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Sarah Raffray - Chair of the Society of Heads 2021-2022

St Augustine’s Priory

Sarah Raffray has been Headteacher of St Augustine's Priory which is  an all-through Catholic girls day school in Ealing  since August 2012. She was previously Deputy Head of St...


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Adrian Meadows - Vice Chair

The Peterborough School

Adrian has been Headteacher of The Peterborough School, a day school catering for boys and girls (age 6 weeks to 18 years), since September 2007. The school educated girls only in the Senior...


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Sue Hannam - Chair Designate & Chair of the Futures Group

Lichfield Cathedral School

Sue graduated from Birmingham University with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, which included a one year Erasmus exchange to Austria. After a brief but successful career as a...


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Christine Cunniffe - Honorary Treasurer

LVS Ascot

After graduating from Reading University with a Master’s degree in Music, Christine enjoyed six years as a professional pianist before entering the teaching profession in 1994. She taught in...


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Guy Ayling

Mount Kelly

Guy was a boarder himself for 11 years at Bilton Grange and Rugby School. He studies Medieval History at St Andrews and then spent three years in Japan on the JET Programme, where he studied Kendo...


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Gareth Doodes - Chair of the Education Committee

The King's School

Gareth joined the King’s School, Worcester Foundation in September 2020 as the 36th Headmaster since its refoundation in 1541, following six years as Headmaster of Dover College. Appointed to...


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Damian Ettinger - Chair of the Inspection Reports Group

Cokethorpe School

Previously a housemaster and head of department at Prior Park College and Downside School, Damian was appointed to a headship in 2002. He is a Director of ISI, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of...


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David Gajadharsingh

The Royal Ballet School

David Gajadharsingh did his first degree in Aeronautical Engineering and then went on to study for his PGCE at Oxford University. He started his teaching career at Peers School in Blackbird Leys,...


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Emma-Kate Henry - Chair of the Professional Development Committee

St. Christopher School

Emma-Kate has been involved with the Society of Heads since 2009, following her appointment as Deputy Head at St Christopher School in 2009.  Following her move to Hampshire Collegiate School as...


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David Holland

Hill House School

David is Headmaster of Hill House School, Doncaster, an independent school for ages 3 to 18. Hill House was named Times Independent School of the Year 2012-13, and received the 2016-17 Times Award...


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Rob Jones

Rendcomb College

Rob has been Head of Rendcomb College since September 2015, having moved to the Cotswolds after four years at Shiplake College, where he was Senior Deputy Head. Rob was educated at Canford School...


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Julian Noad

Queen's College

Julian's grammar school education in Kent was followed by an electrical engineering degree at Southampton University. However, the appeal of electric circuits was trumped by a spell of offshore...


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Richard Notman - Chair of the Staff & Pupil Wellbeing Committee

Stover School

Richard serves as the current Headmaster of Stover School, taking the role in 2014, following a first Headship in North Yorkshire. He jumped from a brief dalliance in the financial sector, into...


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David Tickner

Newcastle School for Boys

David is Head at Newcastle School for Boys. Having worked in financial services for a number of years, David started his teaching career in 1993 at Alleyn’s School in south east London, where...


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Jessica Ward

Elmhurst Ballet School

Jessica trained as a contemporary dancer and choreographer at Trinity Laban and went on to perform with their resident company, Transitions, among other freelance projects. Having sustained an injury...


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