Orla has also been so much more than a teacher at The Prep. She has always cared deeply for every child’s welfare and so it came as no surprise when she was appointed Head of Middle School. She ran the section with huge efficiency but also with a great sense of respect from the pupils and staff, who admired her empathetic and approachable manner, showing the same skillset as she moved up to run Upper School this year.
She returns home to Ireland with our grateful thanks for all that she has done at The Prep. Orla will leave a considerable gap in the English Department when she leaves and will be missed hugely by both pupils and colleagues alike. Throughout her seven years in the Department, she has consistently demonstrated her creativity and resourcefulness as a fantastic and highly skilled teacher. She has always enjoyed superb working relationships with all her pupils, establishing and demanding high expectations, yet simultaneously showing care and compassion for all. We wish her every deserved success and happiness in her new post.