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New Deputy Heads at Mill Hill International

Sarah Proudlove joins the School from Cheltenham College where she worked as Head of English as an Additional Language and Head of Third Form (Year 9). She is a CELTA qualified teacher, has an MA in Teaching English to Young Learners aged 6-16 and is currently studying for an MEd in Educational Leadership. She is also an external consultant and writer for Cambridge English Language Assessment, delivering conference workshops, presentations and webinars, the latter to a worldwide audience.

Sarah is particularly well versed in developing the skillset of subject teachers to ensure that EAL pupils thrive when being taught their curriculum in English; and the on-going development of the teachers at The Mount, Mill Hill International will be among her prime responsibilities as Deputy Head (Academic).

Sarah studied Modern European Languages at Durham University and spent several years living and teaching abroad, so she has first-hand experience of the challenges facing international pupils when studying in another country. She is passionate about the value of living in an international community; she is dedicated to ensuring that all pupils are supported, respected and integrated both academically and socially, so that they may develop to their full potential. She feels hugely privileged to be joining The Mount, Mill Hill International and looks forward to welcoming the first cohort of pupils in September.

Sharon Mitchell joins The Mount, Mill Hill International as Deputy Head (Pastoral), with the additional responsibility of teaching art and textiles. Sharon has over twenty years of experience teaching art and design in Independent Schools. She enjoys using many different media in her art teaching but has a particular interest in textiles in which she gained a BA (hons) degree. During her degree course, Sharon travelled to India and Indonesia where she learnt about different types of textiles, and where she fell in love with the wonderful colours and patterns she saw.

Prior to her post at The Mount, Mill Hill International, Sharon worked at The Mount School as art teacher for fourteen years. Whilst continuing to deliver art lessons, Sharon became Head of Key Stage 4 and later promoted to Deputy Head (Pastoral). Sharon is deeply committed to pastoral care and to establishing an environment in which pupils are happy, secure, confident, respected and valued. She is passionate about creating independent, resilient young people who take the initiative, think creatively and who are not shy of taking risks. Sharon firmly believes that a balanced curriculum, which includes academic and extracurricular enrichment, is vital for pupil progress and is necessary to prepare them to be confident global citizens, who live in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. Sharon is very ambitious for the pupils at The Mount, Mill Hill International and is excited to be part of this new School.