Cottesmore ai headteacher

The School That Hired an AI as Its Headteacher

Cottesmore School in West Sussex, UK, made national headlines earlier this year when it made an AI chatbot its principal headteacher

The boarding prep school, which costs £32,000 to attend, “hired” custom-made chatbot Abigail Bailey to help with administrative work and act as a sounding board for senior staff members. 

In this episode of the EM360 Podcast, Head of Content Matt Harris speaks to Tom Rogerson, Headmaster at Cottesmore School, to discuss:

  • The intersection of education and AI
  • AI’s social responsibility
  • How the next generation is approaching AI 

About Cottesmore School

Cottesmore is an academic boarding prep school for boys and girls on the Surrey and Sussex border, less than an hour from London.

The school has been preparing children for public schools since 1894 and continues to provide excellent preparation for senior boarding schools that share Cottesmore's belief in nurturing rounded, dynamic individuals.

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