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Delight as new Head of Humanities is announced


David Griffiths, Principal of The Mount School York, is delighted to announce the appointment of Carol Cook, as the new Head of Humanities, from September 2022.  

Carol, a Geography Specialist, is a Royal Holloway, University of London graduate. Presently she is the Head of Geography and has been an integral member of The Mount School community since September 1997 and thus possesses a deep empathy and huge experience of the school, its history and its ethos. This makes Carol ideally placed to have a major input into the continuing developmental future of the School in her new role. 

From September 2022, she will lead the academic departments of Geography, History, Classics and Religious Studies. Her primary role will be to maximise the School’s educational value-added in these subject areas. She will also have a major input into the development of a far-reaching, super-curricular (academic enhancement outside the formal classroom environment) programme working closely with Tim Pattison, as the new Director of Studies and Academic Outreach, and with Joanne Goudriaan, as Head of Sixth Form. Carol will also be working closely with Joanne in her principal role of leading the School’s UCAS provision in ensuring that all Mount girls graduate from the School into the best Universities, nationally and internationally, and the most ideal courses for them personally.  

David Griffiths, Principal of The Mount School York, commented, “I am delighted, in these exciting times, to have appointed Carol into the new role as Head of Humanities and look forward immensely to her contributing to a range of forward-thinking academic activities and initiatives in 2022/23 aimed at delivering one of the best school academic educations in the UK and beyond.”  

Speaking of her new role, Carol added I am excited to start my new role at the Mount School and to continue to build on the academic successes across the Humanities Faculty. The Mount is a fantastic positive environment in which learning can thrive; empowering future generations to be confident, resourceful and informed” 

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