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The Future of: Education with Sally-Anne Huang, High Master, and The Rt Hon Lord Baker of Dorking OP, 1948-53

25 MAY 2022


St Paul's School/Zoom Webinar

The Future of… will include a series of fireside chats on The Future of Britain between Old Pauline Club President, Lord Vaizey of Didcot, and an array of Alumni.

On the 25 May, Sally-Anne Huang, High Master, and The Rt Hon Lord Baker of Dorking OP, 1948-53, join us to discuss The Future Of: Britain’s Education. Expect a wide-ranging discussion on the curriculum, the place for the independent sector, apprenticeships and much more…

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Old Pauline Club, we have decided to look to the future. We are modernising and updating the Club, hoping to attract greater involvement from Old Paulines across the ages.

The Future of… series will highlight and share with our community important discussions about the future direction of Britain. A number of eminent Old Paulines, who have generously agreed to volunteer their time, will discuss this future and talk frankly on a number of topics. What will happen in British politics over the next ten years? What will change about Britain’s place in the world? What is the future of key public services like healthcare and education? What does the future hold for the business sector and the arts?

This event will be held in a hybrid format – if you would like to attend the event in person, there will be a soft drinks reception at 6.30pm, followed by the interview at 7.00pm. Tickets are available to book for £10 here.

Alternatively, this event will be streamed live to our community via Zoom – please register here.


Sally-Anne Huang, High Master. Sally-Anne was educated at Bolton School prior to reading Classics and English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.  She also has an MSc in Educational Leadership and Management and a Masters degree in Children’s Literature (a personal passion of hers). Sally-Anne brings to St Paul’s a wealth experienced in governance of both boarding and prep schools.  Previously she was Headmistress of James Allen’s Girls’ School, and Kent College, Pembury, where she was also chair of the Methodist Independent Schools heads’ group for two years.  Sally-Anne has been an elected officer of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) since 2018 and was Chair during the academic year 2020/21. Her previous appointments have included Housemistress at Sevenoaks School, where she taught the International Baccalaureate, and Deputy Head at Roedean. Her professional interests include the importance of cultural diversity within schools and the power of performing arts in pupil experience.

Lord Baker of Dorking CH OP, 1948-53, was a Conservative MP from 1968-1997. He was the Minister for Information Technology, introducing computers into schools; Local Government Minister; Environment Secretary, privatising BT and abolishing the GLC; Education and Science Secretary, introducing the National Curriculum, Grant Maintained Schools, City Technology Colleges, and Student Loans; and Home Secretary. He also served as Chairman of the Conservative Party. After leaving government in 1992, he was appointed a Companion of Honour, and became a member of the House of Lords in 1997. Through the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, Lord Baker is spearheading the initiative for University Technical Colleges – 48 are already open with 16,000 students.

It is free to register for any of our virtual events. However, if you wish to express your appreciation for the programme, please make a donation to the Old Pauline Club 150th Year bursary fund, here, and help talented boys benefit from a St Paul’s education.

Suggested donation – £10 per household.

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The views, information, or opinions expressed during The Future of… series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of St Paul’s School and its employees. The webinars are available for private, non-commercial use only – you may not edit, modify or redistribute.

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