Susan Brooks was educated in Australia, graduating from Queensland University in 2003 with Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Arts dual degrees with a specialism in History and French. Having taught at Benowa State High and Wynnum North State High to A level, where she was Head of French, Susan came to the UK in 2007 to teach at Bromford’s School, Wickford in Essex before taking up the position of Head of History at Broomwood Hall in 2008. This was followed by promotion to Senior Mistress and Director of Studies, before taking on her role as Broomwood Hall Deputy Head (Academic) in 2014.
In 2019 Susan was appointed to the Headship of Northwood Senior, the new secondary school within the Northwood Schools group for boys and girls aged 11-16, with responsibility for setting up a new school from scratch and bringing to life the group’s vision of what a modern senior school should offer.
Opening a new school allows fresh thinking and practices; for the purpose of education to be examined, and the curriculum, teaching and learning practices and co-curricular offering to be tailored to the ever-changing needs of the modern world. Susan is particularly proud to have been able to implement a contemporary curriculum that draws upon the best of traditional education but reimagines how it is presented to the pupils to create a more positive learning experience for all. Since opening the school in 2020, Susan has established strong relationships with local prep and primary schools and there is growing interest from parents right across London.
Susan is married to Dave, a counsellor specialising in young people. Her interests include travelling (27 countries to date), reading, paddle-boarding, skiing, and walking her dog, Elvis