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  Longacre School, Surrey, welcomed new Headmaster Mr Matthew Bryan at the start of
term. Mr Bryan was previously Deputy Head (Academic) at St Ronan’s School in Kent.
Matthew has an MSc Education (Learning and Teaching) from St Anne’s College, Oxford having read Classics and gained a Post Graduate Certificate
Mrs Nicola Huggett, currently Head of Blundell’s School, Devon, is to be the new
head of Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire. and will take up post in September 2018.
Educated at Marlborough College, Mrs Huggett went on to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. After successfully completing a graduate management scheme in advertising with J Walter Thompson Ltd, she returned to Oxford to complete
a PGCE in History and began teaching in 1994.
From 1996 to 2007, Mrs Huggett taught Politics and History at Haileybury, working closely with Old Cheltonian Danny Hearn
Rydes Hill Pre- paratory School and Nursery, Surrey, have announced the appointment of
Mrs Sarah Norville as Headmis- tress from this month (April) following the retirement of Mrs Stephanie Bell after 12 years of headship.
Mrs Norville studied English at St Mary’s in Strawberry Hill and became deputy head of St. Thomas of Canterbury in Fulham in 2003.
Since 2007, Mrs Norville has been a Head at St Mary’s Catho-
Fulneck School, Yorkshire, has announced the appointment of Paul Taylor to
succeed Deborah Newman as its new Principal from the 1st September 2018.
in Education from St John’s College, Cambridge. Prior to working in preparatory schools, he taught Latin and Greek at Hampton School and King’s College School, Wimbledon.
Matthew is a keen golfer and has run the past two London marathons. He also plays the flute and guitar and is looking forward to supporting all the extra-curricular activities at Longacre.
as her Head of Department.
She became a Housemistress
in 1999 and Head of Boarding in 2005. In 2007, Mrs Huggett was appointed as Deputy Headmistress of Downe House School in Berkshire, where she remained until her appointment to Blundell’s in 2013.
Mrs Huggett has many interests including music and sport. A keen runner, she has completed the London Marathon and has enjoyed playing Club Hockey. She has four children.
Mrs Huggett’s appointment follows Dr Alex Peterken’s departure at Christmas. Mr Crispin Dawson (Senior Deputy Head) is currently Acting Head.
lic School, Wimbledon, where she has overseen the doubling of the school pupils and significant redevelopment and building pro- grammes. Under her headship,
St Mary’s has climbed the league tables to become the Sunday Times 68th best school in the country. A firm believer in the value of parental engagement, Mrs Norville encourages open channels of communication between home and school life and engenders a strong sense of community.
Mrs Norville lives in Byfleet with her husband and 2 year old son, Charlie.
Mr Taylor is currently Deputy Head at Trent College, Nottingham, a post he has held since 2014. He was previously Assistant Head of Fulwood Academy in Preston and a Boarding Housemaster and Head of Politics at St Peter’s School
in York.
The Principals
of Northwood Schools, Sir Malcolm and Lady Colquhoun, have announced the appointment
of Clive Smith-Langridge as the fifth Headmaster of Northcote Lodge, London, following the retirement of Mark Smith in July 2018. Clive is currently
The Edgeborough School, Surrey, new head is Dan Thornburn. He became
the Headmaster to replace the retiring Chris Davies (the current Chair of IAPS) last autumn, following three years as the Head at St Petroc’s in Bude.
The Governors
of Trent College, Nottinghamshire, have announce the appoint- ment of Mrs
Faith Potter as Head of The Elms Nursery and Junior School in Long Eaton.
She will be joining The Elms in September, taking over from Keith Morrow who is taking up a new headship in Birmingham. Mrs Pot- ter has over 25 years’ experience in primary education and The Elms will be her third headship.
She has worked at a number
of leading independent schools
The Council of Rossall School, Lancashire have announced the appointment of Mr Jeremy Quar-
termain as the school’s new Head from August 2018.
Jeremy is currently Deputy Head (Academic) at Brentwood School. He was educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School before studying for a history degree at Peterhouse, Cambridge Univer- sity. He completed an M.Phil.
in medieval history at Trinity College, Dublin, where he also tutored undergraduates within the
Head of Packwood Haugh, Shropshire. Prior to that he was deputy headmaster from 2009- 2012 of Walhampton School, Hampshire, having embarked on his teaching career at Cumnor House, Sussex in 2002.
He is married with two grown- up children and will be joined
at Northcote Lodge by his wife Sally, who plays an active role at Packwood Haugh.
Prior to this he spent nine years at Chafyn Grove School as a Head of ICT, Form Tutor, Head of Rugby and Deputy Head. He started his career at Lockers Park School as a Class Teacher and Head of Rugby. Dan studied History at Exeter University and recently completed his Masters in Educational Leadership at the University of Buckingham.
and is currently Head of Prep and Nursery at Abbotsholme School in Derbyshire, where
she was also, for a time, Acting Head of the whole 2-18 school. Before that, she spent five years as Head of the Junior School at Nottingham Girls’ High School, responsible for over 300 pupils and 33 staff.
Faith Potter has an Honours degree in Ecology and a PGCE in Primary Education and is mar- ried with two daughters. Outside school, her interests include family life, sport, hiking, and walking her three dogs, Tessa, Tilly and Sam.
department. Following a period
of teaching English overseas, Jeremy completed his PGCE at the University of East Anglia.
Appointed to teach history and classical civilisation at Gresham’s School in 2007, Jeremy was subsequently appointed Head
of Sixth Form in 2010. In this role he was responsible for the day-to-day running and strategic development of the Sixth Form.
Current Head, Ms Elaine Purves, will leave Rossall School in August, following a 5-year post, to take up another headship in Brussels, Belgium.
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