Tracey Fantham will take over as Headteacher of Manor House School in September,


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Incoming head of Manor House school talks of importance of digital technology

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: May 08, 2016

TECHNOLOGY IS KEY: Tracey Fantham with pupils from Manor House School

THE incoming head teacher of an independent Bookham school has told students, staff and parents how she intends to increase the use of technology in education.

Tracey Fantham, who will take over as head teacher of Manor House School in September, made the remarks at an open morning at the school last week.

Ms Fantham spoke of how digital technology is transforming work and social life “at an explosive pace” and explained how she believes teachers must prepare students for this.

She said: “The world is a very different place to the one I grew up in. I have to agree with the novelist Arthur C Clarke – ‘We must educate our children for their future, not our past’.”

She added: “Careful inclusion of technology as a learning tool within a controlled and safe environment is something that I am looking forward to developing further here with the staff and students.

“Hard work always produces results and academic success will always be at the top of my agenda. Without doubt, excellent exam results open doors and change lives.”

Manor House is a selective independent school for 2 to 16-year-old girls which claims to offer highly individualised learning and outstanding pastoral care in a smaller school setting.

Ms Fantham said: “When I first visited the school I immediately recognised the warm family ethos and stimulating learning environment that inspires the girls to achieve their very best.

“Girls here learn and develop their talents in the most beautiful setting.

“I see how they thrive in an all-girls environment.

“They learn together and develop the confidence to take risks. They choose any field of study without stereotypical influence, grow in emotional intelligence and show compassion for others while honing leadership skills for the future.”

The school will be holding another open morning on October 1, with families welcome.

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