Mrs Kate Reynolds has been Head of Royal High School Bath, GDST since January 2020. Formerly Head at Leweston, Mrs Reynolds was previously Head of International Students and teacher of English and Drama - before that, she taught at Sherborne and Gillingham School. Mrs Reynolds has a commercial background, having briefly practised Law in London and Somerset and brings a breadth of experience to her role as Head of Royal High School, a leading girls’ day and boarding school in Bath. Mrs Reynolds’ philosophy is founded on her expectation of high standards in all aspects of School life including academic, pastoral and extra-curricular to ensure students are encouraged to be their best versions of themselves. She believes that an over-arching value of kindness is critical to ensuring students hone their empathetic skills and treat everyone as they would wish to be treated. As well as this pursuit of high standards, Mrs Reynolds is a keen advocate of physical activity and sport which she believes is key to good mental health. She practises what she preaches including leading a lunchtime running club which has proved extremely popular with students – perhaps because of the involvement of Lolo, her enthusiastic Collie dog. “The pandemic has not dented the School’s character in any way. There is so much to celebrate at Royal High School Bath with friendly, engaged and curious girls; supportive staff who go the extra mile because they care hugely about the school; and, an exciting and challenging learning environment.” The girls’ energy and determination yet down to earth groundedness makes for a very special school of which we are all proud. I am humbled to be part of such a remarkable establishment.