Zeba Clarke has been appointed new Deputy Head (Academic) at King Edward’s Witley with effect from January 2018.
Mrs Clarke joins the School from King William’s College, an independent International Baccalaureate school based on the Isle of Man where her duties included Head of English and Head of Academic Enrichment. A former journalist specialising in energy and economics, Mrs Clarke originally studied English Language and Literature, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Liberal Studies at the University of Aberdeen and took her PGCE at Sheffield University. She has a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management from the Institute of Education.
As Deputy Head with a focus on Academic studies, Mrs Clarke brings extensive international teaching expertise, having worked for the European School Brussels 2 for nine years, with a further 4 years spent teaching in China. The role at King Edward’s Witley will include the development and implementation of strategy for academic enrichment, covering both A-level and IB studies.
Commenting on the appointment, Mrs Clarke says, “The move to King Edward’s is an exciting one for me. I relish the challenges it brings and welcome the opportunity to apply my skills and experience in a new environment. While there are some clear similarities between King Edward’s and my previous school, I love the fact that King Edward’s offers pupils a choice of academic pathways ie A-level or IB. I’m also attracted to the diversity and international nature of the student population. In addition, the genuine commitment to the strong bursary tradition which is the cornerstone to the school’s evolution represents a progressive culture and one to which I wholeheartedly subscribe.”
Mrs Clarke will be living on the school site with her husband and son who is a pupil at King Edward’s.