Girls, staff, governors and parents were delighted to welcome Professor Erika Rackley as guest speaker at the annual Prize Giving celebrations. As a Professor of Law at the University of Birmingham, Erika has particular expertise in gender representation, difference and equality.
The Prize Giving evening celebrates the achievements of girls from Years 10 to Upper Sixth. Miss Edgar reflected on the past year at the School in her address. “The School is flourishing and going from strength to strength. In September we were delighted to welcome three forms of girls into Year 7. Our Sixth Form has also grown and is now the largest in the history of the school.
Results at A level and GCSE were excellent once again. For the third year running Saint Martin’s has been included in The Telegraph’s top ten of small independent schools based on attainment at A level.”
Professor Rackley spoke about what it means to say that women are different and how this difference might change the world around us. She talked about the many extraordinary women “…. who have changed the way society thinks about things, who have enriched and improved the lives of women and men they knew, and many who they didn’t.”
Her scholarship on judicial diversity has helped to shape and inform public and policy debate and she regularly comments in the media on such matters, most recently on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour and Law in Action.