High School of Dundee announces appointment of new Rector

The High School of Dundee’s Board of Directors are delighted to announce the appointment of Lise Hudson as the School’s new Rector.

Lise Hudson

Mrs Hudson, who is currently Deputy Rector, will become the first-ever female Rector of the School when she takes up the position in January 2020, following the retirement of present Rector Dr John Halliday after 11 years of outstanding service at the helm.

After gaining an MA (Hons) in Medieval History from St Andrews University, followed by a PGCE from the University of Cambridge, Lise began her History teaching career at the High School in 1990. As a Principal Teacher of Guidance she played a key part in the major development of the pastoral life of the School. She joined the School’s Senior Leadership team as Head of Guidance in 2008, before taking on her current role as Deputy Rector in 2016.

Lise is passionate about the importance of pastoral care at the heart of the School’s Integrated Curriculum and developing the High School Family’s relationship with the wider community of the city of Dundee.

She said, “I am honoured and privileged to have the opportunity to lead the School forward and to build partnerships across Dundee to improve outcomes for all the young people of the city and its environs.”

Mrs Hudson was appointed following an extensive and rigorous recruitment process which attracted high calibre candidates from across the UK.