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Meet our Heads of School

This year’s Heads of School, Emily and Edward, hugely impressed families who visited our Open Days when they addressed the assembled visitors as part of our welcome speeches.

They both spoke about life at Terrington Hall, what it means to them to be a part of our school community, and about their own roles as Heads of School. As well as representing the school, regular duties include working with the leadership team to help drive positive change, and championing School values across the year groups.

Several parents who visited our Open Days commented on Emily and Ed’s courage and composure to speak so engagingly in front of a sea of unfamiliar faces. Emily and Ed also joined children from Years 7 and 8, who all did a sterling job of showing prospective parents around the school and answering their questions.

Headmaster Simon Kibler said: “All of the senior management team were hugely impressed by Emily and Ed’s speeches, which were delivered confidently and clearly to the assembled audience. We are also extremely proud of all our tour guides, who attracted numerous compliments from our Open Day visitors for their warm welcome, friendly and polite manner, and the thorough tours they led.”

He added: “Our Year 8 tour guides set a fantastic example to their fellow-guides from Year 7. I hope it inspires them to apply for leadership roles when the process for selecting next year’s Prefects and Heads of School begins in the Summer term.”

This year’s Heads of School have certainly set a high bar as ambassadors for our school. Emily, who has been at Terrington Hall since Nursery, thrives on teamwork and is trusted by her peers to listen and offer good advice. She also enthusiastically champions our buddy scheme, which encourages bonds between older children and Pre-Prep children.

She said: “I think it’s important that younger children can trust and have fun with older students. What I love about Terrington is that everyone knows each other, all the teachers are kind and fun and we all have so many opportunities in different areas like sport, music, art and trips.”

Ed enjoys using his position as Head Boy to relay pupils’ suggestions and ideas to Mr Kibler. He is particularly keen on the School value of Kindness, after experiencing it throughout the school.

He said: “My first buddy made me feel unique by giving up his free time to chat to me and occasionally playing football with me and the rest of my year. He felt like a friend.

“As a regular boarder at Terrington Hall, I have always been shown kindness and respect, to the point where I actually feel like I have a second family. Numerous individuals and experiences have made me feel extremely special and lucky to be at this school. I try to offer the same feeling to others.”

As a regular boarder at Terrington Hall, I have always been shown kindness and respect, to the point where I actually feel like I have a second family.

(Head of School 2022-23)