Welcomes New Headteacher

Posted 20th September 2017

Akeley Wood School, a leading private school in Milton Keynes, has welcomed a new Head and Deputy Head to the school.

Georgina Masefield started at the school at the beginning of the new term and brings with her a wealth of experience.

Teaching since the 1990’s, Georgina has assumed various roles including advisory and consultancy, school inspections and managing head teachers.

Georgina explains:

‘I have enjoyed working in different roles in education, however my passion lies in teaching and I intend to use my experiences to benefit each child at Akeley Wood School. We believe in the potential of every child and in providing a committed, family friendly and safe community which nurtures individual self-worth, well-being and a sense of belonging while preparing children for a successful future outside education.’

Georgina joins the Senior School from Northbridge House in Hampstead, London.

Kara Dowson is also a new addition to the Junior School, joining in the capacity of Deputy Head.

Kara joins Akeley Wood from a large school in Dubai where she was Assistant Headteacher with key responsibilities for leading Mathematics and Innovation.

She said:

‘I am delighted to join the fantastic team at Akeley Wood Junior School. It is such an inspiring place to work and learn. The whole school community have been extremely welcoming and I look forward to working together to ensure every child achieves their full potential.’

Potential parents and students will have the chance to meet the new Head and Deputy Head and see what the school has to offer at two open days.

On Saturday 23 September, visitors will hear from the new Head and the Head Boy and Head Girl before touring around the senior school and families will have the opportunity to find out more about the GCSE subjects on offer at Akeley Wood School. Uniquely in the area, the school still offers the separate sciences at A Level.

On Saturday 30 September, the junior school and nursery school will be holding an open day where visitors will be able to hear from the Head and explore the wonderful mansion at Wicken Park. Using QR codes, visiting families will self-tour seeing displays from all the subject areas. Visitors to the recently refurbished nursery will also be able to see the home from home environment for younger children.