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Melanie Bushell, Development Director, to move on

After almost a decade in post, Melanie Bushell will be leaving PGS in early February to take up the post of Director of Development at Winchester College.

She said “It will be a real wrench to leave PGS and say goodbye to the thousands of alumni, former staff, donors, colleagues and others who have made the last ten years such a joy. I have been here twice as long as I have stayed in any other job, which is testament to what a wonderful community this is. I am enormously proud of everything that has been achieved in recent years in broadening access through The William Smith Fund and want to thank every single person who has been a part of that success. I will miss you all”.

The Head, David Wickes, added “Melanie has made a hugely important contribution to the life of the school in her time here. She has been integral to driving forward our bursary programme, which is at the very heart of PGS today. Thanks to her significant work – and, of course, the amazing generosity of our donors – 1/5th of Senior School pupils are able to attend the school through financial assistance. The work that she has done has been recognised on a national stage: she leaves some very big shoes to fill, going with our sincere thanks and very best wishes.”

The search for Melanie's successor is now underway and details of the role can be found on the school website (click here). The closing date for applications is Monday 6th February 2023.

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