After 8 highly successful years as Headmaster,
Dr Simon Hyde has announced that he will complete one more academic year at the school, before moving on to the position of Membership Secretary of the
Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC). Simon will leave King’s at the end of August 2020. The Governing Body has started the process of appointing a new Head and this is likely to take until the end of December 2019. The new Head will join at an incredibly exciting time for the School, as it begins a new chapter in its £60-million campus.
Simon is looking forward to his new role which will provide support services to HMC Heads across the U.K. and overseas.
Dr John Kennerley, Chair of King's Governing Body, says: "Simon was
appointed Headmaster at King’s in September 2011 and he has successfully
developed and led our 2020 Vision project with great determination and energy.
The project is on schedule for completion by May 2020 and will provide a
lasting legacy for the school. In his final year with us, Simon and his
outstanding Senior Management Team will complete our preparations for the move
whilst ensuring that the focus remains on supporting pupils to achieve their
focus on pupils ensured that the school achieved “excellent” ratings in all
aspects in the School’s ISI Inspections. Simon is passionate about the
education and development of both students and members of staff and has helped
many colleagues to achieve personal development and success in more demanding
roles both within King’s and elsewhere. He has also engaged widely outside the
school, strengthening our links with the Merchant Taylors’ Company and with former
pupils to encourage professional and financial contributions to our 2020 Vision.
"The Governing Body wishes to thank Simon for his outstanding contribution to King’s and wishes him
much success in his final year at the school and in his future new role."