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Leighton Park School appoints new Head

23 November 2017

Leighton Park School appoints new Head from September 2018

 

Leighton Park School is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Judd as Head from 1st September 2018.

Matthew comes to the school with a very impressive track record of success from Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, where he is Second Master (equivalent to Deputy Head) and Executive Head of the preparatory school. He has been instrumental in driving academic standards whilst bringing greater focus on values education and personalised learning. Haberdashers’ Aske’s School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools and won Sunday Times Independent School of the Year in 2017.

Prior to this, Matthew was Principal of Mander Portman Woodward College - an independent co-educational school. He is a Geography graduate of the University of Wales and qualified in education at Queens' College, Cambridge.

Matthew said: "I am thrilled to be joining Leighton Park School as Head to lead the amazing community with its exceptional commitment to the holistic education of young individuals. Never have Quaker principles for a mindful and reflective education been more important. I am proud to be joining a School dedicated to bringing out the best in young people in their academic and co-curricular lives, at school and beyond"

Matthew also brings valuable experience from his role as a Trustee, and latterly Chair, of Education Action International. Matthew has demonstrated a strong affinity for the School’s Quaker values and was strongly motivated in applying for the role after visiting the School as an ISI inspector. He will live on the park with his partner Ian.

David Isherwood, Chair of Governors, said: “I am confident that Matthew is the right person to lead and shape the School through its next phase. He has achieved excellent results over a sustained period at his previous school and will have a superb foundation to build on at Leighton Park. The school is remarkable because of the huge commitment of its staff, the wonderful sense of calm and the impressive way that it inspires each student to succeed as themselves.”

For further information please contact John Burnett, Director of Marketing and Admission johnburnett@leightonpark.com or call 0118 987 9612