Lisa will replace Mrs Gillian Rowcliffe who founded the school in 1986 and retires at the end of this year.
Lisa joined The Red Maids’ Junior School in 1995 having gained a BSc Hons in Psychology from Leicester University and a PGCE from Oxford Brookes University. She currently oversees science, design technology, pastoral care for new girls and links with QEH, in addition to teaching a Year 3 class.
Speaking of this appointment, Lisa said: ‘It is a real privilege to be given the opportunity to lead this outstanding school. I am thrilled to be following in the footsteps of an inspirational headteacher and look forward to building on our reputation for all-round excellence.’
Jane MacFarlane, Chairman of the Governors, added: ‘The Governors are delighted with this appointment, which was made from a field of very able applicants. We are confident that Lisa will be a strong and successful headteacher and will maintain the outstanding education and happy, stimulating environment that define the school.’