Housemistress: Mrs Katy Williams
Suffolk born and bred and an Old Framlinghamian herself, Katy Williams felt she had ‘come home’ when she became Housemistress of Pembroke in 2017. Mrs Williams is a true believer in a lifelong education; she studied for a BA (Hons) in English Linguistics with Education at The University of York and went on to The University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall) to complete her PGCE. She has a diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language and, in 2018, she was awarded her masters’ degree in the Leadership of Teaching and Learning jointly conferred by UEA and Essex.
Before coming to Framlingham, Mrs Williams spent 15 years working as an Advanced Skills Teacher in a local comprehensive school – work which often took her to different schools across the region. Arriving at the Senior School in 2014, she took up the role of Assistant Head of English, moving quickly to the role of Head of Teaching and Learning in 2015 until finally accepting the role of Housemistress of Pembroke in 2017. Mrs Williams is married to Simon and they have three sons, two cats and one dog. When the girls of Pembroke depart for the holidays, Mrs Williams and her family enjoy long dog walks through the countryside, sailing on the Norfolk broads and reading.
The girls who pass through the doors become global citizens of the world ready to confidently embrace and respect whatever awaits them.”Katy Williams - Housemistress, Pembroke
Mrs Williams recognises the world the girls of Pembroke House inhabit is ever changing. Her vision is that the girls who pass through the doors become global citizens of the world ready to confidently embrace and respect whatever awaits them. She believes the girls should be able to adapt to change, be ambitious, celebrate curiosity, show integrity and feel empowered to celebrate their own unique identity. A firm objective is to provide a friendly, warm and empathetic Pembroke family where all individuals are valued and all skills and talents are appreciated whether they be academic, sporting, musical, dramatic, artistic or something else entirely. The girls in Pembroke represent the multi-cultural world and when their time comes to leave, they take with them the standards which they have learned over the years by their association with the House.