Moreton’s Head of Spoken English, Merriel Halsall-Williams has been nominated for a prestigious Fellowship of the Girls’ Schools Association Award.

Miss Halsall-Williams has been involved with the English Speaking Board for over sixty years and her impact on public speaking has been described as ‘unique and immeasurable’. Generations of Moretonians have honed their oratory skills under her guidance.

Representing the heads of many of the top performing day and boarding schools in the UK independent sector, The Girls’ Schools Association encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a largely girls-only environment. Fellows are typically nominated for being inspirational individuals, who embody the values of the GSA.

Speaking about her nomination for the fellowship, Miss Halsall-Williams said: ‘This was so unexpected and I am very grateful. It has made me think back to how many girls’ schools I have taught in and to how many pupils have gone on to achieve awards for public speaking.’

This year’s fellowship awards will be decided by a vote on Tuesday 17 November 2020.