Cressida Henderson Appointed as Second Master

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Cressida Henderson as Second Master, effective from September 2019.

Cressida emerged as the outstanding candidate from a strong field and is ideally suited to the role.  After an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages at Keble College Oxford, where she won Blues in both tennis and netball, she completed a PGCE (via a short stint as a professional tennis coach) followed by three years teaching at Didcot Girls’ School. In 1993, she moved to Wellington College with her husband, Iain, and, fortunately for the College, they have remained here ever since.  Cressida has held numerous positions of responsibility during her time at Wellington: Head of Department; Head of Middle School; resident in both the Hardinge and the Benson working alongside Iain as Housemaster; Assistant Head (Academies); and Deputy Head (Co-Curricular). There are few staff at the College who have a more intimate knowledge of Wellington and she has a proven track record of success in all the roles she has fulfilled. 

Cressida commented: “I am honoured and delighted to be chosen as Wellington’s Second Master and aim to serve the College to the best of my ability. I am excited to be part of the next stage of Wellington’s compelling adventure”.

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