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Queen’s Gate Junior School, London, has its  rst male Head appointed in the post of Director
of the Junior School.
Jim Dench eld was educated
at City of Norwich School and Goldsmiths (University of London) where he read English and History. He completed his PGCE at the Institute of Education before teaching English at schools in London and Norfolk.
ACS Hillingdon, has appointed Martin Hall as Head of School.
Martin brings over ten years’ international education
experience and began his career teaching economics and business
Tim Hoyle is the new Headteacher at Quinton
House School, Northamptonshire.
Mr Hoyle joins the School from Hudders eld Grammar School, a coeducational school for 3 to 16 year olds, where he has been Headteacher for six years.
Having studied for a degree in Physical Education and History
Mr Dench eld joined Queen’s Gate Senior School as a
Teacher of English in 2009, and progressed the following year
to Head of English. In 2012, he entered the pastoral management team, initially as Head of Remove and then, the following year, as Head of Lower School. He has worked with the North London Girls’ Schools’ Consortium for the past seven years and has been involved with the setting of their English paper.
in schools in England, including at Kendrick School, Berkshire. Most recently, Martin was Head at the International School
of Tanganyika, Tanzania, and previously Secondary Principal and Deputy Head at Inter-Community School in Zürich.
at Loughborough University,
and completed his training at
the Carnegie College, Mr Hoyle taught in a comprehensive school in Luton before being appointed a Head of Department at the independent Birkdale School, Shef eld. Four years later he joined Warwick School, rising
to become Deputy Head before going on to become Headteacher at Hudders eld Grammar School.
Pim Grimes
is the newly appointed Head, Alton School Nursery and Prep, Hampshire.
Pim joined from St Swithun’s
Prior Park Prep, Wiltshire, has joined Wishford Schools and
new head is Guy Barrett, previously
at Heywood Prep in Corsham.
Warren Honey
is the new Headteacher at Hydesville Tower School, West Midlands.
Mr Honey joins from King Henry VIII School in Coventry where he was Deputy Head.
David Kendall has been appointed to succeed retiring Martin Morris as Head of Queen Elizabeth’s
Hospital Junior School, Bristol. Mr Kendall was previously Deputy Head at Newton Prep School in London.
Mr Kendall attended St David’s University College, Lampeter,
Junior School, where she was Head from 2007 – 2016.
Pim is married with two daughters, one of whom is a vet and the other a doctor. She loves to garden, travel, sail, keep  t, and to spend time with her  rst grandchild.
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reading History. He gained his PGCE at Roehampton Institute and completed his Masters in Educational Leadership in the summer.
He is Chair of SATIPS, which fosters excellence in training and best practice in prep schools. Mr Kendall is married with three children and two step-children, and has a wide variety of sporting and other interests.
Field gun challenge
Aching muscles and sore bruises were forgotten for pupils of the Royal Hospital School in Suffolk when they took third place at
the Junior Leaders Field Gun competition - one of the toughest physical contests of its kind.
The team from RHS in Holbrook dismantled and re-assembled a 1.5 tonne  eld gun while hauling it from one end of a Royal Navy parade ground and back again competing against teams from across the country.
The weight of the gun is equivalent to a small family car without any brakes - it has to be moved and, more importantly, stopped using the
physical exertions of the team.
The 17 and 18-year-old boys and girls from Holbrook were one of the youngest teams in the competition pitted against teams from Royal Navy training establishments at HMS Collingwood and HMS Sultan and a team from RAF Cosford. Other teams represented sea cadets, University Technical Colleges and other mainstream colleges.
The  eld gun tradition came from the Boer War when the Royal Navy landed guns from two ships and then transported them over dif cult terrain to relieve the siege of Ladysmith.
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