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New Head Master at Sherfield School

    06 April 2017

Sherfield School will have a new Head Master when doors reopen following the Easter holidays.

Nick Fisher joins Sherfield from Truro School in Cornwall, where he was Deputy Head Master for seven years. Prior to his role in the South West, Mr Fisher spent 16 years at Rugby School in the Midlands, where he was Head of Science.

Nick will bring with him a passion for physics and the performing arts, having studied the former at Durham University and acquired extensive acting, producing and directing experience both within and outside his teaching career. His work in promoting science teaching earned him the Salters Physics Teacher of the Year award in 2003 and the Institute of Physics Teacher of the Year in 2009. He was also elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2005. 

During a thirty year teaching career which began with a PGCE at the University of Cambridge, Nick has worked on major school building projects and collaborated with schools and universities on national curriculum innovation. In 2014 he established the first Ogden Educational Partnership in Cornwall, creating mutually supportive staff training programmes and student conferences between independent schools and academies.

Nick said: “It is a great privilege to have been appointed as the next Head of Sherfield.  It is a forward looking school with a traditional heritage in a beautiful house and grounds, with a rich and impressive family history. I feel very fortunate to be inheriting a flourishing school; the recent outstanding inspection report is a tribute to the hard work of the staff and pupils. I am particularly pleased to be working with my team on developing a long-term growth strategy, leading through innovation with our teaching and learning and reinforcing our global connections. I know my wife, son and I will be very happy living on site in a lively environment where pupils engage with a wonderful breadth of arts, sports and outdoor pursuits. Excellent schools such as Sherfield also have excellent partnerships with the home, and we look forward to getting to know everyone - and becoming part of the school family and broader local community.”

Sherfield is part of international schools group, GEMS Education. CEO Europe, Jay Varkey, said: “We are delighted to appoint Nick as the new Head of Sherfield. Nick brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise, and is incredibly passionate about expanding the excellent opportunities already available to pupils at Sherfield, in particular the school’s partnerships programme. I’d like to thank Richard Jaine and his team for all their hard work over the past five years and look forward to Nick leading Sherfield into a new era.” 


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