Mrs Michelle Lawson

Head Teacher - BA (Hons), MA London, NPQH

Senior Leadership

Mrs Michelle Lawson joined WGSG as Head Teacher in 2019 and is looking forward to working in this Outstanding Grammar School. Her career to date has involved leadership in two outstanding Grammar Schools in both curriculum and pastoral roles before she moved to become Deputy Head in a school that needed rapid improvement from being inadequate which was achieved in 2019. Mrs Lawson has focused her educational career around instilling in young people a love of learning and a demand to explore the ‘big questions’ that life throws at them. As a self-confessed philosophical geek she is never happy with the simple answer and always strives to open up the students to the world of alternative possibility. Mrs Lawson is determined that Wilmington Grammar School for Girls continues to meet the demands of an ever-changing world, by equipping its students with the resilience and determination to overcome the obstacles that life can throw, whilst supporting them to grow as intellectually independent thinkers capable of coping within an increasing stressful world. Mrs Lawson is a member of the National Association of Pastoral Care in Education and this underpins all of her work as she believes that the care of the individual results in progress at all levels. When not busy philosophising she is often to be found anywhere there is water that she can swim in or planning her next mountain climb, normally in Switzerland.