While the fate of the well-supported Quentin Poole remains in the Governors’ hands, the headmasters has appointed two deputies to take the wieght off his back. The announcement went out to parents today. So much for saving costs.
Many parents, pupils and graduates are outraged at the treatment of Mr Poole. Among those blazoning the green ribbon of solidarity is Nicholas Daniel, the school’s first BBC Young Musician winner.
Here’s the head’s statement.
Following an extensive recruitment process, I am delighted to announce the following
Mr James Harding to be Deputy Head (Staff and Communications) from January 2014.
Mr Harding studied English at Glasgow University, and is currently completing a
Masters in Educational Leadership at Buckingham University. After posts at St John’s,
Leatherhead, and Sutton Valence School, he was appointed Head of English at
Bradfield College in 2002, becoming a Housemaster in 2006. His interests include
music, especially opera, and Italian culture.
(I am in the process of appointing an Interim Deputy Head for the Autumn Term
Mrs Christine Rayfield to be Deputy Head (Students and Innovation) from September
2013. Mrs Rayfield is a graduate of Birmingham University, where she read Music,
followed by a PGCE at Westminster College, Oxford. She taught at The Latymer School
in London, Dulwich College and Nottingham High School for Girls before being
appointed to Trent College in 2004, where she is a Housemistress and Head of Year
12. Her husband is a music teacher, and both her daughters are string players.