Lynn Wood, Principal

I graduated from Imperial College with a degree in Engineering which due to my final year options was really a degree in applied mathematics. Mathematics has also been my favourite and best subject and it has underpinned my career path. For the first 10 years after graduating, I worked as a research engineer developing speech recognition algorithms and gaining chartered engineer status.

Following a career break to start a family I retrained to be a mathematics teacher and I worked locally in Abingdon. In 2009, I was seconded by the UK Government to the European School Culham and in 2014 was appointed Deputy Director (Secondary). Alongside my management role, I have continued to teach the Baccalaureate 5 period mathematics course and developed my school leadership by completing the National professional qualification for headship (NPQH) in 2017.

I am delighted by my appointment as Principal of the Europa School UK and look forward to establishing a high achieving and happy school community where students and staff strive to do their best. I hope that my career path encourages all students to keep on developing themselves throughout their lives.