Bournemouth Collegiate School appoints new headmaster

Bournemouth Collegiate School (BCS) has appointed Maria Coulter to a permanent position as Principal.

Maria had joined the school 11 years ago as deputy principal, but took on the role of acting principal on September 1.

She said she was “delighted” to be given the permanent role at the school.

The appointment follows Maria’s 28 years of experience in education. She began her career teaching business and economics and has since held various leadership positions in different areas of the school, with a focus on sixth-grade education.

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Maria said: “BCS is an exceptional school with a rich history dating back to the 1880s. What sets the school apart today is its clear focus on equipping our students with the tools and experiences for a successful and rewarding future. by creating a curious, creative and committed community.

The new principal intends to continue teaching alongside her leadership responsibilities, adding that it is really important for her to “stay in touch with the students”.

Maria added, “BCS is at such an exciting stage in its development as part of a larger educational group, CATS Global Schools. We have secured investment to improve the site to develop the student experience, including irrigating the playground and improving the early years. playground, tennis courts and swimming pool.

“I look forward to working with the whole community.”

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Chris Stacey, CEO of CATS Global Schools, owner of BCS, said, “Maria has already demonstrated exceptional leadership, and her student-centered philosophy shines through in everything she does. She is dedicated to equipping our students with the tools and experiences necessary for a prosperous and rewarding future by creating a curious, creative and engaged community.

“I wish Maria every success in this role, and I am confident that the school will continue to thrive under Maria’s leadership and grow stronger as a leading preparatory and secondary school in the region.”

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