Mrs Emma Taylor

Having graduated from New College, Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and mics, Ms Taylor started her career in teaching at Stowe School  and was a Housemistress to Sixth Form girls there before moving on to Canford School in Dorset to run a 13-18 day house. In 2001, she was appointed Admissions Tutor and then Senior Mistress at Dean Close Senior School and worked there for six years before taking up the Headship of Christ College, Brecon, the first female Head in that School’s 475-year history.

During her 10 years at Christ College, she oversaw the enhancement of academic results, expansion of school numbers, significant building work including new facilities for Science and Creative Arts, the opening of a Junior School and a partnership with a Malaysian company to open a sister school in Kuala Lumpur before returning to Dean Close as Warden / Chief Executive in August 2017.

Ms Taylor is an avid fan of rugby and cricket, she enjoys music and theatre, loves to read and occasionally forces herself to go running. Her Christian faith is an important part of her life and she enjoys engaging in discussions about the relevance of faith to modern life, particularly the lives of young people.

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