September 2019 will see the introduction of separate boys’ and girls’ Houses. Initially this will be achieved by converting existing buildings into three new girls’ Houses.
Chetwynd Hall will become the home of the girls' Houses, Chetwynd and Sutton
Mrs Michelle creer
It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new Housemistress of Chetwynd from September 2019.
For the last 10 years I have lived and worked as the Housemistress of Field’s House, at Lancing College, in Sussex. Whilst in Sussex I have had the privilege and the delight of building up and running a House of 65 girls from the ages of 13 to 18. I have seen many families and girls arrive on a sunny September morning nervous and uncertain, unsure of what to expect. I have then shaken hands, years later, with exceptional, well-grounded, insightful and dynamic young women as they leave for new adventures and embark on the next phase of life, whatever and wherever it may be! Along the way there have been numerous highlights and experiences that have made life rich and varied, and have underscored to me why I chose pastoral work, and teaching, as my career pathway.
In addition to being a Housemistress, I will also be teaching English and I bring with me a passion for drama and performance. I also believe passionately in co-education and in an immersive education. I would always advocate trying out new things; exploiting known (and possibly hidden) talents. Any new start is always something of a challenge, but through challenge we learn and grow. This is an exciting opportunity – to take a building familiar to many, but within it found a new House together and establish the environment we all want. You will always find me there as a support, encouraging, and sometimes nudging the girls on, to do their very best.
I am delighted and thrilled to have been appointed as the Housemistress of Chetwynd and over the next two terms I will try and attend as many events as possible to meet the girls, to get to know families and to introduce myself in person.
Mrs Michelle Creer, BA
Michelle joins us as the new Housemistress of Chetwynd after 10 years at Lancing College, where she teaches English and is currently a Housemistress.
After completing her BA in English Literature from Swansea University and before her current role, Michelle also taught at a number of schools: Cheam High School, Woking High School and St Catherine's School, Bramley.