Jenny Allum

Ms Jenny Allum B.Sc. M.A. D.Litt. Dip. Ed. F.A.C.E.

In her twenty-fourth year at SCEGGS Ms Allum is well known as a leading educator of young women.

Respected for her insightful understanding of educational issues, pastoral care and the development of the individual she regularly contributes to educational debate within professional circles and the wider media exploring issues regarding policy, the national curriculum, testing and the need to develop resilience in young people.

Whilst at SCEGGS she has developed and strengthened the curriculum, widened the opportunities for co-curricular involvement and worked to provide a teaching and learning environment which is dynamic and invigorating for both students and staff. She has also overseen the implementation of the school's strategic plan 2020 Vision which has dramatically transformed the physical fabric of the school over the last 15 years.

Her leadership is marked by a commitment to accountability, transparency and good communication with staff, parents and the wider SCEGGS community.

"I want our girls to be strong, independent, resilient young women. It is important that they know themselves; that they know how to celebrate their strengths and successes, that they have the determination to work to improve themselves, and live life with joy, optimism, strength and commitment."

In 2010 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of NSW for her "eminent service to the community" through her extensive work in, and passionate commitment to, education.

Past and Present Heads of School

Jenny Allum, 1996 - present
Diana Bowman, 1978-1995
Barbara Chisholm, 1947-1977
Dorothy Wilkinson, 1921-1947
Edith Badham, 1895-1920