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Hulme Hall Grammar School, Cheshire, have announced their new Headmaster is to be the
current Deputy Head at St Bedes College, Mr Dean Grierson.
Dean began his career as a Teacher of Economics and
Maggie Roberts is the new head of Cobham Hall, Kent.
Having started
her career as a History teacher, Maggie Roberts
has taught English and History to Sixth Form level at schools in the UK, Australia, and Germany.
Ms Roberts’ connections with
Dr Olwen Wright has taken up
the role of Headmistress
of St Nicholas’
School, Hampshire.
Dr Wright was a founding member of Sherfield School when it opened in 2004 and she held various management positions at the school, most recently Head of Seniors and Head of Boarding.
Dr Wright has been a Team Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate since 2010 and has inspected a variety of day, boarding, single sex and co-educational establishments. She is an English teacher and has
As well as heading Kelvinside Academy’s Junior School, Glasgow, Linda MacBeath will also oversee
Craigholme Junior School,
Linda MacBeath’s new role represents the next steps in the partnership between Kelvinside Academy and Craigholme School, which operate under the banner of the Glasgow Schools Trust. The Glasgow Schools Trust, which formed in March this year, is responsible for the oversight and co-ordination of both schools.
Linda MacBeath will take on a
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Business Studies in 1996 and has since embraced the Pastoral side of teaching becoming Head of Year in both KS3 and KS4.
He brings ten years of Senior Leadership experience to the role including seven years as Deputy Head.
Mr Grierson will take up his new position in January 2019.
Round Square are numerous.
As well as teaching at one of
the organisation’s founding schools, she has run two Round Square International Conferences and has led the Round Square International Service Projects in South Africa and Thailand. She has experience as a Housemistress and has been a part of the Leadership Team at an all-girls school.
taught in both the private and maintained sectors.
As well as an Educational Doctorate from Winchester University, through which she explored teachers’ knowledge of English grammar, Dr Wright also holds a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters degree in English Literature, as well as a PGCE in Secondary English.
Dr Wright is a committed, if slow, runner and enjoys keeping fit. Her hobbies include silver jewellery making and listening to music. She is married to Ian and has two daughters, one of whom will join St Nicholas’ School in September.
combined role at both independent schools after previously holding
the positions of Depute and then Acting Head of Colgrain Primary School in Helensburgh.
Linda completed a PGCE at Southampton University and began her teaching career in Manchester. She then taught at Lomond School in Helensburgh and occupied a senior leadership role at Cardross Primary School.
Linda, who is a nationally recognised advocate of digital learning, will continue to build on the digital and outdoor education offerings of both schools.
Scarborough College, Yorkshire, has announced the appointment of Charles Ellison’s successor as
Headmaster of the College: Mr Guy Emmett, presently the Deputy Head of Ackworth School.
Guy gained both his first degree, and masters degree, from the University of Durham and began his career as a Teacher of History and Deputy Boarding Housemaster at Rossall School. He then enjoyed
Mrs Jo Smith
is the new
Head Teacher
at Danesfield Manor School, Surrey. Jo joined
Danesfield Manor after being
Amesbury School, Surrey, has appointed Sheina Wright to succeed Nigel Taylor
as Head from this month (September). Sheina
joins Amesbury from Guildford
High (Junior School) where she
is Deputy Head (Curriculum), Specialist Leader in Education (English) and Continual Professional Development (CPD) lead. She is also Primary Lead for United Teaching, training teachers of the future across the United Learning Group, the parent company of Guildford High School.
Sheina was educated at Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School
Mr Michael Bond will be the next Headmaster
of Brentwood School, Essex, in succession to Mr
Ian Davies who will retire at the end of the next academic year. Mr Bond is presently Vice Principal Education of Berkhamsted Schools Group, a family of six schools in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire run on a similar Diamond model to Brentwood.
Mr Bond completed his PGCE at the University of Newcastle in 1994, having achieved a 1st Class Honours degree at the University
a second posting as a Teacher
of History at Millfield School
before returning to Rossall as a Housemaster and Head of History. He was appointed as the Deputy Head of Ackworth School in 2014. He is a very keen sportsman and has played both cricket and hockey to a high standard, whilst enjoying the opportunities to coach in many major sports. His wife, Helen, is also a teacher and together they have a two year-old daughter, Georgina, who will soon be arriving into Little Owls Pre-school.
Deputy Head, Pastoral for Rydes Hill Preparatory School in Guildford for 9 years. After achieving a B.Ed. (Hons) degree at De Montfort University in 1998 Jo has worked in independent and maintained schools in the UK and Egypt.
before University at UWE, Bristol where she was awarded a 2.1
BA Hons (QTS) English. Her first teaching role in the independent sector was as a KS1 teacher and History co-ordinator at St Albans High School. She joined Guildford High School in 2003 and has
held various positions over this
time including a Year 2, 5 and 6 form teacher, Head of English and Director of Studies. Sheina has also successfully completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
Sheina is now the United Learning Lead for teacher training at Primary stage education and has designed the curriculum and trained around 50 trainee teachers.
of Liverpool the previous year. His teaching career began in his native North East, where he worked for seven years at RGS Newcastle.
His career has also included appointments at Merchant Taylors’ School, where he was Head of Sixth Form for five years, before which he had been Head of History and Housemaster of a senior
Boys’ Boarding House at Christ College Brecon. He is currently a Governor at The Beacon School in Chesham Bois. Married to Suzanne, Michael has two sons and is a
keen sportsman with an interest
in football (he says he is a long- suffering supporter of Newcastle United), skiing and fitness.
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