Committee: Education Committee
Dr Mary Short was Headmistress of St Helen’s School until her retirement in 2019. She gained wide experience of London academic day schools as a teacher of History and Politics at City of London School, Head of History at St Paul’s Girls’ School, and Pastoral Deputy Head at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls. Having studied History at UCL, she gained a PGCE at the Institute of Education, before becoming one of the first women admitted to St John’s College, Cambridge. Her PhD is in twentieth century British political history. She is a Fellow of the GSA and was co-chair of its Education Committee. She is a governor of a London prep school, and trustee of the North Foreland Lodge Trust (which provides financial support to girls in independent schools). Her first teaching position was as a temporary, maternity cover, teacher at Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park.