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    King's starts recruitment of new Head for 2020/21

    King's starts recruitment of new Head for 2020/21

    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 best.

    "This 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."

     

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