Emma Goldsmith has now started her first term as head of Dragon School, Oxford.
Emma has enjoyed notable success as head of Winchester House School, winning “Best Head of a Prep School” at the 2019 Tatler Awards, following the school’s nomination as Tatler’s “Best Prep School” in 2017.
To mark the start of her first term at Dragon School, Ms Goldsmith appears in a video where she talks about her experience as an educator and what inspired her throughout her career.
Emma taught at Oakham School, Rugby School and went on to become deputy head at Bloxham School where she also worked as housemistress, setting up the first girls’ boarding house.
Educated at Durham Johnston Comprehensive before reading English at the University of Manchester, Emma is enthusiastically involved with the Boarding Schools’ Association and IAPS, is an active ISI inspector and vice chair of ISEB.
Commenting on her appointment earlier this year, Emma Goldsmith said:
“I am thrilled to be appointed as head of the Dragon, it will be a privilege to lead this extraordinary school. The future is full of possibilities and I am looking forward to meeting the children, staff, parents and ODs over the coming months.”
Emma Goldsmith succeeds Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn as the 12th head of the Dragon. Dr Hyde-Dunn has overseen many innovations during his time at the school, not least the successful launch of Dragon QUEST, the School’s popular Saturday enrichment programme, and subsequent introduction of more flexible boarding options.