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Graham Spawforth is the new Headmaster at Ditcham Park School.
Graham was previously Senior Deputy Head at
Reed’s School Surrey and before that was Head of Sixth Form and Housemaster at Monmouth School.
Wellingborough School, Northamptonshire, has appointed
Mr Andrew
Holman as its new Headmaster, starting in January
2018 and succeeding Garry Bowe who leaves the School in December after 13 years.
Currently the Deputy Head of Hymers College, Hull, Mr Holman studied Mathematics at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and began
Mark White
will be the new Headmaster of Hazlegrove Prep School, Somerset, in September. He succeeds Richard
Fenwick who retires after  fteen years at the helm. Educated at Eton and Edinburgh University where he read Politics and Modern History,
A keen sportsman with a love
of rugby, Graham won a Blue at university and represented Scottish Universities and the Combined Services TA. Graham has a love for all sports and is a great supporter of music and drama, believing participation in these activities to be an important component of a good all round education.
his teaching career at The King’s School, Chester, as a Teacher of Maths. At Nottingham High School Mr Holman served as Teacher of Maths and Head of Year 7, before advancing to become the Head
of Maths at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn.
Mr Holman and his wife, Sara, have two children, Evie and Thomas. Mr Holman is a keen cyclist and reader, and as a family, they are keen travellers.
Mark is currently Deputy Head (Academic) at the Dragon School where he has been for twelve years.
After  ve years in business and
a PGCE at Bristol University, he started his teaching career in an 1800 pupil comprehensive school in Cheltenham where he rose to Assistant Headteacher. He has
a keen interest in sport and the theatre.
Richard Marshall, currently Headmaster of Bury Grammar School Boys, will succeed Mark
Lauder as the tenth Headmaster of Ashville College, with effect from January 2018.
He has been at Bury since 2006, having joined the school as Head of Chemistry, he gained promotion to Head of Science, with subsequent promotions to Deputy Head Academic (2008), Second Master (2010) and ultimately Headmaster in March 2013.
Prior to joining Bury, Richard was Head of Sixth Form at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn.
Denstone College, Staffordshire,
has appointed Second Master Mr Miles Norris to be Headmaster with
effect from September 2018. Miles will succeed David Derbyshire, who has led the College since 1997.
Educated at Cranleigh School, Miles read Geography at Keble College, Oxford, where he gained his Masters before completing a
Mr Philip Rowe, currently Deputy Head (Academic) of Reading Blue Coat School, Berkshire is to be
headmaster of Silcoates School, Yorkshire, from September 2017.
Mr Rowe is a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford, with an MA in Modern History, and also holds an MEd in Management and Policy Studies (with Commendation) from
Council also helped the pupils on the day by providing much of the
Richard is a graduate of
University of Birmingham (First
in Biochemistry) and has an
MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London.
He describes himself as “loving technology” and as an advocate of using technology in the classroom to improve pupil outcomes, something he has successfully achieved at Bury. He also writes a weekly educational column for his local newspapers.
Richard’s other interests include sport and travel; he represented England at basketball as a schoolboy at Under 15, 19 and 23 age levels, whilst also playing for the British University England team and was captain of his university  rst team.
PGCE, also at Keble. He taught
at Haileybury before joining Denstone as Head of Senior School Boys’ Boarding in 2008. He then became Second Master in 2014.
Miles’ wife, Ruth is Director
of Academic Excellence at the College, herself a graduate of both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. They have two daughters, Evie
and Nuala, both of whom attend Denstone College Preparatory School at Smallwood Manor.
the University of Bristol.
Mr Rowe commenced his teaching career at Whitgift School in Croydon and has worked in several successful HMC independent schools across day, boarding, and co-educational environments. Mr Rowe is married to Helen and shall be relocating to the area shortly. He has six children, two of whom, Ollie and Alex, will be starting at Silcoates in September.
equipment needed to collect and dispose of all the litter.
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Gathering in the rubbish
Pupils from Year 5 and 6 at Scarborough College, Yorkshire, have been out in force, working as part of a team to improve their local area by ‘litterpicking’ the paths and area around the Mere in Scarborough. In the run up to the day, the children had also designed and made some of their own litter pickers in their Design and Technology lessons.
A staggering 18 bags of rubbish
were gathered up and removed on the day. The children were amazed by how much rubbish had been left lying around such a beautiful place which also encourages families to visit and enjoy the surroundings.
The event was organised by four sixth former students at the College who, as part of their IB Diploma studies, are encouraged to help local communities. Scarborough
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